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THE ALMANAC of FANTASY WEATHER Volume One: SWORDS & SORCERY contains a massive 1,130 pages, charting the daily (and nightly) weather events for over eight years for each of ten different "Sword & Sorcery"-type climates. Here, you will find cyclone lashed coasts, burning deserts, steaming jungles, howling northern wastes and more.

Adding weather to your fantasy adventure game campaign can be useful and fun, but most systems are either too simple to be satisfying or too complicated to be practical. The first volume of THE ALMANAC of FANTASY WEATHER gives you a total of 29,220 days of weather (yes, 29,220 - that wasn't a misprint), handily bookmarked by year and climate type. Each twelve-hour day or evening entry includes information on temperature (in Fahrenheit and Celsius) weather events - fog, thunderstorm, blizzard, sandstorm, etc. - amount of rainfall/snowfall, occurrence or possibility of lightning, wind speed, wind direction, phases of the moon, effect on movement rates and chance of getting lost. It truly is an almanac for the fantasy gamer.

No more annoying die rolling or consulting an app or online program to generate a random or patternless result. With THE ALMANAC you can see all of it at a glance. Whether you're using Dungeons & Dragons 5e, an OSR retro-clone or any other current or past game or mechanic, this is the last word on weather for your fantasy roleplaying needs. Good travels! And may the wind be always at your back!

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Bruno P April 13, 2023 7:34 pm UTC
This is one of my favourite products. Thanks for making it!
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Lawrence L June 22, 2020 5:06 am UTC
Is this just a compilation of the Seven Years of Fantasy Weather, said compilation with more content, or different content in the same vein all together?
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Oakes S July 21, 2020 4:42 pm UTC
Great question!

Short answer: It’s entirely different content (and 11 times more of it) in the same vein.

Long answer:

1) Each of the three Seven Years products contains 7 years of weather for 1 climate type, roughly corresponding to the real-world climates of England, Iceland and the western coast of India. The Almanac of Fantasy Weather: Swords and Sorcery features 8 years of weather for each of 10 different climate types, corresponding to diverse climates in the Middle East, Central Asia and East Africa. The goal was to provide enough weather to cover an entire “Sword and Sorcery” world. The climate types are:

Temperate South
Southern Desert
Northern Desert
Arid South
Arid North
Tropical Jungle
Tropical Savanna
Southern Mountains
Northern Wastes
Southern Ocean

2) The weather charts themselves are very similar but with these changes:

The monthly and yearly summaries of the...See more
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Phillip R June 18, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
This is a fantastic looking book, Mr Spalding. I hope there are more to come.
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Oakes S July 21, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
Thank you, Phllip. I appreciate that. I’m sorry to take so long (to say the least) to respond.

I’m now working on additional material to round out the Fantasy Weather family in line with an initial outline. If all goes smoothly, there will be five versions of The Almanac:

1. The existing Swords and Sorcery, featuring Middle East, Central Asian and African climate types,

2. a European edition, featuring diverse climate types ranging from the Scandinavian north to the mountains and marshes of Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean climates of Spain, Italy and Greece,

3. an Asian edition, featuring the climates of China, Japan, Tibet and the South Sea coasts and islands,

4. an American edition, featuring the diversity of climates in North America – from northern Canada to the US Southwest – and Central and South America featuring Caribbean, “Aztec” and “Incan” climes, and

5. a Rare Climates edition for compleatests, featuring...See more
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