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Strange bell toll noises come from the once silent, automated mill built by Pavlov the gnome. Grinding has stopped. Find a way to the Dusty Cellars and Repair the Mill. 

This is a quick dungeon in card format co-produced by PocketLands and Ganesha Games. Each deck is a standalone thematic dungeon to explore including its own quest, unique monsters and magic treasures. Fully compatible with “Four Against Darkness” game. It is an official product for Four Against Darkness, and the core Four Against Darkness rulebook is required to play.

The deck contains:

  • 17 tarot-size, full color cards
  • Instructions are included on the cards
  • 2 unique monster cards
  • 2 unique magic item cards

For detailed instructions, download AdventureDecks_Rules.PDF

Fully compatible with all Four Against Darkness books and card products.




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Marco C November 30, 2022 1:29 pm UTC
Newbie question (never played 4AD): do the decks in this series also contain all the rooms cards (cards depicting the rooms and their eventual content symbols) that can be layed out to form the dungeon for each adventure ?

Or do the rooms have to be designed on paper no matter of what?
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Joel C June 30, 2023 2:18 pm UTC
Hi, Marco.
There -are- some card decks available from the 4AD line that are used in the way you asked about, laid out to form the dungeon. But no, the adventure decks in the series (like this deck, The Silent Mill) do not have physical room cards, and you will need to map the playing area (dungeon, etc...) yourself, using the room prompts in the upper left corner.
I hope this answers your question!
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Tim C January 07, 2022 1:40 am UTC
For the cards that show both a room and a corridor how are those handled? Do you choose which you enter first?
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Joel C June 30, 2023 2:24 pm UTC
Hi, Tim
When you draw a card to establish the shape of the room, you will notice that the illustration will either be black & white, or will be shaded yellow.
You will now draw the NEXT card off of the top of the deck, and reference the special instructions that correspond to the room's color.
Let's say you drew a card with a yellow shaded area.
- draw the next card, and the yellow shaded text reads ROOM, special.
- now draw the NEXT card, and read the text in the SPECIAL section.

This is how the system works for every instance: read the prompt on the current card, and draw the next card to get the next bit of information. Most rooms and encounters will require you to draw 2-4 cards to get the whole picture. In this way, you mill through the deck pretty quickly, and since you will always be reshuffling, it will give you pretty good variety in the rooms and encounters.
I hope this was helpful!
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Herman L October 16, 2021 1:43 pm UTC
Two points need clarification regarding Squirmella:
1) "Heroes have 2 turns to roll an explosive attack roll to kill her" I think it means 2 turns after the 5 summoned Screechers are taken care of.
2) I suppose a morale roll after the 3rd Screechers is killed.
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Jeremy O February 27, 2022 3:04 am UTC
1) The card specifically says "At 0 Life, she goes into a cocoon ... heroes have 2 turns to roll an explosive Attack roll to kill her".
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Herman L October 16, 2021 9:58 am UTC
Under Killmoulis Guardian card 11 "animal companion has 2 in 6 of being killed when it sees the Guardian."

Who is the animal companion mentioned? An Elf is?

So, with a 1 or 2 in a D6 roll, the animal companion Hero (whoever it is) will just die instead of taking some damages first?
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Herman L October 16, 2021 9:27 am UTC
What is the "Mundane Attacks" described under Gnomish Automation in card #7?
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DAVID T December 25, 2020 5:43 am UTC
No proper description of how this integrates into 4AD means potential buyers have literally no idea how this works.
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Kevin W December 28, 2020 8:27 pm UTC
A free version of the first set is available here print and play, see if you like.
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Alexey A December 30, 2020 12:29 pm UTC
Thank you for the comment, good point! Added a "How to play" card preview. Later we going to make a video review, it should solve the issue.
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