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Galen's Gamble is a short adventure built around 5 encounter ideas, your party is to assist a Time Hunter named Thyrgion in preventing a mercenary band from killing a priest. This priest is destined to sacrifice his own life in order to banish a Demon Lord who is being summoned by a secret cult of worshippers. By martyring himself he is supposed to transcend to become a Demigod, this is supposed to happen in the regular timeflow, but someone wants the mercenaries to kill him and allow the Demon Lord to enter the mortal realm.

Galen's Gamble is a 32 page system-agnostic fantasy adventure for any setting or rules. It pits your adventurers against Galen Greymantle, his mercenary band the Howlers and their deadly assassin Black Star. 

The idea I have with this systemless approach is that you know your game, your system and your players. So I have left all the crunchy stat work to you, you can scale the challenge of the stats up and down as you see fit. 

In Galen's Gamble's 32 pages you get: 

  • An introductory overview of the adventure, the big picture.
  • A flowchart of how I see the adventure unfold.
  • A systemless story adventure taking place in a rural region close to a big mountain range.
  • 4 main NPCs, Thyrgion the Time Hunter, Galen Greymantle, the Assassin BlackStar, the priest Adwin Thwarne as well as Rlazr the foul imp and a 10 minor named mercenary NPCs.
  • 8 special items devided among the main NPCs. 
    • Galens two daggers "Galens Fangs"
    • medallion "Weavesun"
    • The statue of martyrs
    • Bulwark of Hrath, an ancient armor
    • Dawnbringer, the red bladed bastard sword
    • and more...
  • A small town named Dulta with 5 named NPC descriptions.
  • 4 specially designed locations: the druids forest, the town of dulta, the rotlands and the crimson mountain range. Among the background story provided are Vampires and Undead Dragons.

    • A chapter dedicated to following up on the Aftermath of the story, hooks and ideas for continuing the story in one or more new adventures.
      • What would happen if the Demon Lord was not banished and what happens if he is?
      • How would the Mercenaries and Assassin regard the heroes when all is set and done?
    • A short intro to a mercenary band called the Howlers, included in the Appendix.
    • A short intro to a secret cult named "The Order of the Rotten Diamond", included in the Appendix.
    • The Time Hunter systemless character class, complete with duties, role, ideas to skills, feats/talents and spells is included in the Appendix.
    • A survey for providing feedback to Tiny Gork and earning your FREE copy of the Time Hunters sourcebook.
    • Optional hook for the future campaign setting: Shadow Council

Galen's Gamble is the product of the Bootcamp course i took part in, building a RPG book from no idea to release. Normally the course instructs this over 30 days, I took little over a year, however I did everything myself, from artwork to editing and typography. I am excited to see the final result and I really hope you can find a use for it!

I have included an option for a FREE book inside Galens Gamble is a link to a survey and by completing that survey you get a discount url for a FREE copy of Time Hunters sourcebook.

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This title was added to our catalog on November 01, 2013.