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.
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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)
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.)