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Trap-trap! A kobold-themed one-shot


"The adventure is laid out expertly, with simple yet clear maps, and good artwork...Overall, this is one of the best adventures I’ve seen on the DMs Guild. Highly recommended!"

-Merric B., author of the D&D review and play advice site 'Merric's Musings'

The hooting of kobold spectators becomes a howl of laughter when your party’s wizard tumbles over your head, launched by a hidden spring trap.

Don’t look back!  You’ve got to fight, dodge and puzzle your way out of this gods-forsaken arena.  Aargh, another giant metal lock on a door!  Now where did that rust monster get to…?!

dwarf roller kobold roller

At an annual festival of kobold tribes, your PCs are part of the main attraction!  They’ll face a cavern-sized gauntlet, complete with traps, puzzles, deadly beasts and vicious, kobold gladiators!


A raucous crowd will hoot and holler as your party goes down in defeat, up in flames, or out in style!

Featuring 3 new monsters, 3 new clever kobold contraptions and a million new ways to die

May Kurtulmak bless your fingertips!  Trap-trap has begun!!

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Trap-trap is a one-shot Dungeons & Dragons adventure module for a party of four to five characters from 3rd to 4th level.

Find me on twitter @jlorber4 for any questions, feedback or comments

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David L December 18, 2021 5:31 am UTC
I'm excited to run this this weekend for some friends! How do you recommend handling initiative? Keep the players in initiative/turn order the whole time, roll each time an actual fight breaks out, or something else?
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Jonathan H December 18, 2021 5:41 am UTC
Great timing, I just finished writing my review after running it this evening. I popped in and out of initiative depending on whether or not there was actual fighting (the bungee kobolds only attacked when there was other stuff going on). Otherwise I just generally kept track of who was doing what to make sure everyone was acting.
If they took too long, the crowd would start yelling that they were being boring, and I'd take points off of the "crowd score" that I tracked based on performance checks (either from deliberately playing to the crowd or on making showy kills).
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Jonathan H November 20, 2021 7:25 pm UTC
I hope to be running this soon. Is there any chance you could post a printer-friendly version without the colored background on most of the pages?
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Jean L November 21, 2021 2:38 am UTC
Hi Jonathon! Thanks for purchasing this adventure. Hope you like it! I just made and uploaded a printer-friendly version without the background colors. Cheers!
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Jonathan H November 21, 2021 10:04 pm UTC
Thank you so much!
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Andy C August 18, 2021 6:40 am UTC
Ran this last night (slightly upscaled) for a group of six lvl 5-6 players as a break from our usual arc. So many laughs and Yips!!! its one of the best written, easy to follow one shots I've found. I didn't sit down all night!!!
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Jean L August 18, 2021 5:28 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback Andy! So great to hear that your tabletop had blast facing off against the kobold gladiators! May Kurtulmak bless your fingertips!
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George F July 30, 2020 9:26 pm UTC
Would like some type of preview... full size link isn't working and the linked review doesn't really say anything other than "It's good". The description nor these reviews are any help....
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Jeremy W February 24, 2020 4:14 am UTC
Just purchased based on Merric Blackman's review ( Very excited to dive into this, as it's a perfect fit for where my campaign is at!
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Douglas B February 22, 2020 8:32 pm UTC
The "Full-size preview" link doesn't work.
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Jean L February 23, 2020 12:59 am UTC
Thanks for the heads-up!
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