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Stirring the Hornet's Nest at Het Thamsya


The temple of Het Thamsya needs help. Their abbot has been meditating for 10 years and is now in grave danger. Help rescue him from a temple of automatons, giant wasps and human-wasp monstrosities. But don't wake him up!

  • 28 pages of temple-crawling adventure for tabletop role-playing games
  • Written using Cairn RPG and Into The Odd rulesets
  • Automatons: Learn to trick them, learn to command them 
  • Wasps and automatons, anything in common? Come find out! 
  • Over 30 pieces of original artwork, made by non-automaton labour
  • High-resolution unlabelled map files, including one erroneous map

Will the abbot survive? Will the temple still stand? Will there be hornet inspired mecha? You decide!

Specifications: 28 pages, Royal Size (34x156mm 9.21×6.14 inches) 

Set in Kala Mandala, a fantasy world centred on Southeast Asia.



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Klint F April 13, 2024 5:20 pm UTC
I've run one session of this so far (using Brighter Worlds, a Cairn/Into the Odd hack). My impressions so far: This is perhaps my favorite OSR module that I have run yet, besting Winter's Daughter.

What makes it so great is the automata. They give the PCs something to "do" besides fight monsters. They can fight them, study them, and re-program them to their own ends using "command slips" that can be found scattered throughout the temple. The automata serve as puzzle, monster, and asset. I think the players had a huge sense of shared accomplishment when they first got a hulking "Tarantuton" working on their side.

We got just up to the point of entering the hornet's nest. I'm glad they didn't get much further because I feel like the motivations of the NPCs here could use more fleshing out. It's nice that there are two factions of hornets, but I'm not entirely sure how to play the characters. I'm gonna have to do some work on my own on that. Similarly, there's...See more
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Jack-Henry L March 27, 2024 3:22 pm UTC
Very quick read-through, already hooked and excited for future adventures! Love the faction play, great characters, and of course the art is amazing. Has the creativity and imaginative art I always loved from ATTI, but I feel like I'm waaaay more likely to use this adventure and ideas from it because of its more concrete design.
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Mun K March 27, 2024 4:04 pm UTC
Thank you so much for the kind words!! Really happy to hear you like it. :)
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Cameron W March 26, 2024 11:18 pm UTC
The PDf is set up as spreads. Can a version set up as singles please be provided? Singles is far more usable.
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Mun K March 27, 2024 3:23 am UTC
Hi! Have just uploaded it! Let me know if there are further issues.
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Daniele D March 26, 2024 9:47 am UTC
Hi! Very cool module! Just a small feedback: the Hostility Chart is very much not colorblind-friendly... Maybe you can use blue for not Hostile?

Also, is there a chance of a non-spread version of the pdf? Thank you in advance!
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Mun K March 27, 2024 3:25 am UTC
Thank you!
Apologies for not thinking about not having it colour-blind accessible! I've added different strokes for the Hostility Chart as well as uploaded a page version of the PDF.
Let me know if there are any other issues. :)
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