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The Odious Uplands await! You and your brave companions, fresh from their terrible sojourn into the Underworld emerge into the untamed wilds of Stonespear Province, crushed for an eon beneath towering glaciers until a sudden thaw, and bathed in the dim radiance and ineffable influence of the Chaos Aurora! A land home to all manner of unique megafauna, vicious saber-toothed apes, Woolly Neanderthal rangers, scarcely describable entities staggering forth from the Underworld, and of course other adventurers seeking their fortunes.

ODIOUS UPLANDS is a 170-page wilderness setting designed for either standalone play or integration into OPERATION UNFATHOMABLE, both written by Jason Sholtis (The Dungeon Dozen) and featuring illustrations by the author (with help from a few talented friends).

COMPLETELY UNFATHOMABLE is for use with SWORDS & WIZARDRY and other excellent role playing games.

Koloko the man-ape titan makes an appearance at Fort Enterprise

“Mystery-shrouded Stonespear Province compels those of bold vision and appropriate levels of mastery to action. Go forth, my subjects! Conquer or die for my glory!”

—Sorcerer-King Syantides


  • A wilderness region overflowing with opportunity for adventure: fresh PCs can loot the buried Tower of Enlightenment, waylay Underworld merchants, or join archeological expeditions to the Fossil Forest, among heaps of options. As PCs advance, they might help thwart an Underworld incursion, attempt to destroy a wanton Godling, or seek the fabled Chaos Converter atop the majestic donut-shaped peak of Mount Impossible.
  • Fort Enterprise, a fully detailed wilderness settlement whose high anti-monster walls provide reliable shelter from Mastodonian behemoths and other local terrors. PCs embroiled within must instead contend with the worst monsters of them all – human beings! Jobs posted daily! Free jolly, flavorless lichen ale!
  • Helpful supernatural entities providing blessings, prophecies, and even custom tattoos for the righteous!
  • Access to the Underworld from points known and yet to be discovered!
  • A host of unique monsters and treasures, personalities, encounters, mini-dungeons, and other challenges!
  • 170 pages jammed to excess with over 170 maps and illustrations!
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Alejo T June 27, 2023 7:11 pm UTC
Is there a chance this will get a DCC version? I know it's easy to convert, but since Completely Unfathomable is available for DCC, I thought this might have a version as well.
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Steven Q January 31, 2023 10:25 pm UTC
Is there a Completely Unfathomable S&W version? All I see is the DCC one.
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jason S February 01, 2023 6:33 pm UTC
Completely Unfathomable S&W is not yet available but will be soon.
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Steven Q February 01, 2023 10:50 pm UTC
Wonderful. I'll wait for that. Congratulations on getting this out the door. UA is the best gonzo adventure "out there" IMO.
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Brian S January 22, 2023 8:42 pm UTC
Is this statted for Swords & Wizardry, similar to how Operation Unfathomable was?
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jason S January 23, 2023 12:01 am UTC
Yes, indeed. I should mention that Swords & Wizardry is highly compatable with the other prominent Old School-type systems with only trivial adjustments.
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