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The Orton Estate

The Orton Estate

Although this Adventure Hook is probably more suited to a horror RPG like Call of Cthulhu it could work well within other systems like Savage Worlds (especially Realms of Cthulhu of course) or even Dungeons and Dragons with a few tweaks and the home could easily be fleshed out as a dungeon crawl. Ian Theobald Orton was a famous adventurer and explorer who made his fortune finding and selling rare artifacts, artwork and curiosities.  At...

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The Anagen Gate

The Anagen Gate

The King of the Island Nation of Thalass has gone missing and his Queen is willing to pay handsomely for his return.  The King’s last known location was on a small island where according to legend a gate to another realm exists.  The King left with his most trusted advisors and soldiers in hopes of finding his way to this realm in order to gain a weapon or artifact to help him safeguard his people from the other nations of the...

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Terror in Thibodaux

Terror in Thibodaux

Some weeks when I sit down to write out the new Adventure Hook I wrack my brain forever trying to come up with a good idea (which is the exact problem these articles are designed to help solve for you readers) and end up going part-way through two or three ideas before I find one I really like enough to publish.  This week however the idea seemed to just smack me in the face like the tentacle of a being of eldritch horror as it attempts to...

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The Ruby of Torm Tura

The Ruby of Torm Tura

Torm Tura was perhaps the greatest Warchief the Black Hand Orcs ever had. During his reign dozens of other tribes pledged their banners to the Black Hands. Torm Tura allegedly gained much of his warrior power from a fist sized ruby set into the center of his leather breastplate. The legends of the origin of the Ruby of Torm Tura are as many and varied as its supposed powers. Most of the Black Hands held that the ruby was torn from the eye...

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Adventure Hooks: Haunted Hollow

Adventure Hooks: Haunted Hollow

This Adventure Hook is for a fantasy setting, be it D&D, Savage Worlds or any other system.  As usual let us know what you think about it, especially if you use it in some way.  Enjoy! Haunted Hollow is a quaint village where most everyone in town is in some way involved in logging.  Some folks fell the trees, others clear away stumps and yet others plant new seedlings each year so that the whole process can begin anew.  For years...

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The Disk of Oberu

The Disk of Oberu

This adventure hook is designed for a Call of Cthulhu or Realms of Cthulhu setting although it could easily be adjusted for any other setting which involves magic of one type or another. Edmund Ralfone is a respected police detective.  He is also the leader of the Cult of Hollow Earth, a group whose goals include gaining power and immortality for it’s members by way of transformation into Ghouls.  As the cult leader, Edmund is entrusted...

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