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A falling star.

Neighbours changed.

People missing.

Something is amiss in Plum Oleander, and you must uncover the mystery to survive.

Hiss: Cairn Edition is a 30 page module for Cairn. In it is the village of Plum Oleander, the people who live there, the dungeon beneath it, and the dooms that are likely to befall it. 

"Legitimately creating the lexicon for what I look for in good adventures" - Sandro, creator of Steel Hearts.

Plum Oleander could be the central village for a campaign, with a slowly burning background mystery that simmers until it explodes. It could also be the focus of a high-paced adventure for one to three sessions. It has thirty locations including a three-level dungeon, over fifty small-town characters, four explosive factions on the brink of outright war, and a bunch of other cool stuff in it too.

"I am blown away by Idle Cartulary’s adventure design" - Marcia B, creator of Fantasy Medieval Campaigns

It is unabashedly a horror-themed module. CW: Horror, including body horror, loss of agency, child soldiers, kidnapping, and snakes.

Idle Cartulary

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorIdle Cartulary
Tagscairn, diy-elfgame, module, Tabletop role-playing game

Buying Hiss - Cairn Edition

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Discounted Community Copies

Hiss: Cairn Edition  has affordable community copies available in good faith for any person who experiences marginalisation or economic instability.

If you do not fall under any of these categories, please support Idle Cartulary by paying full price. There are a limited number of affordable community copies! 

If you cannot afford even this reduced price, or if you'd like to review Hiss: Cairn Edition,  please contact Idle Cartulary for a download code.

Full Price Copies

If you are not experiencing marginalisation or economic instability, please support Idle Cartulary by paying full price. There are a limited number of affordable community copies, but unlimited full price copies!

But I Already Bought Hiss: Agnostic Edition!

If you've already bought the system agnostic edition of Hiss, don't pay for Hiss: Cairn Edition! Just contact me on Twitter, Bluesky or Mastodon and I'll send you a download code for free (sorry, I wanted it to be easier, but Itch.io sales don't always work as advertised it seems).

You will get access to the following files:

L1_Church_of_Willowmother_map.PNG 6 MB
L2_Red_crypts.PNG 14 MB
L3_Dorp_map.PNG 8 MB
Plum_Oleander_map.PNG 18 MB
Wild_Weasel_map.PNG 5 MB
Hiss - Cairn Edition 1.1 Pages.pdf 13 MB
Hiss - Cairn Edition 1.1 Spreads.pdf 13 MB

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