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Murder in the Monastery


A classic Whodunnit Puzzle Adventure

Our Heroes are invited to the Monastery of Mystery to investigate the murder of Abbot Illius Greatsong. The priests of this monastery are famous for the keeping and uncovering of secrets. There are six suspects and only one murderer. But the priests – true to the God of Mystery they serve – will not yield their secrets easily. Can our heroes find the murderer? Or will the mystery of the abbot’s demise remain a secret?

Solving the murder mystery will surely be rewarded with answers to some of the questions heroes hold.


  • This adventure module is designed for characters of all levels.
  • In tabletop and virtual tabletop format.
  • Solving the murder should take about two sessions.
  • The adventure involves no combat but offers a lot of different puzzles.
  • Most younger players will find some of these puzzles too difficult.

Can be used with any gaming system and any setting.

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Michael W September 16, 2020 8:19 pm UTC
From the description I was expecting a roleplaying adventure with murder suspects with motives and secrets requiring an investigation. That is not what this is. It is a series of puzzles on paper (such as a maze, a word find, and "optimal sheep placement" in a field of shrubs). A preview would have been helpful.
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paul C September 17, 2020 2:50 pm UTC
Sorry to hear it wasn’t what you were expecting. I did set up this title to show a preview but I now see it isn’t showing. I’ll try to fix that. And you are right, this adventure is very much puzzle oriented as are most of my products. I don’t use investigation checks because I wanted it to be system agnostic. Not all systems have a mechanic for investigation and finding clues through solving puzzles works with any gaming system.

To clarify: The npcs do all have motives. You have to figure out who was where at the time of the murder, and you have to figure out who is lying about their whereabouts. That’s really a puzzle in and of itself. But to get the clues needed you also have to solve additional puzzles.

You could substitute the puzzles with investigation checks to get the information. But if players fail these checks they won’t have all the info needed to solve the murder, which is a problem a lot of adventures that use checks suffer from. It’s really frustrating for...See more
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This title was added to our catalog on September 15, 2020.