Alternate Dungeon: Abandoned Village

Decrepit and deteriorating, an abandoned settlement poses both unique dangers and enticing opportunities for adventurers. No adventuring site is riper for the looting than a place forgotten and abandoned by protectors and authorities. Still, abandoned doesn’t always mean empty: deserted settlements are attractive to squatters, hermits, vermin, urban monsters, bandits, outlaws, feral dogs and other wild animals, and even the undead, who may often find the lonely, decaying husk of a once-lively place an apt and fitting lair.

Ashford  by Erik Frankhouse

Ashford by Erik Frankhouse

GM’s Monthly Miscellany: September 2015

GMMM_front_15_9_220Featuring material from some of Raging Swan Press’s newest products as well as classic releases of yesteryear, advice articles and material from Creighton’s on-going design of the megadungeon Gloamhold, the GM’s Monthly Miscellany series is a terrific free resource for the busy, time-crunched GM.

Village Backdrop: Kennutcat Now Available!

Kennutcat_front_new_220This week, Raging Swan Press releases Village Backdrop: Kennutcat by John Bennett. Kennutcat is a village with a rather unique problem…

“…Yet, at night, a thick fog rolls in, blanketing the stone streets and wood shingled houses. Strange shapes move in the mists, while sibilant voices echo in the still air. These are Kennutcat’s dead—fathers, mothers, sons and daughters—spirits trapped and inexplicably bound to the island by an unending, unkillable nightmarish horror…”

Global HQ Closed

Raging Swan Press is taking a week off and thus Global HQ has been (temporarily) abandoned. (But who knows what fearsome guardians yet lurk within). Fear not, though, we are only gone a week or so and we’ll be back on Wednesday September 3rd. Once we’re back, I’ll be spending a day or two solely focused on emails and catching up so please be patient if you’ve sent me a message.

In the meantime, if you are desperate for some Raging Swan Press goodness you can check out our extensive free resources here or take a look at our recent releases here. Alternatively, I’ve posted up tons of free gaming advice articles over at my blog.

And finally, if you haven’t yet I’d urge you to check out our Patreon campaign. Our patrons get our books early and cheap and their support helps us pay our freelancers a decent wage. We started the year paying 1 cent a word and we are already up to 5 cents a word. Our next milestone will see us paying 7 cents a word! Please consider joining us–you can pledge whatever you want–and in addition to our books you’ll get a (free) marvellously warm fuzzy feeling!

Review Roundup 22/08

It’s been a tremendous week for reviews here at Raging Swan Press. Check out these beauties–and thanks very much to everyone who wrote a review this week! As always, it’s much appreciated.

Caves & Caverns

Pierre H said of Caves & Caverns in his five-star review, Caves and Caverns is one of those titles I purchased in PDF first and loved so much I had to have a Hardcopy to faun over and really cherish.”

Urban Dressing: Trade Town

Endzeitgiest, in his five-star + seal of approval review, of Urban Dressing: Trade Town said, “Josh Vogt’s reinvented Urban Dressing-series has become more or less a guarantee for exceedingly high-quality fluff…”

All That Glimmers

Pierre H gave All That Glimmers five stars and said,I highly recommend this book and give it top marks!”

Retribution Collector’s Edition

Paul Q gave Retribution Collector’s Edition five stars and said, “This is a great module and worth picking up.”

Scions of Evil

Pierre H said of Scions of Evil, in his five-star review, “Information is well laid out and easy to access. I find that I don’t have to flip from this page to that too often as information is always at your finger tips for encounters or NPC / environment information. Stat blocks are clean and easy to read. This is an important feature for me and having such superb editing is a massive boon!”

I Loot the Body!

Loot_Body_220This week, Raging Swan Press releases I Loot the Body by Josh Vogt.

If you want to make the looting in your campaign more fun, this is the book for you! Within, find three tables packed full of trinkets, minor pieces of jewellery and other adornments along with the random things found in a villain’s pouch.