If you have been following the blog for any amount of time you will have realized that not much has been happening around here lately, save for some game day advertisements and recruitment posts for U-Con. This is because, outside of the day job and parenting duties, I have been busy establishing my company, Appendix N Entertainment and working hard on it's debut product releases.
The first product release, Hidden Hand of the Horla, is now up for sale as a PDF on One Book Shelf. The module is meant to be played with the "house game" that I am working on, Gateway To Adventure. That said, Gateway... is a clone of OD&D, with house rules and extra options, making HHotH playable with and version of OD&D or it's clones (Swords & Wizardry, Delving Deeper etc.) In testing I have found it also plays well with Basic era games (B/X, BECMI, Labyrinth Lord etc.) It could be playable with any OSR rule set with very little conversion.
Hidden Hand of the Horla is currently available in PDF only as a PWYW product! In early November it is slated to be release in physical format in a limited edtion signed and numbered printing in "Little Brown Book" format. This limited collectors edition will be released at U-Con, limited to 100 signed and numbered copies. Beginning in November, PDF copies HHotH will cease to be PWYW and get a fixed price.
If you are interested in checking out Hidden Hand of the Horla, it can be purchased here, in the Appendix N Entertainment shop on DriveThruRPG.
From the product page:
A 1st - 3rd level adventure for use with Gateway To Adventure and other Original Edition Fantasy Role Playing Games.
Legends tell of the Hand Mage's Tower that once stood at the edge of the realm. Within the Hand Mage experimented and hoarded his magical treasures. The tower stood for many years until one day it mysteriously vanished. Rumors spread that the mage had offended the gods and had been eradicated from existence, or else had made a pact with a demon prince and was now paying his due. Whatever the case, the tales became legend and all but the oldest elves were unsure if the tower had ever existed at all. Now the tower has reappeared where it once stood. Will you dare to enter the ancient tower in search of riches and magical secrets?