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The Midderlands Expanded


*** 2019 ENnie Award Nominated for Best Cartography ***

This book is an expansion to The Midderlands - An OSR Setting & Bestiary - /product/221994/The-Midderlands--OSR-Bestiary-and-Setting

Important Note:

  • This book contains some content already found in The Midderlands Additions, and The Midderlands Additions II supplements. It also contains lots of new content not published already.
  • Contains Strong language & Graphic Descriptions
  • Written for use with the Swords & Wizardry Complete roleplaying game, but suitable for any Old-School D&D-style roleplaying game.

More green-hued, twisted, dark-fantasy, old-school mini-setting. Now expanded to include the whole of the British Isles and beyond.

The first book (The Midderlands — An OSR Mini-setting & Bestiary) focused on the land-locked Midderlands, a twisted version of central England. This book expands the setting to include the whole of Havenland, Scrotland, Oldenwale, Emeraude, and beyond.

Learn about Bear Maw, Darkpool, H’sst-Akal, Middercastle, Queensmyr, Scar Burg, the Great Wall of Hadreen and many more locations.

Explore the shipwrecks of the coast, and be harried by Gloomcrabs, Sharkfolk, Leviathan Spawn and more.

Learn of the dangers of the neighbouring countries, Gaulandia and the Serpentlands.

This book is full of more horrors and threats to the safety of not only the midderfolk, but havenfolk at large.

Sea monsters, threats of invasion, countrywide travel, island enclaves, and ship combat to name a few. This expanded setting gives more opportunity for adventure and who doesn’t love adventure?


The first book focused on the land-locked Midderlands, an area I know well. In terms of a campaign area, it is small – approximately 45 miles by 35 miles – which allows for a feeling of close ties and for the actions of the player characters to have a tangible influence. I have been to Haven’s End, Ill Faircombe, Blymouth, Great Lunden, Windsour, Caer Oldenwale, Bellthorp… the list goes on. I realised that I know quite a bit about some of the other locations around my fair island home. I love the sea, the rugged hills and mountains of Oldenwale, and I frequently take trips to Bear Maw. I realised I could use the same approach as I used in The Midderlands to twist and mould other locations, and finally make my way to the seas and discover the other landmasses at its borders.
Ports, shipwrecks, Gaulandia, Scrotland, Oldenwale, Emeraude, and the Serpentlands could all be used to make the setting larger and introduce more alarming horrors and threats to the safety of not only the midderfolk, but havenfolk at large. Sea monsters, threats of invasion, countrywide travel, island enclaves, ship combat to name a few. An expanded setting gave more opportunity for adventure and who doesn’t love adventure?


Check out Ol' Man Grognards review here:


Check out The Midderlands Google+ 'collection' here.

Check out The Midderlands Google+ community called 'The Punched Muckulus Tavern' .

Also, check out The Midderlands Expanded Kickstarter page for details of its funding.


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Douglas B May 07, 2020 9:31 pm UTC
The Full-size Preview link returns an HTTP 404 Not Found error.
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Glynn S May 07, 2020 9:39 pm UTC
Hi Douglas,

Thanks for letting me know. I get the same error. The preview links are both setup correctly, and the quick preview appears to be working fine. As they are both derived from the same file uploaded to DriveThru (by them), I suspect the error is on their side. I'll check it again tomorrow and contact their support if it's still playing up.
Feel free to drop me a message here if you need anything:

Many thanks, Glynn
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Zach Y July 12, 2018 8:45 pm UTC
I see that both this and the original The Midderlands are both 224 pages, but this claims to have additional content from both 32 page Additions supplements and additional new content. How much content was removed to make room for all of it to fit? If I were to want to get all the content, would I need to buy all 4 of those books? I saw there's a bundle to get the original Midderlands along with the two additions books, but then I'd be missing anything new to this one. I appreciate that warning labels were added to the previous books saying some of their content is in this one, but it's still not entirely clear how much of that content is available here.
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Glynn S July 12, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Hi Zach,

Good question, and thanks for asking.
The entire contents of Additions (32 pages) and Additions II (32 pages) are within the Midderlands Expanded, so you won't miss anything if you don't get the Additions books. I am likely to remove the Additions book from the option to buy sooner or later, although if you are on a budget, its a cheaper way of getting some additional content.

So, if you get 'The Midderlands', 'The Midderlands Expanded', and 'The Midderlands Rivers & Lakes' - you will have all currently available content.

I hope that helps. Many thanks,
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Zach Y July 12, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick response! Didn't want to buy both if 90% of the content was shared, but sounds good if it is 400+ pages of unique content!
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Glynn S July 12, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Definitely worth checking!
Yes 'The Midderlands' and 'The Midderlands Expanded' is 448 unique pages of content (less 'stuff' -- artwork, OGL, indexes, contents pages, etc).
Rivers & Lakes adds another 24 pages (less the 'stuff'), and details the rivers and lakes found on The Haven Isles map that comes with The Midderlands Expanded.
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