Published RPG Books

Since 2015 I have started to publish some of my own work, under the name of …and the sky full of dust. Two are adventures, the others a pair of Book of Lairs, all written with the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS for short) in mind; although they are easily converted to other systems, especially those in the OSR category.

One thing worthy of note: with the exception of The Curse of Ravenmere, the others are quite large on the file size for the PDFs, simply because I used Scribus for them and it produces PDFs best for printing. Sadly I do not yet have the technical skill to optimise them for web-tablet-PDF viewers, although I am working on that. So, apologies to anyone who downloads them.

They look better in print anyhow.


book of lairs one

Book of Lairs

The first Book of Lairs is a set of 26 lairs, with each map & lair on a two-page spread of this A5-sized perfect-bound book.

The monsters are largely all from the core ACKS rule book, one for each letter of the alphabet, with a few new monsters to fill in some gaps; these new monsters are fully written up for ACKS and come complete with illustrations by the very talented Jim & Josefin Magnusson.


Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters

Book of Lairs: Urban Encounters

My second Book of Lairs (subtitled Urban Encounters) is another collection of lairs (25 in all), again with two-page spreads with a map on one side and the text opposite. This time the monsters come from a variety of sources, not just the ACKS core rule book. There are monsters here from Teratic TomeMonstrosities, and The Tome of Horror Complete. There are also two new monsters, this time illustrated by the talented artist Gennifer Bone.


cover for Mischievous Monsters: a fantasy adventure

Mischievous Monsters

My first published adventure was a short fey-themed adventure called Mischievous Monsters, which was originally a much rougher post on my blog. This one is illustrated by Jim & Josefin Magnusson once more, with a beautiful colour cover that was so good I opted to have no text on it. The adventure itself revolves around the events one night whilst resting at an inn, includes some new monsters, and is enough to last a session. This was also written with the ACKS rules in mind.


cover of The Curse of Ravenmere

A low-level Adventure

The second adventure, The Curse of Ravenmere, is a short location-based adventure, originally written for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy RPG, but changed to fit in with the ACKS rules, since that was the game I was playing. This adventure revolves around the village of Ravenmere and the curse that lies upon it. A very simple and short adventure, the print version comes with an extra location that can slot into any game, complete with map.


cover of third book of lairs

Vale of the Iron God

My third Book of Lairs, entitled Vale of the Iron God, is now available to buy, and was supported via my Patreon site. Maps, lairs and dungeons all appeared there before it was published.

This book has ten locations, a mix of lairs and dungeons, some spread across multiple pages, but all using the same two-page spread for maps/text and written with the ACKS rules; it include some new monsters as well.

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