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The Dying Wish


The Dying Wish

Check out the exciting new Adventure from The Story Scholar! It's a midevil murder mystery that takes your characters on a wild adventre through many environments above and below ground, and introduces a host of NPC's, good and evil.


The PC’s are summoned far north to investigate a mysterious massacre at a mountain kingdom that is surrounded by many possible culprits. Their investigation leads to a wild trail of murders that takes them through the forest, mountains, deep into the underground, and eventually a Gnomish mining metropolis! As the party follows the trail, they will slowly start to piece together the killer’s identity, motive, and eventually face off against the terrifying villain, in order to restore the land back to normal.

Someone or something wishes death, and someone else has a dying wish!

Challenge Rating

This Adventure is designed for a tier 2 party; 3-5 characters (4-8th level). It can reasonably be completed in two game sessions, about 4 hours each. 

Adventure Features:

  • Compelling storyline that builds in anticipation
  • Well timed balance of adventuring and battle
  • Variety of enemy types
  • Developed villain backstory
  • 100% compatible with the Monster's Manual (for 5th edition DnD)
  • Brand new enemy class with stat block included 
  • Cutom maps designed for use with minatures or Fantasy Grounds (or Roll20)

About The Story Scholar

My name is Tony, and I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons since 2nd Edition… so a really long time! Outside of that, I’m a video producer, who’s cultivated a strong sense of storytelling. The DnD adventures I write are meant to model the storytelling nature found in cinema. I’ve set out to achieve this by developing a rich villain backstory, exciting plot, and events that build in anticipation as they approach the climax of the story. I want this adventure to go much deeper than “hack & slash”, and actually compel your players on an emotional level. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thinking into the story in hopes this product creates a spellbinding game experience, and makes you look like a rock star DM!


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MICHAEL B December 24, 2020 8:26 pm UTC
Tony, like other poster, I am questioning the pricing of your module. It currently is priced higher than some official sourcebooks. A 30-some page home brew adventure should retail for 3-5 dollars on average. Also, before I'd pay that much for one, I'd want a few more pages to sample.
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Story S December 28, 2020 5:59 pm UTC
Hey Micheal, thanks for the message. Looks like I had made a mistake in my pricing when I uploaded it (it’s my first time using this platform).
Please find the new pricing.
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jaimie D December 23, 2020 10:57 pm UTC
Is that price right or is there an extra 2?
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Story S December 28, 2020 6:09 pm UTC
Jaimie, you were right, there was correction needed with the price. It’s all updated now. Thank you for the comment :)
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This title was added to our catalog on December 23, 2020.