Maze of the Blue Medusa
A downloadable dungeon
Infinite broken night. Milky alien moons. Wavering demons of gold. Held in this jail of immortal threats are three perfect sisters...
Maze of the Blue Medusa is a dungeon. Maze of the Blue Medusa is art. Maze of the Blue Medusa works with your favorite fantasy tabletop RPGs. And Maze of the Blue Medusa is the madly innovative game book from the award-winning Zak Sabbath of A Red & Pleasant Land and Patrick Stuart of Deep Carbon Observatory. Lethal gardens, soul-rending art galleries, infernal machines—Maze of the Blue Medusa reads like the poetic nightmare of civilizations rotted to time, and plays like a puzzle-box built from risk and weird spectacle.
WINNER OF THREE 2016 ENNIE AWARDS
Gold • Best Electronic Book
Silver • Best Writing
Silver • Best Cartography
Maze of the Blue Medusa is a 7.5" wide and 9" tall Smyth sewn hardcover book that features: 288 full-cover pages; full-color endpapers featuring tables, maps, and art; foil stamping on the front cover and spine; hand-tipped debossed images on the front and back covers; a jet black cloth cover; FSC-certified interior paper stock; and a bookmark ribbon. Printed in Canada by Friesens. THE HARDCOVER IS PERMANENTLY SOLD OUT.
Buy the Simple PDF (a PDF of the Maze without links),
or the Deluxe PDF (a PDF of the Maze with tons of links),
(The "spreads" versions have 2-page spreads for each page of the PDF, and the "pages" versions have single pages for each page of the PDF.)
Zak Sabbath finished a huge painting of a dungeon filled with strange art, horrendous creatures, beautiful/lethal women, inexplicable machines, and haunting personas. Zak sent this painting to the writer Patrick Stuart, who then keyed the dungeon with innovative, poetic, and surprising prose. Zak and Patrick then honed the game's mechanics, aiming to create "The Hyperfunctional Megadungeon for the 21st Century". We hired the designer Anton Khodakovsky, then spent about a year making the book the most intuitively functional that we could, featuring cross-referenced room numbers, conveniently-split "zones" for the Maze, a Cast of Characters section that summarizes the chief NPCs' relations and desires, UI-focused font and layout choices, and easy-to-use maps and tables spread throughout.
In order to download this dungeon you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files: