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Abstract

Out a ways from the big city lies the town of Coldwater, named after the body of water it borders. Coldwater is a complacent place and its residents prefer it that way, thank you very much. Most townsfolk will greet you with a smile, but asking about the Incident from about a year back will get you met with cold stares and abruptly shut doors. But here’s the thing, folks have started disappearing again, and this time it was out-of-towners.

The Bloom is a sandbox adventure for Liminal Horror. Something sinister is creeping beneath the town of Coldwater. Campers have gone missing, but the townsfolk won’t say a word and the authorities are less than helpful. Can your team of Investigators find out the truth and save the town before it’s too late?

Touchstones

  • Alan Wake (2010) - Remedy Entertainment
  • What Moves the Dead (2022) - T. Kingfisher
  • Twin Peaks (1990-1991, 2017) - Mark Frost & David Lynch
  • The Last of Us (2013) - Naughty Dog
  • Stranger Things (2016 -; present) - The Duffer Brothers
  • Ben 10, Camp Fear (2006) - Man of Action
  • Dark (2017-2020) - Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese
  • Wolverine: The Long Night (2018) - Marvel New Media
  • Desert Moon of Karth (2021) - Joel Hines
  • Feast (2021) - Chris Bissette
  • Dying Light (2015) - Techland

What's in THE BLOOM:

  • Includes multiple formats for play (starting fresh, integrating into a campaign, one-shots).
  • A DOOM clock that tracks the escalating threat descending on Coldwater. Tied to investigation phases (6  hour increments).
  • Custom Character Creation designed to be used specifically with this adventure.
  • 20 custom backgrounds including equipment and motivations..
  • 10 key NPCs, each with stats, description, desires, secrets, and how they connect socially..
  • Enemies: there is a section on Hosts (including four main iterations) as well as the main threat in the module (the Hyrdra) as well as statted NPCs and some location specific enemies.. 
  • Locations: The town of Coldwater Lake and its surroundings offers a major sandbox for players to explore (that changes as the DOOM clock progresses).
    • Coldwater Proper (which includes 12 keyed locations within).
    • Coldwater Camp (which includes 8 locations to investigate the disappearances)
    • Haru’s Cabin (a small cabin deep in the woods that is home to something much older that Coldwater).
    • The Gas Station (a waypoint filled with supplies).
    • Hines Farm (location of the Coldwater Lake Incident)
    • The Lodge (an old hunting lodge purchased by two suspicious newcomers).
    • Coldwater Surrounds (10-12 additional locations in the surrounding area).
    • The Forest (a dense voidcrawl encasing Coldwater)
    • The Caverns (below Coldwater).
  • Appendix A: CONSEQUENCES - different potential outcomes for The Bloom.
  • Appendix B: CONVERSIONS - systems to be announced.
  • Appendix C: FALLOUT - d12 custom Fallouts for this module.
  • Appendix D: RESIDENTS AND RUMORS - 20 additional NPCs to populate Coldwater along with rumors about town..
  • Appendix E: RANDOM SEARCH TABLE
  • Appendix F: Artifacts.

Also includes:

  • Fully internally linked pdf (in both page and spread formats)
  • Single map files from the adventure (bundled in a zip file)
  • Text only format (in epub, txt, pdf)

LIMINAL HORROR (TTRPG )

The Bloom is an official adventure module for Liminal Horror (a modern hack of Cairn), it is a rules-lite, fail forward TTRPG system.  The core rules can be accessed a few different ways:

The Bureau (a related module to The Bloom)

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What about a physical version?

The goal of this campaign is to create a beautiful finished digital product. We are in discussion to eventually do a print run for The Bloom. 

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Content Warning

This module includes elements of Body Horror, Graphic Violence, Harm to Animals, Fungi, and Religion, and the major theme throughout is Complacency

Updated 4 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
AuthorsGoblin Archives, Unenthuser
GenreAdventure
TagsHorror, Itch Funding, liminal-horror, Tabletop role-playing game, zimo

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In order to download this TTRPG Adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Bloom_v1.0_Pages.pdf 40 MB
The Bloom_v1.0_Spreads.pdf 40 MB
The Bloom - Text only files pdf txt epub.zip 516 kB
Coldwater Maps.zip 7 MB

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Any word on a print edition? Love this content!

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there’s definitely going to be a print edition. We’re finishing up the layout now. Then submit it to printer (along with one night). 

Keep an eye on: https://spacepenguin.ink/

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will there be community copies once it's all completed?

we will be considering some sort of community copy program for all of our modules. 

The Bloom Play Session - Episode 1

podcast interview on Wobblies & Wizards https://anchor.fm/wobbliesandwizards/episodes/The-Bloom-for-Liminal-Horror-e1uecmp

Weekly Scroll interview & review

The Bloom Game Pitch on Dieku Games