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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 17 reviews
Christopher Eck

An absolute blast. Easily modified. Super creative.

Great Adventure, simple to run

The layout of the documents give enough information in just a glance in order to say exactly what is needed to say, and still gives the DM/GM plenty of freedom to interpret and convey that information however they want to.
The enemies are all structured in an easy-to-understand way where you can easily refer to the PHB/DMG/etc in order to find their stat blocks, and for the custom made stat blocks, well, they're all written in the document.
The adventure suggests 4-5 players, but when I ran it with 4 players, they struggled and even got TPK:d by the final fight. Of course there may be different reasons, but it felt like it could have been either the book/me conveying the arena in a good way so that the players understand what's important, or that there are simply too many monsters. I think it's a mix of both, as I did see the enemies really had the upper hand on action economy.

The only things that can be improved upon for my preferences are:
* Include monster art tokens for VTTs
* Adjust the encounter balance. Maybe suggest what can be added/removed for harder or easier fights.

Jeff K
Creative, challenging and fun!

A creative, challenging and fun adventure!

Very well written and easy to run

I enjoyed the format a lot and had no problems running it, thanks to the many helpful hints through out the module.
The combat seemed pretty tough for a level 4 group and I thought that progressing to the final part was hard to justify for my group since it involves putting themselves into a very disadvantageous position.
Otherwise a was very happy and will definitely try more of the one shots in the future!

Really good

I found it a really good and cool adventure.