A downloadable free preview adventure


People tell you they have seen a shape in flight, at night. You hear something keening, far overhead -- “Eh-hueh eh-heeee!”

All things hush. Three breaths pass. Somewhere a baby, startled awake, starts to scream.


REACH OF THE ROACH GOD will be the first full-length adventure book set in A THOUSAND THOUSAND ISLANDS. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter!

Inspired by the vast caves of Southeast Asia. Full of detailed illustrations and jargon-free text. With system-neutral design, for use with the fantasy tabletop RPG of your choice.


  • Three starter adventures;
  • Three separate cave-dwelling cultures;
  • Tools to create an underground world; 
  • A frame for a full campaign; 
  • Lots and lots of roaches.

Find out more on our KS campaign page HERE:

As part of the crowdfunding campaign for REACH OF THE ROACH GOD, we are proud to present the book's first adventure as a free preview:

QUIET LAKE is a mystery set around a preternaturally becalmed lake -- and underneath it. Investigate goat abductions; meet strange academics from the deep places of the world; parley with a monstrous queen hungry for new models of how her queendom could be.

This preview document contains about 80% of just one of three adventures in the book. It has a draft layout; as one of our crowdfunding stretch goals, we hope to get our friends at hrftype -- an incredible Malaysia-based type design studio -- to create the book's final look and information design.

If you enjoy this preview, please consider supporting our Kickstarter. Thank you!

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
AuthorA Thousand Thousand Islands


WIP Quiet Lake.pdf 5 MB


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I'd loved the mood of this adventure and it seems I am not the onlyone since your kickstart is going very well.

I am a bit lost with the vocabulary "Ogre" ... On one side Odoyoq is called Ogre, and you will probably devellop him much more in the setting than in this adventure and on this adventure you talk a lot about Dee Wee Shree, the liquid Ogre ... Is It the same character ? (Doesnt seem to me) Can the bat change to a liquid form ? (Not explicited in the adventure)

Just a detail obviouly...

Art is great also ... And the font ....

Thank you; am really glad the mood of the adventure works for you!

And thank you for this note, truly. Having worked on this for ages, I've got designer's myopia, now -- I can no longer tell which bits might confuse folks newly encountering the adventure!

Dee Wee Shree is a psychic with the power to puppet water. (He is using a remote-control puppet made of lake water to seduce the bamboo cutter Iba.)

I need to tweak the language in this adventure, so that is clearer!

Dee Wee Shree and Odoyoq are not the same character. (The detail about villagers misremembering Odoyoq as an ogre refers to some backstory text that isn't part of this Preview PDF.) (Dee Wee Shree is using local folklore to his own advantage.)

Again: thank you so much for this feedback!


Many thanks for your quick reply. It's much clearer for me now.