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As game masters, we've all spent time designing our dungeon adventures to the fullest detail only to see our players spend a considerable amount of time in the local shops looking for goodies.  We don't always plan out those parts of our adventure and usually have to improvise.  What if we had a few generic or named shops with details on inventory, the shopkeeper and even a few side quest adventure hooks sitting off to the side for those occasions?  That's where this book comes in!

Merchants & Markets is a system neutral, fantasy roleplaying supplement, designed for GMs who need to add more depth to their village, town and city designs. Over 100 merchants, markets and caravans are found within these pages, including blacksmiths, fortune tellers, herbalists, magic shops, potions shops, weapon dealers and several unique vendors. This book also includes a page of basic floor plans and five mini-adventures!

124 B&W interior pages.  White cover for easy printing.  (note that printed copies have a blue cover)

Merchants & Markets was a successful 2017 Kickstarter project by ThrowiGames LLC.

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Andrew B January 28, 2021 3:07 pm UTC
I would love to see a few pages to grade how useful this product would be for me. It sounds awesome. Thank you in advance for your response.
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Thomas W January 28, 2021 3:23 pm UTC
I've opened up the first 16 pages for preview - it make take a few minutes (or longer) to work.
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Andrew B January 28, 2021 3:46 pm UTC
Holy Quick Response, Batman!

Thanks, man.
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Thomas W January 29, 2021 4:09 pm UTC
My pleasure. The first 16 pages of the "flip book" preview is working but the full size is not yet - I'll keep working on that.
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Daníel ? November 11, 2019 12:58 pm UTC
This is a fantastic resources for world building! Only complaint I have is that it's lacking bookmarks. It's not a big issue but with over a hundred pages it would have been very helpful.
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Chris J November 11, 2019 12:51 pm UTC
For some reason, Drivethru won't let me add a review for this. It's a great little product. What the blurb doesn't say is that in addition to the pre-generated shops it includes tables to randomly generate many different types of shops and roll up details of what they have to sell. Even if you don't like to use random tables, its good for inspiration as to what you might find in a shop of a given size, how many apprentices a town blacksmith might have compared to a village blacksmith etc.
While obviously aimed at D&D style fantasy, it's system neutral and should be easy enough to adapt to your rules & setting of choice.
Definitely one to add to your GM toolbox. 5 stars.
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