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Adventure Framework 53: The Deck of Many Things
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Adventure Framework 53: The Deck of Many Things

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Pages: 15 (exc cover & credits).

Map: Yes

“Good and mighty Sirs and Madams! What an honour this is! Please forgive my intrusion, but Master Rogarth, the esteemed Keeper of Relics, has urgent need of your services. I implore you, follow me now to Master Rogarth’s home that he may speak with you immediately. I regret to inform that time is already against us. Please good masters, gather up your belongings posthaste. I shall explain things further on the way.”

In this adventure, the Astravali, a relic of the First Age, has reappeared as a faded deck of tarot/fate cards, washed up on the shores of Crow’s Keep. Acquired by a wealthy collector known as Rogarth, the deck stayed in his possession for some months before being stolen by agents of the Ordo Malefactos 48 hours ago. Inquisitor Varro, his Giant Ape guardian, and others of his retinue departed Crow’s Keep immediately thereafter, most likely heading for southern Melek. Rogarth needs the party's help to get his deck back, and if they succeed, they are welcome to draw from it...

Every Adventure Framework is set in a generic medieval or ancient fantasy location, with enough meat to enable the GM to improvise details (with minimal prep) and adapt to player choices. System wise, these adventures use the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG (an old school/modern mix d20 based game; free PDF), but are easily adapted to any d20 system.

Armed with a handful of Adventure Frameworks, you can sandbox like there's no tomorrow. Browse through your library of AF's, throw out a few hooks, and let the players bite where they may. Whatever direction they take, you'll be ready to handle it with aplomb. Hope you enjoy.

Check out our Free starter adventures: AF 40 Call of the Colossus, AF 25 Revelry in Northgate and AF 13 Gift of the Silent God.

Like what you see? You might consider supporting us on Patreon ("Adventure Frameworks").

Note: This AF is not in the Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting book/PDF.

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May 29, 2019 8:37 am UTC
A full set of illustrations for this variant Deck of Many Things would be a nice product.
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stephen G June 13, 2019 3:39 am UTC
We'd love to have a fully illustrated deck, perhaps one day. But for now the cost is simply too great.
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Anthony Christopher H September 16, 2019 1:53 am UTC
There are some really nice ones out there already, and some nasty amateur abominations.

Google 'Cultzilla The Deck of Many Things' for a lovely mediævalesque deck perfect for LFG.

I know I am a broken record here but would love to see the colour adventures collected in a POD, any chance of that here or on Lulu?
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stephen G September 16, 2019 8:14 am UTC
Anthony that Cultzilla deck is amazing! And yes we do mean to put the colour adventures into a book at some point (similar to Adventure Framework Collection #1).
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