A rider looms on the road ahead. His tattered clothes and ravaged face competes for grotesquery with his mangy, tick-riddled horse. His hefty baggage bulges temptingly. Would you dare rob a man on the road?
This pamphlet adventure for Old-School Essentials answers the question: What if an apparently typical random encounter held far more in store than the party would ever dream of bargaining for. Contained here is a single, devilishly difficult to kill NPC with endless tricks up his sleeves, including:
False identities to lure the party into careless complacency.
Fighting styles and underhanded tactics to thwart any plan and keep the party on their toes.
Foul vulgarities unleashed by his fetid tongue, such as: Pestilent corpse fit only to satisfy a blind mule and blaspheming devil-humper.
Worthy and strange loot to reward the victorious.
- And more.
Written by Ian Yusem
Layout & Design by David Wilkie
Illustration by L.F. OSR
Inspired by the excellent Troika pamphlet Wanted: Belladonna Mortsafe.
Thanks to Luke Gearing and Reece Carter for help with the vulgarities.