Free Launch Issue – Lairs (PDF)


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A sea giant wreaks havoc along the coast, plundering ships on their way to Hopewell Harbor. In Silverton, local children have gone missing, lured into a secret prison containing a failed experiment. Something stirs in the mines at Mount Temper, which is living up to its name. An orc warlord has gathered a horde under her banner while wielding a divine power. Four Big Bads. Four amazing lairs!

The Kickstarter launch issue of Crucible was designed to showcase everything we wanted the magazine to become, and it became so much more! Snag your FREE copy and experience the beginning of it all!

This issue brings you four new compelling adventures, six magic items to place into any campaign, two new subclasses, three adaptable adventure seeds, and traveling encounters to expand your adventure days. Plus a four-page comic, the Dear Direlords advice column, and a Hot Seat interview with Luke Gygax!

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Inside Crucible Magazine Issue #000

Four New Adventures

  • Sea Giant’s Cove (3rd-level)
  • Draxorn Delve (13th-level )
  • Prison of the Arachlex (6th-level)
  • The Heavenly Horde (8th-level)

Adventuring Days

Fill your travel days with new and exciting encounters as the party travels from town to dungeon and back again!

The Bloodboard

The Bloodbound Quest Board is full of new quests, including a city needing a cure for magic, two kingdoms on the brink of war, and a disgraced knight seeking redemption for his holy order.

Player Options

Two new subclasses introduce the School of Summoning, a wizard subclass with empowered elemental familiars, and a ranger archetype, the Dungeon Strider, who specializes in finding their way through the dangers of ancient crypts and ruins.

Character Backgrounds

We have three new and exciting player backgrounds that compliment the new Dungeon Strider archetype or any character with a history of exploring dungeons as a child.

M’Nzeeps Market of Minor Magics

The fabulous M’Nzeep has a new collection of magic items at his magnificent shop from all over the world. This month’s collection features those items found in various dungeons throughout the Freelands.

The Hot Seat: Luke Gygax

We sat down with the son of Gary Gygax, co-creator of the World’s Greatest Tabletop Game, and dove deep into where the Gygax legacy has continued for so many years later.

Dear Direlords

Our dear friends, those powerful baddies, the Direlords, have taken time out of their villainous plans to answer a few letters from our readers. Make sure to submit your own letters at!

The Forgotten Warrior Comic

The introduction to our ongoing comic series kicks off this issue with four full pages! We enter the world of the Freelands through the eyes of one of its greatest—and forgotten—legendary heroes.

Every Issue of Crucible Magazine Includes

Fully Interactive PDF

The PDF version of the magazine is optimized to include hyperlinks and bookmarks to make navigating the different categories as easy as possible. Any time a section, adventure area, or URL is mentioned, click the text to jump right there!

Downloadable Digital Assets

Throughout the magazine are QR codes/links for downloading digital assets to be used at the table or in your preferred Virtual Tabletop, ranging from player handouts, maps, magic items cards, and more!


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