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Prepare to unleash your imagination... Assume the role of a mighty warrior, powerful wizard, or crafty rogue and explore ancient dungeons, catacombs, and ruins in search of treasure and glory. All you need is one or more dice, a pencil, and paper. Ideally, two or more friends can join your adventures, but you can also grab all the glory for yourself since it's playable as both a solitaire and multiplayer game.
The ENnie Award-winning Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits! is designed as an introductory game that lets you start playing in less than 10 minutes. Choose which areas to explore, choose which monsters to attack, and choose how to dole out the treasure. Then proceed with your own adventures into the dark and dangerous depths, exploring either random catacombs or those you design yourself. Even if you're a veteran gamer, this new take on an old style of gaming will relieve your retro-fantasy cravings.

This PDF set includes

  • Three digest-sized rule books (Basic Play, Dungeon: In Search of the Lost Child, and Further Adventures)
  • Duplicate rule books for double-sided printing
  • Reference sheets
  • Blank sheets for adventurers and creatures

NOTE: The contents are the same as the boxed set (dice not included).

Expand this game with More Treasure Awaits!, which adds new options for play, from creating new types of adventurers and building landscapes to spending time in town and procuring goods to tackling new spells, traps, and creatures.

"This hands down has been a lot of fun for such a simple die mechanic. It skips the nonsense and gets to the actual play really quick."

", oh, man, the simple design hides some depth... Absolutely awesome."

"Treasure Awaits has a laser focus on creating a breathtaking dungeon crawl and it is a direct hit."

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Matthew D August 01, 2020 4:38 am UTC
I have a small question about the first round of combat. I usually read turn as a round. Closest adventurers cannot attack close combat until after the first turn. Am I correct in thinking that they can't attack (close combat) until the second round of combat? If so, I assume this applies to enemies as well?
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Brett B August 02, 2020 4:33 pm UTC
Correct. The first turn is for ranged combat only, as the characters/monsters must first get near enough to make close combat attacks.
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Maarten V April 17, 2020 9:34 pm UTC
Hi, just played the first ‘testrun’ with 3 more friend online (covid something something). It feels and play like a great game! But we have a few questions:
A) During combat turn: when do creatures attack?
B) During Traps turn: how does the damage effect? Does armour avoid damage?
C) When reading the chamber atmosphere text: does this effect goes before traps, creatures, treasures?
D) During combat turn: is a spell ranged?

Keep up the good work, we love this game so far (we pick it up from room 3 next time)
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Brett B April 18, 2020 2:31 pm UTC
A) They follow the same reaction rules as regular characters. Everyone acts in the order of greatest overkill on reaction tasks to lowest (see 15 of Basic Play). If the optional Minions rule is applied from Book 3, make just one roll for creatures.
B) If damage is applied, a regular damage roll is made (see page 23 of Basic Play).
C) Technically, read it first, but it may offer more surprise if read after dealing with potential traps.
D) Unless specified by a spell's description, they are not ranged, with casting being its own type of action.

I hope that helps. Thanks.
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Matthew D January 13, 2022 8:50 pm UTC
Oh! Spells aren't ranged? That changes things.
Can wizard spells be cast multiple times per day?
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Charles B July 02, 2019 11:27 pm UTC
I gotta a question about initiative or reaction tasks: When do monsters roll their reaction tasks? Or do heroes always go first?
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Brett B July 03, 2019 2:18 am UTC
Hi. All player and non-player characters roll for initiative at the same time. Heroes do not always go first, but it would be OK to play that way if you prefer except for when the creatures surprise/ambush them.
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Bill E May 12, 2016 1:55 pm UTC
No preview or POD options?
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Brett B May 12, 2016 3:41 pm UTC
Unfortunately, this site does not generate previews from zip files and off-site linking is not permitted here. This is available as a boxed set or pocket softcover through Precis Intermedia (softcover also available via amazon and other sources; the same goes for the More Treasure Awaits! add-on). Thanks.
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Brett B October 06, 2016 9:52 pm UTC
I managed to add a custom preview for those interested. Click the "View" button at the bottom of the product description for a preview. Thank you.
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