20 Things #42: Archives & Libraries

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. This instalment provides ten tables designed to help you flesh out and bring to life a ruined wizard’s tower.

20 Things #42: Archives & Libraries comprises the following 20 Things articles along with ancillary information:

  • Books in the Common Collection
  • Books in the Special Collection
  • Events Among the Stacks
  • Folk Among the Stacks
  • Things Among the Stacks


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 7 October 2019; Pages 10

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20 Things #41: Ruined Wizard’s Tower

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. This instalment provides ten tables designed to help you flesh out and bring to life a ruined wizard’s tower.

20 Things #41: Ruined Wizard’s Tower comprises the following 20 Things articles along with ancillary information:

  • Dungeon Dressing: Outside the Tower
  • Dungeon Dressing: Inside the Tower
  • Lingering Spell Effects
  • Strange Sights and Sounds
  • Lost Treasures


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 2 September 2019; Pages 10

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Monstrous Lair #35: Ghost-Haunted House

Monstrous Lair #35: Ghost-Haunted House provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the haunted houses in your campaign.

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Robert Manson

Released 15 July 2019; Pages 4

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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.

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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.

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Steve Hood

Released 21 June 2019; Pages 4

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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.

Klaus Ihamuoto

Trim and well dressed and sporting a carefully-tended short, black beard this man wears an open smile on his face.

Klaus Ihamuoto (NG middle-aged male expert 2) knows Dulwich and much of the surrounding area well and speaks several languages including Common, Halfling and Orcish. A useful and trustworthy dragoman Klaus is available for the princely sum of 1 gp a day to act as an interpreter and guide.

Personality: Pleasant and likeable Klaus prides himself on both his local knowledge and his ability to get on with almost anyone. He enjoys meeting new people and is gregarious. Able to deal with a certain level of hardship if travelling, Klaus is also a hard bargainer. He knows his worth and isn’t afraid to ask for it.

Mannerisms: Klaus has a firm handshake and often claps people on the back—sometimes in a somewhat patronising fashion.

Hook: Klaus isn’t particularly brave and won’t enter obviously dangerous adventuring locales, but he does know where several such places lie. If the PCs search Dulwich for a guide, Klaus’ name inevitably and quickly emerges. Klaus has an array of high-quality travelling gear for use with his job.

 

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This NPC is part of The Daily NPC—a series of daily posts in March which each presents a flavoursome, detailed System Neutral NPC ready for use in virtually any GM’s campaign. This month’s theme is “Travellers on the Road”. Every member of Raging Swan Press’s Patreon campaign will get a free and exclusive compilation PDF in early April comprising all the NPCs released in March.

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