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How The Lich Stole Christmas

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You’re a foul one, Mr. Lich
Your flesh smells like decay
For the crimes you have committed
There will be hell to pay
When the heroes come to save Christmas Day

How The Lich Stole Christmas is a short 3-4 hour one shot holiday adventure for characters of all levels. The encounters include variations for adventuring parties of each tier of play. The story unfolds through melodic rhymes that are certain to get the players into the spirit of the adventure.

Does your party have it what it takes to save Christmas?

The door flew wide open, in blew the cold. 
A young girl stepped in, confident and bold. 
"I escaped from the bad things, I know where they are!
Inside of the mountain, it isn't too far."
Her parents embraced her, she was hugged and was kissed,
But the rest of the children were still being missed.
"Hello, strangers," the girl said. "You look quite brave.
Would you please help rescue my friends held in the cave?"

Christmas Kobold

This adventure includes:

  • Scalable encounters that make this adventure playable by characters of all levels.
  • Kobolds in Christmas hats!
  • The story told in a recognizable style that encourages the players to get in on the fun by creating their own rhymes.
  • Mad snowmen, an original creature presented with four separate stat blocks for each tier of play.
  • An original puzzle for the players to solve in order to accomplish their final goal.
  • Combat encounters that include different enemies, tactics, and mechanics based on tier of play.
  • A unique magic item presented as a reward to parties who complete the quest.

Christmas Treant

 
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Tabs D January 16, 2021 3:43 am UTC
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Ran this over the holidays. Paladin was very excited to finally fight a lich, only to learn it was 4 kobolds in a trench coat. 10/10
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zach V December 23, 2020 5:05 pm UTC
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https://imgur.com/gallery/PLa6DXH

I made a map intended for use with the final encounter and lights beforehand
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Steve "Jaspor" O December 23, 2020 5:06 pm UTC
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I love it, thanks for sharing! The tree and that room look great!
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zach V December 23, 2020 5:16 pm UTC
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https://imgur.com/gallery/A9ct7dY

Ended up finishing up the map after I realized the kobold fight took place in front of the lights
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zach V December 23, 2020 5:29 pm UTC
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https://i.imgur.com/J89opdn.png

Here's a christmas treant token using the art from your book as well
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Angel B December 12, 2020 5:59 pm UTC
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I created a map for this on Inkarnate, everyone is free to use it

https://inkarnate.com/m/Yyn2wG--lichchristmasmap/
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Jessica D November 29, 2020 11:26 pm UTC
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I just bought this and plan to run it with my family for Christmas. I remade Appendix C. The Cave, however which I'd share but I dont see if it's possible to post an image. Thought more people might like an alternate map. But that aside, I can't wait to run this! I've been reading through it and it seems very fun for my family that has no experience with DnD, as well as an easy one-shot to help me learn the ins and outs of Foundry vtt
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Steve "Jaspor" O November 30, 2020 3:34 pm UTC
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Hi Jessica. Thanks for the purchase, and would definitely be interested in checking out the map! You can contact me on my Twitter (found in the credits) and I'd be happy to broadcast it so others could use it. Thanks!
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Courtney W December 04, 2020 9:00 pm UTC
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I'd like to check out your map too. Is there a place you have them that others can grab?
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Aaron R December 07, 2020 2:39 am UTC
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Would love to see this as well! I just made the switch from roll20 to foundry also!
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Jessica D December 12, 2020 4:20 am UTC
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I just shared it on my twitter account @sheplaysit Posted both with and without grid :)
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Jessica D December 12, 2020 4:20 am UTC
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I just shared it on my twitter account @sheplaysit
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Jessica D December 12, 2020 4:20 am UTC
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I just shared it on my twitter account @sheplaysit
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Tom G June 07, 2020 12:50 am UTC
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I just finished running this for 3 kids (aged 8-9) and one adult and it was an absolute blast. I've also been running my son through LMoP and he said this was much more fun! It's got a really nice balance of serious combat and serious silliness. The only real complaint I have is that the map doesn't really make much sense. But I just found something online and made it work for myself. I'll definitely be looking for more adventures from these folks.
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Aaron R November 16, 2020 4:12 am UTC
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Hey there! I'll be running this adventure this Christmas for my family via roll20. I'd be very interested to know what map you found that you ended up using instead if you wouldn't mind sharing =).
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Tom G January 19, 2021 10:54 pm UTC
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Sorry... just saw this. I honestly don't remember. Just something I found with some google searching. I hope you had a good time running the game!
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Jeff F December 27, 2019 12:57 am UTC
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I bought the adventure...but have a question...I'm missing the stats for an awakened tree? Where do I find that?
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Steve "Jaspor" O December 27, 2019 3:03 am UTC
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Thanks for the purchase! The awakened tree is part is the freely available Basic Rules for D&D 5E. You can find the stat block here: https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/awakened-tree
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Rafael D December 23, 2019 5:50 pm UTC
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Just bought it and I'm super excited to play this with some friends that I'm trying to introduce to D&D with a special christmas one-shot.

Just one question: I know this game has different tiers for different levels of adventurers, but to make it balanced within these tiers, what size of a group was it thought for? Thanks in advance!
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Steve "Jaspor" O December 23, 2019 10:56 pm UTC
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Thanks for the purchase! The encounters are balanced for a party of 4-5 characters. If you have fewer, take away a creature. If you have more, add a creature of the same type.

Enjoy the adventure!
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Alex B December 21, 2019 5:44 am UTC
I don't understand the door puzzle, I can't see a way for the players to even figure out there is a puzzle let alone solve it, even knowing the solution I have no idea how i'd go about solving it, could someone who understands please explain how it works.
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Alex B December 21, 2019 6:07 am UTC
never mind I got it, I feel like an idiot now, accidentally skipped an entire paragraph.
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Laura M December 16, 2019 9:10 pm UTC
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This was a really fun! My group really had a blast. Thank you!
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Steve "Jaspor" O December 17, 2019 4:07 am UTC
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Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for the feedback! :D
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Busty D December 10, 2019 3:12 pm UTC
Looks cool!
Sadly i Play Solo!(cant find anyone) Is it playable alone without a DM? :)
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Brian P December 10, 2019 7:48 pm UTC
If a product does not specifically say so, assume it is not playable alone without a DM. Search the site for "solo" if you want something like that.
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Steve "Jaspor" O December 11, 2019 3:56 pm UTC
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Brian is correct. This adventure was not designed to be played without a DM, as there are several surprises that would be spoiled for the player while reading through. Sorry about that.
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Busty D December 22, 2019 9:55 pm UTC
Thank you for answer! i am the type of player that cant find a group sadly . and i really enjoy DnD and i play with Solo books! :)
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