And this morning I learned that you, too, can get your hands on a print copy!
Dylan has decided to do a print run of The Veiled Invocation. At $3.99 (US), it's a reasonable price for a module that you could actually use to run a mini-campaign. Heck, I could even see this used as material sprinkled throughout an already existing campaign as a long-running side quest.
The hook for the adventure is an NPC hiring the PCs to find and return several missing pages of a document. To do so, the PCs must travel far and wide across a sandbox setting. There are several specific nefarious locations and much room for a creative DM to flex his or her creative muscles. Needless to say, there is a lot of material packed in this 36-page module, and it's fun reading, too.
Dylan has wrapped a lot of hidden messages and "easter eggs" in the module, and even offers a $10 RPGNow gift certificate as a reward to those who can figure them all out and how they fit together. And as the first person to figure them out, I can tell you that it is tough. Very, very tough. Like, makes-your-head-hurt tough. Sorry . . . I'm duty-bound to not provide any hints.
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Another cool feature of the module is that all of the NPCs are based on characters contributed by RPG bloggers who are loosely affiliated with the OSR. I contributed the above pictured NPC to this adventure, based on the first character I ever created in D&D back in the Red Box glory days. I was so fond of that dwarf that I even use him as a screen name on various RPG forums. Back in '85, Vlark died while taking a leak behind the Shady Dragon Inn, the victim of a goblin's backstab (moral: never trust a chaotic neutral drunken goblin thief to watch your back while you pee in an alley, even if he is a member of your party). Dylan made his fate much worse. Much, much worse. . .
All-in-all, this is an adventure worth your $3.99. I heartily recommend it.