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Dungeons & Dragons gets adventures for Ruins of Symbaroum, more adventures for any setting, a brand new horror fantasy setting, and a monster book for that setting. The OSR gets adventures, including one for Valentine’s Day, spiders, and a robot setting. Finally, Troika! gets some extended play campaign rules.

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Adventure Compendium | Call of the Dark by Free League Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Ruins of Symbaroum RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover supplements
  • RETAIL PRICE: $44.99/$34.99
  • OTHER RPG COVERAGE: Ruins of Symbaroum (geeknative.com)
  • DESCRIPTION: Adventure Compendium contains seven full-length adventures everything from murder mysteries, to forest expeditions and witch hunts; set in cities, villages, and expanses of wilderness; featuring encounters with dark minded cultists, roaring monstrosities, and raging abominations, ranging from level 1 to 8. Includes the three settlements, 13 mystical artifacts, 12 color maps, and an introduction to the pantheon of the Young Gods. Call of the Dark includes two full-length adventures that in different ways relate to the growing internal divisions within the Ambrian realm in the northern territories of the Lost Land of Alberetor. Also details the Alberian barony of Sarli and the city of Kurun as adventure landscapes along with a dozen locations and establishments where the characters can eat, trade, sleep, find information, and visit the local authorities. Has four artifacts and new or alternative rules for Forced rides and the Dangers of the Darkened Land.
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Lake of Dust (OSR) | Lake of Dust (D&D 5E) | Dwarven Fiasco (OSR) | Dwarven Fiasco (D&D 5E) by Frog God Games
  • SYSTEM: OSR/Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover adventures
  • RETAIL PRICE: $25 each
  • DESCRIPTION: Lake of Dust is an adventure for a party of fifth level characters. An ancient, dried-up lake is home to a clan of insular gnolls. The dead lake also hides the ruins of strange, forgotten temples, places that even the ferocious gnolls fear to tread. Once the PCs have won the gnolls’ respect (or at least their tolerance), the ruins lie open for exploration. Dwarven Fiasco is a location-based adventure for a party of four to sixth level characters. High in their cliff-face temples, the dwarven sages watched the plague roll in from the west. They pooled their resources but failed to save their people. The dwarves, secluded behind their walls in Cleft, survived the plague, even as it devastated the dwarven population of the northern reaches and the temple. Guilt drove the dwarven elders to set down their tools. Cowed by loss and failure, the remaining sages made no attempt to reclaim their temple complex — but it seems an evil is gaining strength within its depths. Perhaps the PCs can bring courage back to this part of the world.
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Nightfell - A Horror Fantasy Setting | Nightfell - Bestiary by Mana Project Studio
  • SYSTEM: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: hardcover world setting/hardcover monster book
  • RETAIL PRICE: $39.99/$34.99
  • DESCRIPTION: Nightfell is a dark world full of terror and despair in which The Undeads are coming back from the afterlife, and the Eternals are craving the nullification of reality. PCs face ancient horrors, superstition, and occultism while they learn to follow the Moon, their only guide in this nocturnal world. PCs are night explorers: resilient survivors who adapted to the Lunar Age, an era where the sun is dead and life still endures only thanks to the last Primordial beings. Includes: several dark fantasy races, archetypes, backgrounds, four new classes, magical items, 75 new spells dedicated to moon magic, and new mechanics (grim weapons, possessed condition, and soul points). The Nightfell Bestiary includes 100 new creatures, with monsters dedicated to Nightfell’s dreadful atmosphere and others inspired by Italian folklore. Also covers tips on hunting and investigation, and mechanics for soul corruption and moon phases related to monsters.
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Triune by Ecstatic Entropy Games
  • SYSTEM: Troika! Numinous Edition
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover supplement
  • OTHER RPG COVERAGE: Troika!: A Review and Troika!: An Interview with Daniel Sell
  • DESCRIPTION: Tools to turn numinous Troika! expeditions into long term campaigns. Features: framework to create custom backgrounds, item prices, ideas for treasure along with value, rules and random tables to generate unstable esoteric devices, a truly absurd innovation to learn new spells, patrons and organizations that might sponsor or finance a trip into the hump-backed skies, and optional methods for characters to gain experience in their service, and conversion rules to utilize OSR monsters.
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Love Mutants of Castle Heartache by Goodman Games
  • SYSTEM: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover adventure
  • RETAIL PRICE: $9.99
  • DESCRIPTION: A 3rd level Valentine adventure. Olathvee, Mad Un-God of mortal passion, lies heartsick after his romantic advances went ignored by the otherworldly object of his affection. Now his cosmic desolation grips the entire world, separating every lover from their other and threatening to end civilization within a generation. The only chance for mankind is a dangerous quest that will pit the PCs against Olathvee’s own castle guardians, mutated by metaphysical anguish into horrifying creatures.
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Tertoeloene's Booklet of Arachnid Stuff | Mystic Punks - The Trial at Wenderd's | Micro Circuits by Exalted Funeral
  • SYSTEM: Old-School Essentials/Mystic Punks/OSR
  • PRODUCT TYPE: softcover adventure/softcover core rulebooks
  • RETAIL PRICE: $15/$20/$12
  • DESCRIPTION: Tertoeloene's Booklet of Arachnid Stuff allows PCs to play a Katrok, an arachnid character class. Why a GM would want such a thing I’m not sure. Also has 10 new giant spiders with habitat and behaviors along with physical appearance, spider-themed magical items and weapons, and arachnid treasures. In The Trial at Wenderd’s, The Punks step into a fast-food hell house overrun by a Xofl invasion––foul creatures from another dimension determined to conquer the earth. Includes: deranged imps, a ball pit of doom, a frozen lich wizard, a greasy burger creep show, crispy-fried fun, and more. Micro Circuits is a game about the PCs playing robots delving dungeons, fighting tyranny, and upgrading themselves. Main features: two main stats are called hard and soft, 20 different robot designations (backgrounds), robots’ skills are defined by the parts that make them up, a loose electronic dark fantasy setting, 20 different scripts (spells) to hack into 13 different enemies, and a dungeon: The Chapel of the Mainframe.
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Charles Dunwoody

Charles Dunwoody

Dr. Bull

The description of Dwarven Fiasco is oddly phrased: "They pooled their resources but stray light from a distant star pierced their magic circle."

I have no idea what that means. Any suggestions?

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
The description of Dwarven Fiasco is oddly phrased: "They pooled their resources but stray light from a distant star pierced their magic circle."

I have no idea what that means. Any suggestions?
They sealed themselves away from the plague and had enough resources to survive until the star did something something something. The sentence you quoted needed to be split in two for clarity.

The description of Dwarven Fiasco is oddly phrased: "They pooled their resources but stray light from a distant star pierced their magic circle."

I have no idea what that means. Any suggestions?

I did some more research. Still have no idea. I thought at first that some evil from the stars had arrived, but that isn't it. It seems the dwarven ritual failed regardless of what caused it, so I clarified it to that.

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