Light of Mount Horrid + PDF

Spill blood and ink to save a secluded writing retreat in this 5th level adventure module for the 5th edition

Soon after the death of the poet and mystic Cara Carraig, foul monstrosities descended upon her artistic sanctuary in the Verdant Mountains and corrupted all that was once good there. Can your adventurers restore the property to its former glory before a great evil is summoned?

Inspired by the life and work of the poet Ruth Stone, this adventure includes the reading and writing of poetry as an essential part of the roleplaying experience: aberrations running the letterpress, ghosts who won't be laid to rest until their book is finished, sentient weapons that will let you wield them if you only write a poem!

"With stunning illustrations by John Brodowski showing off some charming literary creatures and equipment that sits comfortably next to the best of Dungeon Crawl Classics, this is a rock-solid module that reinforces the delights found in literary analysis while also weaving a unique and delightful tale that plays on the best parts of classic eldritch mysteries and map spelunking."
—Levi Rubeck, Unwinnable

Enter a World of Magic and Poetry

  • A balance between thought-provoking puzzles, challenging combat, and high-stakes roleplay 
  • Restore an artist haven in the Verdant Mountains corrupted by foul monstrosities 
  • Stand against the Cult of Dread Rock, who will stop at nothing to summon a Lich Unicorn into the world 
  • Explore the Cara Carraig House on Mount Horrid, inspired by the poet Ruth Stone’s life and work
  • Optional quests and creative win conditions that have consequences for the final, epic battle
  • Party must interpret and write poetry to succeed
  • A mysterious NPC companion will become an ally or enemy based on the party’s actions
  • Includes over a dozen poems written by monsters
  • New Druid subclass: “Circle of the Deep Earth”
  • New items and monsters, including the Cloak of Introspection and the letterpress obsessed Compositaur 
  • 5th-Level Adventure Module that fits seamlessly into an existing campaign—or standalone

Handy Digital Assets Included with Purchase:

  • The Light of Mount Horrid (PDF)
  • Virtual Tabletop Items, including
  • Tokens
  • Full-color digital gridless maps
  • Black and white grided printable maps
  • Digital handouts
  • Digital chapbook of all poems included within the adventure

The Team:

Writing, Layout, Design, & Maps by Ben Pease
Art by John Brodowski

40 page saddle stitch digest sized zine. Color cover, black and white throughout. Includes PDf.

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