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Ptolus: Districts of the City, Vol. 1


PT4: A 142-page illustrated sourcebook by Monte Cook

Introducing the City of Ptolus, district by district! This book offers a chapter on the first four of the city’s eleven districts. But first, the City by the Spire overview chapter provides information that applies to every district or to the city as a whole. Here, you’ll find information about Ptolus’ races, its climate, layout, economy, and much more. This overview also details the Commissar and City Council, the City Watch, and other official institutions. Following this overview, you will find details on these individual districts: the seamy Docks, the bustling Guildsman District, the adventurers’ favorite Midtown, and the deadly Necropolis.

This is one in a series of nine Ptolus PDF releases from Malhavoc Press. When used together, they comprise the entirety of the Ptolus print book. Each one is also usable on its own for city-based fantasy d20 roleplaying campaigns.

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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
January 30th, 2018
This is the first part of a massive gazetteer of the city of Ptolus (also to be found in the full sourcebook as well as this PDF release). It begins with an overview of the city, then looks in more detail at the Docks, the Guidsman District, Midtown an [...]
October 12th, 2013
I gave it four stars instead of five simply because the graveyard didn't interest me. The rest of it was well done with encounters, plothooks, and other details mixed in. Top notch work and obviously the person who made this put a lot of work into it [...]
July 20th, 2008
The whole Ptolus setting is a remarkable achievement and is priced appropriately as a PDF. If you are looking for an interesting setting to play in, this one is a good one. If you are looking for something easily adapted to your own world, this probabl [...]
November 8th, 2007
Just for Midtown and the Necropolis, this product is a must. Of course, as part of the Ptolus setting, this is a necessary part of the whole. But as a source of inspiration, the actual description of the locales, people on the street, NPCs, possible ad [...]
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