Thursday, January 25, 2018
Dead God Excavation
I very recently re-watched one of my favorite weird scifi-horror... things. Quatermass and The Pit (duh duh duh duh duuuuuhhhhhh!)
It was originally broadcast in the late 50's as a six-part miniseries, each episode being around 45 minutes. So, it plays like a really long movie if you watch it all at once. Quatermass and The Pit is as close to a televised H.P. Lovecraft story as you'll ever find. Except, HPL didn't write it. His Cthulhu Mythos only influenced Quatermass and The Pit.
Long story short, Quatermass and The Pit influenced Dead God Excavation. What if a medieval sword and sorcery type world discovered an immense tomb long buried underneath them. Suppose that baleful sepulcher contained the remains of a monstrous, alien, Devil-God...?
You'll have to run or play the adventure to find out what happens. The PDF is right over here! It could be a "session zero" introduction for new beginnings, a quick convention game or one-shot, maybe even the apocalyptic end to a short-lived campaign.
It's O5R compatible, easily convertible to Dungeon Crawl Classics, Swords & Wizardry, Astonishing Swords & Sorcery of Hyperborea, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Labyrinth Lord, Adventurer Conqueror King, OSRIC, Basic D&D, AD&D, 5e, etc.
As always, thanks to the artists like +MonkeyBlood Design (Glynn Seal) and Zarono for their unique vision. Thanks to the texture artist Sirius-SDZ for making his wild insanity free for creative use. And a big tentacled thank you to +Martin Teply for not only proofing the manuscript, but providing valuable insight, as well.