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Welcome to Graven, a quiet and peaceful little hamlet. Or is it? The Baron hasn’t come down from his keep in three years. Bandits and worse have been stalking the road. People have been disappearing down by the river. The mine has become unsafe since a recent earthquake… And something has started killing villagers in the night. There is a need for brave adventurers… 

Are you up to the challenge?

Journey into the realms of Alia-Wor, where adventure and mystery await!

Within these covers you'll find 48 pages packed with information about the village of Graven and its surroundings:

  •      Seven distinct areas to explore
  •      Wilderness and underground areas needing to be cleared
  •      A fleshed­out village characters can use as a home base
  •      Dozens of NPCs to help or hinder the party
  •      New monsters and a new optional player race
  •      A non­linear adventure with dozens of side adventures
  •      Helpful tables (like weather and rumors) to add flavor to the setting
  •      Notes drawn from playtest games with suggestions for the Referee

The Beast That Waits is the perfect springboard for a long-­term campaign set in the Realms of Wor, or for a short-­term outing in an easy-­to-­use sandbox!

The Beast That Waits is a setting for a party of low-level adventures and compatible with the Swords and Wizardry rules system. 

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Jeremy R March 13, 2015 8:33 am UTC
Just a suggestion, but maybe list this under the OSR category and/or Labyrinth Lord as well as OSRIC? Since there is no Swords & Wizardry category, those might be better fits, and they at least seem to be more popular (OSRIC is rather dead, seemingly)
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Heidi L March 31, 2015 1:25 pm UTC
Thank-you for the suggestion. It is now under OSR and Labyrinth Lord. I originally went with OSRIC because the core S&W books is under that, but it never hurts to be under all three. :)

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Gorgar W February 18, 2019 10:59 pm UTC
It does in fact hurt to be under a category that it doesn't truly fit under. It hurts you as a publisher for falsely advertising. It hurts me as a consumer for wasting my time. Assuming there was no Swords & Wizardry at the time of Jeremy up there's "brilliant" suggestion that you misfile your stuff, there is one now. And if your stuff is generic OSR you can just say that too.
And Jeremy, you should be ashamed. You have absolutely no data to back up your anecdotal observation that OSRIC is dead, and you clearly have no idea that there are clear differences between these rulesets and their parent systems, demonstrated by your suggestion of Labyrinth Lord.
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