Village Backdrop: Wellswood

A busy, prosperous village, Wellswood is justly famed for the warm welcome travellers find in the village’s taverns and inns and for its most striking feature: Lake Thraren—a subterranean lake lying deep below the village’s foundations. The villagers catch the exotic fish swarming in its deep, cold waters and on its shore stand the fortress home of the dwarf clan of Erdikr. Here long before humans colonised the land above, these secretive dwarves serve Lord Issakainen, maintaining the village’s many wells, but let none enter their lightless home.

By Tommi Salama

By Tommi Salama

Review Roundup 03/10

It’s been a great week for reviews–and they’ve all turned up in the last few days. I was quietly wondering where they had all gone and then we got hit with a flurry!

Even  better, they are all rather positive.

Sethvir said of Retribution Collector’s Edition, “I could certainly see myself running this or playing this as I think it hits all the right buttons for being a classic adventure that is well designed with opportunities for different types of players to have their moments in the sun, or the snow as the case maybe.”

For his part, Endzeitgeist said of Town Backdrop: Wolfsbane (while giving it five stars and his seak of approval), “Robert Brookes knows how to write a town that feels unique, that feels alive – and he succeeds in this town to an extent I would not have expected.” He followed this up with some jolly kind words about Places of Power: The Fragrant Tower: “this place is concise, fun and a great little set-piece with quite some interesting adventuring potential.”

And finally, LordofMuck gave both Scions of Evil and GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing five stars. Of Scions of Evil he said, “this book can almost singlehandedly inspire an entire campaign or adventure!” while he called GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing, “For ANY Pathfinder GM I really would consider this a mandatory GM’s resource.”

20 Things to Enliven a Desert Journey

Adventurers are intrepid types and often disappear into the wilderness in search of gold and glory. Many such adventures seem to happen in the furthest reaches of barren deserts.

Some artwork copyright Claudio Pozas, used with permission.

Artwork copyright Claudio Pozas, used with permission.

GM’s Monthly Miscellany: October 2015

GMMM_front_15_10_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.