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Once Upon a Winter's Eve: a 5th-level Christmas/Holiday One-Shot

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It's a chilly Winter's Crest in the cozy village of Pinedale as loved ones gather tight, share cocoa, and tell stories of ages past. But when a blizzard strikes the town, Pinedale finds itself drawn into the dreaded domain of a mysterious fey with deadly plans...

In Once Upon a Winter's Eve, enjoy a D&D game over the holidays, with a dark and icy twist. It features:
  • A 4-to-6-hour adventure for 5th-7th level characters set in the frozen forests of Winter. 
  • 18 pages of encounters that can be added or removed for extra time and challenge
  • Three full-color maps, plus a unique monster stat blocks for The Winter Queen, a CR6 fey obsessed with ice and dance.
  • 4 new magic items, including the Everburning Log, Bells of Jingling, Icicle, and Nutcracker, as well as the Harmonite Bladean optional weapon that increases in power if characters join together in song.
  • Encounters with a Frozen Lake, a mid-air battle on the back of a dragon, and a ballroom fight atop a mountain's edge. 
This adventure is perfect for a short holiday game--whether set in your Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign or as a standalone adventure filled with warmth and good cheer, it touches on classic holiday themes while still remaining a true monster-filled D&D adventure.
This adventure was made as part of the RPG Writer's Workshop.


 
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Nicolas D December 22, 2020 7:29 pm UTC
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Hey, great adventure! It seems like a CR is missing for the Ice Sculpture. Could you let me know what it is?
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Aaryan B December 22, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
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They're effectively reflavored zombies, so CR of 1/4 should be appropriate
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Nicolas D December 22, 2020 10:31 pm UTC
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Ah great, that's what I had assumed, thanks!
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Payton B December 21, 2020 11:39 pm UTC
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Purchased this, but the only files available for download are the zipped map jpgs. Where do I get the actual adventure pdf? I tried purchasing it again and that did not work either...
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Aaryan B December 22, 2020 1:16 am UTC
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Something wonky happened when I updated the files this afternoon, and somehow the re-uploaded PDF got dropped. Thanks for letting me know! I jus re-uploaded, so it should be working properly shortly.
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Payton B December 22, 2020 9:38 am UTC
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Ah, yes! Thank you for the quick response, the files are correct now. :)
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Cash R December 21, 2020 11:36 am UTC
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Do you have a gridless version of the maps? I'm trying to get the Pinedale map to line up on a 70px VTT, but for the life of me I can't get all of the squares to line up to a grid.
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Aaryan B December 22, 2020 1:16 am UTC
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Added!
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Cash R December 22, 2020 10:20 am UTC
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Thanks! However, it looks like the uploaded no grid maps are the grid/gridless versions of the lake of frost, and the gridless pinedale! Just missing the waltz!
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Albanida A December 21, 2020 11:31 am UTC
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Hey there,
in the description of Chapter 2 Bird Calls are mentioned. But I don't see it somewhere else. What's behind those calls?
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Cash R December 17, 2020 10:09 am UTC
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In the PDF, it says the adventure is for 5th-6th level characters but on the store page it says 5th-7th level characters. A minor thing, but which one is more accurate?
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Aaryan B December 17, 2020 7:19 pm UTC
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A good catch that needs to be updated. The adventure itself is fairly flexible, but it sits best at 5th-6th. 7+ is possible if you run every encounter presented in the book, but players might find certain challenges and monsters more easily than intended.
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