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What 4E Adventures are Best for Conversion to 5E?

Hexmage-EN

Explorer
So I'm thinking of converting a short 4E adventure to to 5E for a one-shot. Any suggestions, 4E people? Any level is fine.

So far I'm considering The Slaying Stone, the demonic maze section of Thunderspire Labyrinth, and Domain of Dread: Histaven. I thought about converting Lord of the White Field but decided against it since I just ran an undead heavy campaign.
 

JeffB

Adventurer
Several of the Goodman 4E Adventures- Mists of Madness is great for a oneshot in particular.

Also, Cairn of the Winter King
 

the Jester

Legend
A one shot is tricky, since you can usually only fit three encounters in a session in 4e (at least unless you've really fine-tuned your playstyle for speed). Most of the published adventures are simply too long.

If you had the time to devote to it, I'd recommend Demon Queen's Enclave, since it's an amazing adventure. Given your constraints, I'd say fleshing out something from Dungeon Delve is your best bet. My copy is at my house and I'm at my girlfriend's, so I'm afraid I can't be more specific, but as I recall, most of the adventures in there are just sketched out but provide a good starting point for the DM to expand on. Each gives you three roughly level-appropriate encounters, and some of them are quite cool in tactical terms.
 

Hexmage-EN

Explorer
I do plan to convert Gardmore Abbey sometime. I'm focusing on a short one now, though.

A lot of my current group didn't play 4E but did hear about all the hate it got, so I'm partially motivated by wanting to present a great adventure from 4E.
 

Hexmage-EN

Explorer
I've just remembered a trilogy of adventures featuring yuan-ti that takes place in a locale called Elkridge. I know the first two are Remains of the Empire (featuring the ruins of a floating dragonborn fortress) and Force of Nature (featuring a gargantuan archfey elk under mind control by the yuan-ti). Does anyone recall the name of the third one? I know it features a yuan-ti army and a bandit queen with a tie to Kord.

I've also always wondered about the epic tier adventure Winter of the Witch, which features an archfey called Koliada. The Ziggurat Beyond Time also left a lasting impression, with a number of interesting-looking set pieces and a new Far Realm enemy faction.
 
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Sadras

Explorer
For a one-shot, I'd streamline Cairn of the Winter King.
Has undead, battling the elements with a flying vessel (Exploration Pillar) and a cairn somewhere in the frozen north. The BBEG can also be defeated via the Social Pillar.
 

jayoungr

Explorer
Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to add, in case it's not obvious, that the various chapters of "Scales of War" can be excerpted to run as one-shots.
 

S'mon

Hero
Several of the Goodman 4E Adventures- Mists of Madness is great for a oneshot in particular.
My group enjoyed that a lot in 4e, and I'd think it would work even better in 5e.
Took us 3 3 hour sessions in 4e:
So I can see it being done in one long 5e session.

In general I thought most of the Goodman 4e adventures were good, I liked them much more than their 3e ones.
 

S'mon

Hero
I've just remembered a trilogy of adventures featuring yuan-ti that takes place in a locale called Elkridge. I know the first two are Remains of the Empire (featuring the ruins of a floating dragonborn fortress) and Force of Nature (featuring a gargantuan archfey elk under mind control by the yuan-ti). Does anyone recall the name of the third one? I know it features a yuan-ti army and a bandit queen with a tie to Kord.

I've also always wondered about the epic tier adventure Winter of the Witch, which features an archfey called Koliada. The Ziggurat Beyond Time also left a lasting impression, with a number of interesting-looking set pieces and a new Far Realm enemy faction.
I wantee to run Winter of the Witch but on close inspection did not like it all, seemed much too linear. So I kept the villain and did my own adventure around her.
 

Aldarc

Adventurer
When I saw the title, this was one of my first thoughts.

If you can find it, look for the Reavers of Harkenwold, which was part of the 4e Dungeon Master's Kit. It was written by two people who are great at adventures and DMing: Rich Baker and Christopher Perkins. It's a level 2 to 4 adventure.

I would also look up a lot of the Chaos Scar materials from Dungeon magazine.
 

fjw70

Explorer
I have converted several 4e adventures for 5e (such as Demon Queen’s Enclave and Madness at Gardmore Abbey) and they have worked great. We are going through the 4e Dungeon Mag version of Baba Yaga’s hut currently.

I even tweak the 4e stat blocks on the fly and just run the monsters from that.
 

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