Brian Gregory Archive

  • Campaign Backdrops: Hills & Mountains This installment of Raging Swan Press’ Campaign Backdrops-compilations clocks in at 115 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 108 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a compilation of material, we begin this massive book with a handy list of statblcoks by CR with the respective page number for easy reference obviously included. Beyond that, the pdf provides advice for novice GMs on how to read statblocks and an extensive acknowledgement of author bios – I mention the latter primarily since I consider this aspect to be great and […]

    Campaign Backdrops: Hills & Mountains

    Campaign Backdrops: Hills & Mountains This installment of Raging Swan Press’ Campaign Backdrops-compilations clocks in at 115 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 108 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a compilation of material, we begin this massive book with a handy list of statblcoks by CR with the respective page number for easy reference obviously included. Beyond that, the pdf provides advice for novice GMs on how to read statblocks and an extensive acknowledgement of author bios – I mention the latter primarily since I consider this aspect to be great and […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing This massive tome clocks in at 399 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 3 pages of short author bios (which should be included in any roleplaying game supplement – seriously, help the talented folk that craft these books get all the recognition they can!), 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than 388 (!!!) pages of content, making this one of the longest books I’ve ever reviewed, so let’s take a look, shall we?   When I reviewed “Shadowed Keep of the Borderlands” and similar adventures by Raging Swan Press (if you haven’t checked […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing

    GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing This massive tome clocks in at 399 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 3 pages of short author bios (which should be included in any roleplaying game supplement – seriously, help the talented folk that craft these books get all the recognition they can!), 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than 388 (!!!) pages of content, making this one of the longest books I’ve ever reviewed, so let’s take a look, shall we?   When I reviewed “Shadowed Keep of the Borderlands” and similar adventures by Raging Swan Press (if you haven’t checked […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing This massive compilation of Raging Swan Press’ Wilderness Dressing-series clocks in at a massive 159 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than a massive 152 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so you know the deal, right? I did reviews for all the constituent files of the wilderness dressing-series and I don’t like repeating myself over and over, so if e.g. the exact content of what the installment on “Snow & Ice” or “So what’s the Pirate Ship like, anyways?” intrigue you – just check out my reviews for those, all […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing

    GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing This massive compilation of Raging Swan Press’ Wilderness Dressing-series clocks in at a massive 159 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with no less than a massive 152 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so you know the deal, right? I did reviews for all the constituent files of the wilderness dressing-series and I don’t like repeating myself over and over, so if e.g. the exact content of what the installment on “Snow & Ice” or “So what’s the Pirate Ship like, anyways?” intrigue you – just check out my reviews for those, all […]

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  • Dungeon Dressing: Wells The latest installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So this time we’re introduced to wells – whether dug or drilled, getting the water or water quality, basic ideas are covered first, before we get 4 wall conditions including climb DCs to scale them. Of course, adventurers are wont to “do the Timmy” and fall into wells – hence a handy table of damage incurred from falling into water (or on ground) is provided for the DM – excellent and handy […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Wells

    Dungeon Dressing: Wells The latest installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So this time we’re introduced to wells – whether dug or drilled, getting the water or water quality, basic ideas are covered first, before we get 4 wall conditions including climb DCs to scale them. Of course, adventurers are wont to “do the Timmy” and fall into wells – hence a handy table of damage incurred from falling into water (or on ground) is provided for the DM – excellent and handy […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Snow & Ice This installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Without much ado, we jump right into the first massive table, one 100-entry-spanning beast of minor events to liven up the explorations of your PCs in the frigid north or wintry realms – from gathering lemmings staring at frozen rivers to frost wights sitting around fires, mastodon families crossing and fissures, there are a lot of different events awaiting your rolling of the bones here.   The second massive 100-entry table features […]

    Wilderness Dressing: Snow & Ice

    Wilderness Dressing: Snow & Ice This installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Without much ado, we jump right into the first massive table, one 100-entry-spanning beast of minor events to liven up the explorations of your PCs in the frigid north or wintry realms – from gathering lemmings staring at frozen rivers to frost wights sitting around fires, mastodon families crossing and fissures, there are a lot of different events awaiting your rolling of the bones here.   The second massive 100-entry table features […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Sea Voyages This installment of the wilderness dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf immediately kicks off with a massive table – shipboard events. Starting with petty thefts, strange signs burnt into the wood, crumbling steps on ladders (sabotage?) up to multiple entries featuring varied capricious weather peculiarities, we get a nice basic list. Now we all know sailors are a suspicious lot and hence the second table covers 50 omens – with entries spelling whether the omens bode weal or woe. Whale corpses, accompanying […]

    Wilderness Dressing: Sea Voyages

    Wilderness Dressing: Sea Voyages This installment of the wilderness dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf immediately kicks off with a massive table – shipboard events. Starting with petty thefts, strange signs burnt into the wood, crumbling steps on ladders (sabotage?) up to multiple entries featuring varied capricious weather peculiarities, we get a nice basic list. Now we all know sailors are a suspicious lot and hence the second table covers 50 omens – with entries spelling whether the omens bode weal or woe. Whale corpses, accompanying […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Mountains   The latest installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 1 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement,2 pages of editorial,1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After having been a guide through the Hills, author Brian Gregory this time takes us up to the mountains!   As has become standard for the series by now, we kick off this installment with a massive list of 100 different minor events – like finding glittering scales of silver dragons, strange king snakes and auroras – some with DCs for skill-checks, most without – and they are neat indeed!   The […]

    Wilderness Dressing: Mountains

    Wilderness Dressing: Mountains   The latest installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 1 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement,2 pages of editorial,1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After having been a guide through the Hills, author Brian Gregory this time takes us up to the mountains!   As has become standard for the series by now, we kick off this installment with a massive list of 100 different minor events – like finding glittering scales of silver dragons, strange king snakes and auroras – some with DCs for skill-checks, most without – and they are neat indeed!   The […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Hills This installment of the wilderness dressing-line is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the wilderness dressing-line, we kick off with an extensive array of events to spice up your travelling experiences – 100 different minor events are featured in a massive table and range from squeaking cart-wheels accompanied by shouts to wild grapes that are the home of an aggressive bee swarm, abandoned camp sites (though the text reads “abandon[sic!] camp site” – a rare Raging Swan editing glitch) to frolicking grey squirrels […]

    Wilderness Dressings: Hills

    Wilderness Dressing: Hills This installment of the wilderness dressing-line is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the wilderness dressing-line, we kick off with an extensive array of events to spice up your travelling experiences – 100 different minor events are featured in a massive table and range from squeaking cart-wheels accompanied by shouts to wild grapes that are the home of an aggressive bee swarm, abandoned camp sites (though the text reads “abandon[sic!] camp site” – a rare Raging Swan editing glitch) to frolicking grey squirrels […]

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