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Tomb of the Marsh King


The legendary Tomb of the Marsh King lies undisturbed at the center of the Candric Marshes. While the surrounding ruins have been picked clean over the years, the king’s burial site has remained sealed and hidden for centuries. It likely would have stayed that way too, if a curious scholar had not recently found the entrance to the tomb.

“The Tomb of the Marsh King” is a puzzle- and trap-filled dungeon crawl in the spirit of classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures like the Tomb of Horrors. In this adventure players travel to the Tomb of the Marsh King in search of riches or a missing scholar. Their journey takes them through the ruin-strewn Candric Marshes, where they may encounter some of the creatures that call the wetlands home. Inside the tomb players face a series of traps and puzzles left behind by the tomb’s architects, and the spirit naga Piohn who has taken over the tomb as his lair.

“The Tomb of the Marsh King” is designed for a party of four 7th level characters and can be placed in any setting. The adventure takes roughly six hours to complete.

Main Features:

  • Detailed puzzle- and trap-filled dungeon with two levels.
  • Random encounter tables for exploring the marshes surrounding the dungeon.
  • Full-color, 20-page bookmarked PDF.
  • ZIP files with high resolution versions of the handouts and maps (includes unlabeled versions for use with VTTs).

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October 23rd, 2019
Tomb of the Marsh King is an epic dungeon crawl for level 6 – 7 characters. In it, the players are tasked with recovering/finding the body of a missing scholar named Handrick that recently ventured into the tomb. His former guide Entus is willing to [...]
October 3rd, 2019
Great one-shot adventure! It can be modified to fit your needs. This adventure is not heavy on combat but still provides a lot of unique and challenging encounters in the way of puzzles and traps. Definitely would recommend, especially if you and yo [...]
September 25th, 2019
Ran this just yesterday for a change of pace, giving the players something to think about, not just hack and slash. This adventure is well written and documented with some uncommon encounters. Everyone enjoyed it. I had just three characters in the [...]
July 31st, 2019
This is a fun dungeon crawl that can easily be run in one or two sessions depending on your party. The dungeon features some well-thought out puzzles that will deifnitely engage players, and a generous helping of traps to create a good sense of tension [...]
July 31st, 2019
A love letter to classic modules like the Tomb of Horrors and Nightfang Spire. If you like old-school dungeon crawls, this module is definitely worth checking out! [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 31, 2019.