Shipwrecked, Chapter 5
Darkness fell an hour ago.
The occasional thick underbrush threatened to trap our feet, but we avoided falling by using our lights. If we used our image enhancers instead, the pirates would have been blinded. I also figured that we would have been attacked by any missing pirate by now.
I radioed to Lieutenant Berin several times and had no reply. With each step closer to camp, I grew more worried. My skin itched under my armor, making my apprehension worse.
When we entered the canyon and had direct line of sight with the cave entrance, I flashed my light several times in Morse Code. Still no reply. From then on we advanced slower and with much more caution.
I lead the way as we crept up to the mouth with our helmet lights off, but gun lights on. No one stood guard. I held up a fist and the Marines dropped to a knee. The pirates followed our lead after a delay.
Thoughts began rushing through my head. Do I advance with everyone? Do I continue to call over the radio? Do I yell by voice? W
Life is constant struggle. Sometimes we feel like we’re about to quit, others we find the strength to strive and keep moving on, aiming high at our dreams. Other times, though, we find allies and friends, people with a similar goal, someone we can rely on to make dreams come true.
This is what just happened to me. Today, me and my friends at The Keep Studios published our first adventure module for Dungeon Crawl Classics, which we titled “Sword in the Jungle Deep”. Set in the dark jungles in the southern lands of our original fantasy setting of Caster’s Crossing, it pits the players against the dangerous perils of the wetlands and arcane magical items of unknown power. It was a blast to write and edit this thing, made better by the teamwork at The Keep. As an author it represents another stepping stone for what I hope will be a satisfying career. Thank you for taking me among your party, my friends! Let’s keep making great things together!
And you, adventurers, hope you’ll enjoy our book. I’m looking forward to hear from you, to know your thoughts about this baby of ours, and to talk and share my love for tabletop RPGs with all of you.
I have great things yet in store for you all!
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