Dungeon Crawl Classics #7:
An Adventure for Character Levels 5-7
The Secret of Smuggler's Cove
Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were
there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the
20th level? Those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics don't waste your
time with long-winded speeches, weird campaign settings, or NPCs who aren't
meant to be killed. Each adventure is 100% good, solid dungeon crawl, with
the monsters you know, the traps you fear, and the secret doors you know
are there somewhere.
In this adventure, the coastal village of Fair Haven needs the characters'
help. For decades, Fair Haven has relied upon its lighthouse to guide merchant
vessels into port. But on a recent stormy night, the lighthouse suddenly
failed. The trading ship Nymph's Kiss was dashed on the rocks, and smugglers
have already raided the wreck. Somebody has to restore the lighthouse,
but the locals are afraid to go near because it shows all the signs of
being haunted. Yet there might be more to the story, since there's something
living in the sea caves below...
Rules Set: d20 v3.5.
Five levels of adventure with 56 keyed map locations, which lead the PCs
through the hidden mysteries of Smuggler's Cove.
Three player handouts that help decipher the adventure's secrets.
Stats and background material for the village of Fair Haven and its prominent
Áereth Map Grid: MM4.
Writer: Chris Doyle
EN World fan review:
5 stars. “The module is very well written and presented.”
4 1/2 stars. "The module is very well written and presented... I also liked
how the author gave class levels to many of the monsters/opponents. Beyond
the fact that this makes the monsters unpredictable, power wise (since
players don't always expect monsters with classes), it makes scaling the
adventure easier - you can take away or give levels fairly easily."
Front Cover Artist: Chuck Whelon
Back Cover Artist: William McAusland
Interior Artists: Jason Edwards, William McAusland, Brad McDevitt
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons
GMG5006, 40 pages, $11.99.
Features retro-style hand-painted cover art, both front and back!
There's more than just smugglers in those caves... but no one knows
Don't make the smugglers mad -- you don't want to end up like this
When you find a mysterious bottle, uncorking it isn't always the best