07 January 2018

The Hyqueous Vaults - free OSRIC 10th Anniversary adventure!

The Hyqueous Vaults was published over the holidays.  It is a free adventure written by members of the Knights & Knaves Alehouse forums to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the  publication of OSRIC (the Old School Reference & Index Compilation, the first published retro-clone and the one focused on 1e Advanced Dungeons & Dragons):

Its authors were
  • Rebecca Dettmann - contributed the original map design, further modified and rendered by Guy as we developed the scenario
  •  Guy Fullerton - managed all of the project coordination and most of the editing, created more than half of the adventure, and wrote or converted seven new monsters and magic items
  • Allan T. Grohe Jr. (me!) - I wrote three encounter clusters, and one of the magic items, and did some editing
  • Jimm Johnson - wrote two of the encounter clusters and a magic item
  • Matthew Riedel - wrote two of the encounter clusters and a new monster
  • Alex Zisch - provided the back cover illustration and all of the interior artwork, and wrote two of the new magic items
The Hyqueous Vaults has been reviewed twice soon after its release, and has been well-received to date:
You can download the adventure at https://hyqueousvaults.blogspot.com/p/the-hyqueous-vaults.html and we're working through options to print the adventure via both via Lulu's Print on Demand services, and a nicer professionally printed version too.

If you're interested in the development of the project, you can read its history on K&K at http://knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13846.  We all riffed off of each other's ideas, modified the map, and plugged away at designing the encounters.  That discussion also includes some extensive discussion from the playtesting sessions, too.

Check it out, and please let us know your thoughts on it!


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