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The Laureate Trials

The Laureate Trials is a guild-based clockwork adventure, ideal for a group of brand new heroes (level 1). Created during the RPG Writer Workshop 2019.

Welcome to the Laureate Guild!

The player characters have been invited to compete in the infamous Laureate Trials. The Laureates are a well-known adventuring guild. Once a year, they allow a select group of known adventurers to take part in the Laureate Trials. The prize is becoming an official member of the Laureates, with all the perks and responsibilities that awards. Rumour has it that new initiates will be awarded a coveted Laureate Pin, with special powers of communication.

This adventure is a starting module, designed for new players and Game Masters. It should take up to 2 hours with a standard group of 4 players. Everything you need to know is contained inside or in the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules. It is ideal for helping a beginning group of heroes get started and giving them a motivation for further adventures. Inside, there are Trials to test Agility, Wits and Combat, plus a special encounter at the end which will determine the fate of a forgotten individual.

The Laureate Trials contains:

  • 20+ pages of pure adventure
  • An Appendix with anything you might need to reference
  • 3 new magic items
  • A Laureate Guild Invitation handout
  • A Trial of Wits puzzle handout (plus solution)
  • 2 maps to help you run the adventure

Laureate Trials chapter 1 previewLaureate Invitation previewChapter 3 preview

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Maryanne C August 05, 2019 12:18 am UTC
This is a fun title for new and newish players. It is described as being for level 1 players, and it could be awesome for them. We are all 2-4 level and it was still great fun and gave players a lot of opportunity to practice a variety of skills that we don't always do a lot, without feeling practicey.

The trial of agility was longer than we anticipated, and the trial of wits was really short, because one of my players guessed it pretty quick! ( smartypants!) so the pacing was a little funny for us, but I think that will a smaller group of players ( we had 8) it would be more balanced. And that did not detract from the fun.

Lastly, we have a homebrew campaign going, and it was fun to take this adventure and drop it into our established campaign. It is flexible enough its writing to be stand alone or part of a bigger story. I hope this author keeps writing more campaigns! Nice job!
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Monique F August 05, 2019 5:31 am UTC
Thanks so much for your feedback and review, Maryanne! I'm glad the adventure gave your group a chance to flex their skill muscles.
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