First off, an apology. I realized as I was trying to put the entire encounter key for this past Monday's map into a blog post, it was going to take a long time to typeset, and wouldn't be terribly user friendly. Since the plan all along was a free PDF of the whole thing (map, encounter key, etc.), that I'd just do a preview of the entire layout today, and then let you know it will be available Monday a.m. for FREE from RPGNow. I'm not even going to do a "pay what you want." I'm simply going to make it free. And then, in about a week, a print version will be available (at cost) from Lulu.
So here's what you get for the incredibly low price of absolutely nothing....
an adventure that's Oe/BX/1e (and compatible) ready
page 1: a fancy cover page with vintage clip art!
page 2: an overview on adapting to editions, and the adventure introduction
page 3: an area map (no scale), overview of the villages, and wandering monster tables
page 4: a map of the temple
pages 5-7: the encounter key for the temple map
page 8: new monster info for the animal mummy
page 9: monster stats (for wandering and encounter monsters), and NPC information
page 10: twelve pre-generated characters, with stats and equipment
page 11: ten adventure seeds (one of which has variations for every village)
page 12: the obligatory OGL and © information
And it's all packaged into 12-pages so you can print it on tabloid paper and saddle-stitch. Or let the free PDF help you decide whether it's going to be worth the $5.53 for the fancy Lulu version with the added color cover! Which, by the way, will available the following Monday (July 8) at the same time as... The Valley of the Five Fires. (Huzzah!)