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Risus: Toast of the Town - A Free Pulp-Fantasy Adventure

Risus: Toast of the Town - A Free Pulp-Fantasy Adventure


The town looks peaceful enough, but there’s a pillar of smoke from last night’s fire, burned corpses from the wreckage, and a demon strung up against the church in the market square. Dolemon Drake, a local hero, gives the call to all brave souls to join him in eradicating the devilish creatures infesting the sewers. Will our heroes join in Drake’s noble fight?

Toast of the Town is a free adventure module for Risus: The Anything RPG with a groovy map (Trostig town), a warm stack of ready-to-play characters, a GM cheat-sheet, and more swashbuckling heroic adventure than most things you'll eat today. This adventure takes place in Uresia: Grave of Heaven along the shore of a remote mountain lake, but it's designed to slot painlessly into the fantasy world of your choice (or just pillage the setting material for your own fantasy city or town)!

A two-sided player handout from Toast of the Town.

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Michael C July 10, 2021 1:55 am UTC
It seems Uresia: Grave of Heaven is no longer on DtRPG...
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S. John R July 11, 2021 12:41 am UTC
Yes, Dyskami has purchased the setting. I believe they plan on publishing a new edition next year, but I'm not 100% sure (I've not been asked to take part in any way).
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Garth D November 03, 2020 7:09 pm UTC
Was that town map made with the Watabou app?
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S. John R November 03, 2020 7:33 pm UTC
My Uresia maps (including this one and other "town-scale" plans found in Slimes in Blossom Grove, Shadow River Cartographic Portrait, and Lore & Curiosities) are mostly mouse-drawn using Adobe Illustrator, then tinted and textured in Adobe Photoshop. I also incorporate scans of hand-drawn elements, including coastlines and some structures. I use photographs of things like rocks and pizza to create additional texture patterns, along with scans of pencil lines and watercolor splats. I've done a couple of technique/tutorial articles on my blog (Rolltop Indigo) and construction images on my DeviantArt page (Temphis, in the Uresia and Scraps galleries). For a specific "behind-the-scenes" graphic of the Trostig plan from this module, search for "Trostig Town Plan: Meat and Bones." I also post (far too many) maps-in-progress and tutorial images on Twitter =)
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Garth D November 04, 2020 6:57 pm UTC
Interesting. The layout looks a *lot* like something generated by the Watabou city generator, just prettied up. Nice to see diverse methods producing similar results.
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Jesper C July 24, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
The last page of this adventure says "This adventure is part of the Saint August fantasy module series, which is in turn part of the Risus Kickstarter Adventure Set." Any idea where I can find these other adventures?
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S. John R July 24, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
They'll be available here when they're published.
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John C October 05, 2019 5:42 am UTC
This is easily one of the best adventures I have read or run, and I have been gaming since 1978. I can not wait until further adventures are released (no, really, at my age, I can’t wait too long!).
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Christian O April 08, 2020 1:55 pm UTC
I feel the exact same way, even if I have only played since 1981.
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