Urban Dressing Archive

  • GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II The second GM’s Miscellany-book containing Urban Dressings clocks in at a mighty 121 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 114 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But wait, before we do: Let’s rewind the clock for a second, shall we? The ardent reader may have noticed that GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing and Dungeon Dressing are on my EZG Essential list; the books also shared my number 1 best book spot in 2014…so if I consider these books so great, how come I never got as excited about the first GM’s Miscellany: […]

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II

    GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing II The second GM’s Miscellany-book containing Urban Dressings clocks in at a mighty 121 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 114 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   But wait, before we do: Let’s rewind the clock for a second, shall we? The ardent reader may have noticed that GM’s Miscellany: Wilderness Dressing and Dungeon Dressing are on my EZG Essential list; the books also shared my number 1 best book spot in 2014…so if I consider these books so great, how come I never got as excited about the first GM’s Miscellany: […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Marsh Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We take a step on the soggy soil of a town in a ague-infested stretch of land  -and as we do so, we look at a 100-entry strong table that tells us exactly what we can see and hear: From the dark, we may see red, bulbous eyes watching us, as frogs lend their cacophony to the dismal creaking evoked by the dilapidated state of the town. Boardwalks show […]

    Urban Dressing: Marsh Town

    Urban Dressing: Marsh Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We take a step on the soggy soil of a town in a ague-infested stretch of land  -and as we do so, we look at a 100-entry strong table that tells us exactly what we can see and hear: From the dark, we may see red, bulbous eyes watching us, as frogs lend their cacophony to the dismal creaking evoked by the dilapidated state of the town. Boardwalks show […]

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  • GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things Volume I The first collection of the 20-things blogposts clocks in at 68 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author bios/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, before we start – you can get the content in this book on Raging Swan Press’ blog – Creighton publishes new small tables in regular intervals there, so if money’s tight, that may be an option. At the same time, though, you’d miss out on an extremely handy book. Let me reiterate: If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, it won’t […]

    GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things Volume I (PFRPG/system-neutral)

    GM’s Miscellany: 20 Things Volume I The first collection of the 20-things blogposts clocks in at 68 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page author bios/foreword, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, before we start – you can get the content in this book on Raging Swan Press’ blog – Creighton publishes new small tables in regular intervals there, so if money’s tight, that may be an option. At the same time, though, you’d miss out on an extremely handy book. Let me reiterate: If you’ve been following my reviews for a while, it won’t […]

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  • Product Spotlight: GM’s Miscellany (system-agonistic)   All right, now for something completely different:   Raging Swan Press has, for some time now, provided the most helpful books at my table. You see, I love complex crunch, sure. I adore glorious modules. But know what I use literally EVERY session? Bar exceptions? Dressing-pdfs. I crunch quite a lot of statblocks for my main-game, simply because my players want a challenge and waltz through most vanilla books. Similarly, I run quite a few modules I wrote myself. The problem with them is that I tend to gravitate to a highlights-reel-type of design; chalk it up to my personality, but lavishly crafting all those details when I can improvise them…is just not what […]

    Product Spotlight: GM’s Miscellany (system-neutral versions)

    Product Spotlight: GM’s Miscellany (system-agonistic)   All right, now for something completely different:   Raging Swan Press has, for some time now, provided the most helpful books at my table. You see, I love complex crunch, sure. I adore glorious modules. But know what I use literally EVERY session? Bar exceptions? Dressing-pdfs. I crunch quite a lot of statblocks for my main-game, simply because my players want a challenge and waltz through most vanilla books. Similarly, I run quite a few modules I wrote myself. The problem with them is that I tend to gravitate to a highlights-reel-type of design; chalk it up to my personality, but lavishly crafting all those details when I can improvise them…is just not what […]

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  • Urban Dressing – Bridge Town This installment of the Urban Dressing series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC/editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so what one may easily forget these days would be that once, not all too long in the industrious past of us homo sapiens, rivers presented significant obstacles – I think it may take a hiking trip and stumbling over even a small river to drive home the importance of bridges for commerce and traveling – much more so when water may hide fantastic threats! Thus, it should come as no […]

    Urban Dressing – Bridge Town

    Urban Dressing – Bridge Town This installment of the Urban Dressing series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page ToC/editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so what one may easily forget these days would be that once, not all too long in the industrious past of us homo sapiens, rivers presented significant obstacles – I think it may take a hiking trip and stumbling over even a small river to drive home the importance of bridges for commerce and traveling – much more so when water may hide fantastic threats! Thus, it should come as no […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Trade Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The trade town is a trope that is used due to the vast potential inherent in the set-up – the merging of cultures and tropes that is the by-product of such a place ultimately provides a vast panorama of different options for GMs to explore. While unique, the result thus could be inspired, but also lose a distinct identity. With barrels that house hundreds of rats, non-voluntary offering boxes of […]

    Urban Dressing: Trade Town

    Urban Dressing: Trade Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The trade town is a trope that is used due to the vast potential inherent in the set-up – the merging of cultures and tropes that is the by-product of such a place ultimately provides a vast panorama of different options for GMs to explore. While unique, the result thus could be inspired, but also lose a distinct identity. With barrels that house hundreds of rats, non-voluntary offering boxes of […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Elven Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So this time around, our trip through diverse towns brings us into a town of elves – where the sights and sounds, of which no less than 100 are provided – from mist that stubbornly refuses to yield to the encroaching rays of the sun to out-of-place snowless lakes to newborns ritualistically drinking the sap of trees, this provides an aptly mystical glance at the insides of elven culture.   […]

    Urban Dressing: Elven Town

    Urban Dressing: Elven Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So this time around, our trip through diverse towns brings us into a town of elves – where the sights and sounds, of which no less than 100 are provided – from mist that stubbornly refuses to yield to the encroaching rays of the sun to out-of-place snowless lakes to newborns ritualistically drinking the sap of trees, this provides an aptly mystical glance at the insides of elven culture.   […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Dwarven Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with vistas both unique and wondrous – in the towns of the dwaves, one may witness a plethora of sights and sounds mundane and wondrous – from chimney stacks that bear witness to the industrious nature of the stout folk to dwarves strumming the lyres (there is in fact a correlation between music and productivity), the life of a busy settlement breathes from the massive 100-entry […]

    Urban Dressing: Dwarven Town

    Urban Dressing: Dwarven Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this supplement with vistas both unique and wondrous – in the towns of the dwaves, one may witness a plethora of sights and sounds mundane and wondrous – from chimney stacks that bear witness to the industrious nature of the stout folk to dwarves strumming the lyres (there is in fact a correlation between music and productivity), the life of a busy settlement breathes from the massive 100-entry […]

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  • Urban Dressing: War-torn Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   War is hell. War never changes…or does it? Before I drift off into Metal Gear Solid-esque ruminations on the nature of humanity and warfare, let’s take a gander at rains of ash, coating everything under sooty grime, at the panorama of destruction that entails crows gnawing on the piled dead; echoes of whimpers resounding from the burnt buildings as priests bestow their blessings on those passing by.   Let’s try […]

    Urban Dressing: War-torn Town

    Urban Dressing: War-torn Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   War is hell. War never changes…or does it? Before I drift off into Metal Gear Solid-esque ruminations on the nature of humanity and warfare, let’s take a gander at rains of ash, coating everything under sooty grime, at the panorama of destruction that entails crows gnawing on the piled dead; echoes of whimpers resounding from the burnt buildings as priests bestow their blessings on those passing by.   Let’s try […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Slum Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Ah, the seedy underbelly of a town, the slums…where the reader is definitely glad that the 100 entries of sights and sounds can’t be transported via smell-o-vision: Cesspools, shady characters and examples of misery paint a vivid picture for DMs to utilize in their games…but of course, one should probably hire a guide from the 50 sample businesses when entering the slums…unless one wants to try one’s luck with the […]

    Urban Dressing: Slum Town

    Urban Dressing: Slum Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Ah, the seedy underbelly of a town, the slums…where the reader is definitely glad that the 100 entries of sights and sounds can’t be transported via smell-o-vision: Cesspools, shady characters and examples of misery paint a vivid picture for DMs to utilize in their games…but of course, one should probably hire a guide from the 50 sample businesses when entering the slums…unless one wants to try one’s luck with the […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Port Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As has become the tradition with this rebooted series under the command of Josh Vogt, we begin with a massive table of sights and sounds to be found in a port town, one that is 100 entries strong: From wharves struck by recent cold snaps to ballistae drawn on carriages, the entries prove to be inspiring glimpses of local color.   Beyond that, 50 entries of sample businesses, from recruiters […]

    Urban Dressing: Port Town

    Urban Dressing: Port Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As has become the tradition with this rebooted series under the command of Josh Vogt, we begin with a massive table of sights and sounds to be found in a port town, one that is 100 entries strong: From wharves struck by recent cold snaps to ballistae drawn on carriages, the entries prove to be inspiring glimpses of local color.   Beyond that, 50 entries of sample businesses, from recruiters […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Plague Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Josh Voght kicks off this installment of the new and improved urban dressing-series with a massive list of 100 sights and sounds – and, as ppropriate for a town struck by plague, what one can see is NOT pretty – abandoned children at the wayside, black-clad people on plague carts, pudgy pseudo-healer charlatans, clouds hanging ominously in eldritch patterns in the sky – even for Josh Vogts’s admittedly pronounced talent […]

    Urban Dressing: Plague Town

    Urban Dressing: Plague Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Josh Voght kicks off this installment of the new and improved urban dressing-series with a massive list of 100 sights and sounds – and, as ppropriate for a town struck by plague, what one can see is NOT pretty – abandoned children at the wayside, black-clad people on plague carts, pudgy pseudo-healer charlatans, clouds hanging ominously in eldritch patterns in the sky – even for Josh Vogts’s admittedly pronounced talent […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Decadent Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf, like all of the new and improved Urban Dressings, begins with a massive table of 100 entries describing sights and sounds to be found within these towns – and here, I expected a problem. The very word decadence implies an oscillation between excessive pleasure-seeking and simply massive spending of a frivolous manner, while also carrying connotations of squalor and decreptitude lurking beneath a civilized veneer. Surprisingly, this table […]

    Urban Dressing: Decadent Town

    Urban Dressing: Decadent Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf, like all of the new and improved Urban Dressings, begins with a massive table of 100 entries describing sights and sounds to be found within these towns – and here, I expected a problem. The very word decadence implies an oscillation between excessive pleasure-seeking and simply massive spending of a frivolous manner, while also carrying connotations of squalor and decreptitude lurking beneath a civilized veneer. Surprisingly, this table […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Borderland Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First: What do I mean by “new” Urban Dressing? Well, the first run of the series had a certain hit-and-miss quality; It endeavored to take components of the city and use the Dressing-formula to depict them. Alas, cities are complex and organic and the success not always guaranteed. Then, with a certain pirate town, the series changed – away from describing a single component (like a park/temple etc. and failing […]

    Urban Dressing: Borderland Town

    Urban Dressing: Borderland Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First: What do I mean by “new” Urban Dressing? Well, the first run of the series had a certain hit-and-miss quality; It endeavored to take components of the city and use the Dressing-formula to depict them. Alas, cities are complex and organic and the success not always guaranteed. Then, with a certain pirate town, the series changed – away from describing a single component (like a park/temple etc. and failing […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Mining Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First: What do I mean by “new” Urban Dressing? Well, the first run of the series had a certain hit-and-miss quality; It endeavored to take components of the city and use the Dressing-formula to depict them. Alas, cities are complex and organic and the success not always guaranteed. Then, with a certain pirate town, the series changed – away from describing a single component (like a park/temple etc. and failing […]

    Urban Dressing: Mining Town

    Urban Dressing: Mining Town This installment of what I’d tentatively call the “new” Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   First: What do I mean by “new” Urban Dressing? Well, the first run of the series had a certain hit-and-miss quality; It endeavored to take components of the city and use the Dressing-formula to depict them. Alas, cities are complex and organic and the success not always guaranteed. Then, with a certain pirate town, the series changed – away from describing a single component (like a park/temple etc. and failing […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Pirate Town This Urban Dressing-installment clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   There are plenty of Pirate Towens out there – from Freeport to Sasserine and Riddelport to Raor Coast’s Port Shaw, there are quite a few of the cities out there and this book seeks to provide a handy way to make them stand out more. The pdf thus kicks off with a massive 110-entry table of sights and sounds to provide local color and hooks at the miniscule level for the PCs – you know, all those small things […]

    Urban Dressing: Pirate Town

    Urban Dressing: Pirate Town This Urban Dressing-installment clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   There are plenty of Pirate Towens out there – from Freeport to Sasserine and Riddelport to Raor Coast’s Port Shaw, there are quite a few of the cities out there and this book seeks to provide a handy way to make them stand out more. The pdf thus kicks off with a massive 110-entry table of sights and sounds to provide local color and hooks at the miniscule level for the PCs – you know, all those small things […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Theatres This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kick off with a table of 55 entries for external theatre appearances – from humble stands of a puppet theatre to circular halls and strange doors engraved with words that prompt the reader to sing to have the door open, we get a surprising array of external appearances that run the gamut from humble to easily inserted to tantalizing – neat!   The second table, spanning 50 entries, depicts internal characteristics -which include illusions […]

    Urban Dressing: Theatres

    Urban Dressing: Theatres This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf kick off with a table of 55 entries for external theatre appearances – from humble stands of a puppet theatre to circular halls and strange doors engraved with words that prompt the reader to sing to have the door open, we get a surprising array of external appearances that run the gamut from humble to easily inserted to tantalizing – neat!   The second table, spanning 50 entries, depicts internal characteristics -which include illusions […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Sages This installment of the Urban 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?   The supplement wastes no time (or space) and provides us first a list of 50 entries that cover the general look of a sage’s domain: Small shrines, winking fiancés, strangely old back doors, trees decorated with ornaments containing scribblings of an ancient language – a solid table, though one lacking in something truly weird.   The interior of the respective places are also covered: From neatly organized scrolls, to steins and desks bolted to […]

    Urban Dressing: Sages

    Urban Dressing: Sages This installment of the Urban 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?   The supplement wastes no time (or space) and provides us first a list of 50 entries that cover the general look of a sage’s domain: Small shrines, winking fiancés, strangely old back doors, trees decorated with ornaments containing scribblings of an ancient language – a solid table, though one lacking in something truly weird.   The interior of the respective places are also covered: From neatly organized scrolls, to steins and desks bolted to […]

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  • Urban Dressing: The Watch This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 10 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first table is 36 entries strong and provides a wide selection of cool personalities for rank and file watchmen – some warriors, some commoners, some experts – and all intriguing. A good start! That’s not where all stops, though – we also get 15 informants/watchers from the common populace, all with the respective quirks phrased within the confines of their table-entries and adding a surprising quality to the […]

    Urban Dressing: The Watch

    Urban Dressing: The Watch This installment of the Urban Dressing-series is 15 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 10 pages of content – quite a bunch, so let’s take a look, shall we?   The first table is 36 entries strong and provides a wide selection of cool personalities for rank and file watchmen – some warriors, some commoners, some experts – and all intriguing. A good start! That’s not where all stops, though – we also get 15 informants/watchers from the common populace, all with the respective quirks phrased within the confines of their table-entries and adding a surprising quality to the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Urban Dressing: Parks This pdf is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After having dealt with the places of the dead, this installment deals with a place for the living to mingle – parks. We kick off with 4 different general types of parks – which is a bit basic for my tastes, but ok – after that paragraph (and don’t expect any crunchy bits this time around regarding general park types), we kick off with the first, massive table – 100 different parks await you using them:   […]

    Urban Dressing: Parks

    Urban Dressing: Parks This pdf is 13 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 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After having dealt with the places of the dead, this installment deals with a place for the living to mingle – parks. We kick off with 4 different general types of parks – which is a bit basic for my tastes, but ok – after that paragraph (and don’t expect any crunchy bits this time around regarding general park types), we kick off with the first, massive table – 100 different parks await you using them:   […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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