Four Nights at the Orc’s Head

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Notorious throughout the duchy of Ashlar as the haunt of adventurers preparing to dare Gloamhold’s depths, the Orc’s Head is a place of tall tales, hard drinking and the occasional barroom brawl. Decent folk rarely venture inside. Nights at the Orc’s Head are rarely boring, 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 visit to the Orc’s Head!

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.

Four Nights at the Orc’s Head 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 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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A System Neutral Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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20 Things #33: Red 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 four tables designed to help you flesh out and bring to life a red dragon’s lair.

20 Things #33: Red Dragon’s Lair comprises the following 20 Things articles along with ancillary information:

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

 


 

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A System Neutral Edition GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 7 January 2019; Pages 10

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Monstrous Lair #24: Roper’s Cave

Monstrous Lair #24: Roper’s Cave provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the roper caves 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 #24: Roper’s Cave 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 Robert Manson

Released 28 January 2019; Pages 4

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Monstrous Lair #23: Troglodytes’ Warren

Monstrous Lair #23: Troglodytes ‘ Warren provides you—the busy, time-crunched GM—with the details to effortlessly bring to life the troglodyte warrens 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 #23: Troglodytes ‘ Warren 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 Robert Manson

Released 21 January 2019; Pages 4

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12 White Dragon Lair Dressings

White dragon lairs are different to normal dungeons. Consequently, the minor pieces of dressing should highlight this difference. Signs of previous exploration—dropped and broken equipment, the frozen, gnawed-upon corpses of previous adventurers and the like—will also be visible.

12 White Dragon Lair Features

A white dragon’s lair is rarely nothing more than an ice cave stuffed full of treasure. White dragons are wily, cunning and in-tune with the surrounding environment. Their lairs reflect their intrinsic connection with the surrounding ice and snow.

20 Blue Dragon Treasures

Dragons are renown for their vast treasure hoards—it’s one of the main reason adventurers seek out their lairs. While much of the hoard likely comprise coinage and the like, inevitably other interesting objects—of a variety of values—will be mixed in with the rest.