Barkeep on the Borderlands + PDF

What if carousing in fantasy taverns were its own adventure?

Barkeep on the Borderlands is a barhopping, fantasy adventure amidst Mardi Gras-like festivities, including 20 detailed pubs and dynamic drinking rules.

Barkeep on the Borderlands flips the script on the tired trope of starting in a tavern. In this adventure, players explore the many taverns of the Keep in search of a missing antidote, getting into shenanigans along the way. The pubcrawl is like a dungeoncrawl but with bars and streets instead of rooms and corridors.


The adventure includes:

  • 20 detailed taverns, with unique premises like a speakeasy run by cultists, an undead dance club, a gambling den for kobold gangsters or a cozy bar in a witch’s cottage
  • 36 character backgrounds for potential pubcrawlers
  • 5 intertwined factions vying for control of the Keep, including a wizard academy, a cult of chaos and an NGO run by goblins
  • A timeline detailing a precarious political situation that the players can interact with and disrupt
  • Over 100 full-color illustrations, with some on every page
  • Grand total of 100 random tables with 745 total results to facilitate endless sessions of adventures in a fantasy city

The Team:

Writing: W.F. Smith of the Prismatic Wasteland
Layout: K.T. Nguyen
Guest Writing: Zedeck Siew, Ty Pitre, Nick LS Whelan, Marcia B., Luka Rejec, Gus L., Emmy Verte, Chris McDowall, Ben Laurence, Ava Islam and Anne Hunter
Art: Sam Mameli, Jim Hall, Acid Lich, Amanda Ho, Artie Esquire, Bertdrawsstuff, Caleb Nelson, Connor Ricks, Demidevilqueen, Emiel Boven, Gus L., Guy Pradel, Hodag RPG, Keny Widjaja, Luka Rejec, Norn Noszka, Sam Miller and TorTheVic
Editing: Ava Islam, Nick LS Whelan, Ty Pitre



60 pages, with singer sewn binding, digest size (5.5” x 8.5”), full color cover and interior. Includes PDF.


Deluxe Bundle:

  • The full-color zine.

  • A 11x15, double-sided poster with a map of the Keep on one side and expanded cover art on the other

  • A double-sided bookmark with 3 cocktail recipes and rules for a drinking game

  • Four double-sided, 3.5” vinyl coasters with logos for the following pubs: Our Lady of the Sacred Speakeasy, The Birdcage, The Original Tavern and Ship of Thesis

  • PDFs 

Version:Zine + PDF
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