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|First published:||November 13 1986|
|Publication:||Warlock (Issue 13)|
|Previous Module:||Battle of Grey Rock|
|Next Module:||Agbar's Retreat|
The Dreaming Sands is a multi-player role-playing module written by Paul Mason and illustrated by John Blanche. It was published in 1986 in Warlock Issue 13 by Games Workshop. It has not been reprinted since.
“ [The] Riddling Reaver dreams up a nightmarish adventure. ”
The adventure takes place in Port Blacksand. For the past few weeks, Blacksand has been plagued by apparitions, which are taken from people's dreams. The players are hired to discover who has been bringing dreams to life, and stop him/her before the apparitions cause serious harm. As the players will discover, the main villain behind this is the Riddling Reaver, who is still working to overthrow the balance between Good and Evil and plunge Allansia into Chaos.
The book in general follows the original rules set down in Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory Role-Playing Game.
The illustrations were by John Blanche. There were 3 full page (or equivalent) illustrations and 9 "encounter" illustrations that incorporate the number of the encounter.
The black and white map was also by John Blanche.
- Features the inclusion of the Maijem-Nosoth, a Lovecraftian horror seen in Slaves of the Abyss.
- The Riddling Reaver makes another appearance (see Slaves of the Abyss and Magehunter for other appearances).
- Features a dream-based encounter, something that would be replicated in the later gamebook Phantoms of Fear.