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The Ruined Tower of Gormalong

The Ruined Tower of Gormalong

The Black Hack on Roll20, Discord

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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
  • Price per player-session

    About the adventure

    This session is an introduction to the Black Hack second edition rules, taking inspiration from a 1977 adventure. If you feel like being a Cleric, a Warrior, a Thief or a Wizard, exploring this haunted structure should be just the ticket. A long weary century ago the malevolent and devious wizard Gormalong built his tower on the cliffs overlooking the beleaguered port of Black Wharf Bay. The townsfolk whispered about the excavation works Gormalong undertook - digging out cellars and passageways, looking for lost treasures amongst the buried ruins of a city that once stood on the site of the dilapidated and forgotten port. Decades later - a careless disaster befell Gormalong. A column of black eldritch flame engulfed the tower - destroying large parts of it, killing the mad wizard. Still the townsfolk shunned the place, reporting odd lights and ghastly sounds echoing from it at night. Even the flattening of its upper levels by trebuchet did little to improve its reputation. Today Black Wharf is a small but bustling city. Exotic folk of all kinds have made homes there, taking advantage of the trade in rare goods - from the merchant caravans that meet the ships bold enough to sail the pirate infested seas to the north. Others come drawn by persistent rumours of buried treasure in the cellars beneath the Black Wharf cliffs - it is these whispers that bring the Characters together at the entrance to The Ruined Tower of Gormalong.

    Professional Game Master

    Matt Horam


    33 years as a TTRPG player

    15 years as a Game Master

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    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    Read the rules if you like, but they're easy to teach in play. The Black Hack is available from DriveThruRPG via

    What I provide

    An adventure and enthusiasm! I'll also bring knowledge of the rules, and decades of experience.

    Content warnings


    Safety tools used


    How will character creation work

    Characters take about 5mins to create, I am happy to do this together at the start of the session! If you'd prefer to create your character beforehand, and you own a copy of the rules, that's fine, too, just let the group know as soon as you've chosen your class, so that we don't double up on unique roles. Thanks!

    Players can expect

    • Combat/Tactics: Low
    • Roleplay: Medium
    • Puzzles: Low
    • Experience Level: Open to all

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