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Hot wind snaps the black sails of the Soulcatcher as an eager voice calls from the crow’s nest, “Land ho!”

Ahead lies the island of Kalmatta, your destination, home to plague colonies, marooned pirates, madmen and secrets no mortal mind was meant to uncover. It is also the location of the ruined city of Zadabad and its famed treasure vaults.

Whether fortunate or ill-fated, you have in your possession the Rod of the Crescent Moon, a relic of dead religions and forgotten kingdoms. It is also the key to unlocking the vaults. But finding the lost city is a challenge many have accepted, but none have survived. Fetid swamps, harsh jungles and unforgiving mountains hide your prize.

How far will you travel and how much will you risk to uncover the treasure vaults of Zadabad?

This 44-page hexcrawl can take characters from 1st level to 2nd level, and possibly beyond.


  • Simple rules for exploring the island
  • Random treasure table with common and rare items
  • Appendix of new monsters (30+!)
  • Appendix of unique magic items (11!)
  • 3 detailed tombs to randomly discover and plunder
  • 19 fixed encounters, including the ruins of Zadabad and its fabled vaults
  • 7 maps
  • 5 original pieces of art by illustrator Todd McGowan
  • Over 25,000 words and 44 pages long

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Daniel S September 15, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Would like to see a POD as well.
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Turan H September 04, 2017 4:40 pm UTC
I suspect publishers get bored of this particular question but any chance that this will be available POD at all? Have heard great things about the module but I haven't found it in the UK.
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Erica C January 24, 2016 9:17 pm UTC
Really wish this came with an unkeyed map for my players... Looks good other than that, though...

Ok, there's one in the "Surviving Kalmatta" players guide on their website. PITA though, to have to search around...
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Carl B January 24, 2016 10:39 pm UTC
I'll agree, there's a bit of a disconnect between RPGNow and our website. We focus mostly on the website. I'll post the Player's Guide on RPGNow as well, but you're right, I should have done that months ago. Enjoy the adventure, and let me know how it goes!
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Lawrence T April 13, 2018 9:32 am UTC
I'm looking for the players guide but the website is no longer up and it doesn't seem to be on here. Does anyone know where I could find it?
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Bartek E May 19, 2018 9:45 pm UTC
I'd like to find the player's guide too!
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Jasmyn W January 22, 2020 12:56 pm UTC
Given that the website no longer exists (and it was free anyway) I have no problem sending the Zadabad Players Guide to people who need it. Reply if that's you...
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Carl B January 25, 2020 3:29 pm UTC
You can now find this on
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Carl B January 25, 2020 3:30 pm UTC
Here it is!
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