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Last March of the Tyrant Wyrm


“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”

--J.R.R. Tolkien

 Can your party engineer the redemption of an ailing red dragon?  Faerun is counting on it…


A chance encounter with a fleeing, injured red dragon leads to a multi-day journey through the wilderness.  Your party will discover that the dragon is much more than a typical Red; he secretly wishes for redemption and to atone for his past, evil deeds. By embracing the adventure’s theme of redemption, your PCs will find a wide variety of ways to change the dragon’s heart and deliver him instead to a Good-aligned band of elves from his past.

Along the way, the party must avoid two evil factions, each with their own dark plan for the dragon:

  • necromancer, who wishes to kill the dragon then reanimate his corpse to serve as the vanguard of her army
  • The Cult of the Dragon, who wishes to re-ignite the dragon’s evil tendencies in order to re-conquer the region
The adventure uses a point-crawl structure and a combination of mapped locations, random encounters and triggered encounters to advance the plot while leaving lots of room for your players to improvise and shape the story. The region comes alive in over 40 possible encounters, hitting on all 3 Pillars of gameplay.  17 new monsters and NPCs and a 12 new magic items!
‘Last March of the Tyrant Wyrm’ is an adventure 4th to 6th level characters that can be run as a standalone adventure or integrated easily into the ‘Hoard of the Dragon Queen’/’Rise of Tiamat’/’Tyranny of Dragons’ official campaign.  It can be completed in 9-12 hours of gameplay. 

druid and dragon

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Christopher R October 14, 2022 11:26 am UTC
Are there separate map files included so we can play on a VTT? A Fantasy Grounds .mod would be super. Thank you.
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Jean L October 23, 2022 11:55 pm UTC
Hi Christopher,
Appendix C of the downloadable files is a collection of individual map JPGs. But there isn't a FG version planned at this time.

Thanks for the support and your interest! Hope you have a blast at your tabletop.
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Dan C January 14, 2022 8:07 pm UTC
Ran an edited version of this that fit the story for my group, and they loved it. The red dragon is super compelling and has become an important NPC in our 2 year long campaign.

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Jean L January 15, 2022 2:10 am UTC
Hi Dan. Thanks so much for the purchase and we're glad you enjoyed it! Really appreciate the feedback!
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Jesse B September 20, 2021 2:07 pm UTC
Hey Jean and Jeff, I would love to run this for a group of 4, 16th level characters. Is there any tips, tricks or the like that could help me make the necessary changes (like the Kobold for a ____ etc)
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