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Sins of the Past

"Few brave souls dare to visit the City of the Dead at night. Some might say that tales of nighttime horrors are for children, but the wise folk know better"

Three members of the Jackals gang, famous grave robbers, are found murdered in the City of the Dead cemetery in Waterdeep. Their wounds are horrible, and their jaws are completely destroyed. 

City Watch is looking for heroes who are willing to stand up for their city and investigate this murder which has a clear supernatural influence.

Sins of the Past is a 3-4 hour urban adventure of mystery and horror. It is optimized for 4 or 5 characters of 3rd level.

This adventure can be used as a faction mission for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist as well as a standalone one-shot.

Sins of the Past features:

  • Investigation of a mysterious murder, which leads to uncovering one of Waterdeep’s families dark secret

  • Old family mausoleum full of dangers and secrets

  • Famous Mirror of Life Trapping with enemies trapped inside, which adventurers should face

  • Encounters with various undead creatures like will-o-wisps, zombies, specters, and ghosts

  • Moral dilemma characters should solve and two possible outcomes

  • High-quality battle map, available in printer-friendlier and universal vtt formats

Created as part of the RPG Writer Workshop 2020

Made in Ukraine


Stretch Goals

  • If this product earns Copper metal status, I will add a colorful, high-resolution map for the Phylund mausoleum - Unlocked! Added high-resolution Phylund mausoleum map, also in printer-friendlier and universal vtt formats.

  • If this product earns Silver metal status, I will add a new map for the City of the Dead encounter with will-o-wisps - Unlocked! Added high-resolution will-o-wisp encounter map, also in universal vtt format. Updated the adventure with Haunted supernatural region from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.


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Alexander G November 11, 2021 7:12 am UTC
Hey Eugene! Did you ever think of writing a follow up adventure? I have a vision of a hags hunt, led by the Phylunds, to hunt down Ursula ... :)
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Eugene M November 15, 2021 10:58 am UTC
Hey Alexander, thank you for the interest! Writing a follow-up definitely sounds like a fun idea and I would love to do it someday.

For now, I am busy with writing Ravenloft campaign together with other authors, so don't know when I will have time to do anything else :)
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Eugene M January 26, 2021 8:16 am UTC
Alright, we achieved the second stretch goal - Silver best seller! I will do a new round of editing, add a battle map for will-o-wisp encounter at the cemetery and incorporate Haunted Supernatural Region from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything.
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