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Watchers in the Dark, 4th-Level One Shot (5E)

A meteorite has crashed into the countryside, and now vicious enemies prowl the night. Can the characters put a stop to the sinister force that is causing savage animal attacks and a growing list of missing people?

Watchers in the Dark is a cosmic horror one-shot adventure for 4th-level characters. It takes about 3-4 hour to complete and includes:

  • A horrifying discovery beneath a meteorite crater

  • Three new monsters: two variant ankhegs and an alien being, the mind-shard

  • Combat cards for each monster, PC, and special treasure

  • Gorgeous, hand-drawn maps by Jake from Beware the Wizard

Grab this adventure at a reduced price in the Bundle of Horror!

Note, this is a digital PDF product that we email to you.

Video walkthrough of the adventure below.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Really good

I found it a really good and cool adventure.

Gregory Reynolds
Great one shot

This one shit has everything you need to run with almost zero prep. My youth group is absolutely enjoying it.

Grayson Cheadle
Super fun one shot with an easy story to expand upon

The central theme of the one shot is really fun to extrapolate into a larger campaign

A lot of fun

I ran this adventure for my first time DMing and it went very smoothly, completing it in 5 hours or so with a party of 3. We are continuing the story now, I am preparing an adventure to go help Iskavol.

An Exciting Horror/Sci-fi Adventure, Even For More Experienced Players

My players love SciFi horror and I hilariously ran this with holiday themes (reindeer, wizards as Christmas elves etc). If your players love this genre, they're going to thoroughly enjoy this 1 shot!

It was fun from the moment I picked up this one shot to the second I put it down. Kelsey's writing really made it all mysterious with the horror vibes with clever build-up and well-placed foreshadowing. It was effortless to make it part of my own adventure world as a spin-off one-shot with a ragtag group. It's also quite easy to make it a continuous story with the supplemented quest suggestions at the end of the 1 shot.

For a busy Christmas day's sake, I took out a couple of combat encounters (as we barely had enough time to finish). My players really liked the amount of roleplay/NPC interactions, the mysterious exploration, and the intense conflict at the end. There's a fair balance of encounters for all types of players to enjoy!