Santa Claus vs The Body Snatchers is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for three to five characters of 6th to 9th level, and it is optimized for four characters with an average party level (APL) of 7. Characters who complete this adventure should earn half the experience necessary to reach the next level. The adventure is setting independent and can easily be inserted into any campaign world of your choice so long as you don’t mind a dose of Christmas themes and science fiction in your adventures.
Body snatchers captured Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and even the reindeer. Thanks to their ability to take on the form of any creature they’ve seen, these aliens from beyond now look exactly like the North Pole’s most famous denizens. They’ve even claimed Santa’s famous sack of toys, his flying sleigh, and the naughty-or-nice-list.
Why have they decided to do this? The answer is obvious: they wish to break into the guild houses of adventurers all over the land and steal their gear and magic items. With no gear to fight back, the adventurers won’t be able to thwart the body snatchers’ future plans (which, frankly, are too unspeakable to share in this short background section, lemme tell you!). And since they look like Father Christmas, no one will think to question it.
Currently, the body snatchers are holed up in a cluster of shops in a northern city. At the cluster’s heart lies a secret hideout once inhabited by bandits (who the body snatchers ate, obviously). They are holding captive the jolly fat man, his wife, and staff at the hideout. Once the body snatchers fully execute their plans, it's curtains for Saint Nick and the gang.
So far, no one’s caught on to the body snatchers’ plot—that is until the body snatchers, in disguise, came upon the Snowtalon Orc clan. The Snowtalon clan’s village was the faux Santa Claus’ last stop just before the light of Christmas morning. The orcs—who rise with dawn—discovered coal in their stockings. Knowing in their hearts they’d been good little boys and girls that year, the orcs believed something was amiss right away, and took to their giant snow owl mounts. They tracked the fake Santa and downed his sleigh with a few well-placed javelin throws.
The orcs are closing in—they want answers, and they want them now.
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System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 7
Length: 2-3 hours
Sheet: D&D 5E by Roll20
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