Winter Village : A Dungeons and Dragons One Shot Concept

Winter Village : A D&D One Shot Concept

I’ve got a snow day today from work and wrote down this cool (pun intended) concept for a Wintery One Shot and I wanted to share it with you!

Feel free to use it in any way you wish, but if you do, please please let me know how it ultimately turns out at your table!


  • The players are hired to find missing villagers from a small village in a cold mountain range.
  • They will face challenges in the treacherous mountain terrain and encounter dangers within an ancient temple.
  • The goal is to find the missing villagers, uncover the mystery behind their disappearance, and return to the merchant with information or treasures.
  • Possible challenges include cold weather, hostile creatures, traps, and puzzles.
  • The temple is guarded by a powerful ice elemental.
  • Rewards include gold, magical items, and experience points.

Adventure Points of Detail:

  • Setting: small village in the heart of a cold and treacherous mountain range
  • Adventure Hook: players hired by a wealthy merchant to find missing villagers and bring them back safely
  • Goals:
    • Find the missing villagers
    • Explore the ancient temple and uncover the mystery
    • Return to the merchant with information or treasures
  • Encounters:
    • Cold and treacherous mountain terrain
    • Winter creatures
    • Traps and puzzles within the temple
    • Powerful ice elemental guarding the temple
  • Rewards:
    • Ample payment from the merchant
    • Warm meal
    • Valuable treasures and magical items
    • Experience points.