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Dungeons & Lairs #36: Shadow Hotel

Author: DMDave

Addon: Content which can be added into any game - new or existing!

Price: $7.99

Dungeons & Lairs #36: Shadow Hotel

By DMDave and Tom Cartos

Need to set up a session and have little time? Drop this in for play at levels 3, 5, 8, or 11!

Shadow Hotel is a Fifth Edition plug-in adventure for four characters with an average party level (APL) of 3, 5, 8, or 11. This addon offers a general guideline on how to scale the adventure for each level. The Breakwater Tavern was once a promising roadside inn for weary travelers—that is until the proprietor decided to ax-murder all of her guests. Now, boarded up and abandoned, there’s nothing in that place but darkness. The characters must enter the tavern and cleanse it of its corruption.

As a plug-in adventure, the adventure content serves as drop-in material for game masters who wish to add a dungeon to a preexisting campaign or need a side quest. If you need a hook for this adventure or already have a similar hook, the included Shadow Hotel Hooks table offers details for introducing this adventure to your players. If your campaign does not take place in Omeria, of course, feel free to disregard the factions associated with each hook.


The Breakwater Tavern was once a modest roadside coaching inn but fell into ruin when its owner, Madame Acelina, went mad and began ax-murdering her guests. She disappeared after the incident and was never seen nor heard from again.

The tavern then went through a string of new owners, none of whom could keep the business afloat. The culprit? Odd noises, apparitions, and just a few disappearances. The tavern was haunted.

Now, the business stands boarded up and abandoned, a squalid testament to Madame Acelina’s grisly crimes. Lately, however, passing travelers have reported strange sightings within the tavern. Though none can say exactly what they’ve seen, the reports all have one thing in common: the darkness of that place has been seen to writhe, as if the shadows themselves have come alive.


As a DMDave adventure, you can expect the following features and benefits:

Quick Guide

System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 3, 5, 8, 11
Length: One-Shot (1 session)
Installation: Add-On
Sheet: D&D 5e by Roll20


Install this Add-On via the dropdown menu in the Game Addons section of the Game Details Page. Select Dungeons & Lairs #36: Shadow Hotel and click on the blue Add to Game button beside the drop-down menu.

Bug and Technical Issue Reporting

If you encounter any bugs or technical issues with this adventure or any of DMDave's adventures on Roll20, visit our Bug Report Page and let us know!

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