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. 

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20 Things #39: Black Dragon’s Lair

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 black dragon’s lair.

20 Things #39: Black Dragon’s Lair comprises the following 20 Things articles along with ancillary information:

  • Black Dragon’s Lair Features
  • Black Dragon’s Lair Dressing
  • Black Dragon Lair Minor Sights, Sounds & Events
  • Black Dragon Hoard Treasures & Trinkets
  • Black Dragon Hoard Dressing

 


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 1 July 2019; Pages 10

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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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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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