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There's a dragon in the woods.

Those friendly dwarves were the first to go, the poor things. And now the beast has been killing and eating the people of Brandonsford. No-one wants to leave the town's walls. With the humans out of the forest, fairies have taken over, and now the goblin king Hogboon seeks to claim the entire forest as his new kingdom.

The Black Wyrm of Brandonsford is an old-school compatible module for characters level 1-3, in which they visit the colorful inhabitants of Brandonsford, adventure through the fairy-haunted woods outside the town, delve into two dungeon locations, and hopefully, slay a dragon.

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"This module packs in a tiny but rich sandbox bursting with creativity and with colorful opportunities for interaction. In my mind, this module should be filed in the same general head-space with Winter's Daughter, the Tomb of the Serpent Kings, Redtooth Ridge, or Gatehouse on Cormac's Crag." - Gundobad Games

"This adventure seems effortless. Effortless. That is a very hard thing to achieve. Most adventures seems forced, or strained. The text, the interactivity, the format, the design, you can tell that they were strained activities. But not this. It just . . . Clicks in a way very few things in life do."Bryce Lynch, TenFootPole


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Louis C May 29, 2022 9:29 am UTC
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Does anyone know if the maps are 5' or 10' per square?
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Anthony L November 20, 2022 2:58 am UTC
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I would've assumed 10' at first, but if the objects illustrated on the map are to scale then 5' would make a lot more sense. I feel like this should be a pretty basic thing for the designer to spell out.

Edit: Room 14's description in the Barrow Mound has "Conical 5’ stones carved to look like soldiers."
These are depicted on the map with a diameter of about half a square, and it would make more sense to have the room to move around them… so I guess 10' it is?
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Giuseppe R March 25, 2022 8:28 am UTC
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A great module! Reviewed it on my blog with a few hints and ideas on how to run it: https://axianspice.blogspot.com/2022/03/about-black-wyrm-of-brandonsford.html
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Jeffrey B March 08, 2022 4:34 pm UTC
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Would be nice to have unlabeled maps of the dungeons for VTT use!
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vadim S February 21, 2022 1:45 pm UTC
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In 2.1 pdf zone 10 and 11 of Barrow Mound are mixed up.
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kristiaan L February 13, 2022 1:52 pm UTC
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Neither versions in the download links contain the cover in the thumbnail? I really would like to have that cover.
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Peter S August 10, 2022 2:54 am UTC
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Same here
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Christopher B January 15, 2022 4:47 pm UTC
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I'm GMing my first ever OSR game using Knave and Tomb of the Serpent Kings. I needed a neighboring town/region for them to return to and found this module. It is exactly what I needed, and I know they're going to have fun exploring Brandonsford!

I wanted to share that it looks like the stats for the Stone Maiden in Room 19 of the Barrow Mound are missing in the v2.1 PDF. I was able to find the stats in the first version PDF, but thought I'd let you know they seem to be missing in the 2.1 version.



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Steven H December 15, 2021 9:49 pm UTC
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I have rarely laughed so hard as running this adventure in Swords & Wizardry. I introduced two magic items from my blog but otherwise left it untouched and ran as a sandbox. Always great to have players scared of their own shadows.
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Ken M November 30, 2021 8:19 pm UTC
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What is the difference between the original and V2?
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Chance D December 01, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
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New art and some updated formatting, otherwise the material of the adventure is the same.
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Matthew D November 28, 2022 9:02 pm UTC
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It looks like there's also a small typo introduced on page 13 of The_Black_Wyrm_of_Brandonsford_v2.1.pdf.

Could you fix the titles/descriptions for rooms 10 and 11 of Barrow Mound? It looks like they are swapped, confirmed by comparing to the map and by comparing to the original.
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Andrew W November 27, 2021 9:11 am UTC
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This is a great little adventure. Just one question, is the map meant to be used as a players map or strictly DM only? I'm guessing the latter. Thanks.
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David K March 06, 2022 4:39 pm UTC
Someone has posted a players map on Reddit.
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Oliver R November 24, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
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Great little adventure. Self contained and I would not suggest trying to burn through it in a session as there are lots of layers and opportunities for spin off elements. Also has two uncommon features that make it great. The first is some dangerous monster relative to the low level adventures to make everyone sit up and think. This is then combined with weaknesses or loop holes to exploit (giant is asleep, Dragon has weak.spots and a way to poison it etc). Great job chance. OSR at its best. Only thing I would do is reduce treasure and magical items as it's a bit too generous for my taste.
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Nicholas B November 13, 2021 4:31 pm UTC
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Would it be realistic to try to run through this in one 4-5 hour session? What would you suggest cutting to fit time if necessary? Want to run it, but would like players to reach some kind of end goal as it's a one off!
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Jacek K November 18, 2021 2:59 pm UTC
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I have run this adventure on Knave and took us something about 14 hours of playing (something about three sessions, but I know that other people played it for one session). I wouldn't cut anything from it, as heart of this adventure is being not so big, but very consistent enviroment for players.
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Chance D November 05, 2021 6:26 pm UTC
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The POD version is now available!
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Garrett K November 05, 2021 7:08 pm UTC
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As promised, POD copy has been ordered - Thank you! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
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Michael N November 07, 2021 5:33 am UTC
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Thanks Chance.
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Duane H October 28, 2021 4:22 pm UTC
Love this adventure. Am importing it into Fantasy Grounds so I can run my party through it. Chance, please let me know if you would be interested in making the Fantasy Grounds version available commercially.
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Garrett K October 05, 2021 5:00 am UTC
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Asking purely out of excitement... Any timeline as to when this will be POD?
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Chance D October 23, 2021 6:54 pm UTC
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I apologize for the wait, it's taken longer than expected due to my edits and the printing delays for my region, but the POD should be available very soon.
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Michael N October 24, 2021 4:29 am UTC
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Thank you, looking forward to it!
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Frederic R July 01, 2021 5:52 pm UTC
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I love this module. So much fun exploring the region. It's our third sessions, the group will go in Brandon's mound. I have a question. There is a secret door between 10. shrine & 19. maiden. but it's not mention in the text? something special about it?

Thanks
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Chance D July 02, 2021 2:05 am UTC
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Thanks for playing the module!

Looking at it now, the reason that secret door isn't mentioned is because it wasn't special, just another section of wall with the usual tell-tale secret door signs (different looking stonework, scratch marks on the ground). I think my at the time my thought process was to have the secret door as a shortcut for people coming to honor Brandon's grave.

Hope this helps!
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Garrett K June 09, 2021 7:22 pm UTC
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I'd also buy a POD of this
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Legion M June 09, 2021 7:59 pm UTC
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Ditto
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