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This is a community for fantasy fans and storytellers where we celebrate fantasy, folklore, and adventure.
You’ve arrived on this page after requesting our free duet adventure, The Penshaw Poisonings. (If that doesn’t describe you, you can return to our main page here, or sign up for your free adventure here.)
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Would you like to take a look around?
In case you wanted some guidance around the site while you’re here, we’ve selected a few of our most popular posts for you to peruse.
Starting your duet
If your duet partner is a bit reticent about playing, we have a post for that too! But don’t worry! It took almost a year of Jonathan asking me to play before I finally agreed to try it out, and now it’s one of our favorite things to do together!
Tips for Players
And, if you need any help with your character, we talk about how to create your PC (player character), determining your character’s motivation, and have created a list of backstory questions to get you started.
There are some really cool adventures in the D&D Duet Shop that we’d love for you to check out! Our two favorites are the bundles you’ll find below.
The first, Land of Vampires: Slipping into Shadow is a full duet 5e campaign that will take you from level 1 through level 10!
The second is a bundle of adventures that take place across Azuria. These immersive one-shots are the perfect tool for GMs to have at the table. With the variety of locations and hooks, you’re sure to find a fun and exciting adventure for your next gaming session!
Planning and Scaling a Campaign
There are a few different options for your starting point in planning a campaign arc. You might start with a location and build from there or use an NPC or other character as your arc impetus.
When you’re planning an encounter for one-on-one D&D, make sure that you’re taking action economy into account. We’ve collected a few other useful tips for scaling encounters here!
I hope that gives you somewhere to get started! Enjoy your adventures!
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