Dungeon Dressing: Names & Legends

Tired of dungeons lacking in verisimilitude? Want to add cool little features of interest to your creations but don’t have the time to come up with non-essential details? Want to make your dungeons feel more realistic? Then Dungeon Dressing is for you! Each instalment focuses on a common dungeon fixture such as stairs, pillars or pools and gives the harried GM the tools to bring such features to life with interesting and cool noteworthy features.

This instalment of Dungeon Dressing presents loads of tools to help you give your dungeons evocative and exciting names and legends. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, Dungeon Dressing: Names & Legends is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst and Pierre van Rooden

Released 22 July 2019; Pages 26

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A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst and Pierre van Rooden

Released 22 July 2019; Pages 26

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An OSR  GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst and Pierre van Rooden

Released 22 July 2019; Pages 26

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Dungeon Backdrop: The Splintered Crypt

Famed for his unswerving devotion to his celestial lord and his magical sword, Demon Bane, Val Karen was a paladin-hero of old. For five decades he stood between Ashlar’s commonfolk and the darkness ever-pressing in on the small, isolated domain. Death is an implacable foe, however, and eventually old age caught up with the redoubtable paladin. Laid to rest not in the scared sepulchre below Tor Abbey but among the hills of his youth Val Koren’s legend—and stories of his legendary blade—live on long after his hidden crypt was lost to time. 

A recently landslide, however, has returned Val Koren’s lost crypt to the world of men. And with it have returned the stories and legends of Demon Bane which is said to rest unclaimed and wielded with him in his sepulchre. 

Cartography by Dyson Logos

Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0

The thriving village of Edgewood stands in the very shadow of the Shadetimer Forest. For a century, it has prospered. Wars, droughts and pestilence striking other nearby settlements never seem to affect the village, and yet tragedy mars life in Edgewood. For every year, terror stalks the village and its inhabitants die seemingly random, but horrible and gruesome, deaths. Thus, despite its prosperity, Edgewood remains a small place, and few travellers remain there for long.

 

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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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.

Night of the Masks

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Every year, Duke Armas Nenonen hosts a fabulous masked ball to celebrate Ashlar’s Day of Founding. The duke’s guests number in the hundreds and include some of the most famous—and infamous—citizens of Languard and beyond. On occasion, invitations are extended to adventurers who have somehow managed to impress the duchy’s nobility. Song, dance and drink are the entertainment of the night. At the same time, secret alliances are forged or broken and sinister plots hatched in the castle’s candle-lit halls. When the masks come off at midnight, not all is revealed.

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.

Night of the Masks 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 Bart Wynants

Released 27 May  2019; Pages 13

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Bart Wynants

Released 27 May  2019; Pages 13

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A System Neutral Eventure by Bart Wynants

Released 27 May 2019; Pages 13

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