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The Curious Case of The Calm Delilah: A Saltmarsh Horror Mini-Campaign



A Horror Mystery on the High Seas

Set sail with the crew of the
 Persistent Imperial to uncover the mysteries of The Calm Delilah: a merchant ship that was 
last seen leaving Saltmarsh on a secretive expedition many months ago...

Using the waterlogged remains of an old logbook belonging to the Delilah's captain, can the adventurers piece together the events surrounding the ship's 
untimely disappearance, or will this voyage be their last?

This is a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Mini- Campaign for characters from 1st - 3rd level.
It features hours of unique gameplay, complete with new creatures, magical items, puzzles and lore for the players to sink their teeth into!

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"An excellently laid out adventure, spanning 1st to 3rd level that can easily be run along side the adventures found within Ghosts of Saltmarsh. Chalking in at over 150 pages, Curious Case of The Calm Delilah is well worth your time and money!" starstarstarstarstar

                          – Trevor Armstrong, author of Adaptable NPCs

"A mystery is only fun when you have enough paths and distractions to keep your players guessing. The Curious Case of The Calm Delilah is packed full of these moments, you'll never be without a tool to keep your players on their toes." 


                           - Isaac May, author of Weird Stuff I Found On The Dungeon Floor

"The layout is stunning, the artwork flows as beautifully as any professional offering I've ever seen." 


                         - Ashley May, author of The Lover's Handbook

What Lies Within This Book?

This mini-campaign has been designed from the ground up to help develop character relationships within new parties, and acts as a great launching point for 
a long-term D&D nautical campaign, be it in Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Forgotten Realms, or a campaign of your own creation.

In this book, you will find:

  • A collection of unique and varying NPCs, each with their own stat blocks, backstories, personalities and motivations the players can uncover.
  • A 25+ page handout of the Captain's Logbook, which the players can use to gather hints and clues to solve the mystery of The Calm Delilah.
  • 20+ Full color battle maps, both gridded and non gridded versions for digital and print.
  • Lore surrounding the history of The Calm Delilah and her infamous captain, which the DM can use to further the story in any way they see fit.
  • 9 new creature stat blocks, complete with harvest tables.
  • Over 20+ encounters, from fighting fearsome monsters to battling the environment itself.
  • Various puzzles and encounters designed to challenge low level adventurers in new and interesting ways.
  • A forgiving system for death for new players, with a character's death presenting potential encounter solutions or creating additional dangers.
  • Many high-risk scenarios, rewarded by creative thinking and skill. Fight or flee? Friend or foe? The choice is yours. 
  • 11 new magical items, both found and crafted, and a mysterious cantrip the adventurers can discover.
  • 10 different music track references to help Dungeon Masters create memorable encounters.
  • Beautiful artwork from talents such as Daniel Clasquin, Tomoya Ishikawa, and Dean Spencer.
  • Over 20+ hours of potential gameplay, spread over 3 chapters, with a focus on teamwork and party co-operation.       


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August 29th, 2019
Big-book-adventures always need to do a lot to impress me, as many of you know that I am not a fan of them. What Vall has done though is take everything I love about a good campaign and mix it altogether with amazing themes and genres. The Curious [...]
July 29th, 2019
Loved this, it was extremely well written, with plenty to keep players on their toes at every turn, and I loved the undead mechanic of the island. Can't wait to run this with my group! [...]
July 26th, 2019
This is very likely one of the best adventures I've had the pleasure of looking through since getting involved in the RPG hobby. The adventure is thoroughly detailed, filled to the brim with detailed maps, encounters, NPCs, player handouts, and most ex [...]
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