Monday 11 October 2021

The Thing in the Chimney

The Thing in the Chimney is a low-level adventure by Daniel J. Bishop. Art is by Bygrinstow (including cover image) and Daniel J. Bishop (cartography). The publisher is Raven Crowking.

Disclaimer: I am the author and cartographer.

In December of 2012, I decided to create a yuletide adventure and make it available for free. The adventure was, I think, a good one, even though my maps and layout left something to be desired. There were no official DCC Holiday adventures at that time, so this was unique at the time. Bygrinstow graciously offered  to create illustrations,

In 2013, this adventure was reprinted as part of The Perils of the Cinder Claws by Purple Duck Games with new art and cartography. For a brief period, both versions of this adventure were available, but free file hosting services in 2012 were not as stable as they are now, and the link eventually stopped functioning.

At the waning of every year, as the sun grows closer to the horizon, and spends less time in the sky, there comes a time of terrible cold and deep snow to the lands of the north.   The world waits with hushed breath for this, the longest night of the year, to be over.  Soon, the sun will begin to climb higher each day, and the days grow longer.  Although long stretches of cold weather are yet to come, this is the night in which winter’s back is broken.  After tonight, the world turns slowly back to warmth and light.

But that is after tonight.

This version of the adventure is no longer available.

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