Centuries ago, the Tuath were a mighty folk who strove against the goblins of the Tangled Wood for dominion over that ancient place. Defeated by treachery and their feral, warlike enemies the Tuath’s civilisation was thrown down. Their settlements were sacked, their places of strength broken open and their holy places despoiled; the few survivors melted away into the trackless gloom of the deep forest leaving behind nothing but remnants of their once-great culture. The Road of the Dead, a ceremonial pathway representing a soul’s journey to the underworld, is one such fragment that yet lingers in the Tangled Wood awaiting the brave or the foolhardy. A cunningly designed death-trap, it hides the forgotten treasures and legends of a fallen people.
This expanded, reorganised edition of Road of the Dead features a better layout to enhance your gaming experience.
Praise for Road of the Dead Collector’s Edition
“The complex and its story, the adversaries, the hazards – this module is one of the finest examples of indirect storytelling I’ve seen in ages and imho surpasses in the thoroughly awesome concept of the dungeon and the implementation of its features in the narrative almost every example I can think of.”
–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval)
“The writing is especially on point, as every word seems fine tuned to relate the nature of the dungeon and its denizens.”
–Lorathorn (five stars)
Praise for Road of the Dead
“Superb layout and support transforms a basic genre scenario into a strong and easy to use adventure. Raging Swan has done excellent work with Road of the Dead.”
-Sean Holland (five stars)
“It is a well-devised and beautifully-presented dungeon crawl, with a coherent underlying rationale and plenty of exploration and combat to challenge the most determined adventurers. Moreover, it is not – as so many such adventures are – very linear, the characters have quite a lot of freedom in where they go and what they do whilst exploring the depths. There’s an excellent atmosphere of treading ancient halls that have not been disturbed for countless generations… and even some follow-up activities if desired.”
–Megan Robertson (five stars)
If you’re looking for a nice, crunchy crawl that is easy to run, add half a star. If you are one of those guys who want their PCs to talk and negotiate with just about everything, subtract half a star. If you’re busy and in need of a good module to pick up and play, be sure to pick Road of the Dead up – the artwork as well as the DM-friendliness is worth your money.”
–Endzeitheist (4.5 stars)
“The art work is black and white and ranges from ok to very good. Editing and layout was good, I didn’t notice any errors or problems. It is a nice simple very well done fun little dungeon crawl.”
–Dark Mistress (4.5 stars)
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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst
Released 20 March 2014; Pages 42
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