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The Serpent Cult


The Serpent Cult is a short, system neutral adventure module. It is designed to be playable in one session.

The adventure is built system neutral but contains a bestiary and treasure section tailored for the Adventurous ttrpg.

The adventure contains:

  • A small region, The Windswept Coast,
  • The small town of Haven,
  • 4 Unique NPC:s, complete with goals, fears and quirks to make them easy to run,
  • A dungeon, The Sunken Temple,
  • A random encounter table for when traveling The Windswept Coast,

Much more.


The adventure takes place on The Windswept Coast, where a newly formed cult has awakened a sleeping hydra which has wreaked havoc along the coast, creating trouble for the peaceful fishing village of Haven. The adventurers are now tasked with making the coast safe again.

Old school design, new school layout!

This adventure is built upon the principles of old school tabletop gaming, sometimes called OSR.

What that means is that it’s expected of the players to solve puzzles and traps through clever thinking, not by “throwing dice at them”.

The old school approach to adventure design also mean that the combat encounters are not balanced against anything, they are just logically composed, meaning that the number of wolves the PC:s can encounter is not based on the level of their characters, but on the logical question: “How many wolves are there in a pack?”.

It’s important that you as the Game Master are prepared for this, and give the players sufficient hints whenever they encounter something that their characters would reasonable interpret as deadly.

But don’t worry if a player character dies, risk is part of the job.

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Vance A January 17, 2023 12:13 am UTC
Ran the adventure using B/X-OSE and a handful of 2nd-3rd level PCs. A fun romp, with some good rp and a few close calls. Play report and review here:
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Julian K February 04, 2022 8:58 pm UTC
You mention an "Adventurous" System. What kind of system is this, and where could I find it? My search has turned up nothing so far.
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Sebastian G February 05, 2022 8:13 pm UTC
Hi Yoseph!

The development of Adventurous is currently in the final stages, its basically only design work left. It was unfortunately slightly delayed, so consider this adventure module as a teaser. Everyone that has purchased The Serpent Cult and any upcoming adventure modules will get an email as soon as Adventurous is released as Print on demand and PDF:

And also, thank you so much for downloading The Serpent Cult, really appreciate it.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 28, 2022.