Mankind's last hope is the Heart of Volent, a strange meteorite which has already brought mutation and chaos to the world. Legend says that the one who finds it shall wield the power to reshape the universe.
As the ice sheets spread and the world slides towards the brink, you and a handful of bitter rivals compete in the race for the Heart. Only one can win. Are you ruthless and resourceful enough to claim the ultimate prize?
- Character sheet for Heart of Ice
- Map of Earth in the 23rd century
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Adrift in an open boat, you make your desperate bid to escape from the sadistic Captain Skarvench. The odds are stacked against you. Even if thirst, hunger and storms don't kill you, there are still formidable dangers to overcome in crossing hundreds of miles of uncharted ocean to reach safe harbour.
Yet you must survive. Because only you know Skarvench's latest and most heinous plan. You are determined to round up a crew, get yourself a ship, and set sail on a voyage of vengeance and justice. You are destined to face many perils: undead pirates, sea monsters, cursed ships, witches and ancient gods. And the greatest threat of all: the premonition of your own death at the hands of your hated foe.
- Character sheet for Down Among the Dead Men
- Charts of the western Hesperidian Ocean and the Carab Sea by Leo Hartas
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You must plunge into the eerie world of Mayan myth. Here you will confront ghosts and gods, bargain for your life against wily demons, find allies and enemies among both the living and the dead. If you are brave enough to survive the dangers of the spirit-haunted western desert, you must still confront the wizard called Necklace of Skulls in a deadly contest whose stakes are nothing less than your own soul.
- Character sheet for Necklace of Skulls
- Map of the One World of the Maya by Leo Hartas
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To the outer wilds of the Arabian lands, you venture in search of the fame and fortune that will give you the means to expose Jafar’s treachery. Your travels take you to ghoul-haunted oases, magical palaces, lost cities of gold, and uncharted isles full of mystery and danger. Threatened by bandits, fire wizards, thieves and fearsome creatures, you must risk all in your sworn quest to save the kingdom.
- Character sheet for Once Upon a Time in Arabia
- Map of the lands of the Arabian Nights by Leo Hartas
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