GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops


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.

This GM’s Miscellany collects together the first twelve Village Backdrops, along with bonus, never seen before material, together in one place.

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

  • John Bennett: Bossin, Denton’s End, Hosford, Oakhurst
  • Creighton Broadhurst: Ashford, Longbridge, Thornhill
  • Eric Hindley: Golden Valley
  • Ben Kent: Apia, Roake
  • Greg Marks: Hard Bay
  • Marc Radle: White Moon Cove

Praise for GM’s Miscellany: Village Backdrops

“Once again, Raging Swan Press ably succeeds at their goal of supplying time strapped GMs with flavoursome, easily digested material that is dead simple to drop into a campaign; this book is worth an easy five stars.”

–Ken Pawlik (five stars)

“…this is a clear 5 star product, delivering exactly what I would want from a book entitled ‘Village Backdrops’For its price it is great value, and in my opinion the production quality remains high throughout; well edited, clear and concise. The artwork is very pleasing, especially the maps (and I am a sucker for a great map). What particularly impresses, is the exquisite details, which can be used as written, or equally lifted and placed in any setting. This is truly a mine of ideas for the GM looking for some creative ideas, whilst equally being a well detailed and original series of locations ready to drop into a campaign with little or no work required. A real boon.”

–John Garlick (five stars)

“Not only is this a great collection of iconic villages, it adds so much more value and for the fair asking price, should be considered a steal.”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval)

“Folks, you need look no further for a starting village reference source. Considering the price, I think this should rank high on every GM’s short list of things to buy.”

–Bruce Gray (five stars)

“This book will supply everything you could want to know about 12 villages, there people, the life of the village and rich details to make you feel you are “there””

–John2412 (five stars)

“The sheer quantity & quality of orderly, eyeball-ergonomic idea lists and design guides are a GM’s dream.”

–Craig C (five stars)

A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Eric Hindley, Ben Kent, Greg Marks and Marc Radle

Released 23 October 2013; Pages 94

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