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The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia 5E

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A new FIFTH EDITION megadungeon from Barrowmaze author Dr. Greg Gillespie!

The lost city of Archaia - an ancient ruin sunken into the earth - lies deep in the badlands. In recent years, caravans from Eastdale have come under attack from orcs, goblins, and worse. Some say these blood-thirsty warbands have made lairs in the deep caves and ruins. Sill others say the ancient halls are filled with magnificent treasures left by the Archaians. Are you brave (or foolish) enough to delve The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia?

THe Forbidden Caverns of Archaia (FCoA) is a 296-page classic old school megadungeon for use with the Fifth Edition of the World's Most Popular role-playing games. THe pages of Forbidden Caverns are crammed full with new material, maps, amazing art (including special surprizes by former TSR artists), as well as an amazing colour cover art by Ex-TSR artist Erol Otus that matches Barrowmaze Complete 5E as a sister-book.

The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia will keep your players on their toes and your campaign going strong for years.

FCoA is brought to you by the Old School Renaissance (so don’t forget your 10’ pole).

This project was created through a group of awesome backers from Kickstarter. Without them, this project wouldn't have happened. Thank you for your support!

Ckeck my rggnow profile for all sorts of additional Barrowmaze products and goodies.

Watch for another super cool project in the spring of 2018!

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Hauke S October 08, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
Playing it currently. Love it sofar, even it's not as easy to get into than Barrowmaze.

Question: What is the difference between an Archaian Wight and a typical wight? This information is missing.
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Steven S April 25, 2021 2:08 am UTC
I see this was updated on April 17, 2021. What has changed?
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Todd M January 31, 2021 7:30 pm UTC
I bought the LL version of this but was considering buying the 5e PDF for the converted stat blocks. However does the 5e PDF have a bookmarked TOC and can you make your own bookmarks or is it secured (and so hardish to navigate) like the LL version? That would influence my buy-in price on the PDF.
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January 09, 2019 4:29 am UTC
For the record, LOVED Barrowmaze... so I'm hopeful that this will scratch the OSR itch (in 5E).

First though a few questions:
1. For what level characters was this created?
2. Also, in the one review (5E version) he says that there are dozens upon dozens of monster stats that are "missing". I saw the Youtube review (listed in Johnathan M's comment) of the OSR version (LL I believe?) and at the end of the hard cover book there are numerous monster stats. Is this what is missing from the 5E version? I'm a bit confused. I obviously don't want to spend $35 for an incomplete book.
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Christopher B March 14, 2019 5:46 am UTC
Oh, you are referencing Questing Beast's video, I watched it and it got me to buy this product. I think perhaps you misunderstood what Ben (the "Questing Beast") said in his video (he said some people told him some things were allegeldy missing, but he had no personal knowledge of this).

In case, I have the 5e version of this product, and the monster and NPC stats are listed at the end of the PDF (I cannot speak about the hardcopy, but I would have to assume the PDF would have exactly the same content as the print version). The monster and NPC stats run from page 204 through page 265, so it seems all the stats are in there. There is also a full description of new spells and several other tables, etc. I have not noticed anything "missing." Maybe, there was some issue when the PDF was first released and it go corrected, or maybe this was all just misinformation to begin with.

Finally, with respect to player character level, the idea is that the players' start...See more
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Tyler M August 27, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
In the chapter "Tribal Patrols: Encounters and Motivations" there is a table that describes tribal patrols and motivations (Table: 4.3). The section detailing Fanged Legion Patrols uses an uppercase letter L when describing the composition of enemy combatants. For example: (4) 2xL1 (8), 1xL2 (15), 1xL3 (22). What does the uppercase L mean?
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Ron C May 17, 2018 9:10 pm UTC
I purchased and Downloaded The Forbidden Caverns of Archaia 5E and noticed it does not have the beautiful Erol Otus cover art
Could I please get a link to or a copy for print version of it?
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World_of_Farland _ April 19, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
Looks interesting. Can we see a preview?
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Christopher S May 31, 2018 6:56 pm UTC
Agree. Yes, for a $35 PDF I would really like a few preview pages. Sounds interesting though.
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Jonathan M July 27, 2018 2:11 am UTC
Questing Beast did a review of this on his youtube page, does a great job of going over it.
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