20 Things #19: Kobold Warren

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 kobold warrens in your campaign.

20 Things #19: Kobold Warren comprises the following 20 Things articles:


A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Aaron Bailey, Creighton Broadhurst and Paul Quarles

Released 2 October 2017; Pages 10

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Places of Power: Forgotten Athenaeum

Centuries ago, the librarians of the Athenaeum of Tirinos saved thousands of precious tomes and scrolls from the book-burning legions of an invading army. Casting a powerful ritual, they whisked the entire library and its grounds away to safety on another plane of existence. Today, the Forgotten Athenaeum remains on the Astral Plane, collecting and preserving blasphemous texts, uncomfortable truths and dangerous lore. Using a hidden network of portals, visitors travel to the library from across the multiverse to browse its shelves and uncover its many secrets. This great wealth of knowledge attracts both innocent scholars and academics as well as unscrupulous spies and rogues.

GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrop II (5e & SNE)

Village Backdrops are short, richly detailed supplements that each present a single village ready to insert into almost any home campaign. Perfect for use as a waystop on the road to adventure, as an adventure site themselves or as a PC’s home, Village Backdrop present the details so the busy GM can focus on crafting exciting, compelling adventures.

Farrav’n by Tommi Salama

This GM’s Miscellany collects together twelve Village Backdrops together in one place.

GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops II is the work of many talented designers and features the following villages:

By Maciej Zagorski


 

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A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Jeff Gomez, Steve Hood, Greg Marks, Jacob Trier, Amber Underwood and Mike Welham

Released 23 October 2017; Pages 92

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A System Neutral GM’s Resource by John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Jeff Gomez, Steve Hood, Greg Marks, Jacob Trier, Amber Underwood and Mike Welham

Released 23 October 2017; Pages 92

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Village Backdrop: Farrav’n

 

Farrav’n and its oasis of crystal-clear water provides a haven of rest and relaxation in the cruel Luminous Desert. To the surprise of visitors, a tribe of gnolls, usually known as savage raiders and slavers, hospitably oversees the oasis. Acting under the auspices of the little-known nature goddess Rrav through her head priestess, the gnolls have given up their cruel heritage. They accommodate their guests without extorting money or enslaving them, unlike the gnolls controlling the only other nearby waystation, the Shadescar Oasis. The gnoll leader of the Shadescar tribe is displeased business has dried up, and rumours of a kinder, gentler location has begun to reach him. It is only a matter of time before the two tribes come into conflict.

Cool Words for Gamers

Looking for an odd or bizarre word? Want to recapture the spirit of old-school games? Then look no further—from abnormous to zounds, we’ve got you covered!

Cool Words for Gamers is a compilation of all the cool, slightly bizarre words Creighton has posted to his blog over the years. Inject some flavour into your game—or baffle your friends—with Cool Words for Gamers!

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A System Neutral Edition Gamer’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 25 September 2017; Pages 60

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What’s the Goblin Doing?

Goblins don’t just sit about in their lair waiting to be slaughtered by wandering adventurers. Like any other sentient beings they have needs and interests. Thus, when the party is exploring a goblin lair, they are likely–at least until the alarm is raised–to encounter goblins going about their daily life.