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In the days when man knew only the working of stone and fought for their existence against the orc and the goblin, the sky turned to ash and down fell the fiery mountain onto the land. The world tore open and the grey waters rushed in. Those who survived the impact were lost as boiling clouds rushed out in all directions leaving a wasteland in its wake.

The Mountain That Fell left a gift; magic. Near and far, those of learning and strong of heart discovered new powers to shape the world. In the desolation around the Smoking Bay the adventurous found viz, magic in physical form. And there was more, scattered amid the landscape were strange artifacts and stranger creatures that survived The Mountain That Fell. For a time men, dwarves, orc, goblins, and other races braved the dangers and fought each other in the wastelands. Then the elves came into Blackmarsh expelled the feuding races, drove the monsters out, and healed the land.

In the present day, many come to Blackmarsh to harvest viz, kill monsters, or seek the strange artifacts left by The Mountain That Fell. The only force that stands against the wilderness is the Blackmarsh Rangers. Anyone who is willing to defend the land and its people are welcomed into their ranks. Powerful kingdoms outside of Blackmarsh are beginning cast a covetous eyes toward the land's riches. Will the adventurers of your campaign become wealthy and powerful? Or will their bones join the many that have sunk into the swamps?

Blackmarsh is a complete, ready to run setting for your campaign. It can be run as its own setting or an expansion of your existing world. Contained in Blackmarsh are 17 geographical entries, 78 described locales, and one detailed town; Castle Blackmarsh. Each entry provide one or more adventure hooks to use in your campaigns.


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philippe T June 24, 2022 3:09 pm UTC
French version is now available :
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Robert C June 24, 2022 5:30 pm UTC
Excellent! And appreciate the time put into making this.

So folks know the text and maps of Blackmarsh are 100% open content and free to share or commercially publish for whatever projects you have in mind.
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Curtis L November 17, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
I'm not sure if I've just missed something, but the map has a number of hexes marked with an "X" followed by a superscript "L" or "R". What is that supposed to represent? (It's probably something obvious, but my brain just isn't latching onto it.)
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Robert C November 17, 2021 10:41 pm UTC
No problem, X with an r means ruins, and X with an l means lairs. Hope that helps.
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Curtis L November 18, 2021 12:24 am UTC
Absolutely! Now I'm laughing at myself though, because all I could think of was (L)eft and (R)ight.
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Guillermo C May 15, 2019 8:10 pm UTC
Does the printed version includes the Map?

Is the map included as part of the book, or is it included as a poster?
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Robert C June 03, 2019 7:49 pm UTC
The printed book includes the map. It is draw to fit a letter sized page.
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kristiaan L July 05, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
How long can i expect for my softcover? It says it shipped June 20. Also, is it possible to get a tracking number?
Loving the pdf!
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Robert C July 09, 2018 7:27 pm UTC
I would contact OBS if it goes beyond the week of the 9th. Try using this link
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kristiaan L July 10, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
It just showed up! Thanks for replying.
Great quality! I sure hope you expand on this setting.
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