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Toady Trouble

An Introductory Adventure for Players Levels 1 to 3
Intended for use with Most Fantasy Roleplaying Games

The folk of Fort Defiance and nearby Willowsden are in a constant state of war with
the corsairs of the nearby pirate isle. They are a tough breed, but recent events
have them spooked. Someone or some “thing” has been making off with livestock
from local farms. The local Sheriff, Clem Jango, has come to you to asked for your help.

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters! 

I am pleased to announce the release of the eighteenth book in my Old School Series of adventures, TOADY TROUBLE. In this scenario your players will take on the personae of aspiring heroes investigating troubling activity in a nearby swampy region of their island home. It seems a local tribe of frog-people, known as batrachians, have been raiding homesteads and stealing livestock over the last fortnight. Their purpose in doing so is unclear, but the local Sheriff, Clem Jango, seeks the assistance of “professional adventurers” to get to the bottom of this problem and stop the thefts (Hint: there may be a juvenile dragon involved!). This introductory adventure is intended for 4 to 6 players of levels 1 to 3, and it offers GM's a great way to begin a new campaign in an island setting.

Synopsis: Willowsden is a remote Lawful outpost on the Veridian Isles, established to aid the soldiers of Fort Defiance, who work tirelessly to keep the corsairs of nearby Port Grand in check. The villages are a tough breed and not easily spooked; but recently events have them troubled. It seems someone or some “thing” has been making off with the livestock from the local farms. The Sheriff has asked for your help.

Will you track down these thieves and bring them to justice?

Map of the Batrachian Lair


Cartography by Louis "sirlou" Kahn, all rights reserved.

This adventure was written for use with the OSRIC/1E rulesets, but it is sufficiently generic to be compatible with most fantasy role-playing games (FRPG). Minimal statistics are included in the text of the adventure, while complete statistics blocks for all foes are provided in the appendices. This scenario also features five (5) new magic items, including an improved anti-toxin; ensorcelled bullwhips and war clubs; a creepy talking doll; and the staff of the acrobat: a glowing green staff that grants wondrous acrobatic powers!

This PDF book is provided in zine format (5.5” by 8.5”) suitable for use on a laptop, tablet, phone or other mobile device at the gaming table; or printing (2 to 1) in landscape mode on standard letter-sized paper.

PLUS with this purchase you also get a free copy of my 2022 Starry Knight Press Catalog, which has information on all of my modules and supplements, as well as maps of the known portions of my campaign world of Terrans, and bonus content (new monsters and magic items for OSR/5E rules) from my published books!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
August 2022

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