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A System Neutral Edition GM's Resource by Ben Armitage, Creighton Broadhurst, Brian Fitzpatrick, James Graham, Richard Green, Brian Liberge, Brian Wiborg Mønster, Julian Neale, Marc Radle, Brian J. Ratcliff, Liz Smith, Jacob Trier, Josh Vogt and Daron Woodson

Tired of your towns and cities being boring, bland places in which your PCs show little or no interest? Want to bring your towns and cities alive with cool, interesting minor features of note? Then GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing is for you! Presenting tons of cool, interesting features for common urban fixture such as shops, stalls, thieves and so on GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing provides the harried GM the tools to bring such features to life with interesting and noteworthy features. GM’s Miscellany: Urban Dressing presents the material originally appearing in:
  • Barroom Brawls
  • Dragon and the Thief
  • Random Urban Encounters
  • So What’s It Called, Anyway?
  • So What’s The Tavern Like, Anyway?
  • So What’s The Tavern Like, Anyway? II 
  • Urban Dressing: Alleyways
  • Urban Dressing: Docks
  • Urban Dressing: Graveyards
  • Urban Dressing: Guildhalls
  • Urban Dressing: Market Stalls
  • Urban Dressing: Parks
  • Urban Dressing: Pirate Town
  • Urban Dressing: Sages
  • Urban Dressing: Shrines
  • Urban Dressing: Temples
  • Urban Dressing: Theatres
  • Urban Dressing: Thieves
  • Urban Dressing: The Watch
  • Urban Dressing: Traders & Craftsmen
  • New Material: More exciting encounters, as well as comprehensive details on monuments, ruined buildings and wizard’s towers

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

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Christian F March 21, 2022 6:17 am UTC
Is there any chance that the price on the pdf+print combo for this title will be brought in line with the other dressing products?
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Manfred K January 04, 2022 7:59 pm UTC
First off: what a marvellous resource, wonderful! I bought pdf‘s and soft cover versions of your 4 products (WD, DD, UD1&2), and I love them all.

That being said, when I open the pdf‘s on my iPad, I can neither add bookmarks (the feature is greyed out on the Pages app) nor highlight the text (I get a prompt for entering a document password, otherwise it won‘t let me save it).
I have downloaded the screen and print version several times, but to no avail.
Any help/suggestions that would let me add bookmarks/highlights would be highly appreciated.
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Creighton B January 05, 2022 5:13 pm UTC
First--obviously--thank you for buying our books!

We upload the books to OBS without any security so I can only assume the problem comes when OBS watermark your downloads. I can solve this problem for you, but not here (sadly) as I have no control over the watermarking process.

Drop me a line off site and we can chat. I can't post our website address here but if you search for Raging Swan Press and then use the About menu to Contact Us we should be good to go.
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dustin K September 09, 2016 2:14 pm UTC
There seems to be a couple of bookmarks that seem off. Is there anyway to unlock it so we can update the bookmarks?
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Creighton B September 09, 2016 3:53 pm UTC
Thanks for buying the book! I uploaded the book with no security at all so you should be able to cut, paste and so on as you see fit. I'm a bit baffled you can't modify the bookmarks. That said, when I opened my master copy, Adobe automatically opened it in read only format. If you save a new version of the book to your HAD that might solve the problem.
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dustin K September 09, 2016 7:06 pm UTC
Thanks a great idea. I'll try again later when I get a chance. Off for work now. Thanks for your reply! Really good product. Would be especially great for sandbox campaigns.
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Anne T September 09, 2016 11:32 am UTC
How different is this from the Pathfinder version? Will you be doing a 5E compatible version, or is this system-neutral version good enough? Very tempted by it, even though the Deal of the Day doesn't seem to be working:
[ MSRP: $13.99 Deal price: $12.00 (50% off) ]
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Creighton B September 09, 2016 11:58 am UTC
Thanks for your interest. I'm not planning a 5e edition at the moment (or in the next year or so) and this would be perfectly compatible with 5e--you'd just need to add your own skill checks and suchlike into any encounter you run with it.

I'm not sure what's going on with the Deal a Day feature as it was working a couple of hours ago. I'll manually change the price now.
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Anne T September 09, 2016 3:01 pm UTC
Thanks! Alas, I was in the process of paying for it when it reverted to regular price. Another time, I guess.
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September 08, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
The preview of the 1st 6 pages gives me nothing to judge the product on. I'm not willing to purchase something like this without a decent sample of the core material.
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Creighton B September 09, 2016 10:02 am UTC
Good point and thanks very much for the suggestion. I've increased the preview to show the first 20 pages. I hope that helps!
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October 10, 2016 2:49 am UTC
This looks amazing. I'm sad I missed out when it was a deal of the day item. Having the first 20 pages made a huge difference in my opinion. I didn't want fluff I could make up on the fly without effort, and this isn't that. This is material I can use pregame, roll up the information I want and use it in game. Or use it during the game if my players suddenly leave the sewers that my whole adventure for the night was based upon and started walking around a metropolis I hadn't fully flushed out... beyond the sewers.
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