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  • Alternate Dungeons: Haunted House This installment of Raging Swan Press’ Alternate Dungeon-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As in the first installment of the series, we begin with basic considerations for making the change of scenery to the alternate dungeon interesting – this time emphasizing the importance of mirrors, evil emanations and stuck doors before beginning with advice on running the place – with animated objects, sounds, decrepit structures etc. helping in keeping up the atmosphere. Here, the house fares better than the groves, while in the suggested treasures, things […]

    Alternate Dungeons: Haunted House

    Alternate Dungeons: Haunted House This installment of Raging Swan Press’ Alternate Dungeon-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As in the first installment of the series, we begin with basic considerations for making the change of scenery to the alternate dungeon interesting – this time emphasizing the importance of mirrors, evil emanations and stuck doors before beginning with advice on running the place – with animated objects, sounds, decrepit structures etc. helping in keeping up the atmosphere. Here, the house fares better than the groves, while in the suggested treasures, things […]

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  • Christina Stiles Presents: Waysides – Didjer’s Crab House This supplement is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover/foreword, 1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being the first in the Waysides-series, it kicks off with an introduction on what to expect from the series – and Didjer’s tavern is just the first – coming with a nice map in b/w and with grid (and, unfortunately, the annoying numbers) as well as copious information on the seedy staff catering to scrupulous clientele. As a major plus, the wayside comes with a menu table – which I applaud. What I don’t consider as neat is that the description of the victuals unfortunately […]

    Christina Stiles Presents: Waysides – Didjer’s Crab House

    Christina Stiles Presents: Waysides – Didjer’s Crab House This supplement is 20 pages long, 1 page front cover/foreword, 1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being the first in the Waysides-series, it kicks off with an introduction on what to expect from the series – and Didjer’s tavern is just the first – coming with a nice map in b/w and with grid (and, unfortunately, the annoying numbers) as well as copious information on the seedy staff catering to scrupulous clientele. As a major plus, the wayside comes with a menu table – which I applaud. What I don’t consider as neat is that the description of the victuals unfortunately […]

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  • Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House This pdf is 61 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author’s note/dedication, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The first of Michael Tumey’s Haiku of Horror series of supplements details a bath house and as such, since in Western culture they are not that common, we kick this supplement off with an introduction on the concept of bath houses that essentially takes the basic concept from Japanese culture and introduces the audience to Kaidan’s particular take on the concept as well as providing concise lists of prices. Throughout the supplement, terms ranging […]

    Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House

    Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House This pdf is 61 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author’s note/dedication, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look! The first of Michael Tumey’s Haiku of Horror series of supplements details a bath house and as such, since in Western culture they are not that common, we kick this supplement off with an introduction on the concept of bath houses that essentially takes the basic concept from Japanese culture and introduces the audience to Kaidan’s particular take on the concept as well as providing concise lists of prices. Throughout the supplement, terms ranging […]

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