Please check back for update history!
Last Update: version 1.4: typo/wording overhaul, clarified stats, clarified ambiguities in Orchard
v1.3: improved clarity, added Ant Queen stats, fixed bug with Protocol N
v1.2: re-balanced early game difficulty, added acknowledgements
v1.1: typos corrected, clearer wording
v1.0: beta release
A prosperous orchard has been cursed and has been swallowed up into the bowels of the earth. Strange bears smelling of rotten fruit have been emerging from the orchard-turned-dungeon to menace the town, and you've been hired to remove the curse!
Bears Fruit is a solo dungeon module designed for use with Basic/Expert and similar old school games. It is made for adventurers of 2nd to 3rd level, or specifically adventurers beginning with 2,499 XP (placing most classes into the 2nd to 3rd level range).
I recommend Old-School Essentials to run Bears Fruit. You can also use Knave, Black Stream Solo Heroes, and and your own house-ruled B/X games. Some play-testers even ran it without using rules whatsoever, playing it purely by deciding "what made sense in the fiction".
This project was inspired by the Tumblr post: D&D adventure premises inspired by stupid bear puns. So it started as a meme that I then took way too seriously, haha. It is a submission for the Solo Dungeon Tabletop RPG Jam, found here! Check out all the other entries as well!