I am pleased to announce the year’s last EMDT
release, the publication of Weird Fates, vol. 1, a 40-page anthology of four mini-modules
by Laszlo Feher. With cover art by Peter Mullen, and illustrations by Graphite
Prime, Cameron Hawkey, and Vincentas Saladis, this collection epitomises “weird
fantasy” with its outlandish concepts, strange denizens, and grotesque
situations. Meant for an evening or two of play each for 3rd to 6th
level characters (more or less), the mini-adventures are open-ended outlines with
a strong emphasis on player creativity and a non-linear structure. Short,
sweet, and high on imagination (in multiple senses), this is a sure pick for
GMs who enjoy a little improvisation.
Weird Fates vol. 1
“A cornucopia of four short, open-ended adventure outlines leading to lands of pure imagination, this collection should astound and entertain any company of players interested in exotic locales, strange individuals, and a generous helping of satire. Herein, you will journey to a tropical island to answer the eternal question, “What is Art?” (or die trying); confront a reclusive artist with a peculiar scheme to enlarge his audience; find the fabled graveyard of the elephants and partake of the fruits of the Tree of Forever Return; and judge a pie-baking contest in a rural backwater where nothing could possibly go wrong... or could it? Some assembly required!”
The print version of the modules is available from my Bigcartel store; the PDF edition will be published through DriveThruRPG with three months’ delay. As always, customers who buy the print edition will receive the PDF version free of charge.
On the Rooftops of Xyntillan!
Cameron Hawkey, who has contributed art to this volume, has recently posted a full rooftop map for Castle Xyntillan! This is an excellent addition to the castle, and an elegant, seamless expansion of Rob Conley’s cartography. Everyone who enjoys rooftop-hopping will get a kick out of this one.
Giant Pigeons Not Included
As previously, my store will be closed for the holidays from around 20-21 December to early January. Currently, shipping takes about one week for most European orders (maybe a few days more for the UK), and a little over two weeks for the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Christmas mail can experience some delays, however, so take that into account.
This rooftop for Xyntillan is beautiful. What kind of encounters should be lurking in there?ReplyDelete
I was getting into a debate about one-page dungeons with some dudes recently. So I am quite interested to see how much material can be fit into what you call mini-modules, across 40 whole pages.ReplyDelete
These aren't one-page dungeons. I don't know the exact layout yet but 40/4 gives about 10 pages per module.ReplyDelete
Yes, thus my comment.Delete
What I meant to say was:Delete
I was having a talk about one-page dungeons with some of the guys on the tenfootpole.org forums. I am largely against them because even the ones with good ideas (like the Trilemma Adventures stuff) is so unfinished that it takes a lot of DM work to render playable.
Other folks, though, say "OPDs are fine! I can run a great night of gaming with them." So when Melan calls a 10-page adventure a mini-module with "some assembly required" - suggesting even that is a bit small for him - it gives me a hint as to what side of that particular debate he falls on!
I found these adventures had plenty of good fun material, with very little fluff. I am not sure what else I could have asked for in terms of additional material. Maybe a sentence or two here or there, not much. Most OPDs have a bunch of stuff I don't need to know, and are lacking plenty that would be useful.
A rooftop level for Xyntillian?!? I'll have to order a copy to go with the castle.ReplyDelete
Just got my copy and it's great!ReplyDelete