Swamp Shambler

Swamp Shambler (by Hatchibombotar) My latest mini. I think it turned out rather well, though I would love to take  a little class in mini-painting. I think I’d enjoy it a little more if I felt a little more confident about my results. I took inspiration from this posting to the Reaper forums as well as images from Google Images of Marvel’s Swamp Thing.

Swamp Shambler (by Hatchibombotar)

My latest mini. I think it turned out rather well, though I would love to take  a little class in mini-painting. I think I’d enjoy it a little more if I felt a little more confident about my results.

I took inspiration from this posting to the Reaper forums as well as images from Google Images of Marvel’s Swamp Thing.

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The Suburbs

East Hollowburn Fields | Ross Racine Fictional Suburbia: Digital Drawings Artist Ross Racine draws these crazy maps/aerial “photographs” freehand in Photoshop. THE SUBURBS Social Class: Upper middle Power Center: No Buildings: Fine residences (20%), Average residences (50%), Average trades and services (10%), Fine trades and services (5%), temples (5%), open space (5%), unique or unusual locations (5%) Description: The suburbs are a maze of wide streets, lined by houses with wide lawns. Inhabitants are voluntarily segregated by race with humans and halflings predominating. Houses tend to be a bit larger and more widely-spaced than in the city proper, but they also are hard to visually distinguish from one another. Streets are seldom in a straight line and names tend to be cute and/or repetitive. Parties that don’t have an exact address and good directions are likely to get lost. Residents are materially wealthy, with many fine objects, though some are perhaps not as fine as they immediately appear, and the use or purpose of some of these objects may not be readily apparent, unless you were a suburban dweller in previous years when that object was all the rage. Homeowners will be posession-rich but gold-poor. Residents usually know one another by sight if not by name, and tend to ride carriages everywhere, regardless of the length of the journey. Accordingly, a party of strangers traveling on foot will likely be regarded with suspicion if not immediate hostility.  Plot Hook: The party recieves a tip or a map that indicates a treasure-filled tomb lies under recently-built suburban houses. They must navigate the confusing tangle of streets to find the location and convince the new homeowners to let them investigate basements, alleys, vacant lots, and so on. And it’s quite possible that the residents of the tomb have already come up to meet their ne neighbors.

East Hollowburn Fields | Ross Racine Fictional Suburbia: Digital Drawings

Artist Ross Racine draws these crazy maps/aerial “photographs” freehand in Photoshop.

THE SUBURBS

Social Class: Upper middle

Power Center: No

Buildings: Fine residences (20%), Average residences (50%), Average trades and services (10%), Fine trades and services (5%), temples (5%), open space (5%), unique or unusual locations (5%)

Description: The suburbs are a maze of wide streets, lined by houses with wide lawns. Inhabitants are voluntarily segregated by race with humans and halflings predominating. Houses tend to be a bit larger and more widely-spaced than in the city proper, but they also are hard to visually distinguish from one another. Streets are seldom in a straight line and names tend to be cute and/or repetitive. Parties that don’t have an exact address and good directions are likely to get lost.

Residents are materially wealthy, with many fine objects, though some are perhaps not as fine as they immediately appear, and the use or purpose of some of these objects may not be readily apparent, unless you were a suburban dweller in previous years when that object was all the rage. Homeowners will be posession-rich but gold-poor.

Residents usually know one another by sight if not by name, and tend to ride carriages everywhere, regardless of the length of the journey. Accordingly, a party of strangers traveling on foot will likely be regarded with suspicion if not immediate hostility.

Plot Hook: The party recieves a tip or a map that indicates a treasure-filled tomb lies under recently-built suburban houses. They must navigate the confusing tangle of streets to find the location and convince the new homeowners to let them investigate basements, alleys, vacant lots, and so on. And it’s quite possible that the residents of the tomb have already come up to meet their ne neighbors.

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Random OSR Blogger table

There are times during a session where you need to refer to an Old School Blogger, and don’t have a specific one in mind. In a pinch, this table can help you generate a believable Old School Blogger NPC.

TABLE I.

d4: Gender
1-4: Male

d6: Race
1-6: White

d20 Age
add result of roll to 30 to get the blogger’s age.

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