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The Great Trial: Dunes


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"This pyramid was a delight to plan, design, and build! It was almost as fun as Icingdeath's chase dungeon! I cannot wait to bring the first test subjects to assess the effectiveness  of this level. I hope I will not have many changes to make..." — Aenor Gleenwith

The Great Trial: Dunes is a 5e adventure that provides a challenging survival experience, taking the party from 1st level to 4th level. Set in the Desert of Valor, the party will need to find a way out through the Pyramid of Valor, experiencing exploration, combat, and social interactions on the way. WILL YOUR PARTY SURVIVE?

What's included?

A beautifully laid out 58-page PDF containing stunning artwork and:

  • A hexcrawl experience in the desert
  • A multi-level pyramid (dungeon)
  • 2 new creatures
  • 1 new spell
  • 7 new magic items
  • 20 unique maps, 69 total with different versions that include grid or gridless and light or dark versions

This nets you over 12 hours of fun!

Feedback or comments on the adventure are most welcome!

The Team

The product was written by Christian ZeuchJoe Gaylord and Nathan Doyle and edited by Jack Weighill. Christian Zeuch managed the project and created the maps and the layout.

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The Great Trial Products

Dunes is part of a best-selling series of The Great Trial products, all of them providing challenges and trials brought to the characters by Aenor Gleenwith, a powerful wizard who intends to leave his mark in the world beside Acererak and Halaster. 

Do you like to challenge your party? Make sure to check these out!! Find the other two modules here.

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Thony D July 16, 2022 9:20 am UTC
This is a wonderful looking adventure, but I have to ask/point out; I can't seem to find where it indicates that players are actually supposed to level up. It says it uses milestone leveling and that the module will indicate when characters level up, but I can't seem to find these actual points. Is this a blunder or am I missing something?
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Christian Z July 17, 2022 2:53 pm UTC
Hi Thony, thanks for the heads up, I uploaded a new PDF with the information.
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Thony D July 17, 2022 9:03 pm UTC
Does it take time for the product to update? Because it's still the same PDF. Just curious because this is a GREAT adventure and I really want to run it.
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Christian Z July 17, 2022 10:36 pm UTC
I think I downloaded the updated PDF and forgot to put it in the correct folder.
It should hopefully be fine now, the new information is at page 5.
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Thony D July 18, 2022 12:30 am UTC
Thank you very much! My players are very excited for this, but I didn't want them to gain levels too quickly, or too late. Thank you for the general guideline!
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Christian Z July 18, 2022 3:46 pm UTC
You are welcome! Glad that you liked it!
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