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Name Adventurer Levels Integration Preparation Time Play Time
Basement Drug Lab 1-2 Any organization or society that has a criminal element, works with the criminal element or has a narcotics background can have a drug laboratory. This one is hidden in a city or town of moderate to large size. The best way to introduce the quest to a game is to have the players gain initial hints of the laboratory's existence and then have them investigate further, until they gain access to the laboratory itself. The players can also be given the quest by a law-enforcing party.

The basement drug lab quest is best played as part of a Years of Gold campaign, since the flavor has been tailored to match that setting. It can be adapted to any style and setting with only minor changes, however, considering the ubiquity of drugs in most settings. Remember to change the goblin stats to standard D&D stats, since the stats used here are for Pansaerian goblins.

15 min 30 min to 1 hour
Belzack 3-5 This town has always suffered from goblin attacks, but never so frequently or relentlessly. The addition of zombies to the list of attackers is unsettling as well, and the village will reward players that can figure out the root of the problem and resolve it. 30 mins 1+ hrs
Black Metal, Red Blood (Steampunk Adventure)
Chasing Charity 1-5 A thief has stolen something from one of the players! After chasing her, the players realize that more is at stake then meets the eye. 15 — 30 mins 1 0.5 ½+ hrs
Crimson House 5-7 Crimson House is designed thematically around the Years of Gold campaign setting: the characters, creatures and places in it are all part of the setting. That said, the quest needs only slight variation to fit the needs of any gaming group or setting. Pay extra attention to making sure the creatures fit standard D&D, since Years of Gold uses several variant rules and modified features.

The backdrop of the quest is a particularly wicked bordello, which means two things: first, only a city and setting dark enough to accommodate these features can support the quest; and second, make sure everyone in your group can handle the setting. There's never shame in saying no to playing something that makes you feel uncomfortable or bad.

30 min 1 to 2 hours
Damsel in Distress 13-17 Salicia, the daughter of a rich and powerful ruler of the town of Miryth has been kidnapped by a band of brigands. Arakith, the lord of the town, has put up notices beseeching adventurers to find and rescue his daughter. It turns out, however, that more is at stake than just her rescue! 30 mins — 1 hr 2 0.5 ½+ hrs
Darrin Drader's "The Cult of Tharizdun" 9-12 Regardless whether the PCs face the cult of Tharizdun while they are attacking a local populace or while they are investigating the disappearance of local people who will serve as sacrifices, they realize that this cult is nothing but trouble to its lands. 30 mins — 1 hr 3+ hrs
Desert Jewel 5-7 A powerful mage rules over a barren desert realm. He has asked the party to return ancient artifacts in exchange for payment and the right to keep some of the items that they find. Travel and adventure await the party! 30 mins — 1 hr 2+ hrs
Purple Obelisk Crypts 1-3 This is a medium sized site based adventure. It's mostly a dungeon crawl, with some horror introduced, where the players are relied upon to destroy the Purple Obelisk so that an ancient vampire cannot reform with the help of a dark cleric named Veothen. 1 0.5 ½+ hrs 2+ hrs
Ritual of Lycanthropy Varies An alternative path for a player to change into a Lycanthrope. If you are already an evil character, what will destroying the inn you are staying at and everyone staying in it on the full moon mean anyway? You are not here to hide in the shadows, but rather to explain that might will conquer the petty! 1+ hrs 2 0.5 ½+ hrs
Runaway Bride 5-6 A young bride promised to the leader of a powerful Lizardfolk tribe has fled the village and the chief of the tribe wants her back. Who took her? How are you going to get her back? Will she believe you anyway? 30 mins 1+ hrs
Temple of the Rising 7-9 Since the quest takes place in a massive church that's very clearly and singularly devoted to a Sun-flavored god, the Temple of the Rising quest can take place only in an area with a religion large enough to support the church and its following. The religion must also be willing/inclined to support flagellation, fanaticism, single-minded devotion and slaying of intelligent beings.

The strong Pansaerian flavor of the quest and the Years of Gold encounters, creatures and gameplay make the quest hard to integrate to a non-Pansaer setting, but it's not impossible at all. The core of the quest can be used in a variety of settings, along with the battle maps. The creature profiles and themes can be harder to adapt, however, so remember to check them over.

30 min 1 to 4 hours
Tess 1-3 The town is planning on building a temple on bugbear breeding grounds, a cursed crypt which spawns undead every full moon, ogre breeding grounds, and a shrine where kobolds regularly make sacrifices. Working with the residences, can the players make this successful or will the village get eliminated? 5+ hrs 5+ hrs
The Beast Below 8 After the party has been living in Silverrock Castle for a short while, they begin to hear strange noises at night. It sounds as if a rumbling, growling noise is coming from beneath them. Upon attempting to locate the source of the noise, the party follows the sounds to the basement of the building in the southeast corner of the main courtyard. What is going on? Can the players keep living in Silverrock Castle? 30 mins 2+ hours
The Dangerous Druid 1 A fanatical Child Of Winter-wannabe druid makes her home in the Nightwood of Karrnath, deep in an abandoned mineshaft come natural cavern. She targets frontier towns, poisoning the local populations and driving them away. If she can't achieve it subtly, she attacks in the night with her monstrous spider pets, and her dire rat animal companion. Can the players stop her from terrorizing the villages and growing in power? 30 mins 1+ hrs
The Fallen Angel 10-14 Following the discovery of a map with an island labeled "site of the angel's descent" the players sail to the island in question and discover that an angel had descended from Celestia here for an unknown reason. On their arrival, though, the keep is under attack and things are not quite so straightforward as they wished. 2+ hrs 3+ hrs
The Hunt 15-16 A green dragon ransacked a lizardfolk town in retribution for their over-hunting and its problems. The players are asked to assist the lizardfolk tribe in its hunt for the dragon. Where is the dragon? How powerful is it? Is the dragon right, and the lizardfolk are too numerous? Would a twist in the lands be better or can the players not let a evil creature that is more powerful than the lizardfolk town was, but could be a more powerful ally of theirs, reign? 1+ hrs 1 0.5 ½+ hrs
The Price of Failure 13-17 Salicia, the daughter of a rich and powerful ruler of the town of Miryth was kidnapped by a band of brigands, but you failed to save her in the Damsel In Distress! Your party has not lost all hope, and knows that it can still save her and stay on good terms with her dragon father. 30 mins — 1 hr 2 0.5 ½+ hrs
The Wizard's Mansion 3-5 The town's wizard has gone into hiding. After the players get to the wizard, it turns out that he has encountered some problems that require the player's assistance, or his mansion will be further overrun! Can the players help the wizard from being killed and his mansion from being overrun? 1 0.5 ½+ hrs 2 0.5 ½+ hrs
Thumpin the Thuggins 6 Trolls have been harassing merchants, capturing them, and demonstrating their superiority throughout the lands. The players must stop them, their operation, and restore the lands to a state where they can continue to progress. Treasure also seems like a promising find for the player's, in such an operation! 1 0.5 ½+ hrs 3 — 4 hrs
To Build A City 5-20 The long term goal of this campaign is, as the title says, “To Build a City.” Each great city began with a few people finding a nice spot to settle down. This settlement grows and grows, until one day it is a thriving metropolis, a tool used by more powerful factions and nations, or a crumbling ruin overrun by creatures of all sorts. Varies Varies
Zokusho's Sword 12 Hearing of the heroes' exploits, King Marak (of the poor northern kingdom of Anselm) invites the heroes to his court. There, he shares with them reports from his scouts and informants about an ambitious and bloodthirsty orc king, Gnalk, who is ravaging his lands, and asks them to help him. It turns out that he has discovered the mythical sword of Zokusho in a trapped and sealed catacomb beneath Mt. Ellismere, and has dispatched a warband led by his top champion to retrieve the sword. With it, he could easily overrun the weak northern kingdom. The players must not let this happen, or the entire world will be in peril! 2 0.5 ½+ hrs 5+ hrs
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Encounters

Name Integration CR
Abduction next to avillage or small town with humans. the village is average in technology ex laser rifle 14
Black Lake Perfect for a magical dungeon of any sorts! 13
Cursed Zombies Random Encounter or undead lair. Can be used with characters of any level, though 1-4 is usually best. 2
Drow Hunters Random Encounter in the underdark, part of a drow invasion. 8
Galtor's Keys (4e Encounter)
Gnomes and Gnolls A simple random encounter for overland travel. 7
Jumanji
Kevins While the party is wandering about in the woods for whatever reason. Travelling to the nearest town, or looking for their lost horse. It doesn't matter how the encounter comes into play the DM should know the appropriate time to set the scene. 10
Noble Salamander and Iron Golem Good for a Noble Salamander's lair in the Elemental Plane of Fire 14
Pit of blood any dungeon of cave that has something to do with undead and sacrifices 15
Rein of the Necromancer The Necromancer has captured the heroes from destroying his Rein. Will they escape alive?



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