Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Twenty Quick Questions for Your Campaign Setting

I thought this was a cool idea so here goes...


What is the deal with my cleric's religion?
Pick a god you like the sound of and get two domain powers and a favoured weapon.
Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
Pick up anything worth 800gp or less in the small towns, 200gp or less in the villages. More expensive items require a trip to the capital.
Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
Try Silverhaven. Failing that then a voyage across the sea to the mighty trade city of Soull.
Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?
Yaztromo the Sorcerer lives in a tower in the Dirkwood.
Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
Lord Calunghetta, Guardian of Sentinal Hill, Liberator of Mokyll and Slayer of the Giant Nosnra.
Who is the richest person in the land?
Lech Bronislaw, a clever and capable merchant.
Where can we go to get some magical healing?
If Sormav, priestess of Hecate cannot help you then turn to the Wind Dancers or the Temple of Abarta in Tydd Gott.
Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, level drain, lycanthropy, polymorph, alignment change, death, undeath?
Sormav can treat poison and disease, curses can be lifted in Tydd Gote. Anything worse than that and you're in trouble!
Is there a magic guild my MU belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
Afraid not. The mysteries of the arcane are closely guarded secrets.
Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
You can try to find one at any large settlement. BX rules apply when hiring.
Where can I hire mercenaries?
Wherever there is conflict.
Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
Using magic in public will cause fear and alarm from the common folk, otherwise don't do anything that you can't bribe your way out of. Oh, and be careful who you hurt, you never know who they're friends with.
Which way to the nearest tavern?
Just follow your nose.
What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
The Svartalfar are a constant menace in the White River Plains, and in the hills of the Korm Penninsula the dead are massing. 
Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
The Dragon Council in Wintershiven has designs on all of the Northern Free States. Rebels in Glotspur fight a guerrilla war against the Krakenheim tyranny. Far to the west the Holy Aerisian Empire tears itself apart in a three sided civil war. All is strife.
How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
Try your arm at the Temple of Modi in Tydd Gott. If you survive then fame and gold can be earned in the arenas of the Pomeraine.
Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?
Cilhadrai agitators seek to halt expansion of the Free States into the surrounding wilderness. Others with less obvious agendas watch and scheme from the shadows.
What is there to eat around here?
Fish and game, mainly. The fare might not be very sophisticated but it is hearty and warming.
Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
The Hammer and Ring of Alberich the Damned are said to lie beneath the ancient halls of Mokyll. 
Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with Type H treasure?
Far from here, thank the gods!

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