Advanced Search

The BloomClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

The Bloom



Out a ways from the big city lies the town of Coldwater, named after the body of water it borders. Coldwater is a complacent place and its residents prefer it that way, thank you very much. Most townsfolk will greet you with a smile, but asking about the Incident from about a year back will get you met with cold stares and abruptly shut doors. But here’s the thing, folks have started disappearing again, and this time it was out-of-towners.

The Bloom is a sandbox adventure for Liminal Horror. Something sinister is creeping beneath the town of Coldwater. Campers have gone missing, but the townsfolk won’t say a word and the authorities are less than helpful. Can your team of Investigators find out the truth and save the town before it’s too late?


  • Alan Wake (2010) - Remedy Entertainment
  • What Moves the Dead (2022) - T. Kingfisher
  • Twin Peaks (1990-1991, 2017) - Mark Frost & David Lynch
  • The Last of Us (2013) - Naughty Dog
  • Stranger Things (2016 -; present) - The Duffer Brothers
  • Ben 10, Camp Fear (2006) - Man of Action
  • Dark (2017-2020) - Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese
  • Wolverine: The Long Night (2018) - Marvel New Media
  • Desert Moon of Karth (2021) - Joel Hines
  • Feast (2021) - Chris Bissette
  • Dying Light (2015) - Techland

What's in THE BLOOM:

  • Includes multiple formats for play (starting fresh, integrating into a campaign, one-shots).
  • A DOOM clock that tracks the escalating threat descending on Coldwater. Tied to investigation phases (6  hour increments).
  • Custom Character Creation designed to be used specifically with this adventure.
  • 20 custom backgrounds including equipment and motivations..
  • 10 key NPCs, each with stats, description, desires, secrets, and how they connect socially..
  • Enemies: there is a section on Hosts (including four main iterations) as well as the main threat in the module (the Hyrdra) as well as statted NPCs and some location specific enemies.. 
  • Locations: The town of Coldwater Lake and its surroundings offers a major sandbox for players to explore (that changes as the DOOM clock progresses).
    • Coldwater Proper (which includes 12 keyed locations within).
    • Coldwater Camp (which includes 8 locations to investigate the disappearances)
    • Haru’s Cabin (a small cabin deep in the woods that is home to something much older that Coldwater).
    • The Gas Station (a waypoint filled with supplies).
    • Hines Farm (location of the Coldwater Lake Incident)
    • The Lodge (an old hunting lodge purchased by two suspicious newcomers).
    • Coldwater Surrounds (10-12 additional locations in the surrounding area).
    • The Forest (a dense voidcrawl encasing Coldwater)
    • The Caverns (below Coldwater).
  • Appendix A: CONSEQUENCES - different potential outcomes for The Bloom.
  • Appendix B: CONVERSIONS - systems to be announced.
  • Appendix C: FALLOUT - d12 custom Fallouts for this module.
  • Appendix D: RESIDENTS AND RUMORS - 20 additional NPCs to populate Coldwater along with rumors about town..
  • Appendix F: Artifacts.

Also includes:

  • Fully internally linked pdf (in both page and spread formats)
  • Single map files from the adventure (bundled in a zip file)
  • Text only format (in epub, txt, pdf)

Content Warning

This module includes elements of Body HorrorGraphic ViolenceHarm to AnimalsFungi, and Religion, and the major theme throughout is Complacency

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
42.39 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
September 17, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on September 17, 2023.
Goblin Archives
Publisher Average Rating