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1/06/2018 2:12 am  #21


Re: List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting

Grimmshade wrote:

Robert E Howard and HP Lovecraft adventuring together as children

It's funny because it's true. 
 

 

1/06/2018 9:14 am  #22


Re: List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting

It's not yet released to the public, but the final pdf draft of Operation Unfathomable just went out to backers this morning, and I think I found the perfect entry to Underborea.  It is full of strange new monsters, weird, alien, and ancient.  A nice mix of psychic sorcery and technology.  And the map is appropriately chaotic, with a dozen or so exits to other parts of the underworld, so you can just keep adding stuff onto it with ease.

 

1/06/2018 4:04 pm  #23


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Speaking of Underborea: 

Journey to the Center of Aereth: Has a cool Journey to the Center of the Earth feel. Though it makes some assumptions as to the nature of the inner world. The race found ruling the inner Aearth has a very H.P. Lovecraft vibe. Theadventure begins in a snow covered waste so it might fit well on the plain of Leng near the mountains, or better yet, The Ythaqqa Plateau!

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1/06/2018 4:11 pm  #24


Re: List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting

For Swords and Sorcery dimension spanning epics with flying boats: 

The Rogue Mistress: This is truly epic adventure from Chaosium. Written for Elric/Stormbringer it would require a lot of work to convert. A better strategy would be to enjoy the read and just use it as an outline for adventures in and beyond Hyperborea. The story is has lots of good ideas that would fit well with the Hyperborean setting, many parts of the adventure take place in other dimensions.  

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1/06/2018 4:16 pm  #25


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While not adventures the Arduin Grimoire's Volumes 1, 2, and 3 offer some good inspiration for Swords and Sorcery adventures. In my opinion the adventures produced by Dave Hargrave were not very good. The Arduin books were also not that great if you were going to use them as written. With that said, Hargave sprinkled everything he wrote with great swords and sorcery ideas, the books are like  mountain of ideas to be mined!

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1/06/2018 6:04 pm  #26


Re: List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting

under_score wrote:

It's not yet released to the public, but the final pdf draft of Operation Unfathomable just went out to backers this morning, and I think I found the perfect entry to Underborea.  It is full of strange new monsters, weird, alien, and ancient.  A nice mix of psychic sorcery and technology.  And the map is appropriately chaotic, with a dozen or so exits to other parts of the underworld, so you can just keep adding stuff onto it with ease.

I have run the original, shorter version several times using AS&SH and changing the location to the Zakath Desert and making Eyraen a crazed former lover of the Witch-Queen of Yithorium. Works great. Run that at three cons and in home games.

With the expanded version, the main work for Hyperborea would be to make the dwarves less human and regulated and figure out a way to make them monsters -- or you could just remove them entirely and probably not lose much.

 

2/17/2018 3:51 pm  #27


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Brock Savage wrote:

...X2 Isle of Dread. Man oh man do I love this adventure, pulp lost world fantasy at its best. You gotta include an airplane graveyard for funsies... 

"Man oh man" is right!  X2 represents my very first roleplaying experience.  I don't want to date myself, but I was about eleven and the year rhymed with "weighty door."  The module has been on my mind since I first cracked open AS&SoH, and it's already been determined that the island must be placed somewhere on the outer rim.

 

2/18/2018 12:22 am  #28


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Guys, Isle of Dread is X1.

Carry on.

 

2/18/2018 1:08 am  #29


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francisca wrote:

Guys, Isle of Dread is X1.

Carry on.

LOL, 10:25pm I might have been drunk posting.

 

2/18/2018 8:10 am  #30


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Handy Haversack wrote:

under_score wrote:

It's not yet released to the public, but the final pdf draft of Operation Unfathomable just went out to backers this morning, and I think I found the perfect entry to Underborea.  It is full of strange new monsters, weird, alien, and ancient.  A nice mix of psychic sorcery and technology.  And the map is appropriately chaotic, with a dozen or so exits to other parts of the underworld, so you can just keep adding stuff onto it with ease.

I have run the original, shorter version several times using AS&SH and changing the location to the Zakath Desert and making Eyraen a crazed former lover of the Witch-Queen of Yithorium. Works great. Run that at three cons and in home games.

With the expanded version, the main work for Hyperborea would be to make the dwarves less human and regulated and figure out a way to make them monsters -- or you could just remove them entirely and probably not lose much.

Oh yeah, I totally agree with under_score and Handy. I played in Handy’s OU game at Gary Con a few years ago and, man, what a great time! A few setting-tweaks and it layers in very easily. Deadly as hell, though, so you know, make sure people know what they’re getting into! 


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BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

2/18/2018 4:44 pm  #31


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I'm really enjoying what I'm  reading so far in Operation Unfathomable. It's great stuff -- the writing, the editing, the art, the maps, and the layout. 


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2/19/2018 1:06 pm  #32


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Chainsaw wrote:

Oh yeah, I totally agree with under_score and Handy. I played in Handy’s OU game at Gary Con a few years ago and, man, what a great time! A few setting-tweaks and it layers in very easily. Deadly as hell, though, so you know, make sure people know what they’re getting into!

Yeah, it's a mofo....I plan on bringing it to Gary Con.

 

2/19/2018 1:11 pm  #33


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Brock Savage wrote:

LOL, 10:25pm I might have been drunk posting.

HAH!

 

2/19/2018 3:35 pm  #34


Re: List adventures that would fit the Hyperborea setting

Chainsaw wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

under_score wrote:

It's not yet released to the public, but the final pdf draft of Operation Unfathomable just went out to backers this morning, and I think I found the perfect entry to Underborea.  It is full of strange new monsters, weird, alien, and ancient.  A nice mix of psychic sorcery and technology.  And the map is appropriately chaotic, with a dozen or so exits to other parts of the underworld, so you can just keep adding stuff onto it with ease.

I have run the original, shorter version several times using AS&SH and changing the location to the Zakath Desert and making Eyraen a crazed former lover of the Witch-Queen of Yithorium. Works great. Run that at three cons and in home games.

With the expanded version, the main work for Hyperborea would be to make the dwarves less human and regulated and figure out a way to make them monsters -- or you could just remove them entirely and probably not lose much.

Oh yeah, I totally agree with under_score and Handy. I played in Handy’s OU game at Gary Con a few years ago and, man, what a great time! A few setting-tweaks and it layers in very easily. Deadly as hell, though, so you know, make sure people know what they’re getting into!

Look, no one *made* you get stepped on by that Lava God!

 

2/20/2018 12:01 am  #35


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Ghul wrote:

I'm really enjoying what I'm  reading so far in Operation Unfathomable. It's great stuff -- the writing, the editing, the art, the maps, and the layout. 

I just watched the elevator pitch on Kickstarter and am sold. Can someone give me the straight dope on Operation Unfathomable? I trust this board more than some randos on the Internet. 

Edit: Never mind, I bought Operation Unfathomable and highly recommend it. 
 

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10/03/2018 12:13 pm  #36


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Allow me some thread necromancy:

Prison of the Hated Pretender (http://dungeonofsigns.blogspot.com/p/pdfs-to-download.html), basically this site is a treasure trove of weird fantasy adventures

Caverns of Thracia, Judges Guild, Jennell Jaquays' adventures are awesome. Dark Tower would fit too I think but I haven't ran that myself. The main swaps would be mythologies/Gods

The Lichway, by Albie Fiore, White Dwarf #9. The susurrus is a great monster and very fitting for AS&SoH. Apparently this was also the first D&D adventure Terry Pratchett ever played.

 

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