Archive for November, 2018

Wilderness of Ordurak Players’ Map

November 18, 2018


This should have been included from the outset, really.  Since the adventure in the Wilderness of Ordurak is dealing with an unknown wilderness region, the players should have a map with only limited information on it.

So, this is a map that GMs can give their players that shows them the known lands in the eastern part of the map, and only the limited information about the region of Auskenheim and the road from Calogero.  A few names remain on the map for things that are known to be out there, so there’s a general sense of where they are, but not a clear indication on the map.

It’s also another chance to show off the work that Stephen Peto did on making such an SPI-like map.  Even if you aren’t interested in the DragonQuest adventure, the Map and Gazetteer are a really great setting that could be used with any fantasy campaign.

This map is now included in the bundle from DriveThru.  If you didn’t get notification already, drop us a line and we will get that sent to you right away.

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DragonQuest Adventures Published

November 15, 2018

Electronic versions (PDF) of two DragonQuest adventures, as well the Gazetteer and map (the setting for the Wilderness adventure), are now available on DriveThruRPG:


The Wilderness of Ordurak adventure bundle includes the adventure book, map, and a gazetteer book with more information about the region. If you are interested in the print version of these, please let us know. Because DriveThru requires separate orders for books and for cards (and the map is considered as a card because of their production methods), it will probably be easier for us to assemble bundles with the adventure book and the map, so that you don’t have to make two orders and pay for double shipping.

 

A group of adventurers is sought to aid in unraveling a mystery set in an untamed land. The Barony of Auskenheim is the most recent addition to the Confederation of Baronies, on the frontier where wild magic is more prevalent, and life is more dangerous, than in more civilized lands.

A quasi-sandbox setting for a group of 4 to 6 Adventurer level characters. The Wilderness of Ordurak is a fantasy role-playing adventure scenario designed for 4 to 6 Adventurer-level characters for use with DragonQuest (and other fantasy role-playing games).

 


The PDF version of The Sentinel Chapel is also available now. It is also in process with print approval, and should be available in a few days.

 

The Sentinel Chapel is a DragonQuest adventure for 3-6 adventurer-level characters.

Late in the year, as the harvest season is closing, and towns and villages are preparing for the coming winter, word has reached the group that someone is looking for a small band of adventurers for a dangerous, but well-paying task. They are to travel into the Fealhoa Valley, a region that has been deadly dangerous for the past 30 years, when it became overrun with monsters and undead creatures. A village called Cambray, several days’ travel into the Fealhoa Valley has been cut off, and no one has been in contact with that community for many years.

The adventurers are to travel to the site of a chapel located about a day’s travel from the town of Cambray and recover the silver letters on the family graves of a group of silversmiths who were originally from Cambray, and whose remaining family members now live in exile.

Although this adventure has been designed and written for the DragonQuest role-playing game, it can be easily translated for use with other game systems. The GM will need to make the necessary interpolations beforehand in order to do this.


Also, if you are interested in a bundle deal on all three Antherwyck House DQ adventures (also including The Water Works, either print or PDF), let us know about that too.

You can email us at DQ [at] antherwyck [dot] com

New DragonQuest Adventures

November 13, 2018

There is big news at long last from Antherwyck House Games. We have not one, but two adventures for DragonQuest that are going to be available from DriveThruRPG later this week.

It’s been more than two years since “The Wilderness of Ordurak” adventure was completed and delivered to the crowdfunding backers who supported that adventure.  And, in keeping with the terms of that project, they’ve had exclusive access to it since then.  But now, we’re opening it up and making it available to everyone.

Along with that, we also have a smaller capsule adventure we are also releasing called “The Sentinel Chapel.”

Both “The Wilderness of Ordurak” and “The Sentinel Chapel” will be immediately available as PDFs. “Wilderness” will also be available in print form, along with a mini poster version of the regional map, and “Sentinel” is in the proofing process and should be available in print form in a week or two, depending on OBS turnaround time.

“The Wilderness of Ordurak” features illustrations by Nate Marcel, The adventure also has a map by Stephen Peto that is an extremely faithful match of the house style of SPI’s maps, and particularly, the “Frontiers of Alusia” map.  “The Sentinel Chapel” includes a map by Eneko Menica which was the inspiration for the adventure.  Both adventures were written and produced by Rodger Thorm.

cut Wilderness pieceThe next thing to come along (hopefully by the end of the year) will be a Gazetteer for the Wilderness of Ordurak map that provides more background on the region in a similar fashion to the “Frontiers of Alusia.”  The print version of the “Wilderness” map is a 12″ x 18″ mini poster.  Those who like the setting presented in the “Wilderness” adventure will have more information for further adventures set in this region.  And, as was the case with the original “Frontiers,” this will be usable with any game system fairly readily.

Anyone who buys a copy of “The Wilderness of Ordurak” during this launch will also get a free copy of the Gazetteer PDF once it is completed and available.  (Buyers of the print version will be able to get a discount on the print version of the Gazetteer, as well.)

Exquisite Corpse Dungeon 6 – Participants List

November 11, 2018

Here is the current list of participants for the Exquisite Corpse Dungeon 6

This will be edited and updated periodically to maintain the roster of interested parties and completed sections for the dungeon.  If you’re interested in joining in and you aren’t on the list, drop me a line.  Latest update: 11/11/2018

Patrick Usher
Jess Gulbranson
Andrew Durston
Dyson Logos
Marc Majcher
* Scott Aleric
Dave Millar
Bannister Nicholas
J Zoshak
Shawn Sauerwine

* completed section submitted

Exquisite Corpse Dungeon 6 – A Waterway Ooozes Through It

November 2, 2018

Call for Entries

The theme for this version of the Exquisite Corpse Dungeon will be ‘water.’ But, since it’s a dungeon (and an Exquisite Corpse, at that), rather than mirroring the name of the book and the movie, a couple words have been changed to better reflect the underground delving nature of the project. So, “A Waterway Ooozes Through It”

For the theme, there needs to be a water element in each dungeon section. The water does NOT have to connect to the next dungeon section, although it is probable that in most instances it will do so. As long as there is an element of some kind of liquid that is flowing through the section, it meets that requirement.

To participate, you just need to express interest and be willing and able to draw your section within a few days once it’s handed off to you.

There will be general discussion going on in various social media, but, as before, the G+ group will be the official home for any discussion and coordination.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108245358165736516269

Discussion on other sites (MeWe, Pluspora, reddit, Cake, etc) is encouraged; part of this is meant to let us figure out a new site to migrate to for future contact, so a broad discussion is good. But realize not everyone will see all of it (I’m only on two of those four listed alternatives, for example), and G+ will be the official nexus.

New participants who haven’t been in a previous Exquisite Corpse Dungeon need to email me at rodger (at) antherwyck.com to join in. Past participants can just drop me a note on whatever platform we’re connected on. But be sure I’ve responded. (Notes on FB will probably not be seen until 2019, so I don’t recommend that) You can also email me.

File exchange will take place via email. Google likes to resize and reformat images, and it has been difficult at times to get a proper image at the right size to share with the next participant.  So we won’t thrash with that needlessly, and we’ll go with what works.

This will be formatted and sized the same as the ECD2 so each participant will be doing a 30 x 12 section.

Technical details:
Map area is 30 x 12 squares (at 4 squares/inch), so 7-1/2″ x 3″
Scan at 300 dpi
If grid is not included in the final art, clearly identify where openings are so next person can make reasonable connections. If the final scan is oversized, provide clear crop marks.
Sections may be created in any media, hand drawn or computer. However, any final compilation is likely to only be black and white, so color information may be lost in some completed versions of the whole project.