5e Solo Gamebooks has now released Citadel of the Raven, the third in their series of D&D solo adventures. A sequel to Tyrant of Zhentil Keep, Citadel of the Raven is also playable as a standalone adventure, however, there are a few clues and artefacts to be gained in Tyrant of Zhentil Keep, therefore players may wish to start with that adventure before embarking on this new quest. The first solo adventure in this series is titled The Death Knight’s Squire.
Citadel of the Raven is a Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition adventure designed for one level 3 player, without a DM. It can also be played by two players without a DM, as a DM+1 adventure or even as a full DM-led campaign with multiple players, but it is primarily designed for solo players. The written narrative entries in the book serve in place of the dungeon master to guide players through the adventure.
Citadel of the Raven sees your PC embarking on a mission they received in Tyrant of Zhentil Keep from a secret society of warriors known as the Knights of Myth Drannor. What you can expect is a mixture of combat and opportunities for roleplay. Roleplay in the solo PC format means considering each option carefully. It can also mean playing your PC true to form, thinking through the implications of each potential choice and then trying to make the wisest decision possible.
At 588 entries, you can expect a lot of variety from this solo quest. There are several main paths your character could take, and numerous encounters and options on those paths (including short sub-threads designed for specific classes), making the number of possible adventures practically endless. Add to that the characteristics of your class, and the numerous variegated combat encounters, and it’s safe to say that no two run-throughs of Citadel of the Raven will be the same. 24 maps are also included for use with various scenarios throughout the book. At the end of this quest, you will advance to level 4, in anticipation of 5e Solo Gamebooks’ next quest, planned for release in the near future.
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