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Trail of the Forgehammer


Trail of the Forgehammer is our second adventure. Designed for introducing your group to D&D with a focused 3-4 hour questline. We return to the peaceful village of Auchendale, where the local blacksmiths have lost their enchanted hammer. Trickery is afoot and soon enough, the adventurers will have to embark on a chase, in a comedy of errors and misfortune.

  • Follow the path of Forgehammer from a rural village, through the summery farmlands and deep into the forest and its shadowy undergrowth – all in one gameplay session, in a generic setting easily adapted to all manner of worlds.
  • This adventure fits best with a level 3-4 party. It shares its setting with Owlbears and Farm Maids (see link below). However, they can be played independently of each other.
  • As always, we’ve included hand-drawn illustrations and maps, now with extra wholesomeness!
  • Find one new item – the eponymous Forgehammer. Good for smacking goblins, exceptional for crafting swords and ploughshares.
  • Be prepared to encounter goblins! And Giants! And… Bees? And, eventually, spiders (apologies to all arachnophobes).

The original Owlbears and Farm Maids, with fewer hammers but more hooting:

Owlbears and Farm Maids:

Not sure if you want to give us your hard-earned gold? Check out some of our other work for free: 

For farming enthusiasts: the tale of a drow druid and his mushroom garden.

The Fungus Garden:

If you’re looking for something more urban, have a look at our cemetery setting. Every fantasy metropolis needs a graveyard! 

The Ancient Cemetery:

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This title was added to our catalog on April 16, 2019.