The Gnome Crystal Mine
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A D&D 3.5e mini-adventure site for 4–6 Characters Level 1–2

The Gnome Crystal Mine is a mini-adventure that you can use in your existing fantasy adventure. The encounter location comes complete with maps, tokens, and Game Master Story Notes.

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Deep inside a nearby forest a trio of Gnomes toil deep within the earth, in search of magical crystals. Crystals demanded by the wizard community for weird science experiments, delving into the wonders of the magical arts. But the flow of crystals from the mine has come to a sudden halt as ferocious Forest Cats have invaded the mine!

Having fled for their lives, the Gnomes now petition passing parties of adventurers for help to evict the feline squatters and retake the Crystal Mine. Offering intrepid adventurers who can accomplish the task a ransom of precious uncut crystals, worth a small fortune to the wizard community.

The forest cats now lurk within the dark confides of the Gnome Crystal Mine, having turned the caves within into a den. But why the mine when there is a plentiful forest outside, and why now? Unbeknown to the Gnomes, their burrowing through stone and crystal is slowly, with each shove full of earth, with each removed stone, the Gnome brothers are slowly uncovering an ancient stone prison.

Quite by accident the Gnomes are digging through ancient cave tunnels that were once upon a time converted into a prison for a long forgotten menace. A terror that has long since faded from living memory since it was imprisoned. The very crystals that the Gnomes excavate from the rock walls of the mine are by-products of the entities magical presence within it’s windowless stone prison.

Compass Point Contents

The Gnome Crystal Mine is a mini-adventure site, or as we call it at Studio WyldFurr: a Compass Point that a Dungeon Master can drop into their campaign as a side adventure or as an adventure all by itself. The package includes everything the Dungeon Master needs:

  • Maps of the Crystal Mine (dungeon and cave system).
  • Virtual tabletop NPC and Object tokens.
  • Game Master narrative and story information that details the Gnome Crystal Mine itself and the inhabitants associated with it.

Which Edition?

We created this adventure for use on the Virtual Tabletop, but today there are so many different virtual tabletop applications that we can not support them all. We have focused on supporting the Fantasy Grounds App for a number of years, but we know many of our supporters will want to use our Compass Points in other Virtual Tabletop Apps. Thus we have two editions of the Compass Point on offer.

Generic Virtual Tabletop Edition

Do you role-play online using a virtual tabletop system such as Battlegrounds, Roll20, Astral, or d20Pro and still want to use The Gnome Crystal Mine in that application? If the answer is yes, the Generic Virtual Tabletop Edition of this Compass Point mini-exploration adventure site is the package for you.

The pack contains all of the Game Master Narrative, Story Elements, and location detail documentation as a PDF. Plus the virtual tabletop tokens and maps are stored in a separate folders for easy important into the VTT App of your choice.

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The Generic Virtal Tabletop Edition of this Compass Point can be purchased from us right here in the Studio store. Or you can purchase the pack over at

Fantasy Grounds Edition

Do you use the Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop system for online role-playing? You can get the Gnome Crystal Mine as a module that can be activated within Fantasy Grounds.

The Fantasy Grounds Module has been specially configured for use in Fantasy Grounds, with pre-configured Story entries, NPC data sheets, and NPC tokens. The module is available from the Fantasy Grounds store.

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The Fantasy Grounds Edition of this Compass Point can be purchased from us right here in the Studio store. Or you can purchase the Module over at the Fantasy Grounds web site.