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A 5th Edition 3-adventure arc that requires no DM!
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Blood Queen's Defiance (BQD) is a 5th Edition adventure path for five characters of 1st-4th level. This three-adventure path requires no set dungeon master (DM). The three adventures included in this product can run independently or as a connected arc. 

The Three Adventures Included are:

The Raid on Oakvale - The party is visiting the sleepy village of Oakvale when it is attacked by the forces of the enigmatic Blood Queen. 

The Cursed Spire - The party discovers the abandoned tower of an archmage who hasn't been seen for weeks, though strange noises and lights have been reported by the locals. 

The Warrens of the Blood Queen - The party must journey deep underground to confront the mysterious Blood Queen and save the region from certain destruction. 

Each adventure comes with:

  • 2 nonrandom start/end encounter cards (6 total)
  • 5 combat encounter cards (15 total)
  • 5 puzzle encounter cards (15 total)
  • 5 roleplay encounter cards (15 total)
  • 5 skill challenge cards (15 total)
  • 5 wild cards (15 total)

That's 81 encounter cards and a game manual detailing them.

Who was the Blood Queen's Defiance written for?

  • DMs who want a break, or who would like a turn as a PC
  • Groups without a DM
  • Groups that would have to cancel a session due to player and/or DM absence
  • Adventurous gamers who would like to try something new 

How does this DM-less adventure work?

We've written a typical 5e adventure, but instead of publishing it in a book for one DM to read and run for their group, we've taken the encounters and placed them on cards. The group then divides those cards up among themselves and chooses the encounters that will make up the night's adventure. The encounters are divided into five categories: Combat, Puzzle, Roleplay, Skill Challenge, and Wildcard. 

The players then take turns running their chosen encounters for the rest of the group, controlling their character as normal. 

Benefits of a DM-less adventure 

  • 75 encounters to choose from
  • Players control the type of encounters played
  • Choose an adventure length that meets your group's needs
  • Thousands of possible adventure combinations
  • Excellent replay value

Want to see more?

Watch the Demo (a spoiler-free prequel!), recorded by the cast of Dragons and Things: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/460112852 

The cast of Dragons And Things playing The Blood Queen's Defiance on Twitch!
The cast of Dragons And Things playing The Blood Queen's Defiance on Twitch!
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$40 Premium Box Set and PDFs option
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$85 Digital Bundle and PDFs option
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$100 Premium Box Set + Digital Bundle + Print & Play PDFs option
$125 Retailer 5 X Box set (no PDF) option
$125 Retailer 5 X Box set (no PDF) option

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The Limitless Design Team

Limitless Adventures was founded in 2016 by Andrew Hand and Michael Johnson. We've both been gaming for over twenty-five  years and played through every edition of the world's first fantasy  roleplaying  game (seriously, we can't even use the abbreviation?  no?  OK.), and  despite hectic lives, we manage to game together with our friends every week.   

Andy (left) and Mike (right) at Wizard World 2018 in Chicago.
Andy (left) and Mike (right) at Wizard World 2018 in Chicago.

Note: Like all Limitless products, The Blood Queen's Defiance will be produced and printed in the United States.

Risks and challenges

This is our 10th successful Kickstarter (out of 10) and we do not anticipate any issues with this project. Every project has been printed and shipped successfully. The art is complete, and the materials are written. We are using a trusted and experienced US manufacturer to create the boxed sets. We have always delivered, and this project will be no different.

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