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Puzzles, Predicaments, and Perplexities III


Adventurers need much more than just brute force, magical powers, and nimble moves in order to survive the dangers that await them. A sharp mind is just as important as a sharp sword. When faced with a challenging puzzle, finding the solution can be the difference between victory and defeat.

Puzzles, Predicaments, and Perplexities III is the third volume of the best-selling original Puzzles, Predicaments, and Perplexities series. This volume contains a collection of logic puzzles, brain teasers, and encoded sequences intended to test the problem solving and deductive reasoning of characters and players, as well as two new adventures that connect these puzzles with original storylines. These puzzles are designed to be easily placed into any adventure with no additional work, yet also provide guidance on how Dungeon Masters can customize the details to best fit into their own campaigns.

This title includes:

  • 12 original puzzles for use in your adventures.

  • 2 full-length adventures for characters of all levels that connect the included puzzles with an original story. 

  • A “Perplexity Rating” that provides guidance on the relative difficulty of each puzzle.

  • Instructions on how to scale the difficulty of the puzzles for characters of all levels.

  • Hints for each puzzle to guide players towards the solution without simply giving it away.

  • Guidance for customizing the puzzles to fit into your own adventure, campaign, or original world.

  • Optional “Raise The Stakes” sidebars for making puzzles more deadly.

  • 3 original maps suitable for in person or online play.

  • 7 original hand-outs that help visualize the layout, inscriptions, and arrangements involved with some of the puzzles.

  • 5 unique magical items that can be found within the included puzzles and adventures.

Shattered Sword   Smoke Signals   The Forge Map   Back Cover

Also check out the other best-selling volumes of Puzzles, Predicaments, and Perplexities!

Puzzles One    Puzzles Two

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Randolph P May 20, 2022 6:36 pm UTC
Can someone explain the Starway puzzle to me? Where does that order come from? I bought all three of these books and that's the only puzzle that doesn't make sense to me with all the information at hand.
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Steve "Jaspor" O May 20, 2022 8:29 pm UTC
Hi Randolph! Thanks for your support. :)
So it turns out we left out a pretty important table for this puzzle during the layout stage. Oops!
The missing piece here is that the party needs to actually spell out of each of the possible numbers - zero through nine - and then alphabetize them.

"Eight" is the first alphabetically, "five" is second, and so on, and "zero" is last. That's how you get that order of which star to step on for each step.
Sorry for the confusion, and hope this helps!
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Randolph P May 21, 2022 10:52 pm UTC
That makes so much more sense!! I knew there had to be something missing; every other puzzle made total sense to me and have been so great to work with!

Thanks for the info. :)
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Mats L December 27, 2021 9:19 am UTC
adding my name to the list of people that wants a three volume PoD :D
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Jayme A January 19, 2021 6:07 am UTC
Are there any plans to release all three volumes as a single POD?
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Steve "Jaspor" O January 19, 2021 2:02 pm UTC
No plans at this time.
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Zuilin's G November 18, 2020 7:13 am UTC
FG version?
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Steve "Jaspor" O November 18, 2020 2:10 pm UTC
In the works. :)
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Trevor A January 02, 2021 7:10 am UTC
Hi Kent,
The FG version has been released. Enjoy!
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