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Places of Power: Oleander's Sanctuary


A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM's Resource by Thilo Graf

Deep within a dense forest lies a well-hidden, secret path leading into the wood’s wildest and deepest recesses. The only sign of civilization for miles on end upon the winding path is a distant thin finger of smoke wafting up through the trees. All manner of animals lurk in the surrounds seemingly drawn to the little hut and surrounding buildings hidden deep in the forest. Here dwells the so-called witch Oleander, a mysterious being possessing incredible powers she uses to heal and improve animals seeking her care.

Places of Power are short, richly detailed supplements that each present a flavoursome locale such as a remote temple, borderland fort or reclusive wizard’s demesne. Ready to be plugged into almost any home campaign, each instalment can be used as a waystop on the road to adventure, the home of a powerful NPC or even as a mini-adventure site in its own right. 

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.

For a free sample, please visit Raging Swan's website.

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Thilo G August 21, 2017 12:34 pm UTC
Hej everyone!

So, what is this little booklet about? Well, let me ramble a second. Animal companions have been a tried and true tradition in our roleplaying games, but their depiction in game isn’t perfect. Gaming systems tend to depict them as extensions of the character’s performance capabilities and to be fair: That’s pretty much what they are!

However, when compared to the novels etc. set in roleplaying game worlds or when contrasted to how we behave towards our own animals in real life, there is a discrepancy evident in the portrayal of animal companions: Since they are extensions of the character, they can end up as basically living buffs or meat shields.

There’s a system-immanent reason for this – for example, a wolf animal companion stops being useful once the campaign takes a left turn and focuses on aquatic environments…which often ends up with dismissing the companion and getting a new one. Heck, some systems actually have optional means to replace...See more
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This title was added to our catalog on August 21, 2017.