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The Most Dangerous Game


The Most Dangerous Game

A literary classic warped for 5th Edition.

After catastrophic shipwreck in Xen’drik’s Thunder Sea, a party of aspiring monster hunters is marooned on a rugged and isolated jungle island, surrounded by raging seas, treacherous rocks, and hostile sea devils. Stranded and bereft of even the simplest of weaponry, the adventurers must survive challenging and unsettling encounters in perilous wilds and blasted landscapes, teeming with savage creatures—while fleeing a mad Karnaathi general, a disgraced and bloodthirsty veteran of The Last War and master of the hunt in, The Most Dangerous Game.

An introductory island-survival adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

  • 114 full-color pages of island survival.
  • 12 Encounter Locations.
  • Maps of Island Encounters and The Chateau Level 1, Level 2, and Dungeon Cells.
  • Bestiary of all creatures encountered on Ship-Trap Island.
  • Descriptions of magic items available from the island’s bizarre inhabitants.
  • New magic item: Magic Conch
  • Treasure, there isn’t much. You’re lucky to be alive.
  • Pre-generated characters recommended.
*New "Castaways!" 10 Pre-generated characters (without equipment) ready to run for their lives!
  • Vogel - Aarakocra Monk
  • Krysst - Dragonborn Bard
  • Barkskin - Half-Orc Druid
  • Nexxi Doverskins - Halfling Rogue
  • Snow Fox, Daughter of Timberwolf - Human Barbarian 
  • Adean Riverbank - Half-Elf Cleric 
  • Veran Tanglestone - Mountain Dwarf Ranger
  • Garenox Valvesort - Rock Gnome Wizard
  • Wormwood - Tiefling Warlock

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The Most Dangerous Game is a unique take on exploration and survival. Players will experience a burst of adrenaline as they find their characters trapped on a remote island, pursued by a bloodthirsty huntmaster. Locations are detailed beautifully, bringing treacherous marshes and bogs to life. There are plenty of scuffles to avoid — or leap into — along with both allies and enemies for those who seek out combat or roleplay.
—Lysa Penrose, Your Friendly Ethereal DMG Brand Manager

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Stephen T October 07, 2019 9:42 pm UTC
Press for The Most Dangerous Game from Nerdvana + Jayson Peters!

Teacher creates Dungeons & Dragons adventures from classic literature
September 17, 2019 Jayson Peters
The Most Dangerous Game leaps from high school anthologies to D&D table

A new Dungeons & Dragons-compatible adventure based on a classic, oft-adapted American short story is melding 20th century literature with a popular D&D setting and some of the game’s most recent beginner-friendly trends.

Richard Connell’s short story The Most Dangerous Game has been a staple of middle school and high school English lit readers for years. It had sort of subsided to the back of my mind and intermingled with H.G. Wells’ Island of Dr. Moreau, but when S.J Twining sent me a copy of his Dungeon Master’s Guild-published adventure based on the story of the same name, it all came rushing back to me: the shipwreck,...See more
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Stephen T October 07, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
New Press for "The Most Dangerous Game!"
From Geek Native + Andrew Girdwood

The Most Dangerous Game is converted for the world’s most popular roleplaying game
October 7, 2019 by Andrew Girdwood

The Most Dangerous Game is a short story published in 1924 by Richard Connell, it was turned into a film in 1932 and has been adapted numerous times since.

It’s been called the most popular short story ever written in English. As a result, it’s been a popular study in school due to its size, its success, but also the ethical questions it raises.

In the original, a big-game hunter gets washed ashore on an island only to discover he’s not alone. A rival big-game hunter is living there who now takes his pleasure in hunting any survivors from the various shipwrecks that occur in the treacherous seas.

The...See more
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