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It's the most festive time of year for the village of Blacksoil. The long, hot summer is coming to an end, and countryfolk have gathered from far and wide to celebrate the harvest at the Blacksoil Butterworks, the village's annual fair. At the main event, a baking competition, the new Lord Magistrate presents some experimental breads. His alchemical leavening promises to revolutionize the way the people of Faerûn bake. But his secret ingredient will soon spell Blacksoil's fiery doom, and draw the villagers into an evil conspiracy threatening the wider Dessarin Valley region—and, indeed, possibly the entire world...

Heartburn is an adventure for 3–6 characters of 1st level. It can be used as a standalone adventure, or as an introduction to the Princes of the Apocalypse campaign. The running time of this adventure is approximately one to two sessions of three to four hours.

Princes of the Apocalypse is not required to run this adventure, but it is recommended that the DM and players have access to the free Elemental Evil Player's Companion.

This adventure was written for the Fall 2019 RPG Writer Workshop: Write Your First Adventure.

Includes:

  • A 22-page adventure, with illustrations on about half of the pages.
  • Notes on integrating the story with Princes of the Apocalypse.
  • Five new NPC and monster stat blocks.
  • Two new magic items.
  • Three hand-drawn maps.
  • A basic text version of the adventure for screen readers. (Please contact the author if you encounter any technical issues, and they will be addessed ASAP!)

Content advisory: housefires, arson, spontaneous combustion, severe food poisoning.

 
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January 5th, 2020
A solid adventure which will have players not only fight for their own lives, but also for an innocent village, and uncover a plot of betrayal. Maps are provided in a separate download, and statblocks are included in the adventure. A printer friendly [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 14, 2019.