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Fool's Gold: Mystery in Baldur's Gate


Baldur’s Gate is not what anyone would describe as a ‘welcoming’ city. Tensions between the patriars and the people of the Lower City are high. The Flaming Fist mercenaries are uncaring, incompetent, or simply corrupt. To top it all off, now people are going missing. The only clue: a single golden finger that looks far too lifelike for comfort.

Fool’s Gold is a 3-4 hour mystery adventure for 3rd level characters focusing on the magic of petrification. While it takes place in the city of Baldur’s Gate and uses the city’s features to ground the adventure, it can be easily adapted to any urban hive of scum and villainy. Created as part of the RPGWriterWorkshop.

DesignThis adventure was made with node-based-design in mind. There are multiple locations and routes players can go to over the course of the adventure, and players can make their own way through the story without the DM enforcing a single specific path. Many challenges can be solved entirely through social roleplay, exploration features, or straight-up combat, in the hopes of encouraging players to approach problems the way they wish, rather than feeling they 'have' to handle things a certain way.

Content Warning: This adventure contains mention of rodents, and includes suggestions for swapping with a different animal if needed.

In this adventure, you will find:

  • An adventure that sends the party across both the Upper and Lower cities of Baldur’s Gate
  • 1 new artifact and 3 new items (magical and mundane) tied to petrification
  • Guides for harvesting some of the new items from slain monsters
  • Digital maps for use in the adventure
  • A printer and screen-reader-friendly version for ease of use
Accessibilty Note: The Printer Friendly version was tested for screen readers. If you experience issues, please send a message through the comments section, so the problem can be addressed.

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August 12, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on August 08, 2020.