Dungeon of the Mad Mage Reinvented

Next Session: July 21, 2024 4:00 pm

About the Game

Session Length: 3 -
3.5 hours

This campaign will be Dungeon of the Mad Mage with a bunch of homebrew elements. Have you ever entered a dungeon and want to complete it, but can’t because you don’t have enough healing abilities/items or it’s too difficult? Say no more! In this homebrew version there will be save points, safe zones and revival abilities (dare I say…extra lives?). If you are thinking it sounds like a video game, you are partially correct. This campaign is designed so the players have the ability to reach level 20 and complete the whole dungeon if they wish. This will be a high magic content campaign.


Now for the story:


You and your friends are sitting around a table in your house playing D&D. You have been grinding through an abandoned castle that is filled with skeletons and zombies. You finally get to the throne room to find an old decrepit wizard sitting on the throne. When you enter, he begins to speak. “Finally! Someone strong enough has come. You might have what it takes.” He holds out his hand with a scroll in it. “Please take this and complete what I was not able to. Read it out loud,” he says. You take the scroll. Once unrolled, you notice it’s in a language you don’t know. As you look it over the writing slowly blurs and reshapes into words you recognize. You start reading it to the other players. “I, Halaster Blackcloak, the creator of the legendary Dungeon of the Mad Mage, summon you to my dungeon. Survive my labyrinth and you will inherit the power and riches of the dungeon. Now I summon you!”


“Magic forces black and white

Reaching out through space and time

Be you far or be you near

Bring us the reader and the party here!”


As you read the last word, a bright light flashes and the room goes dark. As your eyes adjust to the light you see before you a group of individuals that you don’t recognize. They all look just as confused as you feel. You realize after a couple of seconds you are no longer in your house. Just as panic starts to set in, a loud booming voice fills the space as it begins to speak……….


More info – character creation:

This campaign will require a different approach on character creation. The players are to make a blank character sheet on the DND Beyond campaign provided. No race, class, or level. A questionnaire will be provided to answer, and those answers will determine what your character’s race and class will be. You will need to use your knowledge of D&D and some luck to unravel who and what your character is and what they are capable of.


Where am I? Who are these people/things? Who is Halaster Blackcloak? All will be explained.



About the Game Master

Shawn is a masterful storyteller and world-creator. He puts passion into his games and seamlessly weaves your character into the story. When you play in one of his campaigns, you will be drawn in, enthralled, and entertained.

If you are looking for a place to stretch your imagination, have a dynamic storyline, make new friends and memories, or just de-stress after a long workday…Shawn’s games are the perfect place for you!

Shawn holds in high regard the fact that his games are a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community. It is crucial that all gamers (and gaymers!) have a place to play that is free from fear.