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Run an old school game for Halloween with this spooky sandbox setting. Contains five fully mapped and keyed adventure zones, three custom character races, and a mob of macabre monsters. Written for Labyrinth Lord but easily converted to other old school systems.

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Derek H October 13, 2018 1:25 pm UTC
Not that I finally have it in hand, a couple questions:

Are the new races meant to be used during initial character creation or as replacements for the slain?

Is Eye-gorb based on an existing story?

And overall, this is a great mini sandbox. I plan on expanding it a bit here and there with elements taken from Mutant Bastards (esp plant mutations), Realms of Crawling Chaos (the races, tomes and artifacts), and my own Quantum Flux (uberweird artifacts); but it is a solid foundation that can be used multiple times with just a little change or reskin here and there. Excellent job, BJ!
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Barclay J J October 13, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
The new races are for any stage in the game you wish. Either starting characters or replacements. Dampyrs, grimlings, and humanculi are all easily to be found around Strangeldorf and very likely to get run out of it at the head of a mob as well...

Eye-gorb is essentially just a Lovecraftian admixture of gelatinous cube and beholder. It's also inspired somewhat by the invisible monster from that one episode of Jonny Quest after it's made visible. (

Thanks for the kudos, and for purchasing my little tombstone tome. I'm exceedingly glad you'll find it useful in your games. I heartily approve of all the additional materials you're Frankenstiening onto the basic frame that I've provided. What is old school play but making our own monster out of custom components?

Pleasant screams!
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Derek H September 26, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
You may want to contact OBS and ask them why this isn't showing up on the front page under "Newest Print".
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Barclay J J September 26, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
I think that's a thing you need to spend Promotion Points on.
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James M September 26, 2018 2:59 am UTC

Would you please be so kind as to include a synopsis of each adventure (title and a sentence or two) and a list of the new races and monsters in the description?

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Barclay J J September 26, 2018 4:05 am UTC
Sure. If you're the type who wants to read the ingredient list on the back of the bag of Halloween candy I'm happy to oblige. :)

Ghoulardia Pass is a mini-sandbox, containing a mad scientist's laboratory, a vampire's castle, a cemetery just full of crypts and graves to desecrate, a sunken, cyclopean temple beneath the dark surface of a lake, and something kinda hairy going on around the hunting lodge. All the classic monster movie scenarios and then some.

As for races, you get the dampyr (essentially half-vampires), grimlings (grubby little Igor types), and humanculus (lab grown Frankenguys).

For monsters, you got bonemonkeys, grindeylows, mad scientists, rat kings, tentacultists, werebats, and the horrible Spider Wolf. Plus enough undead, lycanthropes, and other gruesome goons to fill out your roster for an evening's danse macabre.
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James M September 28, 2018 2:53 am UTC
Thank you! Sold!
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Derek H September 08, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
Will this be out in print before Halloween?
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Barclay J J September 08, 2018 9:09 pm UTC
That's the plan!
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David J September 08, 2018 1:43 am UTC
Recommended character levels?
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Barclay J J September 08, 2018 1:14 pm UTC
5th. and up. I usually start the party at 20001 EXP. when I've run this as an event game.
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