The Sul has risen following the last day of Carnivalle, but the morning brings no comfort. The terrifying events of the previous night still burn within your minds – and the shades of death that menaced the camp still darken your hearts. Now, some of your troupe have gone missing and others lie as if dead. And though you wish to stay and help your kin, you must complete a critical (and secret) mission in the depths of the Duskwood to find an item of great importance. But it is Darktide – a day of dire portents – and nothing is as it should be.
Vile monsters and grotesque undead gather in the shadowy forest – driven mad by the evil of the day. Bloodthirsty gangs of thugs prowl along the paths and roads, awaiting their chance to murder and maim. And beyond all this, something hunts your troupe – a fearful and ancient evil that burns in your dreams. Then, fires devour your people’s tents, as thieves abscond with valuable Hanataz treasures! But there are more sinister plots afoot than simple arson and robbery. Baleful powers scheme in the shadows, waiting for their chance to set their murderous plans in motion. Be on your guard, for everything you believe may be false!
Our primary focus at Gooey Cube has always been to empower Gamemasters to run the best game possible. To fulfill this goal, we launched our flagship campaign, Red Star Rising with all the tools needed to run an enthralling game, innovatively designed to save GMs hours of session preparation. An incredible story meets clever game design, all packed into a magnificent box. Explore everything that comes in the box, we are sure you will be amazed!
A key component of our easy-to-use design, our GM Reference Book holds all stat blocks and other pertinent information necessary for the main plot. Not only this, but optional encounters, which we call Not-So-Random-Encounters, or NSRE’S, are included. Each one is more than a one-line hook, and make for intriguing, captivating, and occasionally humorous additions to the game. With spiral binding, the GM Reference Book is intended to lay next to the Adventure Book, for effortless reference.
Within the Adventure Book, the riveting tale of the Hanataz unfolds in a manner designed to entertain the GM, as well as their players. With passages to read directly to the players distinct from text for the GMs eyes only, and number and color codes directing to handouts and stat blocks, there is very little a GM must do but familiarize themselves with the content, and embellish upon it only if they desire to. The spiral binding allows you to easily reference the information within the GM Reference Book, as they are purposefully designed to be used in tandem.
Created by a maestro of map making, every area the Player Characters visit is painted in glorious detail. Two versions of a single map are included; one spoiler-free for the players, and one for the GM. The GM's version is labeled clearly with directions to encounters and areas of interest within the GM Reference Book.
Never worry about a player forgetting what their item does ever again! Every item found as part of the Red Star Rising campaign is included as an individual item card. On the front is stunning artwork of the item. On the reverse, a detailed explanation of what the item does. From weapons to armor to scrolls to potions, players can keep these cards and refer to them as needed!
Scrolling through image-hosting websites for hours finding art that is close enough to work for an NPC is now a thing of the past! Every friend, ally, and adversary is depicted on incredible full-color handouts. They can be held up when prompted by the Adventure Book, and players will be surprised by their GM appearing to have memorized everything about the NPC! In reality, everything needed to know is written on the reverse side, with space for notes about accents, relationships, mannerisms, or other personal flairs a GM may bring to the character.
We believe art is important to a game. Art inspires the imagination and when players are shown one of our attention-grabbing location artworks they are further immersed into the game. Not simply static landscapes, our art dynamically catches actions, atmosphere, and critical plot scenes. Everything a Player Character sees is depicted in art, including visual aids for puzzles.
Inspiration is a fine enough reward for doing well in the game, but we like to shake it up here at Gooey Cube! Shake it up too by using Gooey Reward Cards. Choose a card from the deck! Will you receive an extra attack action? Temporary hitpoints? Or the coveted hero or fate points, which can change the destiny of a Player Character? Whatever you draw, Gooey Reward Cards add an extra layer of fun to the game!
A Digital PDF of Chapter Two: Foulest of Spirits
A Digital PDF & Physical Copy of Chapter Two: Foulest of Spirits