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A Red Tide is Rising

For three hundred years, the last remnants of humanity have clung to the wild green jungles of the Sunset Isles. They have watched the red mist that consumed their world roil a hundred miles off the coast, waiting, a beast at bay. But now the crimson dreams are becoming stronger, and the wild Shou tribes of the west howl their hate at the human invaders. Who shall rise to save a world quenched in blood?

In this book a Labyrinth Lord will find all that is required to run a sandbox game of adventure in the Sunset Isles. In addition to the races, classes, and sorcery of this savage land, a referee will find special tools and resources for creating shadowed courts of quarreling nobility, cities rife with struggle, wild border settlements that cry out for the help of heroes, and dark places in the earth known only to the dead and the damned. These tools will aid not only campaigns in the Sunset Isles, but also those games set in other lands of savage mystery and bloodstained blades.

Expanding on the tag system found in the free Stars Without Number sci-fi role-playing game, Red Tide includes more than fifty new tags for fantasy cities and borderland settlements, along with more than 25 pages of GM resources including culture-specific name and place lists, unkeyed blank maps for quick sandbox use, four pages of room dressing and treasure possibilities, and a new "diagram dungeon" method of quick dungeon generation with a worked example.

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John D June 05, 2020 10:41 pm UTC
Anyone know the page count? (Trying to decide if I want hard or soft cover, and page count is one of the deciders for me).

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James G August 08, 2020 5:50 pm UTC
It says 171 if that helps?
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John D August 09, 2020 4:14 pm UTC

Am I just blind, or it that hidden? (Where do you see that?)
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John D August 09, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
Good lord, I'm a dope. I just found a (softcover) copy of it in my bookcase.
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Ian M October 05, 2018 2:41 pm UTC
On p. 83, it says to "[p]ick one of the adventure outlines off the list given here or generate your own", but I cannot find the list. I am OK to use the list from SWN or another product, but I am worried that I'm just not seeing it or misunderstanding the text.
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Dillard R January 23, 2018 5:35 am UTC
One of the reviewers seems to take exception to the climatology of the islands...I don't understand why. If you were to look at the islands of Japan you would see the same gradations. Frigid north of Sakhalin to the sub tropical region of Okinawa.
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Allan P June 16, 2018 10:05 am UTC
So Sakhalin is Russian!
So just actually using Japan, which is 3,000 km north to south. This product is 2,200.
Any search will show warm to temperate weather predominatly.
To do your suggestion would add at least another 1,000km
So we now constrict 4,000km weather to 2,200km
Still not convinced!
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Dillard R June 17, 2018 3:37 am UTC
I was stationed in Japan for two years on a Destroyer. From the Sea of Okhotsk to Okinawa is a huge difference in temperatures.
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Allan P June 17, 2018 10:30 am UTC
Yes that would produce some difference.
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George C February 28, 2019 6:19 pm UTC
I think it’s sad that, in a fantasy world with magic and monsters, someone would take exception to “unrealistic weather patterns” to such a large degree that they would write a public review about it and potentially impact future sales for the writer.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 29, 2011.