Steal My Idea: Tabletop Day D&D 5e 10 Page Adventure FOR YOU

International Tabletop Day is this Saturday! Celebrate by running a game of Dungeons and Dragons 5e for friends and/or strangers. Don’t have a one shot adventure at the ready? STEAL THIS ONE.

This adventure is built for around 4 characters at level 4. I designed it so you can easily tweak the difficulty if you have more players. If you have 3 players, you could bump the player’s levels up to 5 to keep it from being too much of a challenge. Or tweak it on the fly if you dare.

This is totally free for you! I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it impresses someone at a game company so they’re hire me. I’m currently looking for a job designing board games and/or RPGs, so if you got any connections, I love you forever if you share.

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!! And happy Tabletop Day!

It you want a PDF of this adventure, get it here: Distant Screams – A DnD 5e Adventure by Jesse Galena

–This D&D 5e adventure was written and designed by Jesse Galena, and it is free for anyone to use. I am seeking employment as a developer for board games and RPGs. If you have any connections and you don’t think my work is trash, please pass it along or contact me. You can contact me on Twitter: @RexiconJesse, Reddit: u/RexiconJesse, or email: jessegalena[at]

For loads more RPG material, check out Steal My Idea on my website:

Thank you, enjoy, and happy International Tabletop Day–

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Steal My Idea: 3 Curses Your Players Won’t Expect

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When playing a tabletop RPG, especially one with a familiar system or world, it can be hard to surprise your players. Many people know what a mind flayer does or how barbarian rage works or what a basilisk’s gaze will do to your complexion. I love creating new content to throw my players off. Curses, I’ve found, are a great way to add some misfortune and ratchet up the tension by introducing something they didn’t expect and cannot necessarily predict. Continue reading “Steal My Idea: 3 Curses Your Players Won’t Expect”

Lara Croft Was a Good Influence on Me

lara croftMany people enjoy jumping on the hate train when discussing Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft. They often cite her as a bad influence because of her sex appeal. However, in 1996, despite the rumors of nude codes, the seductive photos, and the legitimate claims that some of the marketing for the following Tomb Raider games was sexist, Lara Croft was an extremely positive influence on me. At ten years old, Tomb Raider on the PlayStation showed me how women could do everything a man could do. Continue reading “Lara Croft Was a Good Influence on Me”

Steal My Idea: How to Successfully Poison Your Players

Poison rules in D&D 3.X are a bit weird, but also kind of cool. If a poisoningattack (a scorpion’s stinger, a poisoned-coated sword, etc.) beats a creature’s or character’s AC, they have to make a fort save against the poison. If they succeed, they are immune to that kind of poison for twenty-four hours. That’s kind of boss when you think about it, and it makes your character seem like a total badass. Continue reading “Steal My Idea: How to Successfully Poison Your Players”

Greetings, traveler! Shtay a while and listen…

Dad jokes are awesome, my wife is hot, and life is beautiful.

My name is Jesse Galena. I am a freelance writer who nerds out about table top RPGs, dinosaurs, and spicy buffalo wings. This is my official website where you can learn more about my journey into getting stories published under my own name and the demented ways I like to torture my players in D&D games and other RPGs. You can also read some video game reviews, articles, and other fun stuff here and there.

Late to the Party, my bimonthly video game review, is posted on Pixel Loadout every other Tuesday.

I just started this website and my Twitter account (@RexiconJesse), so much more will be coming soon and will keep coming until the end of days. Soon, there will be enough glorious stories and content to fill all your spare time.

Also, if you follow me on Twitter, I will give the the most epic wifive this mortal form can muster.

See you, space cowboy.


It’s almost 2 A.M. I feel as though my proof reading isn’t up to par. I can only hope you will forgive me and my mistakes.

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