An urban, wilderness, and dungeon adventure for 8th-level characters
A malignant cult has taken root in the mystical and magical realm of Jalmeray. Known and feared throughout distant Vudra, the cult of Dhalavei has expertly destroyed organizations and societies from within for millennia. Now a new sect of the sinister Cult of the Ebon Destroyers has its sights set on Thakur Kharswan of Jalmeray, and the magistrates and bureaucrats behind the throne must hunt down and eliminate the cult before the unthinkable happens. If only there were someone they could trust to behead Dhalavei's cult before the assassins do the same to their beloved ruler…
Cult of the Ebon Destroyers is an adventure for 8th-level characters, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest RPG. In addition to the adventure, this volume also features a brand-new monster and a gazetteer of the city of Niswan, capital of the Isle of Jalmeray.
Written by Matthew Goodall, the winner of Paizo Publishing's RPG Superstar contest, which allows unpublished authors to compete before a panel of celebrity game designers and legions of their peers for the chance to write a Pathfinder Module.
Pathfinder Modules are 32-page, high-quality, full-color, adventures using the Open Game License to work with both the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the standard 3.5 fantasy RPG rules set. This Pathfinder Module includes new monsters, treasure, and a fully detailed bonus location that can be used as part of the adventure or in any other game!
After five rounds of intensive competition, amateur game designer Neil Spicer has won RPG Superstar 2010
Just an fyi to Paizo.
And congratulations to the winner.
I think people will see that it says Matt Goodall won in six other places, including the title of the e-mail, and realize that they're witnessing the joys of botched cut and paste in action where it says Neil Spicer.
I'm pretty sure we'll be asking and/or brainstorming up a new title for this one... but maybe not. There's certainly something to be said for keeping the title that won the whole thing! And we're unlikely to do a Vudra book (this adventure doesn't actually take place in Vudra, after all).
To be fair, both previously published Superstar modules also use the "Blank of the Blank-blank" naming convention.
Yeah, my criticism of the name doesn't stem from the formula. I actually love the formula, even though I wouldn't want it to be used every time. In this case, it's how successfully the formula was used that I'm concerned with. The flavor of this module, as well as the punch of the name, can be much better served by another "Blank of the Blank Blank," if the convention is kept.