Director’s Briefing – September 2019

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the ninety-ninth Briefing and eighth Briefing of 2019. Keeping this brief as I wish to keep up my editing momentum.     Shadow World   We are still awaiting the RMSS stats for Terry’s mini-adventure. Terry is continuing with his work on Haalkitaine, and is currently focused on the new adventures for the enhanced edition. On the side, he is scribbling notes for Emer IV.   Priest-King of Shade is also in the editing queue.     RMU   Aaron is deep in the shuffling of content between the two volumes of Creature Law and all the paranoia checks that come with that. The rest of RMU is formally in the editing queue.     HARP Fantasy and HARP SF   First off, HARP Bestiary. I decided that I would perform an editing sweep on all the chapters in order to catch any inconsistency errors between chapter

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49 Market stalls for a fantasy setting

Markets are a common element of fantasy role playing games. They are a great place to pick up a few items for an adventure or for your PCs to make a few extra coins by trying to sell their wares. To help make your next fantasy market a bit more exciting, here are 49 market stalls that you may find in a fantasy setting.   Butcher Selling common and more exotic cuts of meat, a butcher is a staple of markets in all settings and time frames.   Cheesemonger / Dairy Cheese and milk are common food stuffs in fantasy settings and would no doubt be available in any reasonable sized market.   Bread Ranging from selling hard, cheap buns to more artisanal loaves, bread is bound to be available.   Fishmonger If it is close enough to the coast and a ready supply of fresh fish, a fishmonger is another market regular.   Herbs and spices Probably more common in higher end markets, the dried nature of a lot of herbs and spices mean that people can have a taste of the exotic lands beyond their borders w

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Director’s Briefing – January 2019

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome to 2019   Happy New Year to everyone. Welcome to the ninety-second Briefing and the first scheduled Briefing of 2019.   Over the course of 2018, I managed to read Elizabeth Moon’s Paladin’s Legacy quintet, Terry Brook’s Legends of Shannara duology, and multiple Valdemar trilogies from Mercedes Lackey. My holiday reading was the Evermen quartet by James Maxwell and his Shifting Tides quartet. The Evermen cycle features a rune-based magic where spells are inscribed onto surfaces before being invoked through incantation and used by bladesingers for combat and to create multiple forms of constructs. The Shifting Tides is a completely different setting set in an analogue of classical Greece and the wider Mediterranean where ogres, giants, furies, merfolk, sea serpents and dragons are forms taken by shapeshifters – but if they spend too long i

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