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Beneath the Ruins (Psychedelic Fantasies #1)


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Each stand-alone adventure module in the Psychedelic Fantasies line revels in unconstrained imagination. Every monster, every magic power, and every magic spell is a unique and never-before-seen creation of the author. No orcs, fireballs, or +1 swords will be found within. Leave the familiar behind to explore hitherto undreamed of wonders…

Compatible with every old school version of the original fantasy role-playing game.

Beneath the Ruins is for low-level adventurers. It is a single level (with two sub-levels) of the author's larger dungeon of Kihago. Never fear! This level is 100% complete as-is, but I hope we can convince Alex to submit further levels of Kihago. This particular level is dominated by two factions. Dull players will try to wipe them all out, and will find themselves on the short end of the stick. Smart players will befriend one or both factions, and then play one against the other.

The dungeon is weird. It has a lot of, dare I say it, psychedelic environments to explore. That is pretty much what the module is: A bizarre, site-based adventure that the players can explore simply because it is there.

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Dwight F July 31, 2020 7:55 am UTC
It's unfortunate that the reviewer only has these two levels. Alex published 7 levels already and I only own 6. I'd love to see this project finished and given a good treatment with art and visuals for the players. I would purchase the full 7 levels and more if they came out. Please release this as a PoD.
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Dwight F July 11, 2020 2:23 pm UTC
Also, is there a PoD coming? Probably the only thing I agreed with the first review is that a player version of the map would be nice. Not essential but nice. Please offer a PoD and get Alex to finish up this dungeon!
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Dwight F July 09, 2020 5:18 pm UTC
Is this identical to what was in Wizards Mutants Lazer Pistols?
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Dan M August 12, 2020 10:01 pm UTC
From my read of it, the changes in the Psychedelic Fantasies version are that level 1 is keyed differently, while level 2 has more extensive changes.

On level one, some things are worded differently, empty rooms now mostly have something in them if only just for flavor.

Level two has a completely different map: it is smaller and doesn't have all the same rooms as the level from WMLP. There are a few new rooms and some characters have been renamed. There are no direct connections to level 3 in the Psychedelic Fantasies version. The art has been removed and it looks like there's been at least one more editing pass.

I was able to use level 1 of the Psychedelic Fantasies version with Levels 2+ from WMLP without an issue after all of my players reacted very strongly and positively to their initial foray into the dungeon. I decided that I would expand it out with the material from WMLP.
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