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Just Another Goblin Cave is a short introductory adventure for a 1st level party about failed expectations and changing circumstances. Most groups finish the delve in a single short and chaotic session full of cascading mischief, so it makes a hilarious one-shot or a really fun launchpad mission for a campaign. This is one of my favorite scenarios to run for a new group's first session and I've never had a bad time with it, it's always a blast. You're gonna send them to retrieve and escort a blacksmith from a gnomish smithy. Tell them to expect a cave entrance with a rain shelter and a horsehitch, attended by welcoming gnome blacksmiths. Inside the cave the PCs will find decent starter weapons, a magic item with some fun off-label uses, and a once-proud gnomish forge now captured and desecrated by a marauding goblin war band.


This adventure is part of a series of lovingly handcrafted zine-style OSR modules with intricate hand-drawn maps, intended to showcase unique and consequential locations for low-level parties to experience in the oldschool, exploratory style. All the art is hand-drawn by real people and always will be. My goal is to show off low-level adventures with some real depth and interaction, more than simple dungeoncrawls. They are generally compatible with Basic Fantasy, Old-School Essentials, Labyrinth Lord, DCC, Five Torches Deep, and most other OSR-style rulesets. You can easily convert them into modern systems if that's your thing. Every adventure is thoroughly playtested with multiple groups at my own table so you can be sure that you're not getting some dashed-off nonsense here, these are gonna give you a good time.

It looks small because it is. This is basically a one-page dungeon, designed with all the critical stuff on a single sheet. Screen and print versions are both included with purchase but seriously print it out, it's all black&white and intentionally cheap cheap cheap to print.

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May 21st, 2024
the most fun you could possibly have in a goblin cave. the author is so creative. I'd love to play in a game they run. [...]
May 20th, 2024
Great adventure for a one off. Love the zine style lay out and artwork. Easy to get started and moving. Beginners will have traps, treasure and plenty of trouble to get into while the Swarm Countdown slowly ticks away. [...]
April 30th, 2024
Oh man, this is one of my favorite adventures! The ogre at the entrance is perfect. The traps are exactly what you want them to be. I love the countdown timer for the goblin swarm. And the treasure is mighty - for those who can survive to claim it! Thi [...]
April 28th, 2024
This adventure is great for a one off with a simple yet challenging map, not so big that you can't run through it in a session or two but with plenty of traps and interesting details. I would recommend as a stand alone game or it could be good for [...]
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