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What the Heart Desires

What the Heart Desires

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Birds do it. Bees do it. Even ogres in the trees do it. Yes, this is an unusual tale of two star-crossed lovers. Krog, the cunning and mighty ogre king, falls head-over-heels for a human ranger. The courtship is unusual, their love unlikely, but somehow they make it work. Until, that is, Krog’s wife learns of it… and then things start to get ugly. The players enter this unusual tale and learn that the ogre king’s bride is to be the meal and a pawn in the plans of the megalomaniacal Vark, the ogre tribe's shaman.  Do they help? Or are they too appalled at the entire sordid story? Who are they to judge what the heart desires?

This is a rank 3-4 adventure for the BareBones Fantasy role-playing game, but can be easily scaled to other ranks of play by changing the primary enemy from Ogre to something else by clever GMs. It is set in the Keranak Kingdoms, but could be placed nearly anywhere in any setting.

Notice: DwD Studios is unassociated with the similarly-named product Bare Bones Multiverse. If you came here searching for that product, please click here.

Within this zip file you should have:

  • WhatTheHeartDesires.pdf
  • Ambush Encounter Map
  • Clearing Map
  • Ogre Camp Map

And because we like saving ink:

  • WhatTheHeartDesires - PrintFriendly.pdf

Please join the site over at and get involved.  This game was written under a creative commons license, meaning YOU can write stuff too.  We already have several great promising adventure modules submitted, and we're excited to see what you add to the mix.

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