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The Halls of Arden Vul Complete

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Prepare to Beard the Halls of Arden Vul!

Arden Vul is the most ambitious megadungeon ever created, with over 1,100 Pages of Incredible Adventure. This First Edition compatible fully-bookmarked PDF product features:

2,162 Encounter Descriptions
14 NPC Factions
10 Massive Levels
15 Extensive Sub-levels
7 Dangerous Exterior locations
149 New Monsters
332 New Magic Items
69 New Technological Items
44 New Spells
189 New Books through which PCs can gain a deep understanding of the dungeon
A full NPC appendix with 10 competing parties at 3 levels of power
Over 140 original pieces of art, including 28 full-page illustrations!

All of this is mapped via 33 Amazing Maps that you can download for free at The Maps of Arden Vul. As we have gotten requests for VTT player's maps we have created The VTT Maps of Arden Vul for free as well. If you know you want the physical copies, just head over to the Arden Vul Bundle and get everything Arden Vul in one fell swoop.

There has never been anything like Arden Vul, and there never will be again.

Welcome to the Halls of Arden Vul!

If you want everything but can't afford the full Arden Vul Bundle right now, those who order this PDF can receive 33% discounts on the print versions at a later date so you can piece-meal your purchase as finances allow. Just send me an e-mail (josephbrowning@gmail.com) with your Complete PDF order number and I'll get the discount codes to you.

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Jonathan H September 11, 2022 8:21 pm UTC
Are they’re any plans for this to go on sale anytime soon? I’d love to pick it up but ouch. I found this through 3D6 DTL YouTube channel btw.
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Joseph B September 12, 2022 10:40 am UTC
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Currently, there are no scheduled sales.
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Joshua B September 07, 2022 8:44 pm UTC
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Hi - really like the look of the pdf I picked up. Wondering if there are future plans to do a print run/kickstarter or something of that nature. I know I can get the POD, but wondering if there's something else coming up?
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Joseph B September 08, 2022 6:45 am UTC
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There are currently no plans for a future runs.
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Patrick S August 26, 2022 9:18 am UTC
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Creators of Arden Vul, the table for undead in the steps in the Pyramid of Thoth (Vol. 1 P. 109) states that there is supposed to be a location of where the undead originates from. I believe that this info is missing from the table? Do you have the information somewhere in a manuscript per chance, or do you remember what placements were to be?
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August 26, 2022 10:16 am UTC
very good eyes, Patrick! It looks like in layout an entire column disappeared. Here's what the ms says. For d10 roll =1, undead appear at UP-6; for 2, it's UP-6; for 3 and 4, it's UP-7; for 5 and 6, it's UP-8; for 7 and 8, it's UP-9; and for 9 and 10, it's UP-10.
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Jonathan B August 08, 2022 12:34 pm UTC
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This is one of the most stunning achievements I've ever seen in megadungeon design. Massive kudos to everyone involved! I'm planning on recording an actual play series of Arden Vul for my YouTube channel 3d6 Down the Line https://www.youtube.com/c/3D6DownTheLine, using OSE/BX rules. In order to make the vids look extra pretty, could you share what font is used for the front cover text?
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August 08, 2022 1:30 pm UTC
Thanks, Jonathan! it was the result of many years labor and love. Joe B will have to chime in about the font. If he's not here soon, I'll ping him privately. Looking forward to your youtube channel.
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Ken M September 07, 2022 2:04 am UTC
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Hey, I just watched Episodes 0 and 1 of your Arden Vul play sessions, looks like you have a fun group!
I wanted to thank you for posting the dropbox with the isometric arden vul maps...those are really well done. Anyone planning on running Arden Vul should get these, they really bring the place to life.
If you are interested, I and another guy have collated a bunch of dungeondraft maps of the arden vul levels. He's hosting them on a google drive, his reddit name is _sterno_ (with the underscores). I think there are currently 10 or so levels hosted there, including all of the upper ones, and an arden vul ruined city map I made.

Ken
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Patrick S September 07, 2022 2:59 pm UTC
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The isometric maps were created by the great Jason Lutes, creator of Perilous Wilds/Freebooters on the Frontier and the epos Berlin!
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Patrick S August 26, 2021 11:22 am UTC
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Loving the book(s) and I am playing it with my group over Foundry VTT at the moment. We are having a great time!

One piece of feedback: the fact that plate mail is not manufactured and used by the general public is kinda buried in the book. I can imagine that most players and DMs will allow plate armor to be bought and used at initial character creation and then only later will the DM realize that most non-ancient peoples in the setting will lack it and that the players shouldn't have been able to buy it.

A statement on plate armor in the Arden Vul setting should be placed in the beginning of the book, and probably also restated often throughout.

My thoughts!
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Ken M November 01, 2021 1:14 am UTC
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I'm curious about your Foundry VTT experience with Arden Vul. Did you use the VTT maps provided with the Arden Vul PDF, or prepare your own?
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Patrick S November 02, 2021 7:31 am UTC
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I am having lots of fun running the setting in Foundry! I create my own abbreviated notes for the rooms decriptions and add the most frequent random tables to the VTT. I also add statted NPCs, with gear and spells, so that they are easier to manage during play.

I am using the official VTT maps: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/309717/The-VTT-Maps-of-Arden-Vul.

A commentator has given some feet pixel per feet approximations, so you get some help there to adjust them in the program.

There are sometimes elements on the player maps that should have been hidden but a quick pass in Photoshop or MSPaint can fix most of it.
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Derek P July 20, 2022 12:28 pm UTC
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Probably too late to help you, but I'm running this for VTT as well (first Fantasy Grounds, then switched to Foundry) and I've been "remaking" some of the maps in Dungeondraft as I go.

Freely available to anyone who wants to use them here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QbxWXLImauOUOneiqxTmyq4Jl3EGB7li?usp=sharing
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Ken M July 20, 2022 2:21 pm UTC
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Hey, I made some of those maps :)
Thanks for putting these up for everyone's use!
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Patrick S July 21, 2022 9:48 am UTC
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That's incredible, thanks for sharing them! I have already added maps and walls to levels 1-3 sadly, but if you ever add the deeper ones, I will gladly use yours!
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Derek P July 27, 2022 7:01 pm UTC
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I completed about a third of level 4 last week (the area right down the stairs for the Set Temple on level 3) and will be starting on part of level 5 (around the Obsidian Gates) this week.

My players spent a few months on level 2 and 3, but they're finally moving out now so I expect to be making quite a few new maps soon. I'll drop all new maps in that folder, so just check it periodically for updates.

And if anyone else wants to get in on this and share any VTT maps they created, let's get all our maps together! It's a huge dungeon and converting the maps for VTT is a giant undertaking that would go easier with some crowdsourcing!
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Patrick S August 06, 2021 1:30 pm UTC
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Hi! I just noticed that the night time encounter table for Eastern Districts in the ruined city (Vol. 1 P. 82-83) is missing a result for 10-11. Did you plan to have something there originally?
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Joseph B August 06, 2021 1:59 pm UTC
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Thanks for the comment! That's a typo - it should be 9-12 for the lacedons. Our apologies!
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John C July 10, 2021 6:21 am UTC
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So this one is advertised as a complete set. Which books does this one include? Is it all of the volumes?
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Joseph B July 10, 2021 6:37 am UTC
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This contains all the information from volumes 1-4. Volume 5 is the map volume. All information in volume 5 is available in the free The Maps of Arden Vul PDF.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/307323/The-Maps-of-Arden-Vul
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John C July 10, 2021 6:41 am UTC
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Ok, so this is the equivalent of all 4 volumes minus the map book but only available in pdf. If I want a printed version, I would need to purchase them individually for each volume in the POD option. Just wanted to make sure before deciding.
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Joseph B July 10, 2021 6:46 am UTC
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That is correct.
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John C July 10, 2021 4:53 am UTC
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Have never heard of this one before, sorry. Can this be used with the AD&D 2nd Ed ruleset or is strictly for 1e use? Trying to get a handle on what this is.....
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Joseph B July 10, 2021 5:51 am UTC
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It's written for the 1e ruleset, so only minor changes are really needed for it work for 2e.
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Julian J August 01, 2022 12:24 pm UTC
When I run this (not sure when, but it will happen), we will be using Pathfinder 1e rules with a fair bit of 3pp material (Ultimate Spheres of Power, Spheres of Might, Spheres of Guile and the two combination-Gish books, plus Path of War)...

There is a Conversion Guide done by Infinium Games, available on Drive Thru. One of the versions you can convert to and from is OSR, which this would likely be close to. You can convert to Pathfinder 1e, Pathfinder 2e, 3.x and 5e, I think there were a couple more options for conversions but that's all I remember off the top of my head.
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Jason W July 09, 2021 5:20 pm UTC
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Hey, I just picked this up. I haven't had time to go through any of it yet, but it looks amazing! One question though. I notice the page count for each book adds up to several hundred pages more than this all in one product. Is there anything missing from this that is included in the individual books?
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Joseph B July 09, 2021 5:31 pm UTC
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The all-in-one PDF doesn't include the map book pages as the maps for the digital copies are found in The Maps of Arden Vul. All the same material is in both products.
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Jason W July 09, 2021 5:40 pm UTC
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I figured it didn't leave anything out, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks for the quick reply!
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Rachael S November 23, 2020 7:44 pm UTC
Where would I find the stats/full description of Yasidoranicil "Isadora" and Priscus Pulcher for a party that wants to resurrect them both? and/or speak with dead them.....I can't seem to find them. I don't have the full set yet so that is why I ask.
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Joseph B November 23, 2020 7:55 pm UTC
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Isadora's remains are in SL11-19A (book three) and Priscus Pulcher's remains are at SL11-24. Neither are statted out.
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November 24, 2020 12:52 am UTC
Thanks for the query, Rachael. It's a fun question, but according to 1st edition rules, resurrection only works for those dead 10 years per level of the cleric, and both of those persons have been dead for many centuries; it seems unlikely that a cleric could be high enough level to resurrect them.
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Ken M November 20, 2020 4:44 am UTC
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I've come back to Arden Vul after putting it aside for a bit. I have to admit its size makes the challenge of prep feel a bit intimidating.
From what I can tell from reading online it was run at first using the Wilderlands setting and gods. Since I own this setting I'm a bit curious about that -- would you mind letting us know where you had set it in the Wilderlands, and what dieties were prominent in home campaigns?
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November 20, 2020 1:08 pm UTC
Hi Ken - I'll be eager to hear what you make of it, if you do decide to run it. As for the Wilderlands connection, I love that setting and have, in the past, run small campaigns in it. One of the things I liked about it was the 'kitchen-sink' approach - it took elements from myth, from sci-fi, and elsewhere, and combined it with unique original elements. So in a sense, that mixture was what I was aiming for. And my earliest drafts of AV thus name checked Wilderlands (I used the name Ghanor for an artifact, I imported a bunch of Wilderlands gods wholesale) quite a bit. But I never really intended to drop AV into the Wilderlands; instead, it was intended as a 'tent-pole' dungeon for my home-brew world (much as Rappan Athuk was for NG, or Greyhawk for GG). Once Andreas persuaded me to look into publishing it, and Joe came on board, I realized that the Wilderlands vestiges needed to be removed; that was the moment that I took time to really develop the setting from a top-down, systematic perspective (instead of merely...See more
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Ken M November 20, 2020 8:30 pm UTC
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Hey, thanks for your quick reply!
I plan on running Arden Vul for my next campaign. Right now my two holdups are
1) my group is currently playing in Barrowmaze (different DM) and the entire map has been done up in DungeonDraft and is beautiful to behold, I hope to give Arden Vul a similar treatment, but the scale is intimidating. This wouldn't be an issue absent the ongoing pandemic.
2) there isn't as much detail on the the various religions and their motivations as I would like, especially for the thorcingans. I like to give players of clerics a better understanding of their religion's goals.
3 likewise, more detail on the 7 schools of wizardry , basically more details on things players will ask me about as they are making their PCs.
I would gladly pay more money for a supplement fleshing these things out
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November 23, 2020 3:18 pm UTC
Hi Ken - sorry for the delay. I know we have VTT maps for AV, that one could use in Roll20 (I think - I, myself, don't use online platforms so I may be wrong). As for further details, you're a man after my own heart! I'm afraid to say that I don't have such details ready to go. A world book *might* be in the offing, but I have academic stuff to finish first. Thanks for the suggestion, though
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October 26, 2020 3:53 pm UTC
I see book V is available again .... will the print bundle be live soon or should I just buy all 5 books individually to get everything in print ?
Many thanks
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Joseph B October 26, 2020 4:10 pm UTC
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The bundle should be available again via the link in the sales text. If not, the below link works as well:

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/307787/Arden-Vul-Bundle-BUNDLE
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October 26, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
Ok great got it many thanks
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September 03, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
Hi - I’m looking to order the Halls Of Arden Vul complete 5 book print set but can’t find it ? Has it been removed and will it be back soon ?
Many thanks
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Joseph B September 03, 2020 4:24 pm UTC
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Sadly the 5th book has again been unproved for sale, but we're working on it again. It will come back, but right now I don't know when. Sorry.
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Joseph B September 16, 2020 4:10 am UTC
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If you buy this Complete PDF, and send me an e-mail (josephbrowning@gmail.com), I send you 5 links to the discounted print versions. The links to the discounted books can be used individually.
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Travis M May 27, 2020 9:07 pm UTC
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Hi, I bought this awhile ago and I'm trying to find the maps. Are they a seperate product?
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Joseph B May 28, 2020 5:30 am UTC
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The Maps of Arden Vul is a free map pack of all the maps and you can find it here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/307323/The-Maps-of-Arden-Vul
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Matt S May 08, 2020 7:57 pm UTC
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Is this going to have a premium print as one volume? Or is the PoD for each part the only way it'll be done?
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Joseph B May 08, 2020 8:56 pm UTC
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There are no intents to print a single volume version.
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Brian C May 06, 2020 9:12 pm UTC
need a print version ... maybe in several volumes. + fold-out maps
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