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"For a novice DM (young or old), this is an amazing resource…"


In the frontier stronghold of Purdey’s Rest, rumors of mysterious lost ruins lead a group of young adventurers into the wilderness — and the forgotten dungeons of a legendary dark mage. Facing off against evil bandits, foul undead, and ravenous monsters, the characters seek the rewards of wealth and fame. But before they can claim either, they must survive all the deadly threats of Hazakor’s lost halls.

The Hidden Halls of Hazakor is a starter adventure for fifth edition fantasy roleplaying, written with a special focus on young, beginning Gamemasters of ages twelve and up. In a friendly and straightforward fashion, this adventure explores some of the ways a good fantasy RPG dungeon crawl can be put together. It offers advice on how to just let things happen during a game session, and how to not be overwhelmed by all the directions in which an adventure can go. It talks about how to bring nonplayer characters to life, how to have fun running monsters, and how to challenge the other players and their characters alike. The Hidden Halls of Hazakor is for any player who’s ready to sit in the GM’s chair for the first time — and who is ready to learn some of the tricks and techniques that help all GMs run great games.

The PDF download also includes untagged maps for Purdey's Rest and the Hidden Halls of Hazakor dungeon, making it easy to run the adventure in a virtual tabletop setup. These maps are missing the number key and any features that should initially be known only to the GM (including traps and secret doors).

The Hidden Halls of Hazakor was created with the support of 463 amazing backers on Kickstarter. Thanks to all of you for making this project a reality.

Scott Fitzgerald Gray is a full-time freelance writer, editor, story editor, and RPG designer, whose gaming work covers three editions of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG — including working as an editor on all three core rulebooks and the Starter Set for D&D fifth edition. He’s written and edited upwards of fifty RPG adventures for Wizards of the Coast, Dungeon magazine, Schwalb Entertainment’s Shadow of the Demon Lord, Sly Flourish, Gamehole Publishing, Green Ronin, Frog God Games, and others, as well as producing adventures and gaming supplements under the Insane Angel Studios imprint.

Jackie Musto is a comic creator, illustrator, and educator. She’s been working for nearly a decade creating fantastical worlds, daring adventurers, and monstrous beasts, and spent her childhood lost in roleplaying worlds and games. While playing tabletop games as a teenager, her career path was decided — she wanted to be the person who drew the amazing illustrations that brought those games to life! Now it’s her pleasure to fulfill her dream and help other young folks get entranced and creative with their own ideas and stories. Her webcomics Kay and P (the story of a girl whose best friend is a skeleton) and The Adventures of Lady Skylark (a sky pirate adventure) can be found online.

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Mathew S September 07, 2018 9:37 am UTC
This really is a lovely thing. I've run it a few times now for different kids groups and it plays so well.
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Scott F G September 15, 2018 7:09 am UTC
Awesome to hear. I'm glad so many people are enjoying it.
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Robert A August 31, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
Is there, by chance, a complete/total treasure list available for the entire adventure? Thanks.
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Scott F G September 15, 2018 7:09 am UTC
There isn't, but when I have a moment, I can probably put that together.
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Rory K July 10, 2018 9:23 am UTC
Will there be a PoD version available of this?
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Scott F G July 20, 2018 8:42 pm UTC
Indeed there will! The print proof just came in yesterday, and we’ll be processing print book orders for our Kickstarter backers shortly. Once those are done, the softcover print version will go live.
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