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* a 7" x 10" page of desert details:  draconic bones (featured on the cover), a fort, palm trees, rock outcroppings, a pool of silt, worn stairs, two lungfish, a multi-armed statue, a fire pit, a skeleton with sword and shield, a beautiful oasis pool, a pair of obelisks, flowers, cacti, a pile of skulls, blood splatters, a pair of merchant's wagons, and a buried treasure chest!

* a 7" x 10" blank desert sheet with a "hidden" grid (the natural features such as rocks and bones suggest the one inch grid and work in a very subtle fashion)

* a sheet of bonus tiles compiled from changes to the main detail sheet (alternate colored items, tiles combined for greater variety and greater fun!)

All three pages come with a one inch grid overlay and non-grid versions.  All items are detailed with adventure ideas.  Vexing Sands comes with seven scenarios which help a GM base adventures around these full-color tiles. 

These tiles are system-neutral and perfect for any fantasy, old west (with a supernatural theme), or even modern horror rpg. 

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January 30th, 2014
Earlier reviewers here have ably sketched-out the general content and style of this package, combining a still-rare outdoors excursion for Inked Adventures' characteristic artwork, with some brief scenario notes and object descriptions by Escape Veloci [...]
May 21st, 2012
For the price, I thought this was a nice value. Now, I am a propo whore, and I love extra floorplans, so I am a bit biased. And I also like Billiam Babble's artwork and floorplans with Inked Adventures, so bear in mind that this style fits my ow [...]
Billiam B. [Featured Reviewer]
January 9th, 2011
I was the artist on this product, so my bias will be clear grin but I strongly believe we need to average out the rating on this product, because for starters, it's superb value for money. I believe people forget that when they look at [...]
Michael H. [Featured Reviewer]
September 4th, 2010
Vexing Sands is a 16-page pdf that provides printable tiles with a desert theme. Note, however, that there are really only three independent pages of tiles: the rest is cover/credits/table of contents/ads (5 pages), an alternate set of tiles without gr [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 05, 2010.