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SSolo1 The Endless Lair

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A Solo Fantasy Adventure
Compatible with First Edition and Most Retro-Clones
Intended for one player character of levels 1 to 3

You have heard tales of the maze which lies near Cùirn Dhubh.
Many enter seeking their fortunes within its halls; few make it out.
Will you tempt fate and test your mettle against the Endless Lair?

Hello and welcome, adventurers and Game Masters!

I am very excited to tell you about my first solo adventure module: The Endless Lair

In this module, you will take on the role of a worthy adventurer who has chosen to enter a world renowned stygian catacomb, to test your mettle against its challenges. Will you survive and return to boast of your exploits? Or will you fall, like so many would be heroes before you? Only the Gods can say!

The adventure takes place near the village of Cùirn Dhubh (Black Cairn in the Common Tongue), which lies along the southwestern border of the free nation of Dùn Bhriste. In the foothills within a half day’s ride of Cùirn Dhubh is a subterranean maze known far and wide as The Endless Lair. Some say it was the lair of an ancient necromancer while others claim it was home to a demon cult. No one knows its origins for certain, but the folk of Cùirn Dhubh know that hopefuls come from far and wide to test their mettle against the maze there.

Most who take up the maze’s challenge never return and those who do are tight lipped about their experiences. Despite this, the maze’s reputation is world renowned. Its name, The Endless Maze, is derived from tales of those few who survived their time in the maze, who claim the place is larger on the inside then seems possible and that there is a seemingly endless supply of foes in the rooms of the magical complex. 

Therein lays its greatest challenge: the maze is so deadly because it is specifically ensorcelled such that all who seek to enter must do so alone!

Dare you challenge the maze alone, adventurer?

This supplement contains a completely original adventure, which is intended for a single player character of 1st to 3rd level. However, if a GM wishes to run this adventure with a group of 1st to 3rd level players, it is easily modified to fill that need. The module relies on random chance tables and given this random nature it may be replayed many times and still offer different results and encounters.

This module presents the player with deadly challenges and, true to Old School sensibilities, death will be the rule and not the exception in this maze. However, those brave souls who do survive can proudly claim they have bested The Endless Lair! You can play with any of the five pre-generated player characters provided, or your own character; and try and try again until you succeed!

As an added bonus, as a purchaser of one of my supplements you also get a free copy of my 2020 Starry Knight Press Catalog, which has information on all of my modules and supplements as well as maps of the known portions of the sphere of Terrans, where my campaigns take place.

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
May 2018

This product is part of the ENDLESS MAZE story-arc, which includes SSOLO1, SSOLO2, and the upcoming modules SSOLO3 and SOLO4: LE DERNIER OUBLIETTE

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Tina D June 12, 2020 5:39 pm UTC
Hi. I recently purchased this solo adventure, and I have a question (being new to the solo rpg hobby). The labyrinth map, on pg iii, has specxial symbols (ex: * with a circle around it, 'S', and "s" with a circle around it), yet no legend to say what they are. Am I missing something? I did find, and download, the OSRIC rules, but am not finding anything there either. Any help would be great! Thanks!
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Louis K June 12, 2020 6:09 pm UTC
Hi Tina D!

First, thank you so much for the purchase, it is greatly appreciated!!

Second, getting to your question; that is a very good observation, I apologize for the confusion and I can clear it up and explain.

First to clear it up the confusion:
The * in a O denotes some form of statue.
An capital or small S (in or out of a circle) denotes a secret door.
A C denotes a concealed door.
A wavy line is a curtain.
Circles in a row (see room 27) indicate columns.
Dotted lines indicate a path that runs "under" another room/hallway.

Now to explain:
I relied on old school TTRPG map conventions and did not consider those newer (but oh so very welcome!!) to the hobby might not understand. I sometimes include a legend in my adventures, but sometimes don't because of said conventions. Given the audience for this one (everyone!!), I should have. That was my error. Thank you so very much for your input and because of...See more
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Tina D June 12, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick reply! That helps a lot! :)
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Louis K June 12, 2020 8:38 pm UTC
You are very welcome! I am just uploading the revised file now with the map legend included. So if you like, you can just use the new version.

Again, thank you for the purchase!


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Louis K June 12, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
Minor adjust (momentarily forgot how to alphabetize! lol). New version uploaded now!
Thanks for your custom!
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Louis K April 22, 2020 1:38 am UTC
Dear Trent S., I explained in the description that this adventure is based on random charts and I included a complete "quick preview" of the entire book specifically so folks could see what they are getting before buying it. As far as the map numbering, it was done as straight forward as it could be done, as is customary with most circuitous maps there is a bit of randomness. The nature of the map is specifically called out as being due to the type of labyrinth involved (e.g. a pocket universe). Lastly, it is not true rolling a "high enough number of rolls" results in a win, as you stated; it is more subtle than that, and while it does involve a good deal of luck, it also required a great deal of resource management and ingenuity. I'm sorry you did not enjoy it, but I wish you the best of luck.
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Trent S December 30, 2019 7:06 am UTC
Save your money. The map doesn't make sense for this format nor match the numbering. It's simply a set of random gen tables and if you make it to a high enough number of rolls you "Win".
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