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Diamond Heist

A one-shot adventure for 6th-9th level characters, designed to take 4-6 hours of play. Now updated with beautiful new art, layout, and a virtual tabletop map.

At the request of a stranded djinni, you have three days to steal a diamond from the marbled, enchanted vaults of the Modern Artworks Museum. Investigate its defenses, disable magical wards, bamboozle the staff, battle a golem, and escape with the prize! A group that succeeds is rewarded with a single wish - the power to bring about almost anything you desire.

Highlights of the adventure include (and are not limited to):

  • An alternate skill check system that keeps clumsy characters involved in the heist
  • A fight to the death with fantasy Botticelli's Birth of Venus
  • The Modern Artworks Museum, a trove of sculpture, frescoes and tapestries
  • Museum events: sketch and sip, a gala, seminars!
  • Museum brochure, including handy map and exhibit descriptions
  • A wish

Clever and light-hearted, Diamond Heist adds brains and Renaissance style to any urban campaign. This adventure centers exploration, planning and roleplay. Players match wits against various spell effects, discovering and disabling magical wards to access their prize. A cumulative alarm level system replaces pass/fail steath skill checks, so one bad role doesn't ruin the heist.

The artworks described are based on those of Renaissance Italy, with frescoes, marble sculpture, and haughty nobles aplenty.

The module includes a PDF, virtual tabletop map, and tagged screen-reader accessible PDF. It was created as part of the the RPG Writer Workshop. 

Content warnings: Death of a loved one, mentioned. 

About the Author

Ellie Lynn jumps at any excuse to shoehorn ambient EDM into her medieval homebrew campaign. This is her first module but WILL NOT BE HER LAST! Find her on Twitter at @ellielynnz

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May 25th, 2021
I love the work that went into the creation of this adventure--all of it was incredibly useful and if I had more than 2 hours with my players I would have loved to use the framework of the various events in the museum. In a world of wishful thinking, [...]
September 16th, 2020
Full Disclosure: I initially gave this product a pretty critical review. I really wanted it to be better. I liked the setting and the way the heist is structured. There are interesting NPCs and the book has excellent art. I still think that the writi [...]
December 19th, 2019
I read through this module and so far I think it's excellent! It has all you need for a fun heist, with notes on how to drop it into a campaing if that's what you want to do :) Definitely a module to add to your collection. [...]
December 17th, 2019
Edit: A recent update has added a beautiful new cover from the author, which made me audibly gasp and whisper, "oh my god" to myself, as well as a wonderful new layout complete with many new sublime illustrations. If it were possible to [...]
August 29th, 2019
If you'd like a fast-paced, challenging adventure that lets your party do a true Ocean's 11-style heist, you must grab Diamond Heist! In Diamond Heist, the PCs are asked to procure a special diamond for a djinni desperate to get home. If they do [...]
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