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Assassins with envenomed daggers

Sworn to exact the ultimate price …

Veiled ladies of the evening

Beckoning you on with painted eyes …

Elegant nobles seeking adventure,

Beasts and thieves lurking in alleys,

Reavers and monsters stalking the rooftops,

Crime lords, madmen, witch hunters, gladiators,

All sharing secrets in an endless labyrinth

Of arena and abattoir, temple and tomb,

A thousand and one nights’ exotic tales

Awaiting your discovery …

Does this sound like the fantasy city-state of your dreams, the gateway to all adventure?  Or would you rather tell your players, “Okay, you guys heal up in town for thirty-six days, and nothing really happens.”

Urban adventures are one of the most arduous challenges for the harried Game Master.  The CASTLE OLDSKULL CITY-STATE ENCOUNTERS supplement will help you to turn the most boring part of your role-playing game into the most intriguing.  Make your fantasy city come alive as never before.

This book includes a colossal repertoire of urban adventure options, with special features including:  full daytime and nighttime encounter matrices, 230+ urban events, 70+ justifications for urban monster encounters, 160+ beast and monster encounters striated by urban rarity, 150 person types for general encounters, 85+ food and drink vendor types, 20,000+ different guardsman and watchman troops, 470+ shop and merchant types, a full noble encounter system, 80+ official titles, 160+ “adventure hook” encounter twists, 60 street types, 300 non-shop city locations and buildings, and customized encounters which illustrate the use of these systems, so that you can create fully detailed mini-adventure encounters for the life of your campaign.  All told, the tables, systems and options in this book can be used to create over 3 billion unique city encounters.  You will not find a more complete system elsewhere in all of gamedom.

So which do you prefer?  An offhand description of urban boredom, or a lifetime of urban adventure?  Choose wisely, imagine, adventure and explore.  Another classic Fantasy Role-Playing Game Supplement from Wonderland Imprints, Only the Finest Works of Fantasy.  (33,000 words, 276 pages.)

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August 6th, 2019
While not every table result will fit into the flavor of your game, I have none the less found it to be helpful in developing city/urban encounters. The suggestion to pregenerate a set of encounter tables (rather than use the book on the fly) was excel [...]
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