Ghosts of Saltmarsh is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook that updates and adapts seven sea-themed adventures from earlier editions of Dungeons & Dragons.

Adventure on the High Seas

Nestled on the coast of the Azure Sea is Saltmarsh, a sleepy fishing village that sits on the precipice of destruction. Smugglers guide their ships to hidden coves, willing to slit the throat of anyone foolhardy enough to cross their path. Cruel sahuagin gather beneath the waves, plotting to sweep away coastal cities. Drowned sailors stir to unnatural life, animated by dark magic and sent forth in search of revenge. The cult of a forbidden god extends its reach outward from a decaying port, hungry for fresh victims and willing recruits. While Saltmarsh slumbers, the evils that seek to plunder it grow stronger. Heroes must arise to keep the waves safe!

This supplement introduces the port town of Saltmarsh, the perfect starting point for a nautical campaign. Seven sea-based adventures, including the classic The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh and its sequels, take characters from 1st to 12th level. Also inside are rules and DM advice for ships and sea travel, as well as deck plans for various vessels. An appendix provides rules for the new and classic monster in the adventures.

Hoist your sails, pull up anchor, and set a course for adventure!


Ghosts of Saltmarsh includes the following adventures:


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AmphisbaenaAssassin vineBardBodakBullywug croaker • Bullywug royal • Deep scionDrowned asceticDrowned assassinDrowned bladeDrowned masterFathomerGiant coral snakeGiant sea eelHarpy matrarch • Juvenile krakenKoalinthKoalinth sergeant • Kraken priestLiving iron statueLizardfolk commonerLizardfolk render • Lizardfolk scalechief • Lizardfolk subchief • LocathahLocathah hunter • Maw demonMerfolk salvager • Minotaur living crystal statueMonstrous perytonPirate bosunPirate captainPirate deck wizardPirate first mateRip tide priestSahuagin blademaster • Sahuagin champion • Sahuagin coral smasher • Sahuagin deep diver • Sahuagin hatchling swarm • Sahuagin high priestess • Sahuagin wave shaper • Sea lionShell sharkSkeletal alchemistSkeletal juggernautSkeletal swarmSkumStorm giant quintessent • Swarm of rot grubsVampiric jade statue


Charm of plant commandCursed luckstoneHelm of underwater actionPipe of remembrancePressure capsuleSekolahian worshiping statuette




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