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The Toxic Wood

The Toxic Wood is a deadly wilderness adventure for Old School Essentials
This hexcrawl adventure focuses on game-able content and being easy to use at the table. It is graphic and art heavy and utilizes a lot of random tables to make it easier for GMs to run with minimal prep.

"You have been hired by a secretive council of wizards, who refuse to meet in person with you, to rescue the survivors of Mugwort - a town which was thought to have been destroyed and lies deep within The Toxic Wood. The Wood is corrosive and the air is not safe to breath there, so the wizards have given you a magical orb which will create a safe dome of air around you. The orb must be fed with fuel containing life force to continue operating properly. They have also gifted each of you a less effective necklace which will create a temporary small bubble of clean air around your head as an emergency measure. The Wood became noxious a couple of years ago after a dragon known as Ion moved in. You will have to navigate to Mugwort without Ion noticing if you are to conduct a successful evacuation."

The toxic wood is home to many strange entities; spiteful mutated horrors, ancient insectoid witch sisters, bloodthirsty redcaps, a mushroom witch and a corrosive dragon cult. Noxious gases produced by alien plants slowly coil through the air creating an endless red haze. Anything that is not part of the woods lethal eco-system is rapidly corroded, with all evidence of its existence erased within days.


32 pages
Single column text
8.5 x 5.5 aspect
Black & White
Random tables
Hooks and rumors for your players
Rules for surviving in the toxic wood using the orb and other means
16 keyed hex locations
Backgrounds for characters to aid roleplay
New monsters
Key NPCs
A timeline of events for the DM to structure their sessions around
Flora of the wood
Random treasure tables
Prompts and resolutions for what happens if players take different actions
Cursed Items and Powerful Artifacts: Scattered throughout the wood, offering potent abilities but often with dangerous drawbacks.

Published By
Indie Dev.
Publication Year
Battle Mats?
Includes Characters?
Low, Medium Level
Found In
Part Of
Boss Monsters and Villains
Common Monsters
Notable Items
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