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Something fell. A sickly gloaming lit up the night like mock daylight, just for a monent, and then the hills trembled. Now, an alien entity lies brooding in a crater gouged out of the moor. Local folk are enraptured with the toothsome jelly exuded by this being, but are blind to the true nature of the events unfolding in their rustic little backwater.

The Weird That Befell Drigbolton is an investigative, event-based module for characters of 3rd to 5th level involving: a fallen star, frothing masses of pink jelly, manna fever, religious fervour, a warped manor house, psychedelic star-debris slowly twisting the nature of reality around it.

  • Area map (a single six-mile hex) with 11 detailed, weird locations.
  • A gone-wrong manor house "dungeon" with 16 encounter areas.
  • Descriptions of the people and locations in the hamlet of Drigbolton.
  • Charts delineating the unfolding weirdness over a seven day period.
  • Guidelines for different directions the referee might choose to take things in, in the longer term. (The events in this module could easily be used to kick-off a much longer series of adventures, as the PCs and other powers in the region wrangle with the consequences of a heavenly body on earth.)
  • Random event tables, including encounters, environmental oddities, and caches of loot.
  • Mini bestiary with over 20 new monsters. (Actually, nothing in this module is "standard". You won't find any of this stuff in your trad monster manuals.)
  • Cheat-sheets summarising the module for quick reference at the table.
  • Statted for Old-School Essentials, usable with any vintage fantasy game.

While this adventure is set on the fringes of the monster-haunted forest, Dolmenwood, the hamlet of Drigbolton and the strange goings-on there can easily be placed in any weird fantasy campaign.

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Matthew M March 21, 2022 12:22 am UTC
been looking to collect all your content. backed the kickstarter to get all the print adventures. why is this one not displayed on your website?
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Necrotic G March 21, 2022 7:29 am UTC
There are essentially two waves of material from Necrotic Gnome:
1. Older print-on-demand books (2018 and earlier), mostly written for Labyrinth Lord.
2. Newer high quality print run books (2019 on), written for Old-School Essentials and with a strong focus on usability at the table.

The older material is considered legacy, so we only publicise the newer books. The Weird That Befell Drigbolton is part of the legacy wave. We'll probably do a revised version of it at some point, bringing it up to the same usability standards and physical quality (sewn binding hardcover) as our newer books.

Hope that helps!
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I. Z January 17, 2022 7:08 am UTC
It seems really hard to accidentally seig heil in the front cover of your book...
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Necrotic G January 17, 2022 7:36 am UTC
We felt it was just a cool looking geometric design. We didn't know of any associations with it and fixed it (many years ago) when it was pointed out.
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Ms S September 11, 2019 12:58 am UTC
What's up with the nazi symbol on the title page? It's not in the preview version. It's not some ancient and obscure symbol the nazis adopted and perverted, it's literally Himmler's pet logo, even if some later edgy satanists borrowed it.
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Ms S September 11, 2019 1:16 am UTC
Just to be clear, I really don't think you're a nazi, or intentionally using their symbols.
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Necrotic G September 11, 2019 4:56 am UTC
Yeah, someone pointed this out some time ago and we changed it. If your print copy has this design, I guess it's an older copy.
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Ms S September 11, 2019 8:09 am UTC
That's good to hear! The current download version still seems to have it, which is what confused me, maybe the site's playing up and giving me the older file. I'll check the library when I'm not on my phone.
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Necrotic G September 12, 2019 5:22 am UTC
v3 of the PDF has the new title page design and is the current version available here at DriveThruRPG. If you look in your library, it should be there for download.
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Ms S September 12, 2019 5:24 am UTC
I'm only seeing The_Weird_That_Befell_Drigbolton_v2.pdf and Cheat_Sheets.pdf, both in the library and on this page. I'll contact support.
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Manu H September 01, 2018 10:44 am UTC
I've seen a video-review of this book with hardcover, but I can't find the option here. Is a mistake? Thanx!
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Sergey P December 08, 2018 6:11 pm UTC
reviewed by Ben Milton in Questing Beast
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This title was added to our catalog on March 28, 2017.