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Personal Quests is a game concept that is tied to character retirement and figures in the Gloomhaven Campaign, but is excluded from Jaws of the Lion. They represent the ultimate goal of the character, i.e. what it wants to achieve in his adventure life and the core reason why it got into it in the first place.

Rule summary

When a character is created, he or she is dealt [with] two random personal quest cards and chooses one to keep, returning the other to the personal quest deck. A character’s personal quest is their primary reason for participating in a party.
— Gloomhaven Rulebook p. 38
If a character currently fulfills the conditions of his or her personal quest and is visiting Gloomhaven, the character must announce retirement. The character may perform any other town activities beforehand, but he or she cannot play any new scenarios using a character with a fulfilled personal quest. The character has accomplished his or her dreams and has no more motivation to go exploring monster-filled ruins.
— Gloomhaven Rulebook p. 48

Gloomhaven Campaign List

ID Name Primary Objective Additional Objective Reward
510 Seeker of Xorn Complete 3 Crypt scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Noxious Cellar Cthulhu
511 Merchant Class Own 13 items (2 of each, except 3 of hands and 4 of small items). N/A Three Spears
512 Greed is Good Have 200 gold in your possession. N/A Three Spears
513 Finding the Cure Kill 8 Forest Imps. Unlock/Conclude Forgotten Grove Envelope X
514 A Study of Anatomy Party members exhausted 15 times. N/A Saw
515 Law Bringer Kill 20 Bandits or Cultists. N/A Sun
516 Pounds of Flesh Kill 15 Vermlings N/A Lightning Bolt
517 Trophy Hunt Kill 20 different types of monsters. N/A Two-Mini
518 Eternal Wanderer Complete 15 different scenarios. N/A Circles
519 Battle Legend Earn 15 perk checks. N/A Music Note
520 Implement of Light Find the Skullbane Axe in the Necromancer's Sanctum Kill 7 Undeads Sun
521 Take Back the Trees 3 x Dagger Forest scenarios completed Unlock/Conclude Foggy Thicket Angry Face
522 The Thin Places Complete 6 Side scenarios. N/A Eclipse
523 Aberrant Slayer Kill one Demon of each Element. N/A Triforce
524 Fearless Stand Kill 20 Elite monsters. N/A Two-Mini
525 Piety in All Things Donate 120 gold to the Sanctuary of the Great Oak N/A Saw
526 Vengeance 4 x Gloomhaven scenarios Unlock/Conclude Investigation Envelope X
527 Zealot of the Blood God Become exhausted 12 times. N/A Lightning Bolt
528 Goliath Toppler Complete 4 Boss scenarios N/A Angry Face
529 The Fall of Man Complete 2 Lingering Swamp scenarios. Unlock/Conclude Fading Lighthouse Eclipse
530 Augmented Abilities Purchase 4 Enhancements. N/A Circles
531 Elemental Samples Complete one scenario in each of the main game regions. N/A Triforce
532 A Helping Hand Experience two other Characters achieveing their Personal Quests. N/A Music Note
533 The Perfect Poison 3 x Oozes + 3 x Lurkers + 3 x Spitting Drakes killed. N/A Cthulhu

Resources

  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.

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