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DMDave - Shadow Hotel

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Dungeons & Lairs #36: Shadow Hotel

By DMDave and Tom Cartos

Need to set up a session and have little time? Drop this in for play at levels 3, 5, 8, or 11!

Shadow Hotel is a Fifth Edition plug-in adventure for four characters with an average party level (APL) of 3, 5, 8, or 11. This module offers a general guideline on how to scale the adventure for each level. The Breakwater Tavern was once a promising roadside inn for weary travelers—that is until the proprietor decided to ax-murder all of her guests. Now, boarded up and abandoned, there's nothing in that place but darkness. The characters must enter the tavern and cleanse it of its corruption.

As a plug-in adventure, the adventure content serves as drop-in material for game masters who wish to add a dungeon to a preexisting campaign or need a side quest. If you need a hook for this adventure or already have a similar hook, the included Shadow Hotel Hooks table offers details for introducing this adventure to your players. If your campaign does not take place in Omeria, of course, feel free to disregard the factions associated with each hook.


The Breakwater Tavern was once a modest roadside coaching inn but fell into ruin when its owner, Madame Acelina, went mad and began ax-murdering her guests. She disappeared after the incident and was never seen nor heard from again.

The tavern then went through a string of new owners, none of whom could keep the business afloat. The culprit? Odd noises, apparitions, and just a few disappearances. The tavern was haunted.

Now, the business stands boarded up and abandoned, a squalid testament to Madame Acelina's grisly crimes. Lately, however, passing travelers have reported strange sightings within the tavern. Though none can say exactly what they've seen, the reports all have one thing in common: the darkness of that place has been seen to writhe, as if the shadows themselves have come alive.


As a DMDave adventure, you can expect the following features and benefits:

  • Original Artwork. DMDave-brand products include their own original artwork for you to enjoy.
  • Professional Cartography. Tom Cartos maps bring life to every adventure location with remarkable attention to detail.
  • Endless Customization Options. Thanks to their adaptable nature, the Dungeons & Lairs adventures can fit into any campaign setting.
  • Lighting and Vision. Experience all of the awesomeness that is Foundry VTT with fully realized walls, lighting, and NPC vision.

Quick Guide

System: DnD 5E
Starting Level: 3, 5, 8, 11
Length: One-Shot (1 session)
Installation: Module

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