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"The Dheleb Cross" is a hulk-tastic short venture that is highly philosophical and melancholy in tone and introduces players to the physics-breaking wilderness of the Escheresque.

This 12-page philosophical science-horror venture can be used as an introduction to Stillfleet or as a story in the middle of an ongoing campaign. It has two parts: the exploration of a Late Tephnian hulk (an empty military spaceship) and a madcap race through a pocket of higher-dimensional space, with an epic final scene. It is intended to be run in a single session.

This venture includes:

  • A playable scenario for Stillfleet or any fine sci-fi TTRPG
  • A general introduction to the Escheresque
  • Map of the ship (hand-drawn, non-canonical)
  • 2 full encounter blocks, 1 of which is unique to this venture

We are also including in this preview one illustrated encounter card with quick-reference rules from the Stillfleet Core Rulebook.

Warning, this venture explores the themes of (alien) aging and suicide, which may be disturbing to some players. 

Note, the current venture PDF is complete but undesigned and unillustrated. It may be published in full at a later time, at which point this page will be updated. We hope you find this version useful in your games and entertaining on its own as a work of bizarre speculative fiction.

Player and GM feedback is always welcome. If you enjoy this venture, please consider leaving a positive review here and saying hello on the Stillfleet Discord. Happy gaming!


Design notes:

This was one of the original ventures written for Stillfleet, well before the Core Rulebook was published. Of the original options, we selected VEN001 ☉ Sleeper in the Sky to design and publish along with the Quickstart because Sleeper is a relatively straightforward plot set in a rich environment with plenty of xenofauna to observe, talk to, run away from, or shoot. In the future, we'll design "The Dheleb Cross" as well.

You can now also find on Itch another of the four original ventures, "The Bounty of Trymangont 1AT," which is a fun, short, intense, cryptic hulk crawl, very different in tone from "The Dheleb Cross" and Sleeper.


Version 0.1 ☉ 2021
By Wythe Marschall
Card art by Aibrahim Zx

© 2021–23 Stillfleet Studio 


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

#VENTURE ☉ The Dheleb Cross.pdf 204 kB
Yaaj encounter card – front 318 kB
Yaaj encounter card – back 143 kB
Howl – SKETCH.jpg 1 MB

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