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Ptolus Sketchbook Vol. 1:Midtown

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The Ptolus Sketchbook line is a great resource for players and DMs to "see" more of the City by the Spire. Created by the artists who set the architectural tone for the Ptolus book, every sketchbook focuses on a different district. Together they expand Ptolus with illustrations of buildings not pictured in the core book.

What’s in a Ptolus Sketchbook?
- Building illustrations inspired by Monte’s descriptions.
- Illustrations of details which could be found in the featured buildings (signs, furniture, typical items).
- Blank handouts of letters, advertisements, etc. which can be easily customized to your needs.

Every Ptolus Sketchbook from The Forge Studios consists of two parts. The first one is stylized and consists of illustrations made on a parchment background.

The second part is a set of black and white illustrations which can be easily printed or presented to players during a session, in order to enrich the locale’s description and create a more precise presentation.

Ptolus Sketchbook vol. 1:Midtown is the first part of a series illustrating Monte Cook’s City by the Spire. The supplement focuses on the district with which adventurers are most familiar.

Ptolus Sketchbook vol. 1:Midtown consists of:

- 6 neighborhood overviews including:
Emerald Hill
The Mane

- 13 building visualizations including:
Avery's Armor
Black Swan
The Cloud Theatre
Fish Market
The Goat
Havan's Haven
Ladris' Fine Foods
North Point Restaurant
Row Bathhouse
Terrek Nal's House

- 33 detail illustrations

- and 7 handouts including :
Three sample buildings’ signs
A street name sign
A menu
Two sample advertisements

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May 30th, 2018
I really like the Forge Studios stuff, this art work is very useful and inspiring, works well for other settings as well, well worth the purchase, and it’s hard to match the quality and variety by searching goggle for art, that is not half as good or [...]
September 17th, 2008
The unnecessary division of the various clip art pieces into separate pages was annoying. [...]
November 8th, 2007
Another great sketchbook. Whether you are a Ptolus fanatic or a DM of any fantasy city out there, you can give it a try. All the art will be usable, one way or another, and will add great flavor to your games. I appreciate the modest-looking buildings, [...]
May 28th, 2007
Great sketchbook that has given me, and my players, a better feel of Midtown in the Ptolus setting by Monte Cook. The book is divided into two areas: sketches that appear to be on parchment and the same sketches in black and white. Would like to [...]
July 5th, 2006
Already a fan of their work, I was pleased to learn that The Forge Studios had been picked to illustrate Ptolus: Monte Cook's City By The Spire. I believe this was an excellent choice. In the Ptolus Sketchbook Vol. 1: Midtown, The Forge Studios get to [...]
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File Last Updated:
November 02, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on June 16, 2006.