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Bits of Darkness: Caverns


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120 descriptions to breathe life into your underground world.


Bring new excitement to your subterranean adventures by adding short "bits" of description and colorful settings. The descriptions are designed so that they can be randomly generated as you play or placed carefully in advance, to challenge your players.

Bits of Darkness: Caverns is written to be of use to both experienced and inexperienced Game Masters, particularly those who (for whatever reason) find themselves short on time or creativity. This is created to be an "on the go" product, which means you don't need to read the entire work before you can use it.

This book includes 100 Bits of description, and 20 Shards. The Bits are small pieces that can be stuck in, anywhere a little description is needed, and are numbered so they can be used randomly. Shards are slightly larger, and may depict a particular place or event, or set a feel for an area. The material is also indexed a number of ways to allow a GM to easily find a description to fit a particular circumstance. Each Bit is also provided in index card format for ease of use by Game Masters.

As a special bonus, we have included a brief description of the way caverns are formed and information on the real-world and fantasy aspects of cave exploration. There are also two new Swarms – cave beetles and serpents. In addition, some descriptions are graphically depicted in the excellent interior art by the Carmona Brothers.

Bits of Darkness: Caverns uses material from the SRD, but could be used in any fantasy setting with very minor modifications.

This is part of the “Harried Game Master” line of products, providing the materials we’ve always wished to have.
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35 pages plus index cards; 53 pages total.

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June 10th, 2015
So good! I spent 30 minutes reading Caverns and now I can't help but scoop up all the rest. The descriptions are modular, generic (in the good way), rich, and grounded in an appreciation for the inherent drama of the environment. This is per [...]
July 23rd, 2008
As a DM the problem I come up with is I don't have varied enough descriptions of areas and with this product our caves and tunnels are no longer plain but have a pop that makes the players search extra because the area had a wonderful description. [...]
June 13th, 2008
"Bits of Darkness: Caverns" is a handy product that I will be making good use of in my home campaign. The bulk of the pages is devoted to a list of twenty "Cavern Shards" and 100 "Cavern Bits," each one a description of a [...]
October 18th, 2006
Wow. I'm gonna buy all of these in the future. IT was very well layed out and the descriptions where all top notch. my players didnt even know i was pulling material from a book. and it really created just the right mood that i was looking for. < [...]
January 11th, 2006
Excellent product. I am very lazy when it comes to detailed descriptions of areas in the dungeon, etc. so this was just perfect. Used the day it was purchased, what more can I say<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Basically everything.<b [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on November 24, 2004.