GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing

GM's Miscellany: Wilderness DressingTired of glossing over the details of your PCs’ overland journey (except for the inevitable, violent random encounters)? Want to add in minor features of interest to their journeys? Want to make their journeys seem more “real”? Then GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing is for you! A compilation of the Wilderness Dressing line, each instalment focuses on a different type of wilderness or a feature therein and gives the harried GM the tools to bring such features to life with interesting and cool noteworthy features.

GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing presents loads of great features and details to enliven your PCs’ travel both overland and by sea. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!

GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing presents the material originally appearing in:

  • Wilderness Dressing: Bandits
  • Wilderness Dressing: Castles
  • Wilderness Dressing: Deserts
  • Wilderness Dressing: Extreme Weather
  • Wilderness Dressing: Hills
  • Wilderness Dressing: Mountains
  • Wilderness Dressing: Plains
  • Wilderness Dressing: Primal Forests
  • Wilderness Dressing: Ruins
  • Wilderness Dressing: Sea Voyages
  • Wilderness Dressing: Snow and Ice
  • Wilderness Dressing: Swamps
  • Wilderness Dressing: Travellers
  • Wilderness Dressing: Woodlands
  • New Material: Farmlands, Small Caves, Borderlands, Shipwrecks, Coast and Campsites.

System Neutral Version Now Available (see below for details!)

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Praise For GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing

Winner of Endzeitgeist’s Top Ten of 2014

“Even for people like me who had the constituent files, this should be considered a must-have, a book that every DM should own. This book is a hot contender for my top ten no. 1-spot of 2014, gets a 5 star + seal of approval and while I’m at it – every DM should own this: It’s hereby declared an Endzeitgeist Essential-book for DMs. Players, if your DM doesn’t own this, get it for him/her – they’ll be happy and your gaming experience will improve significantly while traveling – I guarantee it.”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval + winner of Top Ten of 2014)

“You need this book, whether you know it or not.”

–DungeonmasterCal (five stars)

“I feel like I’m overselling this a bit but…gah…it’s wonderful.”

–Nate (five stars; System Neutral Edition)


“A fantastic addition to my other dungeon building books. At least now, wilderness encounters won’t be so generic. Great book for anyone who wants to make flavourful journeys.”

Keith E (five stars)

“If you run a sandbox campaign or you just sometimes have players that do their own thing then this book is a must have…This is a 5 star book all the way. I highly recommend it.”

–Lisa Kellogg (five stars)

“…you could run entire campaigns just by using this book.”

–Claus O (five stars)

“GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing is another fantastic product from Raging Swan Press. It is full of tables that add flavor to any game regardless of the rules system. It is one of my go to books when I am writing my own adventures. Top Notch!”

–Bradley S (five stars)

“A must have.”

–bookrat (five stars)

“Once again, Raging Swan Press has produced a book that I feel should be in every GM’s toolkit. GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing is a flawless example of a game aid; I anticipate that it will get worn and dog-eared long before it runs out of utility.”

–Ken Pawlik (five stars)

“I highly recommend picking it up, as I consider the sheer volume of information in the book well worth the price.”

–William S (five stars)

“This book will supply everything you could want to discover great features and details to enliven your Characters travel both overland and by sea as it says. Invaluable resource!”

–John2412 (five stars)

“Great options for anything you could think of throwing at them to make life in the wilderness colorful and fun.”

–John S (five stars)

“I think this is a Great Buy and I recommend this to any GM looking for inspiration for their games.”

–ShallowHammer (five stars)

“One thing I haven’t mentioned is the layout and graphic design of Raging Swan books. They are beautiful in their simplicity. Clean white pages, small print, simple layout and small amounts art that suggest rather than locks you in an image. And this one has better bookmarks.”

–Stipe K (five stars)

“Overall, this is a highly useful product for GM’s running an outdoor campaign.”

–Itchy (five stars)

“Wilderness Dressing” is still one of the best RPG supplements I’ve ever read and should be required GM material for every campaign. I know my games have improved dramatically because of it. If you have the money for this, buy it. If you don’t have the money for this, figure out a way to get it. If you’re not a GM, gift it to your GM. He’ll love you forever. In short, if you play Pathfinder, buy this book. I promise it’s worth it.”

–Whack a Rogue (five stars)

“Like the Dungeon Dressing compilation, well worth its weight in gold. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up.”

–Sethvir (five stars)

“As a DM with a lack of descriptive prowess I found this book and it’s campaign dungeon dressing to be invaluable tools…”

–Nicos (five stars)

“Worth purchasing and worth using. Your players will thank you for it! :)”

Scott N– (five stars, System Neutral Edition)

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by  John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Seamus Connelly, Brian Gregory, Eric Hindley, Brian Wiborg Monster, David Posener, Josh Vogt and Mike Welham

Released 27 February 2014; Pages 159

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GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing is part of the Free PDF promotion. Buy it in print and get free PDFs!

System Neutral Edition

This edition of GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing presents all the great flavour and descriptions found in the Pathfinder edition of the book, but removes all the Pathfinder terminology. So, for example there is no mention of DCs, Knowledge checks, Perception checks and so on in this book! A few sections had to be removed wholesale. These includes the sample encounters and stat blocks as these were so mechanics heavy.

We removed these details so the GM can easily, simply and quickly use the book in conjunction with virtually any fantasy roleplaying game.

Get the PDF at the Raging Swan Press Shop

Released 24 September 2014; Pages 120

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17 thoughts on “GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing

  1. Hi I am a fan of Johnn Fours and he sent me an email saying that you and he had each decided to offer a free volume to the other set of fans. I am supposed to get the system-neutral GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing. However, I can’t find where to go to get it. I would like to look at it because, if it lives up to expectations, I will be getting more of your books.

    Please help.

    • Hi Tom!

      If you log into your Patreon page and hit the Home tab you should see Johnn’s post about GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing. The book is attached to that post as a zip file near the top of the page. Happy reading–I hope you enjoy the book!