Ancient Empire of the Troglodytes

Explore the hidden secrets of one of the world's oldest empires

Ages ago, when humans lived in caves and stared in wonder up at the glistening night sky, the ancient troglodyte empire of Ssar’targontha thrived and prospered in the deep places of the world. For thousands of years, from atop their gloom-shrouded ziggurats set at the very centre of the canal-ringed cities, the empire’s high priests used the life-essences of enslaved and sacrificed elementals to build monuments to their demonic overlord and crush their enemies.

By Matt Morrow

By Matt Morrow

20 Lost Treasures to Find in an Abandoned Temple

Brave adventurers are always poking around in abandoned temples. Whether they are cleansing the taint of a dark power from a temple’s holy precincts or exploring a shrine dedicated to a  now forgotten power, they always hope to find hidden or lost treasures.

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)

Review Roundup: June 2

It’s been a spiffing week for reviews!

William S. gave GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing five stars and said, “I highly recommend picking it up, as I consider the sheer volume of information in the book well worth the price” while Lisa K said, “This is a 5 star book all the way. I highly recommend it.” Stripe K said, “One thing I haven’t mentioned is the layout and graphic design of Raging Swan books. They are beautiful in their simplicity. Clean white pages, small print, simple layout and small amounts art that suggest rather than locks you in an image. And this one has better bookmarks.” Itchy said, “Overall, this is a highly useful product for GM’s running an outdoor campaign.”

Endzeitgeist said of Village Backdrop: Aubade, “Jacob W. Michaels delivers one of the most impressive Village Backdrops in the series – and in a series with SO MANY excellent installments, that indeed is a feat!”

Meanwhile, Louis Counter loves All That Glimmers and wrote a jolly comprehensive review; here’s my favourite bit: “…basically I can’t recommend it enough…”

And finally, Stipe K praised GM’s Miscellany: Tribes Most Foul by saying, “And seriously, you could use Dungeon & Wilderness Dressing, Tribes Most Foul compilation and one of the Village Backdrop compilations and run a whole sandbox campaign out of those four books.”

All in all, it’s been an excellent week for reviews here at Raging Swan Global HQ. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write one!

GM’s Monthly Miscellany: June 2015

GMMM_front_15_6_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.

Urban Dressing: Trade Town

Tired of your towns and cities being boring, bland places in which your PCs show little or no interest? Want to bring them alive with cool, interesting minor features of note? Then Urban Dressing is for you! Each instalment in the line focuses on a different kind of town and gives harried GMs the tools to bring such locales to life with interesting and noteworthy features.

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)

20 Unfortunate Discoveries to Make in an Abandoned Temple

Brave adventurers are always poking around in abandoned temples. Whether they are cleansing the taint of a dark power from a temple’s holy precincts or exploring a shrine dedicated to a now forgotten power, they always hope to find hidden or lost treasures.

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)

By Maciej Zagorski (The Forge Studios)