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Old-School Essentials Adventure Anthology 1


Four short adventures for Old-School Essentials, taking adventurers from disease-ridden sewers and bejeweled vaults, to sinister temples and to the deep void of space.

  • The Jeweler’s Sanctum. A level 1–3 dungeon adventure by Giuseppe Rotondo. The secret workshop of a long-dead jeweler-magician is now open, as his grandson wants the place finally cleared of all dangers. What treasures might remain within, and what might be watching over them?
  • Curse of the Maggot God. A level 2–3 sewer adventure by Glynn Seal. PCs plumb fetid sewers and recently-revealed secret halls, in search of a lost worker. In these forsaken chambers, they may find answers and treasures, but may also come face-to-face with a bloated monstrosity and its depraved followers.
  • The Sunbathers. A level 3 temple incursion adventure by Brad Kerr. In a golden temple of healing on a sundrenched island, blissful amnesiac patients are held prisoner by monstrous caretakers. Intruding PCs will need their wits and their swords to unravel the temple’s secrets, snatch its treasures, and escape.
  • The Comet That Time Forgot. A level 9+ hex-crawl adventure by D. M. Wilson and Sarah Brunt. A portal leads adventurers to a comet of fire and ice hurtling through the void of space. Can they survive prehistoric beasts, warring factions, and the comet’s impending doom, to find priceless treasures and a way home?

Includes unlabelled maps for VTT use.

Print version: A deluxe, sewn-binding hardcover edition of this book is available from Exalted Funeral (+ free PDF), along with all of the other books in the Old-School Essentials line. Note that there is no print-on-demand edition of this book.
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Ben S May 19, 2024 1:31 am UTC
Just finished reading a physical copy I got and since I can't review things on this site (publisher account), I'll write a review here.

So I'll just start by stating up front it's good, like really good so if you're thinking of getting it and just wanted an extra nudge then yeah get it. I don't know what I would give it in terms of a numbered rating so I'll instead describe it. There a four adventures and when I initially glanced at it I wasn't sure I was going to like all the adventures but each one had its own merits.

Adventures 1 to 3 all have a slight ancient Greek/Roman that can be played up or played down if you want but I recommend playing it up. They could also very easily be connected into a kind of larger campaign or adventure as side quests. The first one is my favorite it has a great dungeon with some fun easter eggs and very interesting magic items that the party will love, they may also want to come back after clearing the dungeon for reasons that will be made clear if...See more
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