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Filling in the Blanks is a guide to populating hexes with lairs and features to use in fantasy role-playing games. While written specifically for Necrotic Gnome's Old School Essentials it is compatible with virtually all OSR-style games, and can be used with more modern versions of the game with little effort.

It provides tables for randomly generating the number and type of lairs and features that can be found while exploring the wilderness and guidance on how to craft the results into coherent setting details.

An in-depth review of Filling in the Blanks can be found on the Bones of Contention blog. 

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Edward A October 30, 2021 9:11 pm UTC
So the Soft Cover Premium should be of better quality than the Hard Cover Standard? This looks like a book I want to get the best, most lasting copy I can.
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Andrew J May 25, 2021 5:32 am UTC
On page 22 there's an incomplete paragraph

"There’s a 1-4 in 6 chance the road follows a nearby
terrain feature. If not, roll 1d6 and use the diagram on p."
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Andrew M February 13, 2021 9:56 pm UTC
I can't recommend this title. $10 for a PDF whose print quality is abysmal. I can't imagine that the POD is much better. Can't speak to the quality of the writing, but the product is junk.
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Simon S February 27, 2021 11:16 am UTC
I have found this product really useful for quickly filling out hexes. It does what it says on the tin, I'm not sure why you think it's "junk"? Do you just mean the print quality?
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Andrew M March 01, 2021 12:38 am UTC
Yes, the print quality. I maybe should have said "the product overall is junk". Terrible image quality. Ten dollars a pop could pay for a lot of...redoing? The image quality is freakin' terrible.
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Sam B February 06, 2021 8:01 pm UTC
On page 12, is the Possible Structures table supposed to be d10?
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Todd L February 08, 2021 10:50 pm UTC
Ah, yes. It looks like there was an extra 0 added to the die header. Thanks!
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Charles S January 15, 2021 8:15 pm UTC
On page 33, last table of the first column is for manmade barriers. The result for 1-40 is Traps, with no page number associated with it. This would only be a minor bother (I'm sure you have a list of these to fix), but there's no entry for traps in the book anywhere in the book, with the only mentions of the word elsewhere therein being in passing for dungeons. Did this somehow get cut?
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Todd L January 27, 2021 10:32 pm UTC
Actually, this is the first error that has been pointed out! Let me go back through the text and see what my intention was. Thanks for catching it!
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Charles S January 31, 2021 8:13 pm UTC
I've hit lots of little ones using the book (I was filling a bunch of hexes), but that's the only one where what you meant wasn't clear.
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Michael T December 30, 2020 6:55 pm UTC
What size is the book?
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Todd L December 30, 2020 10:14 pm UTC
The print version is 8-1/2 x 11.
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James G September 01, 2020 2:31 pm UTC
Going to be the first to ask but any plans for a PoD version?
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Todd L September 01, 2020 10:42 pm UTC
Yes. The print files have been submitted to the printer. I'm hoping to have the print proofs in my hands by end of September. Covid has really slowed the printing end down, unfortunately.
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Todd L September 28, 2020 2:59 pm UTC
The print version is now available.
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