Brian Liberge Archive

  • GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing This massive compilation of Urban Dressing-content clocks in at 239 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page statblocks by CR, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 2 pages of author bios (yay for those – seriously, more books should have them to generate name recognition), 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 228 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so this massive book contains the originally free tavern game Dragon and the Thief, So what’s it Called Anyway, So what’s for Sale, Anyway I +II, So what’s the Tavern Like, Anyway I+II, random […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing This massive compilation of Urban Dressing-content clocks in at 239 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page statblocks by CR, 1 page advice on how to read statblocks, 2 pages of author bios (yay for those – seriously, more books should have them to generate name recognition), 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 228 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, so this massive book contains the originally free tavern game Dragon and the Thief, So what’s it Called Anyway, So what’s for Sale, Anyway I +II, So what’s the Tavern Like, Anyway I+II, random […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Docks This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this installment of Urban Dressing with a massive 100-entry-table of characteristics and appearances of docks – from gibbets with rotten remains to different offices and buildings, we get quite some variety here. Unfortunately, though, several of the entries in this table are generic to a fault – “A large dock dominated by imposing naval ships.”, “This dock is a frenzied hive of activity.” – while there are a bunch of cool […]

    Urban Dressing: Docks

    Urban Dressing: Docks This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   We kick off this installment of Urban Dressing with a massive 100-entry-table of characteristics and appearances of docks – from gibbets with rotten remains to different offices and buildings, we get quite some variety here. Unfortunately, though, several of the entries in this table are generic to a fault – “A large dock dominated by imposing naval ships.”, “This dock is a frenzied hive of activity.” – while there are a bunch of cool […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Guildhalls This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 15 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 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As befitting of a guild, we first kick off this pdf with a table to actually determine the type of guild – a total of 16 different ones are provided and oh boy – from the standard fare of merchant’s/craft-guilds (synergy with UD: Traders& Craftsmen and UD: Market Stalls, btw.), thieves and assassin’s guilds, we also get Frith Guilds (elected upstanding citizens who pass judgment on criminals), bardic guilds and even secret […]

    Urban Dressing: Guildhalls

    Urban Dressing: Guildhalls This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 15 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 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As befitting of a guild, we first kick off this pdf with a table to actually determine the type of guild – a total of 16 different ones are provided and oh boy – from the standard fare of merchant’s/craft-guilds (synergy with UD: Traders& Craftsmen and UD: Market Stalls, btw.), thieves and assassin’s guilds, we also get Frith Guilds (elected upstanding citizens who pass judgment on criminals), bardic guilds and even secret […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Graveyards This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the series, we kick off with a summary of general characteristics -this time thankfully also featuring the results of hallowed and unhallowed ground, helping DMs run such encounters.   After general area features , we are introduced to a table of 6 minor events as well as 20 general graveyard descriptions – whether with walls, ivy etc. or oddly colored grass in the middle – 20 general descriptions offer basic themes and moods […]

    Urban Dressing: Graveyards

    Urban Dressing: Graveyards This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the series, we kick off with a summary of general characteristics -this time thankfully also featuring the results of hallowed and unhallowed ground, helping DMs run such encounters.   After general area features , we are introduced to a table of 6 minor events as well as 20 general graveyard descriptions – whether with walls, ivy etc. or oddly colored grass in the middle – 20 general descriptions offer basic themes and moods […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Shrines This pdf is 14 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 7 pages of content so let’s take a look!   We kick this pdf off with a mini-table -for there are multiple types of shrines – personal, public and major shrines. Hence we also get different characteristics and appearances for each category: The personal shrines may e.g. consist of well-polished shelves of oak, grey stones set in a column or frames of mouldy dried sand in the shape of a castle. Public shrines include poles holding up slanted roofs over rugs or moss-covered columns and tables […]

    Urban Dressing: Shrines

    Urban Dressing: Shrines This pdf is 14 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 7 pages of content so let’s take a look!   We kick this pdf off with a mini-table -for there are multiple types of shrines – personal, public and major shrines. Hence we also get different characteristics and appearances for each category: The personal shrines may e.g. consist of well-polished shelves of oak, grey stones set in a column or frames of mouldy dried sand in the shape of a castle. Public shrines include poles holding up slanted roofs over rugs or moss-covered columns and tables […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Temples The latest installment in the Urban Dressing-series is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so what do we get?   Being a kind of temple-generator, this installment kicks off with a list of general appearances and characteristics – a total of 100 entries spanning two pages cover humble stone buildings,rose-scented airs, a smell of mildew and similar basic characteristics to expand. The next tble, though, is where it gets interesting – once again, with 100 entries, though this time, each entry is devoted to a domain and provides e.g. silken scarves associated […]

    Urban Dressing: Temples

    Urban Dressing: Temples The latest installment in the Urban Dressing-series is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so what do we get?   Being a kind of temple-generator, this installment kicks off with a list of general appearances and characteristics – a total of 100 entries spanning two pages cover humble stone buildings,rose-scented airs, a smell of mildew and similar basic characteristics to expand. The next tble, though, is where it gets interesting – once again, with 100 entries, though this time, each entry is devoted to a domain and provides e.g. silken scarves associated […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Alleyways This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Alleyways are iconic in more than one way – synonymous with illegal dealings, weird things and the crusty underbelly of a city, alleyways have always fascinated me – especially since I’ve been to Venice and got a glimpse at how cramped streets and alleyways can truly be. ever since that time, these places have fascinated me even more than before and Raging Swan Press has a nice little tool for DMs out there to make them stand out […]

    Urban Dressing: Alleyways

    Urban Dressing: Alleyways This pdf is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Alleyways are iconic in more than one way – synonymous with illegal dealings, weird things and the crusty underbelly of a city, alleyways have always fascinated me – especially since I’ve been to Venice and got a glimpse at how cramped streets and alleyways can truly be. ever since that time, these places have fascinated me even more than before and Raging Swan Press has a nice little tool for DMs out there to make them stand out […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Urban Dressing: Traders & Craftsmen This installment of RSP’s Dressing-line 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!   After getting an installment detailing market stalls, we now take a look at the beings (and to a lesser degree, areas) where the goods are sold: A massive table with 100 entries spanning two tables mentions a multitude of different details, from eerie, blue glowing moss at an adjacent building, free drinks in the bar for purchases to different doors for different sizes of customers, the pdf offers a nice table of peculiarities. […]

    Urban Dressing: Traders & Craftsmen

    Urban Dressing: Traders & Craftsmen This installment of RSP’s Dressing-line 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!   After getting an installment detailing market stalls, we now take a look at the beings (and to a lesser degree, areas) where the goods are sold: A massive table with 100 entries spanning two tables mentions a multitude of different details, from eerie, blue glowing moss at an adjacent building, free drinks in the bar for purchases to different doors for different sizes of customers, the pdf offers a nice table of peculiarities. […]

    Continue Reading...