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Red Tide: Campaign Sourcebook and Sandbox Toolkit
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A Red Tide is Rising

For three hundred years, the last remnants of humanity have clung to the wild green jungles of the Sunset Isles. They have watched the red mist that consumed their world roil a hundred miles off the coast, waiting, a beast at bay. But now the crimson dreams are becoming stronger, and the wild Shou tribes of the west howl their hate at the human invaders. Who shall rise to save a world quenched in blood?

In this book a Labyrinth Lord will find all that is required to run a sandbox game of adventure in the Sunset Isles. In addition to the races, classes, and sorcery of this savage land, a referee will find special tools and resources for creating shadowed courts of quarreling nobility, cities rife with struggle, wild border settlements that cry out for the help of heroes, and dark places in the earth known only to the dead and the damned. These tools will aid not only campaigns in the Sunset Isles, but also those games set in other lands of savage mystery and bloodstained blades.

Expanding on the tag system found in the free Stars Without Number sci-fi role-playing game, Red Tide includes more than fifty new tags for fantasy cities and borderland settlements, along with more than 25 pages of GM resources including culture-specific name and place lists, unkeyed blank maps for quick sandbox use, four pages of room dressing and treasure possibilities, and a new "diagram dungeon" method of quick dungeon generation with a worked example.

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August 4th, 2014
This one has an excelent reputation which is fully deserved. While being a sandbox campaign setting on the surface, it actually is a very useful model for the creation of campaign settings in general, which should be very useful for all GMs. Even if you'r [...]
April 25th, 2014
Red Tide is an excellent setting. It has refreshing sides next to great classical approaches that makes it at the same time quite unique and easy to get into. I was drawn to it by cheerful reviews in forums and I was not disappointed. The information [...]
December 14th, 2012
This is fantastic. The campaign setting is a refreshing step away from Eurocentric fantasy without being so unfamiliar that players will not understand where they are and what is going on. Every bit of the setting information drips with hooks and ideas; [...]
July 13th, 2012
I picked this up based on a recommendation from Grognardia, in particular, the 50+ page chapter with tools on building a sandbox campaign. I haven't read much of the PDF outside of that, though what I have read of the setting is well done and quite cool. [...]
March 3rd, 2012
A cool campaign world and gives a distinctive flavor compared to other traditional fantasy. My favorite part is the game resources section starting on page 142 of the pdf. It is full of handy tools for adventure creation. I highly recommend this product. [...]
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Sine Nomine Publishing
Sine Nomine Publishing
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