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The Test of High Sorcery

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The Test of High Sorcery

A 4th level adventure to play alone or with friends!


So you want to be a Mage of High Sorcery? To join the esteemed organization, you must travel to the Tower of Wayreth and undertake the most important event in your life—the harrowing Test of High Sorcery! If you can survive where so many aspiring mages have failed, you will forever bind your soul to the Gods of Magic and gain access to untold arcane secrets.

 

The Test of High Sorcery is the perfect adventure for new and veteran players looking to experience Dungeons & Dragons in a new way! It is a solo adventure, where your choices have meaningful consequences, but it also provides balanced rules to play with a group or a Dungeon Master. This 154-page tome features:

  • A sprawling adventure that fits perfectly as an expansion to any Dragonlance campaign, Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen, or as a stand-alone replayable experience

  • A tale full of sorcerous intrigue, featuring many new characters alongside iconic favorites like Fistandantilus, Takhisis, Fizban the Fabulous, and the Gods of Magic

  • Innovative Destiny and Trait mechanics make your choices really matter—and ensure every mage’s Test of High Sorcery is a unique experience

  • Over 60 possible outcomes to determine which Order of High Sorcery you join and provide compelling new plot hooks for your character during future adventures

  • Dozens of unique locations with rich stories and sorcerous challenges that Dungeon Masters can use to create their own version of the Test of High Sorcery

  • New magic items and stat blocks, with mechanics that support clever use of enemies’ weaknesses and the environment against them

  • Four gorgeous sample characters, with interactive character sheets designed to be new-player friendly so that you can jump right into the story

  • A detailed primer on the history of Krynn and how it relates to the Mages of High Sorcery

  • A community survey when you finish to let you see how you compare to other mages taking their Tests of High Sorcery

This adventure is a huge project of the heart by veteran D&D writers and longtime Dragonlance fans Donathin Frye and Kienna Shaw! You can check out their previous solo adventure To Hell & Back Again—the Platinum best-selling and best-reviewed adventure in the Descent Into Avernus storyline!
 
 
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 The Test of High Sorcery provides a comprehensive introduction on how to play this unique adventure,
including the unique Destiny and Trait mechanics, a brief history of Krynn,
and balanced rules for inviting others to play along with you.
 
 
 
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 Meet dangerous and intriguing NPCs who will present trials that require you to
find clever solutions and make high-risk decisions to determine your fate!
 
 
 
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 Thrilling and streamlined combat rules allow you to encounter new takes on classic creatures and monsters,
where each battle is a test of your problem-solving, magical prowess, and resilience!
 
 
 
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Replay over and over again with more than 60 unique outcomes and hooks for future stories!
 
 
Thanks to Adam from Dragonlance Saga for having Donathin and Kienna on his show to talk about The Test of High Sorcery! Check out Dragonlance Saga on YouTube for an amazing resource celebrating the wonderful world of Dragonlance.

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Matthew H January 30, 2023 5:08 pm UTC
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As I'm going through this (outstanding) product, when I find typos, is this the right place to report them, so they can be fixed in future updates? Or is there a more direct (and less public) way of doing that? I am so excited about this! Dragonlance has needed a product like this for many years.
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Donathin F January 31, 2023 4:15 pm UTC
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If you find anything, please feel free to put them into a Google Doc and send me the link! I keep a log of updates for the next time we revise the book. You can reach out to me on Twitter @DonathinFrye or on my website at www.donathinfrye.com. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy the adventure!
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Matthew H February 01, 2023 5:10 am UTC
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Google doc link sent via your website's contact page. About to write a product review. (Spoiler: this product is awesome!)
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Javier V January 26, 2023 2:56 am UTC
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This adventure was a lot of fun. Are you guys working on any more solo adventures?
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Donathin F January 28, 2023 3:20 pm UTC
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I'm glad you had a great time with it! We're not working on another book right now but may in the future if inspiration strikes. We previously released To Hell and Back Again on this site, another solo adventure in a similar style. You might enjoy that if you haven't played it already!
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Aaron P January 09, 2023 5:03 am UTC
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I have a couple questions
1. At what point would you drop this I ot the SotDQ
2. Is this just meant for the wizards of the group or can the whole party play along
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Donathin F January 09, 2023 2:21 pm UTC
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1. The book's introduction chapter recommends using this with Shadow of the Dragon Queen when the PCs are level 4, shortly before they officially join Kalaman's war efforts. It offers guidance on how to fit it easily into the campaign without needing to change much at all.

2. While the wizard (or mage) is the focus of the adventure, the introduction also provides recommendations on how to run the adventure for a party of 2 or 3 by quickly scaling up certain elements. If your party is larger and they all act as companions during the Test of High Sorcery, you may consider further increasing the difficulty of the encounters.

The full-sized preview of our adventure includes the text for the things you asked questions about if you want to take a closer look. I hope that helps! :)
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Chris M December 28, 2022 12:44 am UTC
Love this idea. Any plans to make a conversion to Fantasy Grounds like you did with "To Hell and Back", I'm planning on running it in FG and would find a conversion helpful. Plus Rob does great work for FG.
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Donathin F December 28, 2022 1:28 am UTC
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Absolutely! We are hoping to convert this adventure for VTTs in the new year.
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Devin E January 06, 2023 6:51 pm UTC
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Any updates on the VTT? Starting this soon with group. I was thinking about running the test at the start of the game. Could I adjust it for level 1?
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Brad B December 14, 2022 2:47 pm UTC
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What is the Mysterious Stranger trait? It’s not in the Trait List or anywhere else in the text other than at A14.
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Donathin F December 14, 2022 4:21 pm UTC
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On A14, you should note the "Mysterious Friend" trait.

We'll be releasing a slightly updated version of the book soon to amend that item and a few others. I hope you enjoy! :)
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Mike T January 13, 2023 1:15 am UTC
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If you update please see A47, first paragraph. Look at the name of the moon. Enjoying the adventure. Playing it before adding into the campaign.
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