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Realm of Leaves - 100+ scenarios for forest adventures!

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Welcome to "Realm of Leaves", a collection of over 100 plothooks and storyseeds for RPGs!

Will you be hunter or hunted in the kingdom of the trees?"

This book contains dozens and dozens of scenarios and scenario ideas for adventures in forest settings, suited for nearly all imaginable kinds of fantasy RPGs. If your game has large areas dominated by trees, no matter if sweltering jungle, boreal woods or ancient forest, you will be able to run these scenarios!

Our plothooks and storyseeds (around half a page in length each) are ideas: a collection of dangerous beasts, wild tribes, ruthless hunters, mysterious hermits, ancient tree spirits and much much more. A few adventures are straightforward, but many come with a twist, designed to lead to more trouble and more action for your average adventuring party!
Each adventure introduces the basic story: a villain's plan, the most important NPCs and how things might develop once our heroes become involved.

Use these scenarios as they are written, or let them inspire you and grow your own, custom adventure from the sprouting seed of our story!
Most of the scenarios are written with a medieval-ish fantasy setting in mind, but are easily adaptable to ancient, victorian or even more modern
rural settings.

Each adventure seed is focused on one or more of the four large categories of RPG scenarios:
exploration, diplomacy, investigation and combat.
Many adventures are designed for
low to mid level characters, but you can also find quite a few for veteran adventurers and even some for legendary champions in this collection.

adventures are great opportunities for exploration and mystery, pitting your heroes against the dangers of nature.
In this collection you will find a short guide with the most important tips on running plots in a forest setting.

Last but not least: we have included a list of 20 short encounters that can be used in any
forested area and are especially well suited to be thrown into your campaign as a bit of a distraction, a small tidbit of interest that gives your player characters a little room to breathe...but at the same time holds the potential for much more!

"Realm of Leaves" is the fourth of ten booklets in our "The Thousand Trails" series. Each book focuses on a specific adventure environment, and gives you over 100 adventure ideas to play...and trails to follow.

Our first book, “Dark Cities”, focuses on adventures in cities and other bastions of civilization. Our second book "Edge of the Wilds", focuses on rural areas, where civilization and the wilds battle for dominance.
Our third book, "Ocean's Call", focuses on rivers, islands, harbours and the mighty ocean itself! Our fifth book, "Crown of Winter", focuses on mountain and winter adventures, in which the true enemy if the relentless cold!
Our sixth book " Marshland
Mists", focuses on swamp environments and places of decay. You can grab all those books right here.

Dark Cities Cover      Edge of the Wilds Cover       Ocean'c Call Cover image       Crown of Winter Cover    Marshland Mists Cover Art

In the meantime you can also check out "Invisible Hands", a book about factions of all kinds. It entails not only a thorough guide on how (and why!) to create factions in your games but also holds twenty fully fleshed-out factions of different kinds that you can directly put into your RPG setting! "Pawns in a Greater Game" adds the complete rules you need for playing as factions instead of individual characters and also adds stats and rules for each of the factions presented in Invisible Hands. "Unseen Strings" adds another twenty detailed factions to the collection and also includes all the rules you need to play these factions in accordance to the system presented in Pawns in a Greater Game.

Cover Art for Invisible Hands  Pawns in a Greater Game Cover   Unseen Strings Cover Art

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Andrew B September 18, 2020 10:29 am UTC
When are you guys releasing a new 'Thousand Trails' book? What environment are you going to feature now? Really love these books and as long as you turn them out Ill keep buying them. Just... just take my money. Thanks in advance for your response.
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Aleksandar P October 05, 2020 8:15 pm UTC
Hi Andrew! I am currently working on the fifth book in the series, which will focus on mountains and cold climates. I am hoping to have it finished sometime in late October or early November but life has been a bit crazy for the last 6 no guarantees. But I am very happy to hear that you are looking forward to it! I hope it will be worth the wait!
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Ronnie S March 08, 2020 11:39 pm UTC
All of True Mask Games doesn't make anything that is less than fantastic and uber useful but when are you going to make your stuff available on POD?
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Aleksandar P April 02, 2020 1:04 pm UTC
Hi Ronnie,
right now there are no plans to add print on demand options, since that would require a major overhaul of the layout for pretty much every single page. The layout specifics for print on demand are sadly much more strict.
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Christoph K February 16, 2020 8:57 am UTC
I can really recommend this book - and the whole series "The Thousand Trails". Alex from True Mask Games does a tremendous job to create new plot hooks and story seeds for different environments in each book of the series. Here for the "woods". I'm a GM for Symbaroum, the wonderful Swedish dark fantasy system by Free League. This game has a dark and often terrible forest at it's heart. And I found many inspiring ploot hooks in "Realm of Leaves". So - this book is a very good addition to my collection. And my group is going to fear it :-)
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