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