thumbnail of the Bloodlines coverWritten by Preston P. DuBose

The sun sinks low over the western horizon, painting the area in purple and red hues. You realize you’ve just searched the same area for the third time in a row. This is getting you nowhere!

You’re shaken from your frustration by a feather-light touch on your shoulder and a whisper like a soft kiss in your ear. “This way,” she says.

You turn around, but no one is there.

Welcome to Pinebox, Texas. There’s gold buried in these hills…or at least, that’s the local folklore. Join the Apollo Geocaching Challenge to race against other teams in search of a time capsule buried 100 years ago. Do you think you can succeed in 24 hours where two generations of treasure hunters failed? The race is on and the competition fierce. But be warned: there’s more to Pinebox than meets the eye. Some secrets are best left buried and some family trees best left unshaken.

Bloodlines is written for four, 5th-level characters and is truly a mini-campaign. The 121 page document includes 19 pages of player handouts and eight pages of GM maps. This PDF is fully bookmarked and includes color cover, illustrations, helpful sidebars, and hotlinked index page. The product zip file also contains a second “printer-friendly” version with all artwork and sidebars removed.

This adventure uses the OGL Horror magic system (included in the appendix), and includes new spells, rituals, and artifacts. Bloodlines is a complex horror-mystery, and is more suitable for experienced GMs. This adventure is highly scripted and includes scenes of graphic violence and adult situations–it’s horror after all!

“I never felt railroaded. … Perfectly captures the small town feel. NPCs have life and breath. Lots of good turns and twists, never saw some of the ending coming like it did.” -Skip Clarke

“I like the way it followed and it felt like a natural progression verses a ‘You have to do this’ style campaign.” -David E. Cline

Downloads

Check out the d20 System demo. While you’re at it, also be sure to check out the bonus material on our Downloads page. There, you’ll find even more maps of Pinebox, as well as initiative cards* pre-printed with all the Bloodlines NPCs.

Reviews

Read more, detailed reviews, at the following:

Retail Sites

Purchase Bloodlines now from these fine online retailers.

PDF

RPGNow

e23

DriveThru RPG

EnWorld Game Store

Great White Games

Print edition

(d20 System only)

*Special thanks to The Game Mechanics for licensing the use of their initiative card design. Visit their site to download blank cards for your characters. It’s free!

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3 Responses to “Bloodlines”

  1. Flametoad » But Enough About Me Says:

    […] A few weeks ago I was interviewed about e-books on The Writing Show podcast. I think that episode is slated to run in early August. If I don’t come off sounding like a tool, I’ll definitely pimp it here. Finally, my first adventure, Bloodlines, is supposed to be reviewed in next week’s episode of Have Games Will Travel. Although I have every confidence in the adventure, it’s still a bit nerve-wracking.                          Trackback · […]

  2. Flametoad » 3:31 of Fame Says:

    […] My first RPG adventure, Bloodlines, was just reviewed by the Have Games, Will Travel podcast. The print edition was released back in late Spring, but any publicity is good publicity. The problem with writing a horror-mystery is that reviews are either spoiler-filled or vague. Paul Tevis takes the latter approach. Let me know what you think.                          Trackback · […]

  3. Flametoad » Blog Archive » Origins 2007 debriefing part IV: Saturday Says:

    […] small way of showing my appreciation for his work. I’d been carrying around a few copies of Bloodlines for promotional purposes, so I gave him a copy as my way of saying […]