If you’re reading this you’re probably well aware of Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine, my filthy cave adventure with the adorable cut-out map where nobody gets out alive/whole/without a suit of armour fused with their genitals.
Well Dan D of Throne of Salt ran it as an impromptu away-mission in a Spelljammer game and wrote a play report that made me stupidly, unendingly happy. Give it a read.
James Young also told me he ran it as a “Lair of a Gluttony Demon accessed via a sobbing obese bartenders’ mouth. Walls are his torn and warped throat, knee high in rotting food. Surprisingly easy reskin to make!”
but there’s no play report of that one which is really disappointing I was so very wrong! Check comments below for James’ multiple play reports. The Gluttony Demon one in particular is sick.
It’s pretty old now but lots of people have been saying nice things about it lately including Jarrett Crader saying “It is one of the best intros to the old school mindset and it works for every system” so if you don’t have it you should probably change that:
Just wanted to drop a line to say that I’ve revisited Feathered Swine several times over the years and loved it each time I read through. I haven’t actually gotten to use it in play yet, but it’s on the short list for “plug-and-play” modules that I keep on hand for when I need an unexpected mini-adventure. Thanks!
Thanks heaps, if you ever do actually run it I’d love to hear how it goes.
So glad to see you’re back. Didn’t know this was out there but I’ll pick it up today.
Thanks, hope you get some use out of it.
I ran it in 5e about a year back. The players were involved in a rebellion against the local corrupt baron, and eventually ran into a few starving rebels in the woods. These were the hardliners that lost in a violent coup attempt against the main force of rebels and were going to take things too far on their own. Players were begged by Longworm to get his spellbook and a cyst so he could work some “healing magic”, but really he wanted to just dump it into the water supply of the baron’s castle and let the problem sort itself out.
Players managed to kill off about half of the Worm men, but lost an arm and a nose in the process, which one of the players was only too eager to cauterize with a torch.
They did manage to successfully extract a cyst, but the owl bear woke up and crushed one of their heads, killing them instantly. The sedative finally took effect and they beat a hasty retreat, without the spellbook, leaving behind a Worm man or two.
They kept the cyst for themselves and vacated the area, though when they returned about a month later they found that much of the rebellion had gone silent, with the baron’s men and local villagers setting vast swathes, miles of the forest, aflame in order to combat some “cursed infestation”. It got worse from there….
We ran it in 5e and there were 6 players at about level five or so. I made sure the Worm men were still brutally dangerous.
That’s so GOOOOOOOD! I love the angle you took, hell yes.
Don’t do me dirty like that brother!
I’ve got play reports but they’re in lengthy play recap form.
Gluttony demon version here (starts like halfway down)
Necessary to know that Phantasmal Force in lotfp let’s you create an image of any creature you’ve seen… And when you’ve seen a mountain-sized dragon that means Save or Die for most things.
First time was long ago:
They ended up losing some folks and running away. They never returned.
I’ll do a proper review for you though. Watch this space!
I WAS SO WRONG! I’ll never doubt you again my love xxx
These are all great, I mean everything about the Gluttony Demon reskin is perfect and in the original one I love that you had the Worm Tumours screaming for help while they attacked and the scampering man-things with cysts covering their backs, beautiful.
By far my favourite line from any is the Gluttony Demon swine’s “oh you look delicious” fuck me up that’s so good.
I was Freebo the Gnome in Dan’s game!
That’s awesome! Everything in that play report sounded like such a good time.