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Accursed Apple Twists

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Accursed Apple Twists

This One-Shot Adventure Module Contains:

  • The story for a single adventure, perfectly suited for new players
  • A map of a small burial-mound dungeon usable in virtual tabletops such as roll20
  • Two NPC stat-blocks
  • Stat block for a new deadly boss enemy
  • Several hand-drawn illustrations

The Story

Near the old dwarven road lies a tiny hamlet called Frohenfeld. Its not quite 40 inhabitants mostly make their living growing fruit. They are particularly proud of their cider, which has secured the village a decent income. Their business has been flourishing in recent years, thanks to exceptionally good harvests and steady demand. In good times like these the Frohenfeldians are regarded as friendly and open-hearted. However, there have been times, where the entire village was known for its fickle and calculating inhabitants. Usually, a place like this would never arouse the suspicion of the authorities. However, a few days ago one of the Archmage’s couriers vanished near the town on his way to the capital. Since he was carrying a priceless amulet, the Archmage’s agents immediately offered a bounty to anybody able to recover the lost artefact. Solving the case will therefore not only yield a princely reward, it will also grant some amount of political capital.

In this 1 – 3-hour adventure, a group of first to second level characters are sent to investigate the quiet Frohenfeld. Yet, what starts as an easy stroll through the countryside soon turns into a farce. A multi-layered intrigue which is bound to leave a sour aftertaste – or how the Frohenfeldians would put it: a truly “Accursed Apple Twist”!

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Dave D December 27, 2021 10:09 am UTC
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Love the story! What's a good emount of players to play this with? Would it be possible to play it unmodified with two level 2 characters, or would I have to lower some stats for that?

Thanks in advance!
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Quickphix C December 29, 2021 10:00 am UTC
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Dear Dave

Thank you for the compliment! Yes, I think unmodified with two level 2 characters should work - especially if they are already experienced players. The adventure should be playable with 2-4 players. If they are new players you can just have the Sirnach ramble a bit longer, giving your players the chance for a surprise attack or something similar.

Kind regards and good luck to your players

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Mr E December 22, 2021 5:58 am UTC
Would this be ok for young kids (4 years old)?
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Quickphix C December 23, 2021 9:21 am UTC
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Hi Mr. E

Thank you for your question!

I think both the story and the encounters can be adjusted to be age-appropriate (e.g. by allowing any solution to opening the door to the boss' chamber, having henchmen "give up" instead of having to kill them, etc.)

The story and its length should be appropriate for kids. In my limited experience DMing for very young kids I'd recommend focusing on storytelling and funny interactions of combat and puzzle solving.

Hope that helps!

Kind regards and have fun playing

Your Quickphix Club
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This title was added to our catalog on November 09, 2019.