The Banewarrens now on sale from Malhavoc Press!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sue Weinlein Cook
New Monte Cook Mega-Adventure Available as a PDF
June 13, 2002 (Renton, Wash.)-Fans of Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil
won't want to miss a trip into The Banewarrens, the new mega-adventure by
Monte Cook. Combining dynamic plot elements with a good old-fashioned
dungeon crawl, this new d20 adventure takes characters from 6th to 10th
Malhavoc Press is proud to offer the electronic version of this adventure
from the codesigner of 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons(r) for just $10. The
Banewarrens is the first title to feature Malhavoc's new layout style, which
minimizes file size for faster downloading and conserves ink for quicker
printing. The 128+ page adventure boasts a 16-page illustration gallery of
DM aids featuring the artwork of Alan Pollack, Quinton Hoover, Arne Swekel,
Lars Grant-West, and Toren Atkinson.
The Banewarrens leads characters into ancient vaults filled with "banes":
objects and creatures of timeless evil, placed there for "safekeeping" in
another age by a powerful saint. But these warrens are more than just rooms
of evil creatures to bash. Characters must race against evil adventurers who
seek the banes for their own purposes. With every action, they risk loosing
more malevolent forces upon an unsuspecting world. Some may claim to be
their allies but, in the end, amid this deadly labyrinth both figurative and
literal -- who can they really trust?
Throughout the adventure, readers will discover new monsters and magic,
poisons and diseases, and dozens of foul banes like the phylactery of
forsaken souls. All these items and creatures are ready-made to drop into
your campaign or use in this adventure. Fans can sample previews of the art
and the banes themselves free at Malhavoc's website: .
Monte launched Malhavoc Press in May 2001 with the publication of the first
Book of Eldritch Might, which last summer won three EN World d20 System
Awards for excellence, voted on by the fans. Hallmarks of Malhavoc Press and
Monte's game design include unusual magic, monsters, and evocative game
elements that go beyond traditional fantasy, as well as a mastery of the d20
System rules that only one of the game's original designers can offer. All
current Malhavoc Press titles are available in electronic format at
. Print versions are published by Sword & Sorcery.
Monte Cook started professionally in the game industry in 1988. In the
employ of Iron Crown Enterprises he worked on the Rolemaster and Champions
games as an editor, developer, and designer. In 1994 Monte came to TSR as a
game designer. As a senior game designer with Wizards of the Coast, he
cocreated the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons (the basis of the d20
System) and authored the Dungeon Master's Guide, Return to the Temple of
Elemental Evil, and a d20 version of Call of Cthulhu. For WizKids Games, he
recently designed the HeroClix system of superhero combat. A graduate of the
Clarion West writer's workshop, Monte has also published short stories and
two novels. To read more biographical information or to sample his recent
d20 System work, visit .
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the Coast are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Sword &
Sorcery is a trademark of White Wolf Publishing. Champions and Rolemaster
are registered trademarks of Iron Crown Enterprises. HeroClix is a trademark
of WizKids Games. Malhavoc and Eldritch Might are trademarks of Monte J.