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Tomb of Black Sand - FoundryVTT Module

Tomb of Black Sand - FoundryVTT Module


Important: This product requires FoundryVTT (v.0.8.8) to run.

Deep in the forest plants and animals twist and crack and seem to fill with stars before they vanish, screaming into nothing. A tomb has appeared, and lumberjacks argue about its origin over drinks at the Red Squirrel Inn. Some say it's new, like a freshly grown cancerous lump; others say the twisting earth revealed an ancient trove of bone and unimaginable treasure. No one can agree, but townsfolk have begun to go missing, riders in black have been seen on the roads, and some say the candles are singing.


The Tomb of Black Sand is an adventure created for use with contemporary (2019) table top role playing games. Yet, deeply rooted in “old school” RPG design sensibilities. It can be used as a one-shot or as a hook filled location on the map that players can explore or ignore over the course of their adventures.

Creatures within the tomb are not here to be killed by or provide a challenge for PCs. They have their own concerns, are (mostly) minding their own business and PCs are intruding upon their mythic underworld. Dealing with them does have its benefits though, as the tomb is full of treasure and innocents in need of rescue.

The tomb is a Lich’s lair (CR 21), who is always present. There is no need, or expectation, PCs kill him. If a level 4 party goes up against him—expecting balanced, “combat-as-sport”—it almost certainly ends in their oblivion. It is possible, but his death is in no way the “intent” of this adventure.

The answers are not on your character sheet but uncovered with exploration and applied creativity.

This module contains:

  • The Tomb of Black Sand: Everything you need for a one-shot or short campaign, as well as music, sound effects, tokens and doodoads you can use in your ongoing virtual table top adventures.
  • Low to No Prep Work: The information you need to run the game is right where you need it when you need it. Handouts are linked and searchable.
  • An Immersive Experience: The module contains music and ambient effects to enhance your virtual play sessions. The banshee, performed by Nina Diaz, sings to herself and can perform two lullabies. Ghosts cry out as players approach. The woods are filled with birdsong and the town and tomb are filled with ambient music by Donn Stroud.
  • Abundant Content: Gabriel Hernandez has created over 60 monster tokens and dungeon related doodads for the module. Monsters and NPCs are supported with fantastic black and white illustrations by Gabriel as well so you can always show your players who they're talking to or what's currently eating the bard.
  • Excellent Maps: The amazing Limithron created the two differently sized dungeon maps, and a macro seamlessly changes them on the fly. The tomb is also accompanied by a town and small regional hex map.
  • A PDF: This module also comes with a PDF copy of the Tomb of Black Sand.

    For levels 4 to 5




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Scott S November 13, 2021 2:46 pm UTC
I'm really interested in this, but I can't seem to find what level this adventure is designed for.
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Jacob H November 15, 2021 6:28 am UTC
Hi Scott,

Sorry about that. It's levels 4-5. It's on the graphic of the cover itself, but I didn't put it in the writeup. Will adjust that now.
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Michael D Carey C October 26, 2021 1:44 am UTC
It does look great (I already own the pdf) but i cant see nformation on the npc/beasts. Are they set for 5e/3.5?
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Jacob H November 15, 2021 6:28 am UTC
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Jeff P September 23, 2021 3:28 pm UTC
Is there a general level for this? I understand the lich, but is it otherwise level 5? 8?
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Jacob H November 15, 2021 6:28 am UTC
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Pete W August 10, 2021 7:57 pm UTC
I just ordered this in hardback off the Swordfish Islands site yesterday. Any way I could get a discount or something on this module? I didn't even realize it was available.
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Jacob H August 11, 2021 4:46 am UTC
Hi. The foundry module is a separate and distinct piece from the hardcover. There are no bundles at this time.
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