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Aberrant Reflections

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At the bottom of an ancient temple,
beyond the mirror's edge,
lies the spot where reality was sundered.
Fortune and power await those who learn its secrets.
A fate worse than death is reserved for those who fail.
You’ve come to plunder the temple between worlds
and gaze into its ABERRANT REFLECTIONS.


OSR-Style puzzle dungeons lean heavily on the exploration pillar of adventure games. They are a test of a player's ingenuity and designed to invoke the experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. “Aha!”


Aberrant Reflections is a puzzle dungeon roleplaying adventure module for low level characters (1–4).

It's compatible with B/X, old school, and modern fantasy rules with minimal conversion.


You’ll find within its 44 digest-sized pages:

  • Problems, puzzles, and combat that encourages player creativity and understanding of their environment.
  • Stunning art from Jacob Fleming, Del Teigler, Luke Broderick and Kiril Tchangov.
  • New and wondrous magic items and fearsome creatures to keep your players curious and excited!
  • A "control panel” layout design that’s easy for game masters to reference and run on-the-fly.

Content Warning: Aberrant Reflections contains elements of body horror. Depictions of such horror can be removed or happen “off-screen” without negatively impacting the adventure. Talk with your players beforehand about using safety tools in your game.


Praise for Aberrant Reflections:

"A puzzle dungeon that doesn't necessarily feel like a puzzle dungeon. Which is a good thing."

    -- Bryce Lynch of tenfootpole

"Aberrant Reflections has gross, mysterious monsters and clever puzzles packed into a tight, carefully designed dungeon filled with beautiful art. I can't wait to watch my players scratch their heads, hold their sides, and gasp as their characters are ripped limb from limb."

    - Yochai Gal; Author of Cairn

"Aberrant Reflections is BONKERS and I love it. It’s a mind-bending, “Legend of Zelda”-esque puzzle dungeon module with really good art and creative information presentation. This is the kind of module I like to run."

    - Brad Kerr, Author of Hideous Daylight

"One of the few “puzzle dungeons” out there that makes the puzzle an organic part of the structure of the dungeon. As players slowly figure out how the dungeon works, they become able to explore more and more of it, exploit its secrets, and (maybe) find its most valuable treasures. Didn't want to quit until we had mapped every square inch of the place."

    - Benjamin M. (CowardlyB); Playtester

Looking for more puzzle dungeons?

Check out The Seers Sanctum

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Janne P December 20, 2022 2:56 pm UTC
PURCHASER
The full-size preview appears to be the adventure in its entirety - is this intentional?
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Direct S December 20, 2022 3:13 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, this is intentional.
The non-watermarked PDF included with purchase is fully bookmarked with clickable text links throughout the module.
Also, the digital download comes with player handouts and VTT maps.
Thank you for your note though! I hope you like it.
Cheers.
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Janne P December 20, 2022 8:54 pm UTC
PURCHASER
That's very generous of you, and at the same time the paid version offers nice perks.

I did a first readthrough of the adventure and I do like what I'm seeing - the premise happens to slot in nicely with some ideas I've been working on lately. I must admit that I had to re-read parts of the adventure to wrap my head around what was going on, but the (wonderful) illustrations were super helpful in figuring things out.

The best example I can give of this is on pages 23 and 24 - the table of statues does not mention where in the room each statue is, but the illustration combined with the written descriptions clears it up.

Also, a minor thing - the handout Contents page says "Cecli" instead of "Cecil".

Cheers!
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Direct S December 21, 2022 8:08 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.
I fixed the typo in the handout booklet table of contents.

Cheers!
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