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5e Solo Gamebooks presents The Death Knight’s Squire by Paul Bimler, a 100+ page solo adventure for D&D Fifth Edition, set in the Forgotten Realms. This adventure has been created for individual play without a dungeon master, and is is a great way to scratch your D&D itch between regular adventures with your DM. Or, it can serve as a way for a player who cannot find a group to get a taste of the game.

  • “Definitely worth every dollar and more. The amount of work that has been put into this is incredible. You will most assuredly have fun adventuring ‘Solo Style’.” -Josh Lambert
  • “If, as I did, you cut your teeth on Fighting Fantasy or Lone Wolf gamebooks, you will definitely enjoy playing this solo D&D Adventure!” David Bond
  • "Definitely a great substitute for group play." -Travis Dickens
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The Death Knight’s Squire is the first in a series of solo, DM-less adventures. Unlike standard gamebooks, 5e Solo Gamebooks include a map / token dynamic to make the experience more like full tabletop gaming. Sections of the map are revealed as the Player moves through the adventure, encountering monsters, items and other occurences.

The Roll20 version contains clickable links that move you between your choices, keeping you fully immersed. With over 350 separate narrative entries, as well as varied combat encounters, there are innumerable paths your quest could take! Another difference from standard gamebooks is that you roll up your own Player, just like in a normal D&D quest.

No need for a printer with the Roll20 version! Each entry is contained in cross-linked handouts, allowing you to navigate through the adventure fully immersed in the text. All maps have been fully set up in-game, and all creatures have been set up on click-to-roll character sheets to drag in whenever the adventure calls for it.

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The Death Knight’s Squire has been extensively playtested by experienced players of 5e D&D, and includes combat, opportunities for spellcasting, use of diverse class feats / skills and more. The quest should take about 2-4 hours and is designed to be as close to the experience of playing with a DM as possible. (NOTE: It can also easily be played by two players, or run as a full party adventure with a DM and multiple players).

So read the introduction to the Adventure Booklet (do this first), roll up a new Level 2 Character (try using Roll20's D&D Charactermancer to build your character in-game) and let’s get playing! And when you're done, be sure to check out the other books in the series. The sequel to Death Knight's Squire is Tyrant of Zhentil Keep. Keep an eye out for MORE Solo D&D Roll20 VTT Content from 5e Solo Gamebooks!

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Which Character Sheet should I use? All D&D 5e content on Roll20 uses the D&D 5e by Roll20 character sheet.

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James B May 17, 2023 9:47 pm UTC
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ROLL20 did not load any of the maps
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Paul B May 30, 2023 12:10 am UTC
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Hi James. Thanks for the heads up. I will contact the Roll20 team now and get them to have a look.
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Paul B June 12, 2023 11:19 pm UTC
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So James, I've talked to the Roll20 team, and they have said that the maps are loading fine their end when they do a test run... have you perhaps tried a different browser. Also, if you have time, you could file a bug report at the following address:
https://roll20partners.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
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JOHN S February 19, 2023 9:55 pm UTC
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THANK YOU! for this Roll20 conversion. Please convert your other solo adventures to this VTT format. Thank you for putting out such exciting & meaningful content. For those that love solo adventures, or don't have the option of leveling a character with a group, we appreciate you & what you are doing.
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Paul B July 27, 2023 6:51 am UTC
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Thank you for those words John! That means a lot :) I know this comment was made a while ago, but it really resonates when I hear that people are having fun playing these, and they are helping people enjoy the hobby :) Thank you!!!
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Mitch P February 18, 2023 10:29 pm UTC
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Thought I would try it out on roll20. Same experience as others. Map 1 and 9 are corrupt
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Paul B February 23, 2023 5:32 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up. Will get it sorted pronto.
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Paul B February 23, 2023 5:52 pm UTC
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Curious - are you using the Page View (the paper icon at the top of the page) to load the maps? Or clicking "Maps" to the right of the screen.
It might seem a bit counterintuitive, but I think Page View (at the top) is where you want to go.
Please keep me updated as to your progress.
If you are still having problems, could I ask you to contact Help Desk? I write these adventures, but I'm only minimally involved in their Roll20 conversions.
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wes L February 17, 2023 5:04 pm UTC
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a couple of maps wont load
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Paul B February 23, 2023 5:34 pm UTC
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I'm on it. Thanks for letting me know
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Corey T February 17, 2023 2:52 am UTC
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The very first map you load into, Map 1 Corrupts when loaded on roll 20. So have to figure out where you are moving your character blind
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