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The Skull Square Murders is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition ruleset. It is part of the Waterdeep series of adventures published for the D&D Adventurers League. It focuses on Skullport, and is an adventure designed for 5th- to 10th-level characters. It is part one of the Skullport Shakedown Trilogy.

When Volothamp Geddarm hires you to recover a missing key, you find yourself wrapped up in a series of murders in Lower Skullport. Can you find the killer before they find you?[1]


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  • D&D Adventurers League Guildmaster: Chris Lindsay
  • D&D Adventurers League Wizards Team: Chris Lindsay, Adam Lee, Mike Mearls, Ari Levitch
  • D&D Adventurers League Administrator(s): Claire Hoffman, Lysa Chen, Travis Woodall, Greg Marks, Alan Patrick, Amy Lynn Dzura
  • Art Director and Graphic Designer: Rich Lescouflair
  • Interior Art: Provided by Wizards of the Coast
  • Playtesters: James Bowen, Jonathan Cruz, Jared Fagen, Travis Fuller, Mionne Gooch, Megan Green, Austin Haffke, Ben Heisler, Jody Johnson, Kerry Kaszack, Ginny Loveday, Special Agent Mathis, Chris McGovern, Jawsh Murdock, Daniel Oliveira, Adrian Rhodes, Sam Robertson, Dave Rosser, Candaysee Sargent, James Schweiss, Tor Segundo, Tim Shauver, Jia Jian Tin, Marcella Velazquez, Tina Wheeler

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paige Leitman (2018). The Skull Square Murders (DDAL08-10) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Waterdeep (Wizards of the Coast), p. 1.


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