Borderland forts are often dangerous places, and the wise nobleman strongly garrisons it with redoubtable men-at-arms. Such soldiers should not be merely carbon copies of one another. Among any garrison exceptional—or interesting— individuals will always emerge.
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 seven tables designed to help you flesh out and bring to life the wilderness camps in your campaign.
20 Things #21: Wilderness Camping comprises the following 20 Things articles:
- 8 Travellers to Share the Campfire
- 10 Notable Campsite Characteristics
- 10 Signs Someone Has Camped Here Before
- 10 Things Lurking in the Shadows
- 20 Night-time Campsite Events
- 20 Things to Find at an Abandoned Campsite
Released 4 December 2017; Pages 10
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Featuring material from some of Raging Swan Press’s newest products as well as classic releases of yesteryear, advice articles and material from Creighton’s own Borderland of Adventure campaign as well as the ongoing design of the Gloamhold megadungeon, the GM’s Monthly Miscellany series is a terrific free resource for the busy, time-crunched GM. GM’s Monthly Miscellany: Compendium 2017 collates the material presented in the second eleven instalments of the line as well as new material, all designed to make running your game as simple and easy as possible.
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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Richard Green, Jeff Gomez, Thilo Graf, Jacob W. Michaels, David N. Ross, Martin Tideswell, Amber Underwood, Josh Vogt and Mike Welham
Released 4 December 2017; Pages 90
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Borderland forts can be busy places. Adventurers often lurk in such places planning their forays into the wilderness. The presence of such folk—along with the needs of a garrison and its attendant folk—can bring many people to the fort. Pedlars, merchants, thieves and even other adventurers often visit such places.
Featuring 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. This month’s issue features:
- 10 Men-at-Arms at a Glance
- Echo Harbour At A Glance (from Village Backdrop: Echo Harbour)
- Dead Man’s Run at a Glance (from Places of Power: Dead Man’s Run)
- 10 Borderland Fort Whispers & Rumours
Released 6 November 2017; Pages 10