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The Mysterious Happenings at Furlong Down is an adventure landscape (mini campaign) for 5th edition D&D. It is for 4-6 2nd level PCs.
The Mysterious Happenings at Furlong Down is an adventure landscape (mini campaign) for 5th edition D&D. It is for 4-6 2nd level PCs.
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The Restless Dead
The Restless Dead

NOTE: SOME REWARDS SAY DECEMBER 2018 RELEASE. 

IT SHOULD BE DECEMBER 2017 .

 MY APOLOGIES FOR ERROR.

 The Mysterious Happenings at Furlong Down is an adventure landscape (mini campaign) for use with 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons. It pays homage to early 1st edition modules such as Bone Hill, Sinister Secret of the Saltmarsh and Against the Cult of the Reptile God. It also draws specific inspiration from the following 1980s small press publications: Starstone by Paul Vernon & the Adventures in Tortured Souls Magazine.

There are at least 20 quests / plots / mysteries to resolve. There is plenty for the PC's to do.

This Kickstarter is to raise funds to pay for editing and to add as much art, from the most excellent Jonny Gray,  as possible. Some draft illustrations are shown.

This publication will contain:  

  • A rural village to investigate, and save?  
  • 20 wilderness encounters to overcome.  
  • 10 site based adventure areas (with 11 maps), containing about a 100 dungeon 'rooms'.
  • A random encounter table for the various terrains.  
  • A table of rumour, worry and gossip.  
  • A map for Hexploration outlining the ranges of the many foul, and fair, creatures that roam the land.  
  • Total 32-36 page count PDF in two column format. Size 11 font. Approximately 20,000 words.
  • Access to an at cost Print On Demand.

 

Torbin, the Village Reeve, is a worried man
Torbin, the Village Reeve, is a worried man

A call for help from a PC's relative takes the party to the area around the village of Furlong Down. All is not well. A strange pallor has afflicted the village teenagers; farmers report sightings of dangerous beasts. The county was once plagued by a now destroyed vampire, but it still casts a shadow the village cannot escape from.

The half elf scout, Eldrin, brings ill tidings
The half elf scout, Eldrin, brings ill tidings

The PCs should be 5th level by the time they have made the land safe once more. The adventure is suitable for a whole range of classes, and races. 

Jared, Volunteer for the Village Patrol, is no match for the challenges ahead
Jared, Volunteer for the Village Patrol, is no match for the challenges ahead

 

The Burnt Tree is best visited in the daylight
The Burnt Tree is best visited in the daylight

 

Mica Ironwell. Friend or Foe?
Mica Ironwell. Friend or Foe?

 Background to the setting

Until 300 years ago only a small but tightly knit clan of humans, dwarves and gnomes called the Pickram had settled these lands. They built many cairns and stone circles for religious purposes and burial of their dead, and that of their enemies too. They suffered much in wars with hobgoblins, had to call on the aid of others, and were eventually subsumed into the Kingdom of Calvic - now the dominant political force in the land.  

In recent decades, the land was plagued by a vampire, whose reign of terror was ended in a great conflagration at its lair.  

An Ancient Pickram Hold
An Ancient Pickram Hold

The village, Furlong Down, has 25 buildings. Its people are mostly human, with dwarves, half orcs, half elves and elves, and even a dragonborn. The village is situated in an area of rolling downs; gentle hills that are often laden with mist. It has a mixture of arable, pasture and fishing. There is one Inn, and a several support buildings including a mercantile store, carpenter, blacksmith, and tailor. It is rather isolated but offers a safe place to rest on long journeys. Or rather it did, things now seem to be taking a turn for the worst. Luckily a party of heroic PCs are about to arrive.  

 A map of the village is supplied as well as a few hex maps, at a scale of 1 mile per hex.

Gods (for divine PCs)
Gods (for divine PCs)

 

The Pickram are long, but their legacy remains
The Pickram are long, but their legacy remains

 

£300 STRETCH GOAL FUNDED
£300 STRETCH GOAL FUNDED

 

£350 funded
£350 funded

 

 

£500 Funded
£500 Funded

 

£575 Funded
£575 Funded

 

10 villager npc portraits funded
10 villager npc portraits funded

 

£825 stretch goal
£825 stretch goal

 

Risks and challenges

This is my third Kickstarter project. The other two were delivered on time.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1839381666/the-cruellest-mistress-of-all-an-adventure-for-d20.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1839381666/the-last-prayer-of-the-dying-a-dandd-5e-adventure.

The village and wilderness areas are complete. Most of the dungeons are in draft and the whole project is undergoing a weekly play test during the funding period. It will be amended as required and then thoroughly edited. I have set a modest delivery date, so it should be in your inboxes for the end of the year.

I can see no other risks.

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    The Dead

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    Legacy of Evil

    The Greville family have always had an air of wickedness. Many were vampires. Their portraits are displayed still in a gallery. You get to describe one of these villains who image still hangs intact, hidden away in a secret vault. Add some history, and why they turned to such vile intent. My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 7 UKP is about 9 USD and 8 Euro.

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    Dirty Tomb Robbers

    A small group of grave robbers are about to plague the village. You can describe, with class like details, and give a bit of history to these rotten scoundrels. It is likely the PCs will confront them. My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 9 UKP is about 12 USD and 10.5 Euro.

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    Little bits of trouble

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    Bandit Lackeys

    A group of bandits has just taken up with a new leader. It is likely the PCs will confront them. You can describe one, and how he or she came to a life of crime! My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 9 UKP is about 12 USD and 10.5 Euro.

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    We Be Goblins???

    The bandits have surprisingly formed a recent alliance with several goblins and their boss. You get to describe a goblin, what he likes to do for fun. It is very likely he will die so do not get too attached to it! My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 9 UKP is about 12 USD and 10.5 Euro.

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    The Chevaliers Blade

    Six months ago, the villages’ most noble guardian, Cedric the Paladin, was slain. His body was placed in a mausoleum. He wielded a most famous blade. You get to describe this. Jonny Gray will create an image of the blade based on your input. A signed laser print copy of the art will be posted to you at no extra cost. My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 35 UKP is about 45 USD or 39 EURO

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    Da Goblins' Boss?

    A small group of bandits prowl the northern woods. You and your wicked band of goblins have formed a bizarre alliance. Why? You get to describe the goblin, how he / she became boss etc.. Jonny Gray will then create an image of this individual. A signed laser print copy of the art will be posted to you at no extra cost. My thanks. Your name in the acknowledgements .You get a PDF of the adventure. All stretch goals. 40 UKP is about 52 USD or 45 EURO.

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