“[The Straight Way Lost] is a 400-page book that is one part sourcebook and setting guide for fantasy gaming in a Renaissance that never quite was, and the other part an earth-shaking adventure of intrigue, terror and
This gripping adventure for 5e is set in a fantastical version of Renaissance Italy and features a voyage between Heaven and Hell
inspired by that most renowned of Italian poems, [La Divina Commedia].
It is the year 1492. In the mighty city-state of Florence, Girolamo Savonarola, the charismatic prior of San Marco is fighting to rid society of the decay that has set in under the reign of the Medici family. The adventurers are drawn into this political game of intrigue and set out to find a cure for the evil that has befallen their home. Their journey will have them cross paths with the mysterious fey queen of the Apennine and discover the secrets of the strange nexus realm the fae call the Great Loom, but only after following in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri through the netherworlds can the heroes return to face the enemy and help create their City On A Hill.” —Vortex Verlag, The Straight Way Lost, Kickstarter, January 26, 2024 (retrieved February 6, 2024)