[Mongoose Publishing] Into the Borderland

By on 15 April 2015
Into the Borderland

The first adventure set in the Borderland subsector of the Trojan Reach has just been released! Penned by M J Dougherty, Into the Borderland is the start of a new set of adventures and supplements exploring this subsector and is perfect for any campaign set in the Trojan Reach of the Pirates of Drinax campaign.

The players are contracted to deliver a cargo of technical equipment to a remote settlement on Iilgan, where they discover a team of Border Guard personnel working with the locals to improve conditions. It becomes apparent that there are several such teams on the world. Whether the characters think this is a god idea or not, they are soon drawn into a chaotic local situation, in which the Guard team represents not only the sole force for law and order in the area but ultimately the only hope in the face of a natural and man-made disaster.

The early stages of the adventure see the characters travelling overland to deliver their cargo and interacting with the Border Guard personnel in the town of Onsler Rapids as they carry out the second part of their contract – teaching the locals and their allies how to operate the equipment. The nature of life in the outback of Iilgan is gradually revealed.

The characters then become involved in a series of crises that beset Onsler Rapids, beginning with a search for missing personnel and rapidly expanding as severe weather strikes the town. There are opportunities for action and gunplay, but for the most part this is an adventure about tough decisions and decisive action in other areas of human activity.

While the adventure is self-contained and has all the information a referee needs to run it, Borderland and Alien Module 1: Aslan may both be useful in expanding a campaign beyond these pages.

You can buy this product from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He blogs at dave.mcalister.org.uk.

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