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Atop the Wailing Dunes is a sandbox adventure for the PARIAH—the psychedelic, proto-neolithic animist RPG—but easily adapted to your old-school/rules-light system of choice. Within this pdf you will find:

  • 21 detailed 6-mile hexes and 5 hinterland hexes and their unique spirits-of-place
  • More than 100 mini-tables to bring those hexes to life
  • Multiple easy-to-follow procedures facilitating exploration of an animist wilderness

Atop the Wailing Dunes has no overarching plot: instead, players explore the sandbox, uncover rumours and establish their own goals and plots for their party or band.

 Along the way the entities they meet will either work for or against them. For example:

  • Building relations with the settled peoples and protecting them from raiders
  • Establishing a new home in the mountain caves
  • Confronting the Blighted One and redeeming the pariahs in the eyes of their people

top the Wailing Dunes is a sandbox-based adventure originally developed for the Random Adventure Jam. It was later crowdsourced on Kickstarter for Zinequest 4. 

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Austin H May 02, 2024 6:56 am UTC
Hey, quick question: on page 27 (hex G) there's a table for discoveries at site 3. That's meant for site 2, right?
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Joey D June 13, 2024 3:24 pm UTC
Hi Austin, sorry for not catching sooner and thanks for downloading the game. You're correct: it should be for site 2. Incidentally, if you roll up "star metal" I've done a blog post on D12 meteoric metals (featured in Ben Milton's GLATISANT) if you want to make it more exciting than meteroic iron!
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This title was added to our catalog on November 06, 2023.