Personal Quests are card drawn at the start of a campaign, representing the ultimate goal of the character, i.e. what he wants to achieve in his whole life. Once reached, the character is ready to retire.

Rule summary

Upon character creation, while in Gloomhaven, all characters draw two personal quest cards. Each player chose one and discard the other. Once a personal quest card has been assigned to a character, it is unavailable to other characters. Even after completion, the card is removed from the game. Retirement is not optional: Once a character fulfills his or her personal quest, he or she must head to Gloomhaven and announce its retirement.


Name Primary Objective Additional Objective Reward
Take Back the Trees 3 x Dagger Forest scenarios completed Unlock/Conclude Foggy Thicket Tribal Face Box
The Perfect Poison 3 x Oozes + 3 x Lurkers + 3 x Spitting Drakes killed. N/A Mindflayer Box
Battle Legend Earn 15 perk checks. N/A Musical Note Box
Implement of Light Find the Skullbane Axe in the Necromancer's Sanctum Kill 7 Undeads Sun Box
Fearless Stand Kill 20 Elite monsters. N/A Phoenix Box
A Study of Anatomy Party members exhausted 15 times. N/A Saw Box
The Thin Places Complete 6 Side scenarios. N/A Moon Box
Eternal Wanderer Complete 15 different scenarios. N/A Circles Box
Vengeance 4 x Gloomhaven scenarios Unlock/Conclude Investigation Envelope X
Pounds of Flesh Kill 15 Vermlings N/A Lightning Box
Seeker of Xorn Complete 3 Crypt scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Noxious Cellar Mindflayer Box
Finding the Cure Kill 8 Forest Imps. Unlock/Conclude Forgotten Grove Envelope X
Piety in All Things Donate 120 gold to the Sanctuary of the Great Oak N/A Saw Box
Aberrant Slayer Kill one Demon of each Element. N/A Triangle Box
Greed is Good Have 200 gold in your possession. N/A Triple Lance Box
Trophy Hunt Kill 20 different types of monsters. N/A Phoenix Box
Law Bringer Kill 20 Bandits or Cultists. N/A Sun Box
A Helping Hand Experience two other Characters achieveing their Personal Quests. N/A Musical Note Box
Elemental Samples Complete one scenario in each of the main game regions. N/A Triangle Box
Augmented Abilities Purchase 4 Enhancements. N/A Circles Box
The Fall of Man Complete 2 Lingering Swamp scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Fading Lighthouse Moon Box
Zealot of the Blood God Become exhausted 12 times. N/A Lightning Box
Merchant Class Own 13 items (2 of each, except 3 of hands and 4 of small items). N/A Triple Lance Box
Goliath Toppler Complete 4 Boss scenarios N/A Tribal Mask Box


  1. Quest Guide

Rules FAQ

Specific personal quest FAQs are displayed on each personal quest page.

  1. Do I keep my personal quest secret?

There's not an official rule on this, so do whatever you want.

  1. If I play a random dungeon from the random dungeon deck, do they trigger road events and city events like normal scenarios?

No. Random dungeons will not progress the campaign in any way. This means they do not trigger road or city events, unlock new scenarios, gain town prosperity or anything else that would impact the campaign world. They can, however, help with character progression, in the form of experience, gold, checks, and personal quests.

  1. What scenarios are considered to be inside Gloomhaven?

Any scenario marked on the zoomed-in inset in the top right of the map is considered to be in Gloomhaven (even 58 and 86).

  1. If I fulfill the conditions of my personal quest and then do something so that they are no longer fulfilled, do I still retire?

No, you must fulfill the conditions of your personal quest at the time you retire. If you perform city activities after announcing retirement and no longer meet your retirement conditions due to those activities, you can no longer retire.