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"Rock solid little adventure. If most adventures were this good then I wouldn’t be reviewing adventures".

- Bryce Lynch,

Deep in the fetid swamp lies abandoned Nekemte, ancient serpent man city of the Jade Empire and home to the royal house of Nekemte - cruel, tyrannical sorcerers and practitioners of necromancy, corrupted cultists of Yul. The great swamp consumed Nekemte following the fall of the Jade Empire, its buildings crumbling and falling into decay. Throughout the centures, terror of the sepent man sorcery hung over the ruins, and shadowy creatures stalked the crumbling edifices at night, feeding on the warmth of the living. A party of looters recently dared the ruins and stole into the lower tombs where they unearthed the Arimax Stone, an artifact of great power, in the process unwittingly awakening an ancient, slumbering menace...

NOTE: The color print option is also a black and white book but is printed on thicker, higher-quality paper. 

For a party of 5th to 6th level characters. 

Darkness at Nekemte is a Gunderholfen campaign setting expansion module with a dark sword & sorcery feel. It can be used with Gunderholfen or run as a once-off in any campaign; Gunderholfen is not required to run this adventure. Darkness at Nekemte is designed to be used with OSRIC and other OSR games. It includes:

  • Approximately 70 keyed encounter locations and sub-areas
  • A swamp and ruins adventure site 
  • A main dungeon level
  • Wilderness encounters and locations to facilitate swamp-based hexcrawls
  • 19 new monsters, 15 new spells, 12 new magic items and lots of new diseases.

The PDF is bookmarked and hyperlinked. Separate JPEG maps for VTT play are included with the PDF file.

After more Gunderholfen/Darkness at Nekemte? Try Bottomless Pit of Zorth.



Other FES Publishers:

First Edition Society  - publishers of OSRIC

Storm Fetish Productions - publishers of the Heroic Legendarium

First Hungarian D20 Society - publishers of Echoes of Fomalhaut, Castle Xyntillan

Axe Mental Presents - publishers of Hoard of Delusion

Saving Throw Fanzine - publishers of Saving Throw Fanzine

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Duncan A February 03, 2022 9:48 pm UTC
I am using this in an upcoming Gunderholfen Campaign and I find that the images are a l little low resolution. Is it possible we could get higher resolution source images for the maps? It will make it much easier to incorporate into the VTT I am using for the campaign
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G. H February 06, 2022 5:04 am UTC
Hi Duncan, good to hear you're interested in running this. I'm not sure what resolution suits your VTT set-up best, but you can alter the image resolution through something simple like Paint to fit the exact dimensions you want just by 'resizing' the image to the pixel range you require. There are some free online tools available that can do this too. Let me know if that helps or not.
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Duncan A February 10, 2022 4:54 am UTC
The issue I am having is that upsizing them to a size my VTT (foundry for reference) can use leads to blurry images; it is not too bad and i think I can cope
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G. H February 11, 2022 5:13 am UTC
I'll see what I can do to put together a higher resolution version. Thanks, hope your group has fun.
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G. H February 12, 2022 1:19 am UTC
Hi Duncan, I've updated the VTT map files, the new ones should be clearer. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, it looks like I may grabbed the wrong files on the initial upload. Let me know how these go, thanks!
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Duncan A February 12, 2022 10:06 pm UTC
Thanks so much!
We are going to be running a mega-campaign using all three of your modules!
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G. H August 16, 2020 6:51 am UTC
Review available here:
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Kelly D August 07, 2020 8:41 pm UTC
I have products for sale so I can't review other items on DTRPG. So let me just say, I've just bought this and already excited. If you are running Gunderholfen this is a great purchase. Sooo many new tidbits on the Ganfal swamp, Balor's Rent, etc. that will go right into my game. G. Hawkins is a powerhouse in terms of doing it all himself. The art and layout are better looking than Gunderholfen, showing he's growing in experience. Can't comment on the adventure itself yet but I'm sure it'll be OSR goodness.
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Michael P August 04, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
potentially dumb question: is it all in B&W? Because then I could take the softcover one.
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G. H August 04, 2020 8:38 pm UTC
You may have missed the note at the bottom of the description. Yes it’s BW. The color print option uses higher quality paper than the standard BW hardcover and I thought it would be nice to have a good quality hardcover available (because I liKe that kind of thing myself!). I will be putting up a standard BW hardcover soon if you want to save a few dollars.
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