Four Seasons in One Day

Pathfinder
CR 13
By SB

This encounter, which I named after the Neil Finn song, is very flexible depending on the level of your campaign and the materials you have available.  The general gist of the encounter is as follows; feel free to adjust it

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Rage of the Slain

Pathfinder
CR 3
By Siegez

The players will approach the Shaman in his own hut, likely within an Orc camp they probably had to fight through. He is feeble and unable to leave his throne; however he manipulates the spirits of those he has slain

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CONTEST #1: 3, 2, 1…Blastoff!

Time for our first official encounter submission contest!  Here’s the lowdown:

Theme:

In honor of the launch of Epic Encounters, the theme for this contest is “3, 2, 1…Blastoff!”  The only restriction for submissions is that they must be a combat encounter of Level/Challenge Rating 3, 2, or 1.  Otherwise, you are free to choose the system, terrain, monsters, and other aspects of the encounter.  Boss fight in a dungeon?  Gang of goblins on the plains?  Let’s see what you’ve got!

NOTE:  We’re still taking any encounters that you want to submit, but those that meet the criteria for the contest will be automatically considered for the prize.

Deadline:

The deadline for submissions will be 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US) on October 16, 2013.  You’ve got a month.

Judging:

For this contest, the editors of the site will be selecting two winners from all eligible entries.  While other contests will not necessarily use this judging system, we have chosen to use it for the first contest.

Prizes:

Mystery prizes!  The two Editor’s Choice encounters will win a role-playing game related prize.  What is it?  Only one way to find out!

Other Rules:

  1. All encounters must be submitted through the submission form on the Epic Encounters website.
  2. There is no limit to the number of submissions each user may submit.
  3. Only encounters that meet the stated criteria for entry will be judged.
  4. All submissions are subject to the Epic Encounters Terms of Use.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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Six Candles Riddle

Pathfinder
CR 1
By Siegez

Players solve a simple riddle to enter a portal to the Plane of Shadow, leading them into a spiral hallway with an exit at the other end.

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Green Thumb Rescue

Pathfinder
CR 3
By Griznak

This tree survives by capturing large animals and people and slowly consuming them. A Knowledge (Nature) or Knowledge (Local) DC 15 check will reveal that the tree can be appeased by offering it a more hearty snack. Attacking the tree will almost certainly result in the old man’s death. Perhaps a cow, deer or any other animal or person who’s larger than the frail old man might tempt the tree to let him go.

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Crypt of the Reappearing Bones

Pathfinder
CR 1
By SB

The party enters the crypt pictured in the map, and the door magically closes and seals behind them as they enter. The room is lit sufficiently with torches to allow normal sight. On the map, there is a stone pillar

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The Man And The Mimic

Pathfinder
CR 4
By SB

The party is approached by a man riding on a wagon with a treasure chest on the back. The encounter takes place on a stretch of road; to add spice to the encounter, add difficult terrain and/or cover on and around the road.

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Bees in a Bag

Pathfinder
CR 5
By Siegez

The players stumble upon a band of Orc raiders in a burned out village. One of the Orcs throws a bag with a hornet’s nest in it at the players.

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Dolly Dearest

Pathfinder
CR 4
By VZ

The party stumbles across the skeletal remains of a human. The skeleton is in tact except for a small hole located on its skull. There are, however, 2 objects of note near the skeleton. An old rusted hammer and a porcelain doll. The doll is in remarkable quality.

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An Underground Oddity

Pathfinder
CR 2
By Pieh

Your path’s angle changes up ahead. Beyond, you can hear a constant grating sound of stone on stone with heavier strikes every few seconds. As you come around the corner you spot a man-sized rock formation repeatedly bumping into a wall of solid stone. The creature notices you (One within 60ft, due to tremorsense) and turns to flee, dragging the right side of its body against the rock wall as it goes.

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