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Ziggurat of the Mega-Maiden


"...a truly metal adventure." -Bob Brinkman

A Copper Best Seller! Now THAT'S METAL!

An Experimental Speed Metal Dungeon!

2 minutes to midnight.
A 20-round race to the top.
The fate of the world in the balance!
Can your 2nd level
DCC characters become heroes?

This is a what now? An experimental Speed Metal Dungeon? Yes, yes, it is. The idea emerged while listening to, shockingly, heavy metal. Specifically, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, hence the title and content. So, what’s it all about?

The PCs have been on the path of The Cult of the Mega-Maiden. The Cult seeks to bring the Demon Seed of Deth to the Iron Ziggurat of the Mega-Maiden. There they hope to perform the Ultimate Ritual and fulfill the Prophecy. This will break open the Demon Seed and bring the Wrathchild into the world with the Mega-Maiden acting as surrogate mother. We begin in medias res, in the middle of the plot. This gives Judges various options to drop this into an existing campaign with some minor set up, make this the culmination of previous adventures, or just run this as a speedy one-shot.

**You don't need to be a fan of heavy metal to have fun with this!**

The PCs stand at the foot of the Iron Ziggurat of the Mega-Maiden and it is 2 minutes to midnight. They have 20 rounds to get to the top or the ritual will be completed and the Wrathchild will gain entrance to the world bringing death and destruction of unimaginable proportions.

Perfect for 6 DCC Level 2 PCs, Challenging for 4-5 DCC Level 2 PCs. Deadly for anything less, but still fun. Perhaps a mob of villagers don't want the world destroyed and this turns into a funnel with lots and lots of dead villagers in a mighty struggle to save all of existence!

What are Two-Hour Tales?

Quick Crawls are perfect for in-person or online play and include maps and tokens to facilitate that. Additionally, the Two-Hour Tales work well online as we have found that people begin to fade or lose focus after around 2.5-3 hours. These DCC Quick Crawls, as we call them, will be PDFs only.

The Two-Hour Tales run about 2,500-3,000 words. Each will have at least one map, several tokens and a complete three-part adventure. All NPCs will have a Strategy section so Judges get insight into how they act and fight. We will break out all new spells, creatures and items into reference cards. This will help the Judge run the Two-Hour Tales by giving them all the info they need for each specific encounter in the Quick Crawl.

Additionally, each Quick Crawl leads into longer campaigns after the Two-Hour Tale with our Further Adventures section which gives ideas on how to continue along a specific story line. Later Two-Hour Tales can be dropped in as side quests or events in between major campaign action.

In playtesting, this adventure took just under 3 hours. We imagine most groups will finish by then.

For more information check out 2 Old Guys Games on the web.

Looking for more DCC RPG action from 2 Old Guys Games? Check out our Sinking the Stercorarius series. It starts with a funnel featuring 3 occupation tables, 5 new weapons, and 3 new creatures along with a big plot twist. In the StS Expansion Pack is also a mini-adventure Behold! The Aethernauts Rise! which picks up where the funnel ends. Also in the Expansion Pack are two new classes, two nautical character sheets and more!

Seeking some ship-to-ship combat in DCC? We have a quick rules guide for that very thing as well!

Upcoming Two-Hour Tales will include some DCC Quick Crawls that will fit right into a nautical campaign. Stay up to date with all the news from 2 Old Guys Games by signing up for the publisher newsletter or follow us on Twitter at 2OGGames for news, polls, discounts and more.

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Michael N August 16, 2020 5:30 am UTC
Hi guys, backer of your Salty Funnel. Are you planning to produce POD codes for this module? If you are I'm going to wait until you do so. I'm one of those people who like print copies of our games. If you promise you'll never release a print version I'll go ahead and buy the PDF version. Thanks for your honesty and I'd like to support you either way, just saying my preference is for physical copies.
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2 Old Guys G August 29, 2020 12:37 am UTC
This will not be a POD option. These Quick Crawls are too small to turn into print. We are going to gather up 10-12 of them and publish them as compendiums, maybe even a hardcover if we hit 128+ pages.
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Gorgar W July 31, 2020 5:04 pm UTC
Not big on DCC but the fact that "Scream Murder" by Savatage came up on my playlist while I was reading the Description probably helped piqué my interest. Wishlisted!
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2 Old Guys G August 29, 2020 12:38 am UTC
You saw there's a buck off discount floating around our Twitter right now?
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