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Bits of the Wilderness: Into the Open

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2006 ENnie Nominee
Best Electronic Book

Move your adventures into the wide-open spaces!

Never again will you have to say, “Nah, nothing special, just more open terrain.” Show your adventurers just how dangerous a bit of grassland can be!

 

Into the Open brings you everything you need to fill your plains with almost 200 descriptions of prairie wildlife, events, weather, plants and water sites and will make the role-playing experience more real for your players. But wait, there's more! We have provided you with terrain "Kits" for designing your plains, and an article to help you bring alive the grasslands of your world.

This book includes 100 Bits of description, small pieces that can be stuck in anywhere a little description is needed, and numbered so they can be used randomly. Each Bit is also provided in index card format for ease of use by Game Masters. In addition, there are 83 other descriptions that may depict particular features or describe the variations of the seasons and weather.

You will find the varied and wonderful descriptions of open spaces indexed a number of different ways to allow a GM to easily find a description to fit a particular circumstance. We have also included a text-only version that can be used to cut and paste directly into your GM notes or sized into a large print version for those who prefer larger type. All this and the evocative interior art of the Carmona Brothers too!

 

57 pages plus index cards; 74 pages total.

 

This is part of the "Harried Game Master" line of products, providing the materials we've always wished to have.

 

Augment your imagination with Bits of the Wilderness: Into the Open. Buy it Today, Play it Tonight!

 

 
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January 18th, 2008
When you need a quick fill-in when your players are tramping across country, this is your pigeon. The writing is very good, the descriptions are above average, and if you only usethe ideas presented, you'll get your money's worth. The bits are very [...]
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April 17th, 2007
Nice idea and useful to have around; provides lots of descriptive possibilities and while I wouldn't use it randomly, I find it great to get me out of my writers block when I need a little descriptive inspiration. LIKED: Lots of material. [...]
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April 7th, 2006
Another home-run by my favorite pdf outfit. I use 100% of these books, which is why I will continue to buy them. Let me ask my fellow consumers: when you buy a book of 100 feats, monsters, whatever, how many of those 100 or 101 do you use? I love splat [...]
Peter I. [Featured Reviewer]
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March 17th, 2006
Bits of the Wilderness: Into the Open is a 74 page pdf product that is aimed at providing busy and harried GMs with plentiful descriptions and ideas related to open grasslands, plains and the like. Into the Open forms part of Tabletop Adventures' 'Harried [...]
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March 15th, 2006
As with Bits of the Swamp, this product not only has descriptions for encounters (mostly of the non-monsterous type), it also has essays on the various types of land dominated by grass. I have found the series so far as useful not only for off the [...]
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Silver seller
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Pages
74
ISBN
1-30000-132-9
Publisher Stock #
TAB0108
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9.2 MB
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February 27, 2006
This title was added to our catalog on February 27, 2006.
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Tabletop Adventures, LLC
Tabletop Adventures, LLC
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