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"This is truly an epic undertaking and a seriously awesome adventure, which is impressively both a love letter to old skool dungeons and their creators both in and out of game."Curse of Sebs


"There is a little bit of something for everyone in this adventure, and it is really fairly priced for what you get!"Comics, Clerics, & Controllers d20 Roll: Nat 20

The Great Trial is a 5e adventure for characters starting at 7th-level and ending at 10th-level. It's a dungeon consisting in the 3 levels, where the first level is the lowermost one and the last is the uppermost one:

  • First level is composed by mean traps, puzzles and combat;
  • Second level is a labyrinth with a construct Minotaur - the Minotal - and an iron wyvern, brand new creatures;
  • The last and uppermost level is actually a jungle-like demi-place filled with dinosaurs in an open world format.

Aenor Gleenwith, a powerful elf wizard, wants to make history alongisde Acererak for his Tomb of Horror and Halaster for his Undermountain. So he created his own dungeon. To test its efficiency, he captures adventurers and puts them in the lowermost level, where they need to work together to survive and leave the dangerous place. At the end, Aenor himself greets the group offering them apologies for the harm caused, to fix all damage caused and also rewarding them for the forced help.

This module can be run in any setting, campaign, or as a one-shot. It should take around 10 to 14 hours to complete it since it contains 3 Chapters.

What's included?

  • A 37 pages PDF with the adventure itself with lower quality maps and 5 new creatures
  • 3 separated files with high quality maps
    • Grid and Gridless Versions for Levels 1 and 2
    • Hex and Hexless version for Level 3
    • Grid and Gridless version for Island Ruin
  • A text file with resources and additional content to help you run the adventure

Any feedback or comment on the adventure is most welcome! 

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Preview of some Adventure HooksPreview of a Special Event in Chapter 3

The Great Trial: Frostbite [Releases Sep 10th]

A sequel to this product, Frostbite is meant for 10th-level groups, and can be run directly after The Great Trial. A highly challenging gauntlet focused on exploration and combat!

You will find a Discount Link inside the product files to purchase the sequel with 30% Discount. 


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July 8th, 2020
The Great Trial is an amazing 1 shot. i ran it at least 4 times for my Discord server and also a couple of times as a back up for my p2p when some people took off. such a fun exciting puzzle dungeon crawl with traps that will make your PC's Questi [...]
June 11th, 2020
The Great Trial by Christian Zeuch (@czeuch) An epic one-shot dungeon inspired by the most devious and infamous dungeons and their creators. I find it inconceivable that this amount of awesome can be obtained for less than $6! This is ne [...]
May 12th, 2020
As always - folks know I am not usually a fan of big adventure books, I like doing stuff off-the-cuff. However, what Christian and his team have created here is something that is truly interesting and unique. 37 pages of variatal goodness - part dungeo [...]
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