Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mirror Link for Temple of the Ghoul

A few folks have emailed me saying that the hi-res version of Temple of the Ghoul stalls during download.

For folks experiencing this difficulty, I've uploaded a copy of the module to Issuu.com.  You can find the file here.  You can view the file online (Flash required) and download the PDF as well.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Temple of the Ghoul

Rended Press is proud to announce its first complete adventure module, Temple of the Ghoul:



Something has been pillaging farms and leaving no living thing behind. Merchants have disappeared on the roads and the Tinker now refuses to make his circuit. All of this trouble started when a party of adventurers went to investigate the old temple on the hill. Five adventurers went up the hill to Lilanora’s temple and never returned. Who will follow those foolhardy five and discover what danger lies beneath the temple ruins?

Temple of the Ghoul is a FREE adventure module; written specifically to be compatible with OSRIC, it is easily convertible to Original Edition or Advanced Edition rule sets of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game.  Designed for low-level characters and available in both hi-res and lo-res versions, it is easily dropped into any beginner-level fantasy roleplaying campaign.  Please download and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Building the Sample Dungeon

Remember what it felt like to flip through the Dungeon Master's Guide for the first time and try your hand at stocking the sample dungeon that Gary Gygax so thoughtfully included on page 95? Yeah, me too. And so do a lot of other folks.

So, a bunch of people over on the Dragonsfoot forums decided to have a go at stocking the dungeon as a group project. I volunteered to pull it together. Here's the result. It's a work in progress, and still needs a lot of editing, but it is shaping up nicely.

Building the Sample Dungeon v0.0a PDF

Tips for the Dungeon Master / Game Master

Over on the Dragonsfoot.org forums started a good thread that I liked. So I pulled it together as a PDF and posted it here for your enjoyment.  I'm planning on eventually expanding this, incorporating material from the old NetBooks/SplatBooks. Maybe. Maybe not.

DM/GM Guide.pdf

Yes, there are already a few great guides on DMing, some OSR specific, some not:

  1. Matthew Finch's Quick Primer for Old School Gaming (free PDF via Lulu.com)
  2. R.E.B. Tongue's Getting Started (PDF served from my ftp space)
  3. Chapters 3 and 4 of Stuart Marshall's OSRIC ruleset (free PDF)
  4. Jason "Flynn" Kemp's MyD20 Lite Referee's Guide (free PDF)
  5. Richard Staat's GM Principles (zipped PDF file)
  6. Joseph DuBois' Guide to Better DMing (zipped ascii text file)
  7. Jørn Losnegård & Ole A. Ringdal's Some Notes on DM-ing Adventures v1.0 (zipped ascii text file)

Does the world need another one?  Probably not.  But hey, I just liked the stuff the Dragonsfoot posters put together.  So there you are.

WTF?

Rend. 'Nuff said.