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After a long fall, you've landed on something soft. A bit squishy and squelchy, really. And moving. Is it... a worm?

Plunge into the Judicial Well in search of redemption (and possibly escape!) in this fully illustrated adventure, So You've Been Thrown Down a Well.

You will also find 6 well-worthy backgrounds for your players to choose from, as well as a handy list of 36 objects thrown in the well (other than you): Well-dwellers and worm-cultists, flooded tunnels, weird mushrooms, and some invertebrates that might be lunch... or allies! Up to you!

This adventure is intended for use with the Troika! rpg. If you aren't familiar with Troika!, you should be! It's a rules-light, completely wacky RPG by the Melsonian Arts Council*. We're big fans of the surreal fiction it prompts. In fact, it prompted "So You've Been Thrown Down A Well"!

A Miscellany of Backgrounds

And that's not all! In addition to So You've Been Thrown Down A Well, you also get A Miscellany Of Backgrounds, a second Troika! zine containing 12 fully illustrated character backgrounds including "The Manycrowned of Bathe-In-Sky," "The Runewright," and "The Two Bound As One." These character playbooks can be used in any Troika! game, each with their own unique skills and descriptions.

a5, 60 pages, full-color

Looking for more adventure in the Down Below? Check out Slime Temple!

Print Version Available!

A5 sized printed zines can be purchased: view the Editions section below, or click here! Note: Shipping by USPS Media Mail to US addresses is included. International purchasers, please contact us directly to arrange shipping

Community Copies

This zine also utilizes the Community Copies model to give back to the community. If the purchase price of So You've Been Thrown Down A Well is a hardship for you, feel free to grab one of the free community copies dow below, no questions asked. Every full-price purchase will add 1 more copy to that pool.


* So You've Been Thrown Down A Well is an independent production by Ember+Ash and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.

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In order to download this Double-Zine you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

So You've Been Thrown Down A Well by Madeleine Ember.pdf 10 MB
A Miscellany of Backgrounds by Madeleine Ember.pdf 7 MB

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Community Copies

If the purchase price of So You've Been Thrown Down A Well is a hardship to you, please feel free to grab one of these community copies. Every full-price purchase will add another copy to this pool, which we are starting off with 5 copies.

Print Version

Get So You've Been Thrown Down A Well delivered to your mailbox in an A5 printed zine. Shipping by USPS Media Mail to US addresses only included.

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One of the best adventures I've read a in some time, SO YOU'VE BEEN THROWN DOWN A WELL is the perfect mix of adventure, possibility, horror and comedy, and the sort of adventure you can immediately imagine running for your friends, right from the very first scene. Madeleine Ember knocked it out of the park with this punitive-pit adventure and Natalie Ash's layout make it easy to visualize how the scenes work together. 

On top of all that, you get a bunch of Troika! backgrounds! A must-have for anyone who's been thinking of giving Troika! a go.

This is gorgeous. The way you laid out text and background so they act as a map and flowchart while containing all the needed information for the adventure is fantastic. This could have easily turned out to be very messy but it looks great and is very easy to follow.

An adventure unlike anything you’ve encountered, absolutely bizarre and delightful in the best way. Madeline’s writing is whimsical, horrifying and the quality of illustration and layout here is fantastic!

The adventure is so clearly and compellingly laid out! And the backgrounds are great. If someone's new to Troika! and looking for first steps past the basic rules, this is an excellent place to look. (Great for Troika! veterans as well, obviously.)

😊 Thanks so much!