Our second release this week (woohoo!) takes us to the realm of divination!
Tarot cards and crystal balls are all fine and dandy but what about when you want a fortune teller with a little more flavor? That’s where this handy little list comes in. Inside you’ll find information on ten different divination methods from abacomancy (divining by dust or sand) to xylomancy (divining by fallen branches or twigs. In each entry you’ll find the “proper” name for the divination method, what the method entails, the cultural origin, general time period when it started appearing, tools needed and a brief overview of how it’s accomplished.
So, if you’re looking to add a little extra character to your next mystic, soothsayer, or oracle you’ve found the perfect place to start. Check it out here.
Goodness knows, no matter how well laid a game masters plans may be the players can send them crumbling down in a matter of moments leaving everyone wondering what’s next. Even when your campaign isn’t in ruins sometimes you just plum run out of ideas. That’s where this list comes in! Inside you will find 50 adventure hooks inspired by fairytales from around the world. This list is mostly system neutral so they will be able to fit right into any game with a bent towards that fantastic. Find it here.
Check out a few examples from the list below:
6. A witch is seeking an apprentice and the characters have been invited to participate in her trials.
17. A young man is being plagued by faeries after grievously insulting one of their leaders. He has barricaded himself in his house behind what may as well be walls of salt and iron charms and is unable to leave for fear of the faeries wrath. Wanting to return to his life he enlists the party to make peace on his behalf.
41. The party finds an injured hawk on the side of the road. If they help it it will tell them the location of a magic cloak that allows the wearer to fly. It will also warn them that the cloak is guarded by six monsters, three of whom must be killed and three of whom must be bargained with.
49. A wealthy girl has fallen in love with the kind man her father has hired to tend their garden. She wants nothing more than to run away with her love but her father is an angry and vengeful man and she fears that he will come after then. She seeks out the party and asks for their help to deliver her and her love safely to the house of her mother’s cousin in the neighboring kingdom.
Goodness knows, no matter how well laid a game masters plans may be the players can send them crumbling down in a matter of moments leaving everyone wondering what’s next. Even when your campaign isn’t in ruins sometimes you just plum run out of ideas. That’s where this list comes in! Inside you will find 75 well thought out and interesting adventure hooks. This list is mostly system neutral so they will be able to fit right into any game with a fantasy element. Find it here.
Check out a few examples from the list below:
4. Local townspeople claim to have had a rash of nighttime visitations by the spirits of departed loved ones. Some claim that the visitations are a miracle while others, including local clergy, are unsure.
20. One of the PC’s bears an incredible resemblance to an important historical figure and people are starting to notice.
42. The people of a village have begun developing strange powers, such as the ability to call frogs by hiccupping, and have no idea why. As it turns out an alchemist living up the road has been doing some rather odd experiments and his runoff has polluted the water table. If the party investigates they will notice local animals have begun developing powers as well.
60. Poachers are killing rare white deer in a forest that is under the protection of a group of druids. However, the poachers are familiar with the druids and have been able to evade them, which is why the druids have come to the party for help.
This simple resource of 100 generic ship names and 50 pirate ship names arranged attractively into two separate tables. Find it here.
This simple resource of 100 town and city names is inspired the style of U.S. and U.K. city names. As such it features names such as Kilknock, Becker Springs, and Aspenvale. Find it here.
This list features 100 book titles for a fantasy setting. The style of the titles has been inspired by real world historical pieces such as On the Subject of Cooking, Three Treatises on Imperial Military Expeditions, and A Treatise on the Astrolabe. The titles cover a wide range of subjects including fiction, various forms of magic, traps, various professions, sciences, and poetry.
Have you ever wanted to give out treasure with a little more flavor? Want to add something to that horde that isn’t magical that the players might still be interested in? Need something a little extra to loot off of that body? Maybe you have players that have found their way to a jeweler and you want to give them a little more description that “a gold necklace” or “a diamond ring”. If so then this is the publication for you!
Inside you will find a table with 100 interesting jewelry pieces such as a jade bracelet carved into a dragon biting its tail, a necklace of alternating gold tubes and serpentine beads, and a triangular gold brooch with pyrope garnets at the corners.
There are also three accompanying tables to help you come up with extra jewelry pieces, or simply raw gems, on the fly. The first table features 50 gems ranging from the standard (ruby, diamond, emerald) to the rare and unusual (padparadscha, melanite, schrol). The second and third tables give the material the jewelry is made out of and the type of jewelry. Combined they give you thousands of possibilities for pieces of jewelry for any situation! Find it here.