The Pale Shepherd is a one-shot adventure for Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos for 5e. It can act as a curtain-raiser to the longer Ghoul Island campaign or be played as part of any ongoing fantasy-based Mythos game.
It is intended for a party of four 1st-2nd level characters — several pre-generated characters are provided in the adventure’s appendix.
“A band of weary adventurers learns that evil can lurk in the most hospitable of places when they seek refuge at the Pale Shepherd Inn. To survive a night of terror, the adventurers must risk their lives and sanity to face the horrors of the mythos. Pray that dawn comes soon.”
Join adventurers; Chad, Jacob, Josh, and Seth as DM Travis takes them through the maddening adventure!
“I was up in the hills last week and a goat herder told me he’s just killed a dragon! I mean, I got a good look at it and I don’t know what it was but it weren’t no dragon… wasn’t a bird either. Its beak was full of teeth and its wings were more like bat wings. Tasted okay though!”
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The ritual keeps you alive … for now. But how long will its effects last? Your only hope is to track down the wizard Mustafo who was transported along with you, and who knows the spell of return. Unfortunately, Mustafo has been taken by the Fungi for their dire purposes and your attempt to rescue him have drawn their attention …
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In Dark Worlds, the next Cthulhu Mythos 5e campaign by Sandy Petersen, you and your friends become unwitting pawns caught up in the blunders of a mad ruler. His insane attempt to curry favor with the dread Fungi from Yuggoth results in your being teleported across space to the nightmare world of Yuggoth.