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Second Glance

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Woodlands patient, woodlands wise

Beneath the valley’s obscured skies

Dangers foul and treasures fair

Lie in wait for those who dare

But should the prudent take note here

Deduce, observe, or lend an ear

All is not as it says or seems

The civilized are cutthroat for shiny dreams

-  Haddiwe Vol, Witch of the Snakewood

Continue your duet campaign or add something new!

Wake up in a druid colony and embark on a quest for trust and truth with plenty of political intrigue, hidden plots, and exciting combat along the way!

Second Glance picks up where our first adventure, First Blush, left off and invites the PC to explore their world, test their growing abilities, and get to know their mysterious crystalline companion.

However, this adventure can be inserted into any campaign setting and scaled accordingly. Second Glance is part of D&D Duet’s mission to bring you high-quality, ready-to-play material that supports adventuring parties of 1 Player and 1 DM.

This adventure is written for a second-level character in a one-on-one 5th edition D&D campaign. It lets the PC explore a druid grove and observe its mysterious residents before traveling to a too-perfect town with twisted secrets. They’ll take on a calculating magistrate, addled cleric, and dark forest creatures but find that other, more ancient mysteries lie in wait just beneath the surface.   

Everything you need for your own two-person game is inside!

This product includes:

  • A 2nd or 3rd-level adventure adaptable to any setting

  • Stat blocks for FOUR new creatures and three NPCs

  • A region map, two settlement maps, and two site maps to aid the PC’s investigations

  • A fully realized town complete with shops, fleshed out NPCs, and places to explore

  • Side-quests for curious adventurers or those fond of gold and magical items

  • Detailed backstory for the ancient warrior sheltered inside the PC’s treasured amulet

  • A custom magical item

  • And helpful tips for DMing a one-on-one game

This adventure is perfect for those looking to begin or continue their duet campaign. It could also serve as a story hook, session zero, or multiclassing narrative for a PC who wants to become a druid.

This storyline concludes with "Third Time's the Charm," available for download on DMsGuild!

Pick up the entire trilogy now conveniently bundled in The Crystalline Curse Trilogy!

Be on the lookout for more from D&D Duet!

If you haven't already, we’d love for you to check out the first adventure in this narrative arc, First Blush, and see where the story began.

We also created a light-hearted Sune’s Day adventure, Cupid’s Sparrow, for parties of any size who want to attend a festival and uncover the source of a few amusing mishaps.

You can read more about running a one-on-one campaign on our blog,

Follow us on Twitter @DndDuet

Please leave a review and tell us what you think!

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Victor N July 20, 2020 5:55 am UTC
Just finished DMing this with my son (spoilers ahead). Overall we had a good time and the side quests were particularly entertaining because they could be played looser. I struggled a bit to keep up with all the NPC's and the important info that I had to deliver to the PC. He never discovered Louissa's plot, but he did find and rescue the Cervidae pretty early on. When it came time for the final confrontation between Louissa's mob and the Druids, I wasn't sure how to move the event forward. My partner's PC isn't very talkative or trusting, and I couldn't count on him to negotiate the peace between the two parties. I didn't want to have the resolution of the adventure come down to me talking to myself. Ultimately the PC and the sidekick Garren were able to intimidate Louissa and the angry mob away from the druid village. On her way back to town I had Louissa get attacked by a couple werewolves, which triggered a combat between the PC, sidekick, a couple druid werebears and the werewolves. At the end of...See more
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Beth B July 24, 2020 9:24 pm UTC
Wow, sounds like you all had an amazing time! I love the way you dealt with the climax. The four-way conflict between werewolves, Louissa, the party, and the Druids sounds like quite a brawl! Thanks for checking out Third Time's the Charm. Let us know how it goes!
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Victor N July 10, 2020 12:09 am UTC
Hi Beth,
If the situation arises where Adwyn tries to attack the PC or defend his son (as is mentioned in a couple instances), what statblock should I use?
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Beth B July 10, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
Great question! I would recommend using the Priest statblock, but removing the Divine Eminence ability as that may make him hit a bit too hard.
Thanks for checking out our stuff. I hope you and yours have fun with it!
Jonathan Ball
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Victor N June 23, 2020 6:02 pm UTC
Hi Beth, I'm prepping to run the trilogy as DM and I have some questions about Garren and the amulet: How far can he get from the amulet before he returns to frozen crystalline form? Does Garren recover HP while inside the amulet?
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Beth B June 23, 2020 7:54 pm UTC
Hi Victor,
These are great questions! I see the distance from the amulet as a gradual problem, so if he were 300 yards/meters from it, he might start to freeze up or move a bit slower, and by the time he got a mile away, he would return to crystal. The distance should be long enough that he or the PC could chase after someone and not have to worry about Garren's immediately turning into a statue.

And I think the hp recovery depends on how long he's in the amulet, so if he uses it as a short rest and rolls hit die, that would be a great use of the amulet, but if he goes down to 0hp and is sucked inside the amulet, I'd have him come out at 1hp.

Those are just some general guidelines, and at the end of the day, it's really up to you as the DM. When I was first learning to play, I was really thankful for the amulet loophole so I didn't have to accidentally worry about killing my traveling companion while I learned to run my character and use a sidekick. Beyond that, for DMs, I suggest...See more
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Spencer M April 04, 2020 10:59 pm UTC
I'm new to being a DM (and to D&D). We (my son and I) did First Blush and LOVED it! I'm preparing for Second Glance and it says to level up the PC and Garren. I'm trying to figure out what Paladin level Garren is at the beginning of Second Glance BEFORE we start the adventure. OR has the stat sheet provided in Second Glance already leveled him up? It kind of looks like he's already been leveled up. I apologize if this is a stupid question and I'm just missing something obvious. Thanks so much for your help!
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Beth B April 06, 2020 1:15 pm UTC
Hi Spencer,
Thank you so much for reaching out! We're thrilled to hear that you and your son enjoyed First Blush, and we're so happy to welcome you to the D&D community!

That's not a silly question! We did level Garren up for this adventure to make things easier for DMs, so he's level 2 at the start of it.
Please let us know if we can help with anything else!
- Beth
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Michael C September 28, 2019 3:02 am UTC
The preview and description said that there were maps in Appendix A but my downloaded copy does not include that appendix. I can just make them up since they seem overly important to the adventure but they would be nice.
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Beth B September 28, 2019 2:12 pm UTC
Hi Michael,
Will you make sure you're looking at the document called "Second Glance.pdf" and not "Second Glance_PF.pdf"? The printer friendly version doesn't have the maps in case someone printed them accidentally, but the regular version of the adventure does. If you'll look on page 18, you'll find Appendix A and the maps.
Thanks so much, and please let us know if we can help with anything else!
- Beth
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Nik L March 21, 2019 12:54 am UTC
is there a 3rd book that continues this story line?
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Beth B March 21, 2019 10:01 am UTC
Hi Nik,
There will be! We are still in the process of writing it at the moment, but we’re hoping to have it ready in April. (Tiny spoiler, but not really:) It’ll pick up with the PC and Garren going to find the wizard tower, if that’s helpful!
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Roger H May 06, 2019 6:13 am UTC
Hope it gets released soon :) I have yet to start the First Blush, not managed to decide how i should introduce the game. Wish there was some YT, just showing the start of the game.. so i can get the atmosphere
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Beth B May 06, 2019 11:58 am UTC
Hi Roger and Nik,
Third Time's the Charm is available on DMsGuild now! I'll post the link below so you can access it!

And we'll work on a YouTube video for you! Thank you so much for the suggestion; that's a great idea!
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