Escape across the Desert

Julz Burgissser

Arkvale Empire is crumbling after the Evil Empress was executed by Hero's and being an Arkvale soldier doesn't seem a good idea anymore. You've got a plan. You're going to head across the giant burning Dorekis Desert, surely you won't be followed and bought back. There's rumours of giant monstrous creatures seen all over the continent, but the desert has never been home to anything but sand, so you're not worried. All you have to do is make it across and you're free and you even have someone with you who knows the way! What could possibly go wrong? Play to find out!

Set in the homebrewed World of Isen, created by Brad Zimmerman. Session DM’d by Julz Burgisser who plays Marley Kraff in the D&D 5e actual play podcast ‘Fate of Isen’ available for download on iTunes, Spotify and all good podcasting apps. See for more details on Isen.

‘Escape across the Desert’ is a homebrewed one shot basic monster encounter adventure created by Julz, based in The World of Isen created by Brad Zimmerman. The one shot is played over 3.5 hours (can be altered to suit timeframes shorter or longer if needed) with pre-generated level 10 characters.

Warnings: This session is fairly fun and super welcoming of all ages, and who folx are or want to be. Due to the game being set at Level 10, some basic D&D knowledge would be useful as the encounter is a little tricky, but I can assist those who really want to play. I like to keep my players safety in mind at all times and run a respectful table with safety tools to keep it that way. Any questions regarding this, please ask.

AVAILABLE PRE-GEN CHARACTERS Dwarf Barbarian, Gnome Druid, Human Bard, Half-Elf Ranger, Halfling Wizard, Tiefling Rogue

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
Number of Players: 
4 to 6
System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Not Required
This game is teen-friendly: