A Level 0 Adventure
Find out why this is among the most-celebrated adventures for DCC RPG!
Since time immemorial you and your people have toiled in the shadow of the cyclopean ruins. Of mysterious origins and the source of many a superstition, they have always been considered a secret best left unknown by the folk of your hamlet.
But now something stirs beneath the crumbling blocks. Beastmen howl in the night and your fellow villagers are snatched from their beds. With no heroes to defend you, who will rise to stand against the encircling darkness? The secrets of Chaos are yours to unearth, but at what cost to sanity or soul?
An introductory adventure for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game, Sailors on the Starless Sea pits a mob of 0-level adventurers against the legacy of the Chaos Lords and their corrupted hordes. Delving beneath the crumbling ruins, the characters discover ancient crypts, a starless sea, and an ancient ziggurat, where death and treasure await in equal measure!
- RPG.net: “Harley Stroh’s Sailors on the Starless Sea is a fantastic adventure in the best sense. It is very dangerous, but never in an unfair way.”
- Swords of Minaria: “For a dusty shelf price of $9.99 for the dead tree version ($6.99 for the PDF), and considering the amount of art in this module, it is hard to pass this by. The stats are generic enough to run the adventure with any OSR game, and (with a little editing for gore) Sailors of the Starless Sea would be an exciting introductory adventure for new players of any age. It is best used, however, to introduce players to DCC RPG, as (much like that tome) the contents are a very evocative old-school primer on how to bring that 1970’s heavy metal ballad feel back to your gaming table.”
- Tenkar’s Tavern: “Talking about art – the maps are beautiful. Goodman should sell prints of them (with the room/laceration markings removed). Really. I’m not joking. There is more to the included maps then just the maps themselves, and the embellishing artwork is amazing.”
- Reviews from R’lyeh: “Dungeon Crawl Classics #67: Sailors on the Starless Sea is never less than deadly and dangerous, but always ready to reward good play. It feels like a big scenario, rich in grim and perilous flavour and detail, not a dungeon to be attacked, but to be explored, its secrets to winkled out and perhaps put to use in saving the villagers—and possibly the world.“
Rules Set: DCC RPG
Writer: Harley Stroh
Cover Art and Cartography: Doug Kovacs
softcover + PDF format