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Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting

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The Midlands PDF is 365 pages of low magic, low prep, customisable sandbox, in a “points of light” medieval fantasy realm. The setting is written for the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG system (free PDF via DTRPG or the LFG site), a d20 variant under the OGL, but is easily adapted to any fantasy RPG.

The Midlands is half setting, half DIY toolkit (per the Contents in the preview); filled with tables and tools to assist the GM to run an improvised sandbox, including fifty Adventure Frameworks to sprinkle around the region (mini adventures with enough meat to kickstart an adventure, but enough flexibility to expand/adapt to player choices).

The Midlands' main themes include:

Grim Cities

Humanity shelters behind six isolated, walled cities, struggling for opportunity.

Deadly Outlands

One hundred leagues of trackless wilderness, plagued by skorn, thuels, & monstrous beasts.

Dangerous Magic

Sorcery was not meant for mortals; magic is rare, dark, & inherently dangerous.

Silent Gods

Deities are ineffably distant; offering no miracles, nor intervening in the world in any obvious way.

Ancient Mysteries

Despite the dangers, the wilds beckon with crumbling ruins, lost treasures, & forgotten secrets.

Free Downloads

High resolution images of the Region Map, Six City Maps, 1st level Pregens and Illustrated Character Sheets are available for free download via the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG site.

Open Game Content

For those interested in publishing related materials, the vast majority of the Midlands is designated Open Game Content under the OGL.

Update 27.12.17: bonus white background PDF now also included.

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john R January 13, 2018 12:52 am UTC
I can't find this on lulu to print, can you send me the link?
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stephen G January 13, 2018 10:29 am UTC
Sorry John, still tweaking the formatting, should be available by the end of Jan 2018.
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Lester R December 15, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
A print copy would be nice. Will this be offered?
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stephen G December 15, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
Hi Lester, yes, see answer to Gary's question below :)
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Lester R December 19, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
thank you!
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LUC C December 09, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Are the 50 adventure frame work the same that in the LFG Patreon, or are they different ones?

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stephen G December 09, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
Hi Luc, 20 are from the patreon, or truncated versions, some with updated art. The other 30 are new (albeit many are much smaller than the patreon adventures, like 3-5 pages).
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Timothy B December 07, 2017 5:29 am UTC
Would it be possible to get a background-free version with a smaller file size? The file is currently so large, I can't open it with my tablet.
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stephen G December 07, 2017 10:48 am UTC
Hi Timothy, I've updated the file with an optimised version approx 2/3 the original size. If that doesn't work, email me at, and I'll sort something else out :)
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Timothy B December 16, 2017 6:42 am UTC
That helped. Thank you. You may want to also consider a background-free version for anyone who wants to print some pages, and wants to take it easy on their ink supply. :-)
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Sune D December 18, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Hi, is it possible to get a printer-friendly version with no background?
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stephen G December 20, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
Hi Sune, yes I think I can put up more than one file, so I'll get a white background PDF version up soon. Just fiddling with the formatting of the print file at the moment.
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Sune D December 21, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
Perfect, thank you!
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stephen G December 26, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
Bonus white background PDF now included :)
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Timothy B December 29, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
Thank you!
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Gary A December 05, 2017 3:18 am UTC
Will there be a POD version?
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stephen G December 05, 2017 7:48 am UTC
Hi Gary, yes there will be, first via Lulu in Dec (Lulu prints in Australia, and I'm in Sydney, so I get the proofs quicker). Then later in early 2018 I will sort out PoD via DTRPG too (the proofs will take longer because DRTRP doesn't print in Australia unfortunately).
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GeoCentric D December 01, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
When is the 'Low Fantasy Gaming RPG' system due for release?
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stephen G December 01, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
LFG has been out since Nov 2016 - free PDF via the LFG site:

Or Print on demand (at cost for softcover) via Lulu:
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