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Run, play or splice up 66 pages of mayhem and weirdness in this Slavic mythic-inspired (with an acid fantasy-twist) mini-sandbox for Labyrinth Lord or the well-aged fantasy rpg of your druthers.

What You Will Find Inside:
• A 25-site pointcrawl of the otherwordly Slumbering Ursine Dunes region. Beyond the big ticket adventure sites you will find along the way a Polevik-haunted rye field, a Zardoz head-living hermit, bearling pilgrimage site, antediluvian beaver engineers and other assorted madness.

• Two separate “dungeons”, the bio-mechanical, lost-in-time Golden Barge and the faction-contested Glittering Tower, with enough detail and portability to be slotted into an existing campaign.

• The Chaos Index, a dynamic events system for modeling the mythic weirdness of the Dunes. Actions of the players in the sandbox will escalate or de-escalate the levels of events.

• Four competing factions operating inside the Dunes, plus guidelines for their mutual interactions.

• Unique player classes, spells and magic items compatible with Labyrinth Lord.

• 15 new and unique monsters, many drawn from Slavic mythology (with a twist or three, naturally).


It's unlike any other product I've read. It's a singular Dungeon Master talking to you, another Dungeon Master, about how he ran his campaign, and how you should run his campaign based on his experience having done it already.” - Courtney Campbell, Hack & Slash

"Want a healing potion? No generic shit in this, you’ll instead be drinking the pure white soul of someone who has drowned in a pond...The treasures are great, with enough interesting bits that the party will want to keep some and be tempted by others and be horrified by others still...Much like the old MERP products, this thing describes a place and provides PLENTY of opportunities to get into trouble. (All Hail Discordia!)" - Bryce Lynch, Ten Foot Pole

“Slumbering Ursine Dunes puts the ‘sand’ in sandbox. It’s an adventure that’s sure to keep your players interested and keen to explore more. Above all else YOU GET TO PLAY AS A BEAR!” - Kiel Chenier, Dungeons & Donuts

The basic structure of SUD is a master class in faction design . . .” - Brendan S, Necropraxis

We are talking 66 pages of totally cherry-pickable awesome . . . but there’s no need to cherry-pick . . .” - Dyson Logos, Dyson’s Dodecahedron

"You truly never know what to expect; a genuine breath of fresh breath air in a sometimes stale scene. " - Corey Ryan Walden

"Slumbering Ursine Dunes' strong points are well-realised factions, two good dungeons, evocative imagery and trappings, and its pointcrawl layout, where instead of a hex or a free-form map, the set-up layouts out the various points of interest that PCs are likely to encounter along the way." - John Bell, The Retired Adventurer

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Clinton O December 21, 2022 1:13 pm UTC
What level of characters is this designed for?
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Abby H February 28, 2023 1:34 pm UTC
Checking the preview, it says "A mini-sandbox for Labyrinth Lord Levels 2-4"

Inside a bit more info on this:
"Extensive play in the region has found that the play balance works best with parties generally numbering 4-7 player-characters with combined levels ranging roughly 12-18. Smaller or weaker parties should be encouraged to pick up hireling help."
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Garrett P December 15, 2021 9:06 pm UTC
What edition is this module for?
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Matthew C June 27, 2020 4:18 am UTC
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? Really? That's just *hilarious!*
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W. Bryan M September 08, 2019 4:37 pm UTC
Is there any chance the pdfs will be bookmarked or hyperlinked or both? I guessing the chance is small, but the product is so good I want to love it even more.
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David K June 07, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
Our DM ran this, so this is more of a play report for a party of six 2nd level characters. The two dungeons are at the far edge of the map, right next to each other. This means that there are many wandering monster rolls, as the party travels back and forth from the town to the dungeons. After getting ripped apart repeatedly, just walking in the dunes, the party actually lost interest and quit. Maybe this module is better suited to 4th level characters. The bears are kind of cool though.
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David K June 12, 2018 12:45 am UTC
...And some of the homoerotic parts of the module might not go over very well with some players.
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Ryan L May 21, 2019 1:59 pm UTC
Thank you for indicating that there is objectionable content. I run for kids sometimes and in my opinion there is not enough of an effort in gaming by publishers to give gamers a heads up. I almost bought it, so thank you for saving me the headache of returning it.
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Christian K March 31, 2016 10:39 pm UTC
Great product. Glad I got in on the KS. A weirdly neat mini campaign that can be dropped into your game. Also, has a few cool mechanics which can be hacked into your games; the NPC/hireling mechanic is especially cool.
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Chaotic G January 09, 2015 10:14 pm UTC
I missed the Kickstarter and I'm very much looking forward to this coming to POD. Any ideas when it might become available?
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Chris C January 09, 2015 10:22 pm UTC
UPS is supposed to deliver the third and hopefully final proof tonight. So knock on wood in 1-4 hours.
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Chaotic G January 09, 2015 10:44 pm UTC
I asked the question, totally not expecting the answer to be in hours. Awesome!
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Chris C January 10, 2015 1:46 am UTC
And there you go!
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