Dressing Archive

  • I Loot the Body This little pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC/editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content!   So, we’ve all been there: The PCs kill a foe…and then, they try to loot the foe. It happens all the time. What do you do first? You run down the magic items and armor, describe them, then the magic jewelry…and this is where things become problematic: You describe a ring? Suddenly it may be of importance. That weird figurine? hmmm…may be more worth, right? This is pretty annoying, at least to me – it makes smuggling unique and relevant items into PC […]

    I Loot the Body

    I Loot the Body This little pdf clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC/editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content!   So, we’ve all been there: The PCs kill a foe…and then, they try to loot the foe. It happens all the time. What do you do first? You run down the magic items and armor, describe them, then the magic jewelry…and this is where things become problematic: You describe a ring? Suddenly it may be of importance. That weird figurine? hmmm…may be more worth, right? This is pretty annoying, at least to me – it makes smuggling unique and relevant items into PC […]

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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: Goblin’s Pockets This Dungeon Dressing-installment clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first page is taken up by a short explanation of how to use this pdf and a d0-table that helps you determine on which table to roll and how often. And oh boy, do these table’s names already spell out the respective themes of the tables:   No.1 would “Utterly Worthless”, 50-entry strong (like all tables herein), features delightful things for adventurers to grab – a tangled ball of multicolored thread, a dried up snake. The left arm […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Goblin’s Pockets

    Dungeon Dressing: Goblin’s Pockets This Dungeon Dressing-installment clocks in at 10 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first page is taken up by a short explanation of how to use this pdf and a d0-table that helps you determine on which table to roll and how often. And oh boy, do these table’s names already spell out the respective themes of the tables:   No.1 would “Utterly Worthless”, 50-entry strong (like all tables herein), features delightful things for adventurers to grab – a tangled ball of multicolored thread, a dried up snake. The left arm […]

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  • Dungeon Dressing: Walls   This installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page stock art, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As almost always in the Dungeon Dressing-series, we kick this pdf off with function and construction summaries, in this case in different environments and for wood, stone and even metal. Even exotic walls of glass and e.g. a nomadic culture’s skin-walls are mentioned. The “dressing” in “Dungeon Dressing” is more pronounced than usual here, providing even valuable dressings and even DCs to perceive hidden dressings or remove them. Unless I’ve miscounted, […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Walls

    Dungeon Dressing: Walls   This installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page stock art, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As almost always in the Dungeon Dressing-series, we kick this pdf off with function and construction summaries, in this case in different environments and for wood, stone and even metal. Even exotic walls of glass and e.g. a nomadic culture’s skin-walls are mentioned. The “dressing” in “Dungeon Dressing” is more pronounced than usual here, providing even valuable dressings and even DCs to perceive hidden dressings or remove them. Unless I’ve miscounted, […]

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  • Dungeon Dressing: Captives This 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!   The pdf kicks off with a d20-table of 20 entries, each of which depicts a captured adventurer (after all, these folks are likely candidates for delving into dark places like dungeons): The captives are in dire predicaments – whether a paladin starved to near-death in an oubliette, a druid, confined to cell and trying, with bloody nails to escape the cell where the poor druid’s animal companion’s pelt still lies to cells scribbled with perfect […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Captives

    Dungeon Dressing: Captives This 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!   The pdf kicks off with a d20-table of 20 entries, each of which depicts a captured adventurer (after all, these folks are likely candidates for delving into dark places like dungeons): The captives are in dire predicaments – whether a paladin starved to near-death in an oubliette, a druid, confined to cell and trying, with bloody nails to escape the cell where the poor druid’s animal companion’s pelt still lies to cells scribbled with perfect […]

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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: Castles This installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Soooo. Castles – while a general first idea would liken them to fortified bastions breathing medieval air, the truth is that this término ombrellone contains more than fairy-tale castles, but also smaller fortified manors, chapels with living spaces and similar structures – hence the first table of small castles, with a total of 50 entries depicting a wide variety of them, even including lighthouses, star-shaped fortresses emblazoned with tiger and dragon carvings.   The […]

    Wilderness Dressing: Castles

    Wilderness Dressing: Castles This installment of the Wilderness Dressing-series is 14 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Soooo. Castles – while a general first idea would liken them to fortified bastions breathing medieval air, the truth is that this término ombrellone contains more than fairy-tale castles, but also smaller fortified manors, chapels with living spaces and similar structures – hence the first table of small castles, with a total of 50 entries depicting a wide variety of them, even including lighthouses, star-shaped fortresses emblazoned with tiger and dragon carvings.   The […]

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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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  • Dungeon Dressing: Trapdoors Normal 0 21 false false false DE X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} This pdf is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look! We kick off this installment of Dungeon Dressing with a generalpage of common characteristics fortrapdoors – ranging from common characteristics and construction-means of differing qualities to 20 different means of concealing secret doors. Once again, much like in the in the […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Trapdoors

    Dungeon Dressing: Trapdoors Normal 0 21 false false false DE X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} This pdf is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look! We kick off this installment of Dungeon Dressing with a generalpage of common characteristics fortrapdoors – ranging from common characteristics and construction-means of differing qualities to 20 different means of concealing secret doors. Once again, much like in the in the […]

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  • Wilderness Dressing: Swamps             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!   Following the format of the wilderness-dressing series, we kick off with a massive 2-page table depicting minor events, a total of 100 different entries that include hunting sparrowhawks, deep pools cloaked by hallucinatory terrain and swarms of insects infested with filth fever. A solid table of nice entries.   After that, we’ll get to the swamp dressing-table of 100 entries- including drag-marks of slithering…things…(with Survival DCs), sucking mud […]

    Wilderness Dressing: Swamps

    Wilderness Dressing: Swamps             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!   Following the format of the wilderness-dressing series, we kick off with a massive 2-page table depicting minor events, a total of 100 different entries that include hunting sparrowhawks, deep pools cloaked by hallucinatory terrain and swarms of insects infested with filth fever. A solid table of nice entries.   After that, we’ll get to the swamp dressing-table of 100 entries- including drag-marks of slithering…things…(with Survival DCs), sucking mud […]

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  • Dungeon Dressing: Portcullisses This installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we? As with many installments of the dungeon dressing-series, we kick this one off with an array of basic stats that provide us with hardness, AC, HP etc. of varying types of portcullises, covering this time around even adamantine, mithril, stone and similar exotic materials as well as the more common wooden versions. Oh, and necromancers will want to take a look at those made of bone. Further modification of these basic characteristics is […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Portcullises

    Dungeon Dressing: Portcullisses This installment of the Dungeon Dressing-series is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let us take a look, shall we? As with many installments of the dungeon dressing-series, we kick this one off with an array of basic stats that provide us with hardness, AC, HP etc. of varying types of portcullises, covering this time around even adamantine, mithril, stone and similar exotic materials as well as the more common wooden versions. Oh, and necromancers will want to take a look at those made of bone. Further modification of these basic characteristics is […]

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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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  • Dungeon Dressing: Bridges This pdf is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the Dungeon Dressing-line, we kick this pdf off with information on bridges and their construction, thankfully including information on drawbridges, rope bridges (including stats to break them) etc. – of course also including DCs to traverse narrow bridges. The pdf provides 43 characteristics and interesting they are indeed – take bridges crafted from web-spell-like magic or gentle reposed huge creatures that serve as macabre bridges and we’re in for a great variety.   […]

    Dungeon Dressing: Bridges

    Dungeon Dressing: Bridges This pdf is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Following the tradition of the Dungeon Dressing-line, we kick this pdf off with information on bridges and their construction, thankfully including information on drawbridges, rope bridges (including stats to break them) etc. – of course also including DCs to traverse narrow bridges. The pdf provides 43 characteristics and interesting they are indeed – take bridges crafted from web-spell-like magic or gentle reposed huge creatures that serve as macabre bridges and we’re in for a great variety.   […]

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