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Down Came A Blackbird



Long-forgotten magic spreads its wicked wings once more, and the birds are out for blood.

Down Came a Blackbird is a 4-hour adventure for 1st-4th level characters, inspired by Hitchcock's The Birds. The adventure is designed to complement Ghosts of Saltmarsh, but can be adapted to any coastal town setting.

Fear has gripped the residents of Saltmarsh – the birds are hostile and locals are being butchered in their homes. A small band of children are in grave danger, having unwittingly brought misfortune to their town. As the adventurers unravel the mystery, they learn of a diabolical ritual, and an alliance between two menacing foes. Can they survive long enough to cleanse the Saltmarsh skies of an ancient and dreadful curse?

  • Social and skill-based encounters with a colorful cast of characters feature throughout.
  • Hand-drawn handouts for clues.
  • Residents & rumors table to bring the town to life.
  • Hand-drawn maps for the adventure’s main encounters.
  • Raid the Trinket Table for unique rewards!
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Evan F February 19, 2021 11:10 pm UTC
REAL TALK: this is an exceptional adventure module. Buy it, run it, love it. Clear, concise and very well written and not so restrictive in it's structure that it feels like a railroad - other than the start and the end, my players and I went through this module in a very haphazard fashion. SERIOUSLY GREAT.
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Rafael M March 03, 2020 6:41 am UTC
Should "Ghosts of Waterdeep" be "-of Saltmarsh" in the "The Peryton and his ritual" page?
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Roman P June 18, 2019 12:42 pm UTC
I got through the first 3 fifths of the adventure and my players really loved it. It really makes the town come alive as the birds become a menace.
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Stacey A June 18, 2019 1:53 pm UTC
Hey, that’s so cool, thank you!! I’m so happy you and your group are enjoying it!
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Filip G May 27, 2019 6:02 pm UTC
Bought this based on the quality of preview too! I will invent a chance to play this, looks that cool :)
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Stacey A May 28, 2019 10:12 am UTC
Hey, thank you so much! I’d love to know how it goes when you get a chance to play!
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Alexis G May 22, 2019 1:33 pm UTC
I'm getting this because of the sample which makes it seem like a fun adventure. The design and art look nice, and Will Doyle's involvement in play-testing is a plus.
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Stacey A May 23, 2019 10:12 am UTC
Thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed reading through the preview. I hope you enjoy the rest of the adventure too - let me know!
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