Urban Dressing: Port Town (PFRPG) PDF

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Tired of your towns and cities being boring, bland places in which your PCs show little or no interest? Want to bring your towns and cities alive with cool, interesting minor features of note? Then Urban Dressing is for you! Each instalment in the line focuses on a different common urban fixture such as shops, stalls, thieves and so on and gives the harried GM the tools to bring such features to life with interesting and noteworthy features.

This instalment of Urban Dressing presents loads of great details to customise the port towns in your campaign. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, Urban Dressing: Port Town is an invaluable addition to any GM's armoury!

Urban Dressing: Port Town presents the following information:

  • One table (100 entries) presenting the sights and sounds of the town.
  • One table (100 entries) presenting sample business found in the town.
  • One table (100 entries) presenting sample folk found in the town.
  • One table (20 entries) presenting hooks, complications and opportunities.

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

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An Endzeitgeist.com review

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This installment of what I'd tentatively call the "new" Urban Dressing-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let's take a look!

As has become the tradition with this rebooted series under the command of Josh Vogt, we begin with a massive table of sights and sounds to be found in a port town, one that is 100 entries strong: From wharves struck by recent cold snaps to ballistae drawn on carriages, the entries prove to be inspiring glimpses of local color.

Beyond that, 50 entries of sample businesses, from recruiters to fresh water supplies, maps and scuttlers await the patronage of PCs taking a stroll. Need some local people? 50 sample NPCs (fluff-only, with suggested alignment and class level in brackets) provide the DM with further fodder of various adventure hooks and detail...and if that is not enough, a table of 20 sample adventure hooks provide even more inspiring fodder - actually sporting some pretty interesting ideas.

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches. Layout adheres to Raging Swan Press' 2-column b/w-standard and the artwork is thematically fitting b/w-stock. The pdf comes fully bookmarked and in two versions - one optimized for the printer and one optimized for screen-use.

I did not expect to like this UD - after all, author Josh Vogt has already covered Pirate Towns and I expected a significant overlap - well, surprisingly, this supplement has its very own identity and it is very much distinct from the installment on pirate towns, allowing for synergy nonetheless - quite a feat and worthy of 5 stars and my seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out.


Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Is now available at the Paizo store!

And you can grab a free sample here. I hope you find it useful and enjoyable.


Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here and on OBS and d20pfsrd.com's shop.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Thanks very much for the super review, old chum. It's much appreciated as always!

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