The first thing you think about when you think of the Mediterranean are sun, beautiful ocean views, and historical cities all around. Beautiful vistas, stunning landscapes, all sounds lovely. Too bad things aren't that simple. Welcome to the world of Kos. An alternate history of our world is one of my personal favorite ways to play. This one has it all, a rich history to play with in the form of a cataclysm that brought magic into the world with a devastating volcanic eruption to make Krakatoa look like a firecracker. Well fleshed out NPC's for your characters to interact with, like Jadzia the apothecary, and Phaeton of Rhodes, a skilled artisan and the proprietor of the Golden Age of Warfare, one of the best weapons and armor shops in the region. To put it plainly, the SoK campaign setting is amazing in its depth and breadth. I can go on and on about the setting and the people, but I feel it's time to get into the specifics on the books involved.
Kos City; this is the first book that I read from the minds of Skirmisher Games and it is amazing. This is a fully fleshed out city in every respect. The maps are adjustable to your games so that if you dont like the placement you can change them. The NPC's in the book have good grounding. The flavors and motivations of the characters, and I call them characters on purpose, are varied and many. You can use them to your hearts content. This setting can be dropped into any existing game world and can be the beginning or the end of any adventure.
We could tell by the depth and bredth of the materials provided that this campaign setting is a labor of love from the fellows at Skirmisher and it does shine through. All in all, the PlayersGuidePodcast recomends these books for any GM or ST that is looking to have some fun in the sun. Just watch out for manticores
[5 of 5 Stars!]