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Enter a garden of earthly delights.

The sun has stopped setting over the king's favorite garden. It seemed like a harmless curiosity at first but the animals have turned violent and strange alien beings have appeared. The duke has placed a bounty for enterprising sell-swords to end the curse of endless daylight. 

Hideous Daylight is an adventure module for Old-School Essentials and Cairn and compatible with other pen-and-paper RPGs with old-school sensibilities. Player characters will navigate a 20 point hex crawl to end the strange curse affecting the land. 

  • An adventure for low-level characters.
  • 33 pages of non-linear, character driven adventure in the OSR tradition. 
  • Two keyed dungeons and a 20 point hex-crawl.
  • A bucolic fantasy setting easily insertable into fantasy RPG campaigns.
  • Dangerous new monsters, weird magic items, and an unpredictable random encounters table.
  • Features two gazebos.
  • Includes images and json files for Foundry Virtual Tabletop or other online virtual tabletops (thank you to Yochai Gal).

OSE print-on-demand version is now available through DriveThruRPG.

Offset print copies of Hideous Daylight: Cairn Edition are available at the Cairn Store.


Buy Now$5.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

hideous-daylight-OLD-SCHOOl-ESSENTIALS.pdf 10 MB
vtt-files.zip 2 MB
hideous-daylight-CAIRN.pdf 8 MB

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(2 edits)

You should add to "Expanding the Adventure", pg. 27, that Wyvern Songs includes an adventure for area G-20.

Hi Brad.
I've recently bought the Italian version of this adventure, produced by Need Games. I have the Italian PDF, but not VTT files. Is it possible to buy them separately?
Thanks, Simone.

Send an email to swordlordspublishing@ gmail .com and I'll send you the files. Grazie!

Hello, I am in the same situation as Saul, I've emailed you at that address a couple of days ago, but I have received no response yet.
Could I receive a copy of the files too?
Thanks, Shion.


Messaged. Thanks!