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In the Heart of (the Land of the Wizard of) Oz  – System-neutral procedural sandbox setting which draws inspiration from the books of L. Frank Baum. 

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Goblin’s Henchman

Nate Treme (Highland Paranormal Society)

In the Heart of Oz contains procedural Encounter, Terrain and Weather Engines for Wilderness Hex Crawling across the fairy-tale like land of Oz. There is also a procedural 'dungeon' to take on the Wicked Witch of the West in her Yellow Castle.

ItHoOz uses a 'Hex Flower' mechanic to generate these setting features.  

Hex Flowers ... what?
A Hex Flower is a bit like a random table, but with an inbuilt ‘memory’ (because the last turn affects the next outcome). Each time you enter a new HEX, you procedurally determine what is going on. 

Hex Flower procedural products you might be interested in
:In the Heart of the Unknown -  procedural wilderness (Hex) exploration
:: In the Heart of the Sea - procedural High Seas exploration
:: In the Heart of the Delve & Dangerous  - procedural 'dungeon' exploration
:: Carapace - adventure exploring a giant insect colony
:: Planar Compass 2 - procedurally explore the Astral Sea 

More on Hex Flower Theory
You can read more about Hex Flower Game Engines in my Hex Flower Cookbook

and on my Blog:

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Not PWYW? - I don't normally ask people to pay anything towards the stuff I make. But, the money I get from this project will help me commission art in the future and so help support great artists like Nate Treme working in RPGs.


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Andrew A December 05, 2021 5:50 pm UTC
Is there any chance this will have a physical/zine release?
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Goblins H December 05, 2021 11:30 pm UTC
Hi Andrew - hopefully in 2022
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Derek H April 30, 2023 11:52 am UTC
It was released in print a few weeks ago.
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Timothy Peter F December 05, 2021 2:14 pm UTC
Looks excellent. I just did a greyscale (black and white) test. I know that colors were designed to make headings and various map icons stand out better, but the game works well in greyscale (black and white) for those of you such as myself who are a little budget limited.
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Goblins H December 06, 2021 12:55 am UTC
I tried to make printing in B/W possible - so glad to hear that it was a pass!
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