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Strange doings are underfoot in the wild hills bordering the realm of decent and civilized folks. Villagers and cattle have gone missing; woodcutters have disappeared; misshapen beings have been seen shuffling through the forests. Some brave villagers have tracked a group of stolen oxen as far as the rocky banks of a small river in the hills. The trail disappeared down into a fissure in the limestone rock, where a fast-running stream plunges down to the dark caverns below. Gird your loins, stand behind the dwarf, and get ready to face The Pod-Caverns of the Sinister Shroom!

This module includes 16 adventure-packed pages, complete with detailed maps and descriptions, forming a ready-made adventure.

If you enjoy this adventure, look for future releases in the Advanced Adventures line from Expeditious Retreat Press.

This product uses the OSRICTM System (Oldschool System Reference and Index CompilationTM). The OSRICTM system text may be found at The OSRICTM download is free.

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October 14th, 2019
Loved it! Played it in 5e when my group decided to ignore the goblins attacking the town. The cleric died trying to sneak past a monster to get at the treasure it was keeping. The party was nearly killed while camping in a corridor. They decided to foc [...]
Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
March 27th, 2018
An review The first of the Advanced Adventures-modules clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front- and back cover, 1 page editorial ½ a page SRD, leaving us with 14.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look. This review was re [...]
March 2nd, 2011
The first of the Advanced Adventures line, from Expeditious Retreat Press, RPGNOW tells me that The Pod-Caverns of the Sinister Shroom was first made available on their site in 2006. So, it's been around for quite some time and if you're into OSR stuff [...]
January 22nd, 2007
A classic-style adventure for OSRIC and 1e AD&D games. XRP always does great work and this adventure continues their track record.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br [...]
October 20th, 2006
From the design and layout right down to the story and creatures, "Pod-Caverns" resurrected those long-since-dead days of my youth, when playing the game was more about enjoying the adventure (Kill the evil monsters, take their stuff!) and le [...]
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