Nightmarket - Games of Chance
Deep in the heart of the Kaiser's Bazaar runs the Nightmarket. A disconnected bunch of cut-throats, thieves, burglars, muggers, bandits, boosters, gamblers, embezzlers, pirates, and swindlers that deal in the businesses everyone knows about, but no one wants to talk about.
Gambling is one of those businesses, and business is booming. Nightmarket - Games of Chance contains three gambling houses that operate inside the Kaiser's Bazaar (or anywhere in your game world) among the legal shops. Each one is of varying levels of prestige and safety to accommodate your style of play and to add variety to your cities.
- THE IDLE HOUND (SECRET GAMBLING HALL): Located on a peculiarly busy side street of the Brewer's Market (See: The Kaiser's Bazaar - Book A), just off Black-Oak Way, the Idle Hound is a backdoor gambling hall that caters to a broad cross-section of the city's population. 'The Hound', as it's called by locals, isn't so much secret as it is deliberately overlooked. An elaborate network of bribery and blackmail provides the foundation for its continued existence, as does the fact that its owner is a prominent and wealthy sorcerer. A well described casino with six fantasy-inspired games of chance for your players to throw their coins at.
- LAELIN D'ORBB (DROW SPIDER-FIGHTING): The spider-fighting games are both an ancient tradition and highly illegal bloodsport. The spider fights have long been very popular with big money gamblers, thieves, and sailors, drawing large crowds when a match is privately announced. A violent sport for only the most blood-thirsty, the Spider-Fights attract the worst sort of lowlife in town.
- RAFF-N-RABBLEDASH (RAT RACES): Secretly tucked underneath the Main Dock at Blackwater Close, this short wooden den is slung between the sturdy dock supports behind Handsome Seret's Crab Boil. Owned and operated by the Sackheel Bunch for nearly a hundred years, in one secret hide-out or another, the 'dashes have long been a favorite pastime for the local halfling unwashed. When there's no room for horses, race what you have! New rules for animal racing!
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