As Erik Tenker over at Tenker's Tavern already reported, the OSR adventure Bad Myrmidon was released yesterday through drive-thru rpg and its affiliated sites as well as Lulu. The adventure is pay-what-you-want but any proceeds gained from it help Mandy Morbid in her continued battle against Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Honestly, I had no idea what Enlers-Danlos Syndrome was before seeing this adventure but according to Mayo Clinic it is
a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue is a complex mixture of proteins and other substances that provides strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body.
People who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome usually have overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin. This can become a problem if you have a wound that requires stitches, because the skin often isn't strong enough to hold them.
The adventure is made by a pretty kick-ass crew including +Gennifer Bone on art, +Dyson Logos on maps and an adventure written by +James Raggi.
Cowardly Achilles has hidden his treasures in a temple on the island of Leuke. The undead Sisters of Penthesilea want vengeance, the Myrmidons want to protect the temple, and the Amazons want to kill the Myrmidons.
Outside the temples, forest fires rage in slow-motion; feathered viragos stalk hapless men; madfolk torture and burn each other; and nude cultists preach love, tolerance, and self-mutilation. This island is damned, and those who voyage here are damned as well. But treasure awaits!
As with others, I've picked it up and plan on giving it a short review after I finally finish LotDS and +Shane Ward's newest.
Drive-thru link here
Lulu link here