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Mike's Free Encounter #93: Baron Von Chop


This is the 93rd in an ongoing series aimed to provide the overworked DM with ready-to run encounters.

The PCs encounter Baron Von Chop and his mechanical wood choppers. Will the heroes triumph or fail by being felled?

The base encounter is CR 3.

The village of Armonk’s celebration of the Winter Purchasing Season includes reviving the snow person Yool (which went horrible once), gathering gingerbread, and cutting down trees of the Friendly Forest to decorate. Unfortunately for the villagers, the wicked Baron Von Chop has decided to cut down the Friendly Forest and sell the trees.

To maximize his profits, the Baron sold all his humanoid wood choppers and servants as slaves and replaced them with magical mechanical wood choppers. After the chopping is done, the Baron plans to use his wood choppers to conquer Armonk, reclaim the trees to resell as wood, and sell the villagers into slavery. This business plan enabled the Baron to secure considerable funding from hedge fund investors, although they were initially reluctant to move from hedges to trees.

It includes a history/background for the encounter, maps, and monster stats. The companion ZIP file contains JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid), the Word file of the encounter, and a Fantasy Grounds Unity Module file.


The encounter includes:

  • History/Background for the encounter.
  • Encounter guide
  • New Monsters: Baron Von Chop, wood choppers
  • New Magic Items: Ugly sweater, Red Rider Crossbow
  • Color Maps
  • NPC/Monster Stats


The companion ZIP file contains:

  • JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid).
  • Word file of the encounter.
  • Fantasy Grounds Unity Module with map and NPC.
  • Artwork



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