Very classy design, and lots of fun at the table. Great work!
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As long as any mouse can remember, the Everstorm has raged. Torrential downpours, stiff winds, and the crackle of lightning and thunder engulf the area around a half-buried abandoned power transformer.
Those few folk that enter the storm return raving about the living dead, a haunting spectre made entirely of lightning, and the mad lightning wizard behind it all.
Lately, the dead have grown more bold, attacking and dragging travelers deep within the transformer. Are your mice brave enough to weather the Everstorm and stop the living dead?
Shattered Rain is a short A5 pamphlet adventure for the Mausritter RPG featuring:
- A lightning-themed dungeon crawl through an abandoned power transformer
- A misunderstood "mad scientist" and his living dead minions
- 7 unique lightning-themed treasures, a new spell, and 2 new conditions
- 6 new creatures to encounter
Ways to use this:
- As a short, lightly spooky one-shot adventure into the Frankenstein-esque lair inside the power transformer
- As a constantly storming hex in a hex-crawl
- As an addition to The Estate adventure:
- Replace Olixa with Zipporah (she has the Frogacle's Curse and would like to be able to dismiss rain)
- Replace Wizard Bale with Murrelet
- Sabrina will covet the Reviving Bolt spell as a less permanent Spell of Undeath
Art made in Procreate using brushes from:
If you'd like to make your own A5 template in this style, you can use my A5 trifold pamphlet affinity template (with auto-generated digital "booklet") here: https://brstf.itch.io/a5-pamphlet-affinity-template
Available from these retailers:
- Exalted Funeral: https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/products/shattered-rain-pdf
- Indie Press Revolution: https://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/Shattered-Rain-Print-PDF.html
Shattered Rain is an independent production by Brian Stauffer and is not affiliated with Losing Games. It is published under the Mausritter Third Party Licence.
Mausritter is copyright Losing Games
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Additional community copies will be added monthly:
- 1 for every purchase
- An additional 1 if the purchase is $7 or more
- 1 for every review on itch
- 5 for every session report or external review (Please comment below or tweet @brstf so I notice them!)
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I love this but I cannot locate any description of the rooms, i.e. something corresponding to the numbers on them. Am I missing something? Please advise.
You can find the room descriptions in either of the files "shattered-rain-a5-pamphlet.pdf" or "shattered-rain-digital.pdf" under the numbered headings (e.g. "1. Entrance Hall" through "10. Storm Brain"). Let me know if that helps!
A complete, well written, original dungeon with a nice isometric map. An excellent work comparable to the adventures of The Estate. The electricity theme provides several traps, dangers and opponents that will force the mice to think in each room.
There is an error in pamphlet. Room numbers (on the map) 5 and 6 should be reversed.
Hiya, sorry about that, thanks for letting me know! It should be fixed in the most recent version (for posterity, 2022-10-27), so you should just be able to download it again.
It looks fixed on my end, but let me know if that's not the case!
I needed a spooky adventure for my group's Halloween session and have been wanting to introduce them to Mausritter, so Shattered Rain came along in the nick of time and accomplished both. The theme and trappings of the area offer a lot of opportunity to develop and deliver both tension and a creepy, dramatic atmosphere. It's great stuff and my group enough fun that it has gotten them excited about continuing with their characters through The Estate.
That's so incredible! It's super gratifying to hear when my writing has contributed to a successful game session, but to also facilitate introducing a new system successfully *and* lead to a a new campaign? That's awesome!
I'm so glad you had a good time with it, I'm sure you'll have fun with The Estate! It's a great campaign setting and it sounds like you have no trouble running a fun session.
Thanks for sharing!
Brian's work just keeps getting better and better and the map illustration and room design really stands out in Shattered Rain. This is a great adventure to slot in as a one-shot or part of the campaign. I especially like the strong theming throughout.
What a sharply presented package - reminds me of the beautiful little location spreads in old issues of dragon!
This is, yet again, another classic from Brian! This adventure is so cool and the design and layout are truly a masterpiece and a masterclass in Mausritter third-party content!