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Freeport is Green Ronin's signature city setting and has been home to thousands of RPG campaigns since its launch in 2000. Classic fantasy elements, cruel-hearted pirates, and Lovecraftian horror come together in the rum-fueled metropolis known as the City of Adventure. Now a new era is beginning. The Pirate's Guide to Freeport is the definitive new sourcebook for the City of Adventure, set 5 years after the events of the original Freeport Trilogy. This is a pure setting book, focusing entirely on the people, places, politics, and perils of Freeport and containing no game statistics of any kind. The Pirate's Guide to Freeport can thus be used with any fantasy RPG, and Green Ronin will be providing companion products for popular systems like True20 and d20. The City of Adventure is back and more dangerous than ever!

PDF Features: Created from source files - not a scanned PDFBookmarkedLinked Table of Contents and IndexGold Vendor Updates*Best with Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or later

Edition Credits:Design: Patrick O'Duffy, Chris Pramas, and Robert J. Schwalb

Additional Material: Jim Bishop, David "Zeb" Cook, Matt Forbeck, Brian E. Kirby, Hal Mangold, Todd Miller, William Simoni, Robert J. Toth

Editing: Kara Hamilton and Evan Sass

Development: Chris Pramas and Robert J. Schwalb

Art Direction and Graphic Design: Hal Mangold

Cover Art: Wayne Reynolds

Cartography: Andy Law, Rob Lee, Sean MacDonald

Interior Art: Ilya Astrakhan, Toren "Macbin" Atkinson, Drew Baker, Paul Carrick, David Griffith, Danila Guida, Jonathan Hunt, Jonathan Kirtz, Pat Loboyko, Britt Martin, Tony Parker, Michael Phillippi, Wayne Reynolds, James Ryman, Christophe Swal, Mike Vilardi

Executive Producer and Freeport Creator: Chris Pramas

Green Ronin Staff: Bill Bodden, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, and Robert J. Schwalb

Freeport Contributors, 2000-2007:Keith Baker, Paul Bazakas, Jim Bishop, Bret Boyd, Elissa Carey, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, David "Zeb" Cook, Steven Creech, Graeme Davis, Jesse Decker, Tim Emrick, Matt Forbeck, Gareth Hanrahan, John Kasab, Steve Kenson, Brian E. Kirby, Jennifer Kirby, Jim Lai, Robert Lawson, Jess Lebow, Hal Mangold, Ari Marmell, Todd Miller, Brad Nieder, Patrick O'Duffy, Charles W. Plemmons III, William Simoni, Robert J. Schwalb, C.A. Suleiman, Rodney Thompson, Robert J. Toth, Chris Wilkes

Demo Link Details: The Demo button links to Scurvytown, a four-page excerpt from The Pirate's Guide to Freeport. An additional demo PDF, The Serpent's Teeth, is also available.

* If this edition of the publication is updated due to the discovery and correction of typos or errata, you will get a free download of the corrected edition.


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Andrew P February 29, 2024 9:32 pm UTC
The Continent Map pdf is very low res. Any chance for a better one?
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Rae W March 20, 2024 5:14 pm UTC
I too purchased this pdf because I am playing in a game and map that the GM is showing us is so low res I am getting nauseous trying to read it. Imagine my surprise when I pay $20 for the book only to discover that the maps are almost completely illegible. So frustrating.
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James L September 25, 2023 12:50 am UTC
Sooo.. why isn't the world's best pirate book on sale for the pirate sale?
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Grzegorz D August 21, 2023 9:10 am UTC
Map included in this package is a joke. Low res scan with page break clearly shown. I bought this for map only :(
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Grzegorz D August 22, 2023 8:38 am UTC
Case solved. Green Ronin provide good quality map.
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Jorge P July 17, 2023 11:46 am UTC
I'm considering buying the PDF to complement my physical copy of the book. Can anybody tell me whether: a) it includes high resolution versions of the maps printed in the inside covers (Freeport, Continent, Serpent's Teeth); and b) what format are they (I'm thinking of printing them out as handouts - easier if they're image files). Thanks.
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George F January 24, 2023 9:40 pm UTC
Is this map included in the ZIP file?
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Matt M June 09, 2015 4:22 pm UTC
Out of curiosity, can anyone tell me if this is fairly easy to convert to D&D 5e? If not can anyone point me to a good 5e-compatible pirate setting, please?
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Hubert F July 07, 2015 3:33 am UTC
This sourcebook is system neutral. You need a companion for the system you use. I don't think there is a D&D5 one. But I would go with using the Pathfinder companion as a basis if I had to.
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Beau Y January 15, 2022 1:21 am UTC
Other than the serpentfolk, I don't think there's anything in this book that requires conversion, unless you want pre-made stats for all the NPCs. Everything else is extremely close to core book 5E as-is. And you can find serpentfolk in a number of 5E Mythos monster books and PDFs.
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