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Will you seek your fortune in Hashishastan? Will you gather the silk of the Mindmoth Caterpillar? Is it your destiny to join the Ecstatic Order of the Five Pleasure Plagues? Should you ingest those Troll Poppies?

Enter the weird world of Narcosa, a land of Shroombies, Drug Trance Mages, Purple Pipeweed, and hallucinogens injected via Stirge needles.

Born of a hashtag, emerging like rainbow-hued smoke from the minds of dozens of creators, Narcosa is a crowdsourced setting book for old-school games.

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Fredrick R August 17, 2020 6:00 pm UTC
How I run this
Bluehack + Narcosa + White Box Gothic + Caverns of Thracia = Pure Entertainment Game
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John A August 15, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
My favorite rpg product of 2017-or was it from the year 666? My memory seems a bit fuzzy after reading it. This highly useful document brings the weird unlike any other. At times in a very Lovecraftian-Dream Scape cool manner, it is highly recommended for anyone who wants to inject the bizarre and even the ghastly into their campaign. Take a hit, I dare you.
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William C April 24, 2018 7:45 pm UTC
Why are you using a tagline from Conan when this doesn't have anything to do with Conan?
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Scott W August 07, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
Because it is a joke, a play on the word high...
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Scott M January 07, 2023 2:01 am UTC
Black Lotus. Stygian, the best!
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Terrance G June 16, 2016 5:27 am UTC
Which edition of D&D is this best played with?
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Evan E January 07, 2019 6:51 pm UTC
It's all over the place, as it is crowdsourced. Some are clearly scaled for early or original D&D, others use 5e terms. All can be easily adjusted to virtually any D&D based/inspired system. Due to stat inflation over time, these are a bit cantrip-like in 5e and more significant to game play in early editions or systems based on early editions. Double the rolls for effect if you want them to be more significant in 5e, or just enjoy them as written.

In keeping with this, some are loosely written, a specific concept without hard numbers, allowing the DM to tailor them to the game as a minor aspect, or use them as something you could wrap an adventure around.
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Nicholas T April 14, 2015 5:05 pm UTC
666 bucks? Heh, that's a joke, right?
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