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Dungeon Delving In The Desert!

PC’s get more than they bargained for when they undertake a quest to destroy a recently-captured tome of black magic. Standing in their way are an unforgiving desert, a cursed and ruined city, an ancient tomb, and a dried-up spring. Oh, and lots of unexpected foes and tricky situations, of course. This adventure features many challenging scenarios for 4-8 PC’s of 4th through 7th level. Designed for use with 1st-Edition and OSRIC rulesets, this module is easily adaptable to 2nd-Edition, Adventures Dark and Deep, and similar rulesets. The module consists of two volumes - this Encounters sourcebook, and a Maps & Supplements booklet:https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/253077/The-Book-and-The-Spring--Maps--Supplements, featuring a multi-location, challenging quest in a Mesopotamian-style setting.

 
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Thomas W October 04, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
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The images cover the text in many cases
Best,
Tom
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Christopher L October 05, 2018 1:25 am UTC
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Thomas,
I've just double-checked both PDFs. I have text wrap around illustrations in some cases, but I made sure that no text was obscured by the graphics. Are you viewing it in Acrobat?
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Thomas W October 05, 2018 2:36 am UTC
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This is odd. It is fine on screen, but the copy I printed (my old eyes prefer a printed version) imposed the white background of the photos over the text. For instance on page 11 on the printed out version the white background covers "the suit" in the text in the sentence after the one ending in "450GP to the collector" However. if I print as image instead of regular it is fine.
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Christopher L October 05, 2018 2:50 am UTC
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Ahhh, a printer issue. So the text is still visible, but faded in the white box? I have similar issues occur in my real-life job sometimes, where EPS graphics (or PNGs, or other graphics that might use alpha channels or clipping paths) sometimes (not usually) put a light-colored box behind the transparent part of the graphic. As you mentioned, it will look fine on screen but depending on the printer, printer driver, etc., may show artifacts when printed.
Without going into long details, there are ways around this on the publisher's end, but it takes time, involving crafting new page graphics.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention - please use the "Contact Publisher" link in the upper-right of your screen and give me your email address so I can arrange a fix. I will cross-post this response on the companion title.

Chris
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Thomas W October 05, 2018 2:54 am UTC
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One small note to anyone reading this, this problem may be due to the acrobat reader update and no way reflects on this module's quality. Having read this adventure, I strongly think it will play well and is a great buy.
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Christopher L October 05, 2018 2:56 am UTC
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Thank you, Tom, I appreciate that! It was a 4-year labor of love.
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Thomas W October 05, 2018 3:11 am UTC
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It is one of the best fits for a port over to Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea that I have seem in a while. There are many great OSR modules, but not as many that can be run as a Sword and Sorcery style with such ease. This module reads like it was made for Conan and his ilk. In fact I should add that as a review.
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52
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AP002-0918
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This title was added to our catalog on October 01, 2018.