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Toolbox Solo Adventure A1: The Dead Don't Sleep


5e Solo Gamebooks presents The Dead Don't Sleep, a Toolbox Solo Adventure for D&D 5th Edition. This adventure is designed for one PC of level 1-20 or 2 PCs of level 1-15 without a DM. However, a DM may find this useful for running an adventure for 1 or 2 PCs if they haven't had time to prepare anything. 

What is a Toolbox Solo Adventure? Well, if you're familiar with our product The Solo Adventurer's Toolbox you'll know that solo adventures can be created using random tables to generate rooms, passages, encounters, dungeon dressing, clues and the like. That's what this is - a collection of quest-specific random tables all designed to provide multiple directions and rich detail to this quest, which takes place in a cemetery. 


Noises from the local graveyard have everyone spooked. In addition to that, graves and tombs have been found emptied, the corpses missing! The mayor asks you to go and investigate. He asks that you do this out of the goodness of your heart - he may have a lead on another quest for you, should you succeed.

This adventure framework is not a fully fleshed-out scenario but rather contains tools to generate multiple paths that the quest could take. As a result no two run-throughs of this adventure can possibly be the same. Choose your quest length, potentially anything up to several hours. A system of clues, discovered throughout the adventure, leads to the uncovering of five possible resolutions to this mystery, with multiple possible final encounters.
This first adventure of our Toolbox Solo Adventures series contains many of the concepts introduced in The Solo Adventurer's Toolbox, but with a bit more detail fleshed out, and personalized for the particular theme of the adventure. All you will need is 1 or 2 PCs of any level, and either some paper to map out your quest or simply your own imagination if you prefer theatre of the mind.

So what are you waiting for? Try out this new system of solo adventuring now!

Please check out our full range of solo adventure titles:

Death Knight's Squire

Tyrant of Zhentil Keep

Citadel of the Raven

The Tortured Land

The Solo Adventurer's Toolbox

Solo Adventure Bundle 1 (First 4 solo adventures)

Eberron Solo Adventure: The Saviour of Sharn

Tables of Doom: 5E Solo Adventuring

Adventurers Wanted!: The Dread Vault of Tgozur

Adventurers Wanted: Labyrinth of Lies

Rage of the Rakasta 5e Solo Conversion

Ghost of Lion Castle 5e Conversion

Menace of the Icy Spire 5e Solo Conversion

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Kyle Q July 25, 2019 8:09 pm UTC
where would i get the monster manual expanded?
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5E Solo G July 25, 2019 9:39 pm UTC
Hi Kyle, that's on right now (sister site to Drivethrurpg). Currently sitting at #20 on their bestseller list!
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Greg C July 03, 2019 3:52 am UTC
One fairly significant typo I noticed is that the Rooms table says d10 in the column header, but there are 20 rows. I added bookmarks to the top of each table, so it wasn't until I rolled a 10 and had to scroll down to what I expected to be the bottom of the table that I noticed I was missing out on half the possibilities.
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5E Solo G July 03, 2019 4:37 am UTC
Ah ok, thanks for that Greg, will fix immediately.
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5E Solo G July 03, 2019 5:29 am UTC
OK, file fixed. Thanks again for the heads up.
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This title was added to our catalog on June 03, 2019.