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The End is Near

It is October 1922 and a meteor is heading towards Eorthe.

Hysteria and despair spreads like wildfire.

Is this the end of Doggerland?


An unearthly madness strikes the citizens of Glimminge. At the observatory, an ageing astronomer is murdered as the meteor’s red glow intensifies by the hour. Amid doomsday heralds and a frantic population, the investigators must find the murderer before it strikes again.

But what if it is already too late?

The Red Star is a standalone scenario in three parts for the Odd Soot roleplaying game. It is also the first book of the longer campaign A Falling Mind. The following two books will be published during 2023. 

The scenario is written by Nils Hintze (Tales from the Loop, Vaesen, The Walking Dead) and Erik Hylander (Symbaroum).

In addition to the three-part scenario, the book also contains:

  • Free PDF with handouts: Newspaper clippings, handwritten letters, typed reports, PC and NPC portraits. Make the mystery more tangible to your players with these meticulously handcrafted clues in the style of the 1920s. The PDF is available as a download on FrostByte Books's website.

  • Map of Glimminge, capital of Doggerland. Two separate versions are provided - for the players and for the Game Master. 

  • Pre-generated player characters, The Autumn Leves, with full backgrounds and a shared Circle, so you can start playing right away.

To make full use of this scenario, you need the Odd Soot rulebook. But if you know any classic d100 RPG you will feel right at home.

The Red Star is published under a Mythras Gateway license.


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Tobias D December 11, 2022 8:50 am UTC
This looks very interesting. I have a suggestion for correction: Could the maps of Glimminge be displayed in the PDF with higher resolution? The smallest font is hardly readable.
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Clarence R December 12, 2022 10:50 pm UTC
Hi Tobias, I see what you mean! It's not ideal, but it helps keep the file size down. The free scenario handouts - there is a download link at the end of the book - have high-resolution images throughout, including the map of Glimminge. I hope that helps. Otherwise, just drop me an email at clarence.redd (a) and we'll work something out.
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Tobias D December 17, 2022 8:51 am UTC
Thank you for your answer. I tried that several times, but did not get the email with the link. So I will try the second suggestion.
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Troy E December 19, 2022 6:33 am UTC
yeah, I've tried several times to get the handouts, but no email ever arrives. The link on the Red Star page also just links to a Strikingly site that doesn't seem to go anywhere either.
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Clarence R December 29, 2022 4:27 pm UTC
Sorry about the botched downloads! I still haven't figured out why it's not working for some. If all else fails - or if you just prefer something that actually works - try this link:
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