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Our beloved Volo has invited guests far and wide to celebrate the release of his new book: Volo’s Enchiridion to Making Friends. Unfortunately for Volo, one of his guests plans to murder him! Volo’s Guide to Getting Murdered is a murder mystery one-shot that ties in directly with Waterdeep: Dragon Heist!


This adventure is designed for characters of 4th or 5th level!

Volo’s Guide to Getting Murdered provides a replayable 3-4 hour adventure with four unique culprits, all set in a fantastical location with countless secrets and mysteries to uncover.

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4 Unique Villains! Your choice of four unique villains makes this adventure replayabile with swerves and red-herrings to keep everyone on their toes.

Inside a Walking Statue! The entire party exists inside the Hawk Man Walking Statue of Waterdeep, with full maps provided! 

19 Encounters! There are 19 encounters, 4 unique to each murderer, and others to make the mystery dynamic and ever changing. 

40+ Pages! 45 pages of location descriptions, NPC information, stat-blocks, a map, items, and more! This book is crammed with content.

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August 21, 2020 3:56 pm UTC
Love the premise and structure and how detailed this is. I'm looking forward to running this. Is there any way to provide a version without the colored background? Just a clean print version so it doesn't eat up so much ink? There are pages I want to print out but not with the background.
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Matthew W August 22, 2020 6:16 pm UTC
Hey! Thank you for the support. I've just added a Print Friendly word document version to the download.

Hopefully that should make everything easier for you!
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Ken C April 07, 2020 11:01 pm UTC
Looks great but the map in the preview states “1 square equals 5 feet”; there are no squares but in the pic above there are squares. I assume the preview predates the released copy?
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Matthew W April 08, 2020 8:12 am UTC
There are grid lines, but I must admit they're a little faint with the background!
So what I've done is included a separate png file of the map, that can be used for your convenience!
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Bill B April 06, 2020 6:10 pm UTC
How well does it work stand-alone, without being tied to Dragon Heist?
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Matthew W April 06, 2020 7:38 pm UTC
Works just as well as a stand-alone as it does a tie-in!
The plot hooks given at the start of the document give a bunch of options!
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