Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Free Adventure — The Beholder Contracts


The Beholder Contracts (free at DTRPG/RPGNow) by David Whiteland/DWK Games is not about the eye monsters, but more literal. It's a very interesting twist on the "person hires characters to retrieve object" trope. Apparently it was first published in the 1980s in a magazine (don't know which) but has been revised and re-laid out.

It's for 1e and makes some references to the diseases tables, but should work with most OSR games.  Very much worth checking out.

4 comments:

  1. It is from early White Dwarf, and it is considered one of the lesser known classics. It is a good sign it has been made available for download - and for free no less!

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  2. While David did write for White Dwarf, this one is from an obscure Irish magazine: Fantasy Chronicles #3, 1986. After a favourable review from tenfootpole, I persuaded the original author to let this one out into the wild once again (with some new material, no less). David has a brief page about the work here:

    https://www.beholder.uk/scrapbook/beholder-contracts

    Thanks very much for the feature: I think it's a fun piece and I'm glad to see it spreading around 30+ years later.

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    1. Thanks for the info! I didn't know that.

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