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In the Shadow of the Ruby Tri-Septicon: A Free Dungeon World Tribute to Rush Lyricist & Drummer Neil Peart

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In the Shadows of the Ruby Tri-Septicon is a free Dungeon World adventure-tribute to the recently departed Rush lyricist and drummer Neil Peart. Mr. Peart had a profund affect on my adolescence and on my creative life during the 40+ years since, much of it focused on playing and writing RPGs. 

In this adventure, the player characters encounter a subterranean monastery-city built in a crystaline cavern inside a huge, hollow geode. The city is goverened by the beatific Paragons and populated by the deformed Malfor. All within the city live an ascetic life of contentment - the product of conquering the "Enemy Within" through the enlightened regimentation of the "Senary Prescriptions of the Aspirant-Prefect."

But forces both inside and outside the city threaten to shatter its peaceful existence. It is up to the player characters to determine its future.

This is the "alpha" version of the adventure, the author's first Dungeon World offering. The writing is done and several artists have contributed to illustrating the work but it has not been playtested. The author welcomes contributions from others to this project, especially those who have been inspired by Neil Peart's work. The product would benefit from professional layout and graphic design, cartography, additional art and playtester feedback/constructive criticism to improve the adventure design, organization/playability and writing. If you'd like to contribute to the project, including playtest reports, please contact the publisher at

I'm proud and excited to be publishing this work on March 1, the 46th anniverary of Rush's debut album, released in 1974!

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