"Go to the sign of Harvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Saturday, August 3, 2013

D20 Bergholt I By Shadow of Night


One of the pluses of the D20/OGL era is the veritable glut of material that became available from a broad spectrum of publishers. As should happen in a free market those that published good products or marketed well survived. In some cases I am sure companies with good products failed but that is the way things happen at times. Troll Lord Games is one of those companies that have stood the test of time.

Bergholt was released ten years ago and would work well for a GM who is looking to add some urban adventures into their games. The advantage of this setting is that it is not as well known as others and it can be picked up fairly inexpensively If you are looking for a crossroads setting this may be just the product you are looking for.

From the back of the book:

The crumbling walls of Bergholt sit astride a transhipment point between the far-flung realms to the east and west. The citizens of this backwasj consider themselves free of the chaos of the world. This myth rests well with those weary travelers seeking respite from the horrors of the trail and the vile intrigues of the lands. But villainous deeds are afoot beneath the veil, luring adventurers to journey Bergholt's dark streets in pursuit of answers and a common thief.

This d20 System Companion Book begins the "Dens og Iniquity" campaign backdrop. Set in the World of Inzae, it continues the story of the "Death on the Treklant" trilogy, or stands alone as the first part of an intriguing city adventure. With over 46 encounter areas, cultural and historical background information, new weapons, and new skill interpretations, this sourcebook is perfect for DMs and players seeking the thrills of gritty urban adventure.

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