So its two o'clock in the morning on a Thursday & a friend sent me a link for a great Sword & Sorcery adventure called XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky By Steve Robertson & Jimm Johnson. Clocking in at fifty two pages this is a solidlly done adventure module that's designed to be run with 0e, 1e, B/X, Original, Classic, and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons first edition style games. This makes it perfect to run with Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. The writing & room description is crisp, solidly on point, & non sense giving the dungeon master a perfect balance between putting the PC's in the middle of the action yet giving them a chance to react to the surroundings, monsters, & old school weirdness going on around them. Steve Robertson & Jimm Johnson room description, layout,and even the cartography is on point here. The plot isn't world shattering and XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky can be used as a stand alone adventure. But there's plenty of room to cast this module as a part of an on going campaign. The Scribes of Sparn as a publishing outfit seem to have quite a few solidly done titles & this one is no exception. The Sword & Sorcery adventure line up XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky is highly entertaining & done in an almost but not quite 'Weird Tales' vein that lives up to the characters level 3-5 levels slash information on the cover. It does exactly what it says on the tin of the module for me this is a plus.
If it was me I'd run XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky then proceed to run NTRPG CON 2017 Module KK2 The Mystic Cup of Gygax. The reason is simple. The leveling of the PC's will be far more in line with the adventure events of KK2. Both of these modules are easily translatable over to Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea. The adventures are not completely over the time per say. These are fun but deadly adventure romps that can be set within your piece of Hyperborea or even Greyhawk. They don't contradict the vibe of other AS&SH adventures that are currently on the rpg market.
XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky can easily be run with Labyrinth Lord or Swords & Wizardry . But the real strength of this adventure is being able to be run with OSRIC. XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky is a solidly done adventure that helps to be a bridge adventure for any Swords & Sorcery style old school or OSR campaigns. XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky is available on Drivethrurpg but it really shines on Lulu.
Over all I think that XQ1 The Castle that Fell from the Sky is a solid aventure with lots of room for the dungeon master to customize the adventure for their own home campaigns. This is an essential adventure for the dungeon master who wants to run for Swords & Sorcery adventure with lots of room for a decent campaign.