Languard Locations Open Call

Welcome to Raging Swan Press’s Languard Locations Open Call! The information on this page is designed to help you successfully submit your Languard Location. Read it carefully and download the LL Open Call How To and LLOC Template files.

Download: LL Open Call How To

DownloadLLOC Template

See also, the FAQ at the bottom of the page.


About Languard Locations

The Languard Locations line presents additional locations designed for use with City Backdrop: Languard. While the locations have been designed specifically with Languard in mind, they can be easily converted to a GM’s own campaign. Each instalment deals with a specific city district.


About the Open Call

Languard Locations is our newest line. Every month, Languard Locations presents 10-12 locations designed for use with City Backdrop: Languard (but which can be easily inserted into almost any fantasy city). Locations can be a tavern, inn, service, personal home or something else found in the city. 

For this open call, your location stands outside the city walls. Review the Languard map for inspiration. 

The point of Languard Locations is to make it easier and more fun for a GM to run a campaign in the city of Languard (and by extension the Gloamhold megadungeon). 

Keep the GM (and the players) uppermost in your mind when designing your location. Remember: if a location is of no interest to the PCs, why design it?

Important Dates

Your submission must be with Raging Swan Press by Monday 14 May. 

You’ll be notified by Monday 28 May of your submission’s status. At this point, if successful, we’ll also send you a contract.

If your location is accepted, we’ll pay you $42 (11 cents a word) on 1 August via PayPal.

Languard Locations: Outside the Walls releases on Monday 20 August. On this day, we’ll send successful freelancers a free copy of the book via OBS.


Behold: Languard

Storied Languard—capital of Ashlar and its greatest city—stands hard against Hard Bay’s turbulent, stormy waters. To the north lies the Mottled Spire’s brooding spray-drenched mass, the curse-haunted ruins of Greystone and Gloamhold’s doom-wreathed halls. Ashlar’s greatest—indeed only—city, Languard is a noisy, dirty place. Here, amid broad, muddy streets teeming with life and shadow-mantled, danger-filled alleyways there is little beneath the sun that cannot be had somewhere—for a price.

DownloadLanguard at a Glance

For more Languard information visit City Backdrop: Languard or Creighton’s live design of the city over on his blog.



Can I submit more than one location? No.

Can anyone submit a Languard Location? Yes—anyone can submit a Languard Location (with the exception of those who have already written for Raging Swan Press). It does not matter if you have been published before (or not). Your personal history, circumstances or anything else about you do not preclude you from submitting an entry. None of that matters. The only question is, “Can you design a thematic, flavoursome location that matches Languard’s theme?”

I have an awesome idea that utilises some non-core game mechanic. Can I submit it? Yes, but it will be rejected.

Will I get detailed feedback on my submission? To be honest, if your location is rejected probably not (but it depends on how many submissions we get). If your pitch is accepted you will get feedback.

Do you really pay 11 cents a word? Yes! Due to our patron’s incredibly generosity we can offer this exceptional (but fair) rate of pay for exceptional work. (Learn more about our Patreon campaign at

How and when will I be paid? Successful designers will be paid on 1 August via PayPal. They’ll also receive a free PDF of the book on 20 August delivered via OBS.

Can I/should I include a stat block? No—Our customers favour flavour and detail over crunch. 

I’m new to freelancing. Do you have any advice? Yes—I’ve written several articles about how to freelance successfully. They can be found on my personal blog.

Where should I ask additional questions? Leave any open call questions in the comments below. That way, everyone can see the answer!

Good luck!

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5 thoughts on “Languard Locations Open Call

  1. Since I’m out, I’ll pass this on to some friends. Glad to see you are still putting up opportunities for new blood.

  2. Hi Creighton,

    I was just wanting to know where the best place to look for further information on Serat is? I have a concept that could work but I’m wanting to do my research first.

    Also are there any names devout followers of the Mistress of Storms would be likely to call their children?

    Thanks in advance


    • Here is some info on Serat (which also appears in the Gloamhold Campaign Guide):

      CN goddess of the Sea, Storms and Voyages
      Epithets: Mistress of Storms, the Uncaring
      Symbol: A cresting wave
      Favoured Weapon: Trident
      Raiment: Green and grey robes
      Teachings: The sea and its mistress are eternal. Its waves bring life, but also death. All bounty flows from the sea, and all must return whence it came.
      Holy Text: Book of Tides
      Additional Notes: As wild and unpredictable as the sea, sailors, merchants and pirates alike placate Serat with glittering gifts to guarantee a safe voyage. Some believe Serat is the physical embodiment of the sea. Others believe she dwells in a glittering, crystal city far beneath the waves. During services, offerings are cast into the sea. Her priests are often shipwrights, navigators or sea captains.

      Regards names, none leap to mind!