There's going to be a lot of questions when an ocean suddenly vanishes. Vast new areas of land are exposed for exploration. And then, of course, there's just trying to find out what happened to all the water. That's just what your players will be trying to figure out in Beneath the Missing Sea, a new RPG adventure that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Following the success of our debut Kickstarter A Doom To Speak: The Crypt Collection earlier this year, SoulMuppet Publishing now aims to bring a new adventure to the table. Beneath the Missing Sea is a new adventure written for Best Left Buried and other D20 Roleplaying systems, providing you with even more content to creep out unwary adventurers.
Beneath the Missing Sea is a part hexcrawl, part pointcrawl sourcebook, built in and around the Andrussian Basin. Once a mighty sea, the ocean’s waters have disappeared overnight, and in doing so, exposed a bleak and arid landscape dotted with shipwrecks, leviathanic corpses, coral reefs and merfolk societies ripe for exploration. This phenomenon has catalysed a dungeoneering gold rush, as cryptdiggers and opportunists alike descend to uncover the previously submerged riches of the seabed. There are a half-dozen landmarks scattered across the basin, each complete with detailed scenarios, characters and a multitude of quests for adventurous types to undertake. Those who peer deep enough into the basin may even uncover the mystery of the missing sea, and set in motion events much greater than the sum of their parts.
At its heart, the book revolves around themes of loss, vengeance and greed, all-wrapped up against a bleak, briny backdrop. We wanted to dig into the gruesome culture of Cryptdigging as its presented in Best Left Buried, and provide an environment full of grim opportunity for your characters to explore.
We’d recommend this book for anyone who’s a fan of OSR hexcrawls, sandbox sourcebooks or rule-light supplements.
The campaign's really close to its funding goal with 21 days left to go.