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Alien Terrain: Balthoka Coldlands

Alien Terrain: Balthoka Coldlands

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Alien Terrain: Balthoka Coldlands
Steam boils up from the ground as your ship touches down. You begin clicking through the post landing sequences as you notice environmental readout warnings pop up on of the cockpit’s monitors. Warning: Freezing nighttime temperatures and below average to freezing day temperatures. Low to medium toxicity levels detected in air from pollen clouds.
Great… you hate the cold and you have allergies… where in the galaxy do you find a planet that has both perpetual cold temperatures and a never ending blooming cycle of large flowering plants!?! Here, apparently.
Sighing in disgust you reach over for your helmet. You were hoping that you could ditch your hazard protection suit for a change and just get some fresh air...

This role playing game supplement contains an overland hex map of a chilly but flowering planetary region that is suitable for star faring campaign settings. The map has varying geographic hues and the detailed entries describe a world that is very exotic and sometimes unforgiving. Each hex on the map represents 10 kilometers and there are 16 numbered areas on the map total. Each of the numbered areas contains details that help the Game Master (GM) plot out a potential adventure, dangerous encounter, or friendly settlement or space port. The GM is welcome to further add on to the location with additional encounters, events, or important locations if they so wish.

After the main page you will find a bonus encounter chart. The GM should use this chart any time the characters are exploring unmarked locations on the map and the action is starting to get dull.

Two additional versions of the map are provided. One version lacks the numbered locations and the descriptions, giving the GM something to print if they wish to present to the player characters. The characters can use this map to keep track of where they have been and where they might be going (or wishing to explore). The second version adds extra blank marker circles (in a pinkish tone) to allow the GM to add some of their own points of interest to the map.

The detailed map entries are written in a manner that allows the product to be as game system/edition generic as possible. The flavor is that of typical space opera variety, allowing you to add or remove as much of a “space fantasy” flavor as you need. As discussed prior, all the important bits are kept to one sheet of paper, allowing you to print off only that if you wish and also allowing you to quickly reference locations without having to flip through a bunch of pages.



 
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Pages
6
Publisher Stock #
FWG1967
File Size:
4 MB
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Original electronic
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File Last Updated:
September 11, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on September 11, 2020.
Publisher
Fishwife Games
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