Through Ultan's Door Zine
Go through Ultan's door in this inaugural issue into the Ruins of the Inquisitor's Theater, a 30 room dungeon replete with oneiric puddings, delicate shadow puppets, giggling white swine, and much more. This zine contains everything you need to launch a D&D campaign in the Zyan, flying city of the dreamlands. The issue is printed on deluxe paper, and comes with a detachable cover that has a map printed on the interior by Gus L., and a separate card for encounters. Brought to life with stunning art of Huargo and brilliant layout of Matt Hildebrand, it is an object that may itself have come from beyond the
veil of sleep!
The reviewers say:
"This book is gorgeous...It really does look like something that could have come from beyond the veil of sleep as advertised...On ease of use, the book bends over backward to help you use it as easily as possible...As for creativity, this is a dazzingly original book. The idea of exploring a dreamscape is not new but the nature of this particular setting is incredibly creative."
"This is a thing of quality. It is also a thing I will use...What I like are things that are beautiful but not naive, honest instead of being caricatures, aware of the darkness, but also aware that not everything is secretely dark. Through Ultan's Door concerns itself with Zyan, the cursed city of the dreamlands, flying pearl of Wishery and it is a place I very much like."
"This is a lethal little creation that runs into the warped reaches of the author's mind...This isn't the dreamlands of H.P. Lovecraft, although it could be; instead this is an acid-trip combination of William Hope Hodgson's influence mixed with a hash fueled round of Lord Dunsany trapped in the madness of Edgar Allan Poe's dream cycle. The artwork is also top notch..."
The Submerged Spire
of Sarpedon The Shaper
My underwater adventure, The Submerged Spire of Sarpedon the Shaper can be found in this free zine From the Vats, edited by Gavin Norman. Get it here. Necrotic Gnome will be publishing a deluxe, streamlined, revised, beautiful version at some point in the not too distant future. But for now get it FREE here on RPGNow.
Here are some kind things said about it by Bryce, one of the toughest critics out there, at Ten Foot Pole:
"This thing is great! I’m fond of saying that most underwater adventures don’t FEEL like underwater adventures. This is by far the closest I’ve seen. It feels like a different environment, with the descriptions and encounters to match. Easily a keeper, even if it DOES deserve a second edition to take care of the formatting issues. It’s included as a part of the From the Vats zine/thing. It’s $0 on DriveThru, which means you would be a FOOL to not pick it up."
Note that the otherwise gorgeous map included above has one crucial error: there should be spiral staircases connecting all levels on each of the intact side towers.