Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Howling Emptiness

The latest issue of Fight On! is upon us. I'm pleased to report that it contains an adventure by yours truly. Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it is named The Howling Emptiness. It's a wilderness hex crawl through a deadly desert environment—I hope you brought some extra water!


It's strictly a sword & sorcery affair—there are no phasic swords or blaster pistols to be had. Nevertheless, it should be a fun romp. I showed an early draft to Erol Otus and he made some suggestions which made it into the final version. Fitting for the Erol Otus issue of Fight On!, don't you think? <grin/>

Support Fight On! and pick up issue #8. It's a good cause, don't you know!

6 comments:

Jarrah said...

I purchased Fight On! number 8 a couple of days ago, and I reallu liked the Howling Emptiness. In fact, I fully intend to use it in a couple of weeks, as the area bordering a Arabian city of my own devising and Jeff Rients' dungeon crawl Under Xylarthen's Tower (hey, it's got weird mummies in it, and he never says where it's set...)

So, yeah, thumbs up from me!

Yesmar said...

@Jarrah: Thanks! Please drop me a line and let me know how it goes. You can find my email address over on my profile page.

Jarrah said...

I'll keep you appraised of our explorations. As an aside, I only just now realized that the alphabetical code you used to key the encounters matches the first letter of the title of each location. Did you come up with locations/encounters first,t hen do the alphabetizing, or was it the other way around?

Yesmar said...

@Jarrah: I created the encounter titles in alphabetical order, documenting them as I went. I don't recall having started with that in mind, but I noticed that it just sort of fell into place by encounter 'C.'

labsenpai said...

I also submit stuff to FO, always including at least one new monster and a Fiend Folio fave. Lots of dune delves to sew into a cryptic plot, and the EO stamp for good measure!

Jarrah said...

Okay, reporting back, having run the party through a little of the Howling Emptiness. Sadly, they didn't get terribly far into it. Searching for psychotropic cacti (which I turned into Willow Cacti, but that's just me being picky), they stumbled on the explorers, with whom our two mages swapped some spells in exchange for food and water. In the end the expedition was ruined by an encounter with Ichor Hawks. One of the mages totally fumbled a fireball, summoned a horrible tentacled thing from another dimension, and they lost the camels while feeling from it. Oh well, maybe they'll have better luck next time...