Five Nights at the Scythe

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Standing on a dingy side street in Low City the Scythe has a reputation as a place for hard drinking and its entertainers. Nights at the Scythe are rarely boring—particularly when the legendary halfling bard, Dricolen Nimblefinger, is playing—but most time-crunched GMs gloss over the time between adventures because there are more important things to prepare. Use this eventure to add flavour and interesting events to your PCs’ next night out in Languard!

Not all quest rewards are measured in gold. Invite your PCs to the Night of the Masks and let them rub shoulders with Ashlar’s high and mighty. Deception, intrigue and opportunity await!.

This eventure is suitable for any level PCs and can be used with any size group. It has also been designed to be easily adapted to virtually any GM’s campaign.

Five Nights at the Scythe is set in the City of Languard but is easily adaptable to almost any fantasy city.

 

What’s an Eventure?

An eventure is akin to a normal adventure, but does not (normally) feature violence or physical challenges. Instead, an eventure focuses on the use of social skills and role-play to resolve the challenges, or events, therein. Most eventures take places in a settlement or on the road. Few occur in traditional adventure locales such as dungeons, ruined castles and so on.

Eventures are an excellent change of pace and can be used as filler between adventures or as situations in which PCs who have invested in social skills can shine. They are also perfect for players who enjoy role-playing.

 

 


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 17 June  2019; Pages 13

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 17 June  2019; Pages 13

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A System Neutral Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 17 June 2019; Pages 13

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Monstrous Lair #34: Green Hag’s Swamp

Monstrous Lair #34: Green Hag’s Swamp provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the green hag’s swamps in your campaign.

Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that can bring your adventures, dungeons and campaign to life? This short, focused compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to your dungeons. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation.

Monstrous Lair #34: Green Hag’s Swamp comprises a single two-page spread designed for use either during preparation or at the table. Behold:

 


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Steve Hood

Released 28 June 2019; Pages 4

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Monstrous Lair #33: Dryad’s Glade

Monstrous Lair #33: Dryad’s Glade provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the dryad glades in your campaign.

Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that can bring your adventures, dungeons and campaign to life? This short, focused compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to your dungeons. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation.

Monstrous Lair #33: Dryad’s Glade comprises a single two-page spread designed for use either during preparation or at the table. Behold:

 


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Steve Hood

Released 21 June 2019; Pages 4

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Village Backdrop: Arcmoor

For much of its life, the village of Arcmoor was a sleepy place, far removed from the doings of heroes, kings and warlords. All that changed, however, when an orcish horde was destroyed near the village by the hero Therald Arcmoor. Therald died at the moment of his greatest triumph, and his death—strangely—heralded great change in the village. A shrine raised in his honour has grown increasingly popular of late and Arcmoor is slowly being transformed from a sleepy backwater into a popular destination for pilgrims, visiting warriors and the like. 

 

20 Evil Fane Major Features

Redolent with evil the foul acts of veneration perpetrated in a fane of evil irredeemably leave their mark upon the fabric of the place. The design and decoration of such a locale mirrors its patron’s abhorrent proclivities.

GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things IV

Tired of your campaign lacking in verisimilitude and the cool little details that bring the world alive in your players’ minds? Do you want to make your dungeons feel more realistic, your treasure more compelling or your overland travel more interesting?

Then GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things Volume IV is for you! Packed full of tables designed to take the hassle out of running your game, GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things IV takes care of the little things so you can focus on the big things.

By Matt Morrow

20 Things #38: Torture Chambers

Are you a busy GM? Does session prep take too long? Do you never have time to work on the cool little details that can bring your session to life? Well, fear not! That’s where the 20 Things line comes in. Compiled from the free 20 Things posts available at Raging Swan’s website, this short, focused compilation gives you, the time-crunched GM, the tools to effortlessly add verisimilitude and detail to your adventure. Use the material herein either before or during play and bask in your players’ adulation.

20 Things #38: Torture Chambers comprises the following 20 Things articles along with ancillary information:

  • Notable Torture Chamber Features
  • Torture Chamber Dressings
  • Notable Instruments of Torture
  • Lesser Instruments of Torture
  • Torturers
  • Major Prison Cell Features
  • Prison Cell Dressing
  • Prisoners

 


A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by  Creighton Broadhurst

Released 7 June 2019; Pages 10

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