Idyll Archive

  • Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e) The 5e-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via ability score checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. The DCs of checks throughout have been properly adjusted for 5e’s bounded accuracy paradigm, and the marketplace section has […]

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e)

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (5e) The 5e-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via ability score checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. The DCs of checks throughout have been properly adjusted for 5e’s bounded accuracy paradigm, and the marketplace section has […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (PF2) The expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Diplomacy-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Positive: Pathfinder 2nd edition’s more realistic economy, and the design-paradigms regarding degrees of success in research have been properly implemented in this context. Minor […]

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (PF2)

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (PF2) The expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Diplomacy-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Positive: Pathfinder 2nd edition’s more realistic economy, and the design-paradigms regarding degrees of success in research have been properly implemented in this context. Minor […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (OSR) The OSR-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale (which have been properly adjusted for old-school gaming’s decreased power-levels), some sample lore to be unearthed via roleplaying, as befitting of the OSR-version, and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Speaking of which: References to classes […]

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (OSR)

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 (OSR) The OSR-version of the expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale (which have been properly adjusted for old-school gaming’s decreased power-levels), some sample lore to be unearthed via roleplaying, as befitting of the OSR-version, and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Speaking of which: References to classes […]

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  • Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 The expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Knowledge-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Oddly, the settlement statblock information present in the original iteration of the village has been cut.   On the plus-side of things, we have two […]

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0

    Village Backdrop: Idyll 2.0 The expanded 2.0-version of the supplement depicting the village of Idyll is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement!   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Knowledge-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks. Oddly, the settlement statblock information present in the original iteration of the village has been cut.   On the plus-side of things, we have two […]

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  • Village Backdrops: Idyll This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, complete with settlements statblock, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Knowledge-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks.   A brief glimpse at the village map shows that the settlement is close to a little stream – and, frankly, if “idyll” as a name evokes pastoral […]

    Village Backdrops: Idyll

    Village Backdrops: Idyll This installment of RSP’s Village Backdrop-series is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the settlement   As always with Raging Swan Press’ critically-acclaimed Village Backdrop-series, we are introduced to a sample town herein, complete with settlements statblock, local nomenclature, market place-information on magic items for sale, some sample lore to be unearthed via Knowledge-checks and, obviously, some rumors and adventure hooks.   A brief glimpse at the village map shows that the settlement is close to a little stream – and, frankly, if “idyll” as a name evokes pastoral […]

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