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The Haunting at Heather House

The Haunting at Heather House


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Heather House sits on a hill, rafters heavy with memory. Gloom perches on the mantle, and ravens crowd the balconies. Paint peels from warped panels, and the crowlike door knocker is coated in verdigris. No-one walks the path to Heather House. It stands alone, for alone it must remain. 

Will you enter, and put an end to the nightmares?
Will you enter, and unravel its secrets?
Will you enter, and never return?
What haunts the halls at Heather House? 
Come inside, and see. 

The Haunting at Heather House is a Ravenloft adventure of psychological horror and mystery for characters of 3rd level. Grounded heavily in the gloomy ambience of the Shadowfell, this adventure explores themes of memory and loss. Be warned. Heather House is not for the faint of heart, or the weak of will - the darkness under the rafters has claimed many lives, and only a combination of skill, luck and guile will allow trespassers to survive. 
You want this adventure if you love:

  • Atmosphere. Heather House is an evocative module, relatively sparse in combat opportunities. It relies on building up tension, using mechanics provided within to unleash unnerving Hauntings when suspense reaches its natural zenith
  • The Unknown. Heather House provides more questions than it does answers, and the answers always lead to more questions
  • Character Development. In many places, Heather House leans on the bonds, flaws and personality traits of characters to encourage dynamic interactions inside the party as the House threatens to tear them apart from the inside out
  • Unfortunate Ends. Heather House is (in several places) a deadly threat. It is possible that (by the mercy of the Dark Powers) characters who make poor choices may never again see the light of day

As in all my work, The Haunting at Heather House contains references, easter eggs and answers to riddles found in my other adventures. Be careful what you wish for, however. Some answers are worse than living with the question. You can find me for questions or comments on my Twitter - @deathbybadger. 


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June 13th, 2019
As someone who likes haunted house adventures I've played and DM'd a lot of them. The challenge I find in building tension with a group of players who may very well be sitting in a well lit room eating snacks and sporadically looking at their phones [...]
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