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A Night of Fright!


A Night of Fright! A haunting adventure of meddling heroes and their talking gnoll

Jinkies! Uldryn Beauregard is dead—and he’s left one million gold to anyone who can survive the night in his haunted mansion! But spooky things are going on, and nothing is as it seems. Luckily, Mystery LLC is on the case!

TL;DR Here’s what you get:

    • A four-hour parody-horror adventure that, if you’re asking me, is pretty funny
    • Five ready-to-play pregenerated characters, each with a custom sheet and token for digital play
    • 5 fully playable subclasses to continue the shenanigans of Mystery LLC
    • An interactive PDF and screen reader-friendly doc 
    • Maps! There’s even maps in this sucker. One with labels, one with grid lines, a blank one ... you can really go nuts if you’re into maps!
    • The ability to print out and frame that cover art, because look at it it’s so funny and cool

headshots of Mystery LLC

A Night of Fright is a parodic one-shot adventure designed to be played in a single four-hour session by five players. In a loving send-up of classic mystery cartoons, players will take the role of one of four meddling heroes—or their talking gnoll! Explore a haunted mansion full of traps, frights, spooks, scares, ghosts, ghasts, and ghouls to uncover old Uldryn’s secrets before it’s too late—for this is no run-of-the-mill real estate scam. There’s real danger in the mansion and Mystery LLC will need all the help they can get! 

(Yes, you can play this without the pregenerated characters or with less than five people. It’ll work fine, I promise. It’s just more fun to actually get to be Mystery LLC!)

With over 20 different possible encounters, no two games will be the same. A fully interactive PDF created by bestselling designer Lydia Van Hoy helps DMs easily navigate the digital format.

sample pages of A Night of Fright. Download screen reader-friendly doc for text!

Honestly, we just had a lot of fun making this adventure. So much so that we kind of accidentally created five new subclasses: Bespectacled Sleuth Rogue, Warlock of The Damsel, Oath of Traps Paladin, Way of the Coward Monk, and Bardic College of Snacks. These subclasses are fully playable, but a bit more on … let’s generously call it the “fun” side. They’re pretty balanced! Probably! Just don’t peek too close. Anyway, you could actually play a full campaign with the Mystery LLC gang and please do and send us stories. 

This adventure is purposefully designed to be a bit on the lighter side. It could fairly be stated that we openly flaunt generally accepted guidelines like “don’t build in villain monologues” and “don’t split the party.” But the result is a replayable, trope-laden game of memorable fun and moderate spooks that multiple playtesters said was “really fun!” 

The writer/designer, editor/artist, and layout artist are all on Twitter. Please send us stories of all the hilarious hijinks that happened when you played this game!

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Rani M July 20, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
I just played this with my D&D group. (Unfortunately we were down a player so 1 person played shaggy and scooby) but beyond that this was fantastic!
Thank you for the for the Easter Egg (initials D.K. love his movies!)

But honesty, this Mod is worth far more than the $5 I paid for it. The scenes are well laid out, lots of information and clues, I had to improvise on a couple things, but my group loved it!
I would love to see this group write another Mod with these Characters!
Hands down, best night of D&D our group has had in a while, lots of laughing, joking, voice attempts and so much more.
I did print everything off, I found it much easier to flip through the pages in page protectors in a binder and have copies of the maps on my TV and Laptop.
The most important thing was that my group had fun!
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Steven P July 20, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
Thank you sharing your story! I'm really glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves :D I'll let you in on a secret: there is another book coming soon! Check out @stevenpankotai on Twitter to keep up on its progress!
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Keith W June 10, 2020 6:19 pm UTC
I like this, but unfortunately, my screen reader can't read image files as text so I can't read the pregens. Is it possible for the pregens to be done in a PDF with readable text?
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Steven P June 10, 2020 6:32 pm UTC
That's a terrible oversight! I have the pregens in text format and will make them into a reader-friendly PDF this evening. Thanks for pointing that out, and I apologize for the inconvenience!
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Keith W June 10, 2020 6:41 pm UTC
Thank you very much.
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Steven P June 10, 2020 8:53 pm UTC
I just updated the product with a PDF that has accessible character sheets. If you re-download you should get it! Thank you for your patience, and if you have any issues with it or the product don't hesitate to say so and I'll make it right.
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Keith W June 11, 2020 4:07 pm UTC
Thank you very much.

Now that I can see them, I'm curious, which version of the gnoll race did you use, or did you create your own for this?
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Steven P June 11, 2020 4:12 pm UTC
We made our own, based primarily off of the homebrew gnoll stats provided on the D&D Wiki:
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Daine S June 09, 2020 8:53 pm UTC
Reposting from elsewhere before leaving a review as well!

"Oh wow, this was a DELIGHT to read! Im going to be vague to avoid spoilers for folks but I love the idea of multiple villians! They both give a lot of options for DMs to work with. The Clue Cruiser is a stroke of genius. I love the rebranding of the cousins and the write up on how to dm them. The nods to other mysteries and capers the gang have solved.Finally the stat blocks are top notch. Well in line! The subclasses really ring true to the Gang. All in all this is amazing! I will and do recommend this HIGHLY to anyone who is a Scooby Doo or campy 'mystery', 'kids on bikes' kind of fan. Super good!"
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Henry H June 09, 2020 7:54 pm UTC
I just purchased it and reading through it still but I really appreciate the inclusion of the tokens and maps in a serpate folder for my FantasyGround campaign
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Steven P June 09, 2020 7:55 pm UTC
I'm glad! I did all the playtesting for this online, and I knew I wanted to make it easy for people to play during the pandemic. I hope you enjoy it!
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