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Midlands Low Magic Sandbox Setting

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THE MIDLANDS

The Midlands PDF (softcover & hardcover available via Lulu) is 365 pages of low magic, low prep, customisable sandbox, in a “points of light” medieval fantasy realm. The setting is written for the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG system (free PDF via DTRPG or the LFG site), a d20 variant under the OGL, but is easily adapted to any fantasy RPG.

The Midlands is half setting, half DIY toolkit (per the Contents in the preview); filled with tables and tools to assist the GM to run an improvised sandbox, including fifty Adventure Frameworks to sprinkle around the region (mini adventures with enough meat to kickstart an adventure, but enough flexibility to expand/adapt to player choices).

The Midlands' main themes include:

Grim Cities

Humanity shelters behind six isolated, walled cities, struggling for opportunity.

Deadly Outlands

One hundred leagues of trackless wilderness, plagued by skorn, thuels, & monstrous beasts.

Dangerous Magic

Sorcery was not meant for mortals; magic is rare, dark, & inherently dangerous.

Silent Gods

Deities are ineffably distant; offering no miracles, nor intervening in the world in any obvious way.

Ancient Mysteries

Despite the dangers, the wilds beckon with crumbling ruins, lost treasures, & forgotten secrets.

Free Downloads

High resolution images of the Region Map, Six City Maps, 1st level Pregens, Illustrated Character Sheets & GM Screen Inserts are available for free download via the Low Fantasy Gaming RPG site.

Open Game Content

For those interested in publishing related materials, the vast majority of the Midlands is designated Open Game Content under the OGL.

Update 27.12.17: bonus white background PDF now also included.

Update 15.2.18: Softcover (USD $24) & hardcover (USD $33) available via Lulu.

 
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giacomo C March 24, 2018 3:28 pm UTC
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Same problem as Pierre-Philippe! Can't download it, damn!
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stephen G March 24, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
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Thanks for letting me know Giacomo - I've contacted DTRPG and asked them to fix the download links ASAP. Will give you an update shortly I hope.
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Gordon C March 31, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
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Same boat. I've been trying to download this daily for almost a week with no luck. =(
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stephen G April 01, 2018 8:36 am UTC
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Hi Gordon, Giacomo and Pierre-Philippe - I'm so sorry. DTRPG advised me tw no days ago that they are still working on fixing the links, and apparently it is more complex than they first thought. I will keep you updated as I hear more :( In the meantime, if you would like some of my adventure frameworks from my Patreon, email me at psikerlord@live.com and I'll send you some complimentary copies.
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stephen G April 02, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
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Hi Giacomo & Gordon, DTRPG advised me this morning the links have been fixed. I just downloaded the files myself to double check. My apologies again for the delay, thanks again for your patience.
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giacomo C April 04, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
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Yeah! Now it's working! Ciao e grazie!
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Pierre-Philippe D March 24, 2018 1:13 pm UTC
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Since yesterday, the link for downloading it doesn't work... it searches the files without any success.
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stephen G March 24, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
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Thanks for letting me know Pierre-Philippe; I've contacted DTRPG and asked them to fix the download links ASAP. Will give you an update shortly I hope.
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stephen G April 02, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
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Hi Pierre-Philippe, DTRPG advised me this morning the links have been fixed. I just downloaded the files myself to double check. My apologies again for the delay, thanks again for your patience.
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Pierre-Philippe D April 03, 2018 3:39 am UTC
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It works. Thank you !
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Tommy K February 12, 2018 8:03 am UTC
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Just ordered the print from Lulu after watching some reviews on youtube. Is it possible to get the PDF (or a discount) by providing a receipt and/or a photo?

I'm really stoked on getting the book! :-)
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stephen G February 14, 2018 7:08 am UTC
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Hi Tommy yes it's a bit awkward with DTRPG PDF and separate Lulu print I know. If you email me a photo of the book at psikerlord@live.com I'll send you a free code for the PDF :) Cheers
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Tommy K February 14, 2018 8:07 pm UTC
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Thanks Stephen, much appreciated! I'll make sure to send you a picture as soon as I'll have it.
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john R January 28, 2018 4:35 pm UTC
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Joined your Patreon and want all of the Adventure Frameworks. How about you Bundle it for 30.00. Also still pining for the print version of Midlands.
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stephen G February 02, 2018 3:54 am UTC
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Hi John, yes I need to work something out for the AF's that arent in the Midlands. And yep Midlands the book has been delayed into Feb 2018, uughh, just having issues with some images not printing properly. Each time a proof comes back I think it will be the last. Can't be far off now! (famous last words? again?)
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john R February 02, 2018 9:13 pm UTC
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Thanks for replying. I thought they were all part of the Midlands (or nearby).
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stephen G February 03, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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Sorry I meant in the PDF itself - about 20 of the 50 AF's in the Midlands PDF are from the patreon adventures (mostly older ones). The newer patreon adventures are also set in the Midlands (or nearby/similar), but didnt make it into the PDF.
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john R January 13, 2018 12:52 am UTC
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I can't find this on lulu to print, can you send me the link?
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stephen G January 13, 2018 10:29 am UTC
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Sorry John, still tweaking the formatting, should be available by the end of Jan 2018.
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Lester R December 15, 2017 6:18 pm UTC
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A print copy would be nice. Will this be offered?
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stephen G December 15, 2017 9:05 pm UTC
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Hi Lester, yes, see answer to Gary's question below :)
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Lester R December 19, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
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thank you!
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LUC C December 09, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Hello,
Are the 50 adventure frame work the same that in the LFG Patreon, or are they different ones?

Thanks!
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stephen G December 09, 2017 8:30 pm UTC
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Hi Luc, 20 are from the patreon, or truncated versions, some with updated art. The other 30 are new (albeit many are much smaller than the patreon adventures, like 3-5 pages).
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Timothy B December 07, 2017 5:29 am UTC
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Would it be possible to get a background-free version with a smaller file size? The file is currently so large, I can't open it with my tablet.
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stephen G December 07, 2017 10:48 am UTC
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Hi Timothy, I've updated the file with an optimised version approx 2/3 the original size. If that doesn't work, email me at psikerlord@live.com, and I'll sort something else out :)
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Timothy B December 16, 2017 6:42 am UTC
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That helped. Thank you. You may want to also consider a background-free version for anyone who wants to print some pages, and wants to take it easy on their ink supply. :-)
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Sune D December 18, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
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Hi, is it possible to get a printer-friendly version with no background?
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stephen G December 20, 2017 10:13 pm UTC
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Hi Sune, yes I think I can put up more than one file, so I'll get a white background PDF version up soon. Just fiddling with the formatting of the print file at the moment.
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Sune D December 21, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
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Perfect, thank you!
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stephen G December 26, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
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Bonus white background PDF now included :)
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Timothy B December 29, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Gary A December 05, 2017 3:18 am UTC
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Will there be a POD version?
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stephen G December 05, 2017 7:48 am UTC
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Hi Gary, yes there will be, first via Lulu in Dec (Lulu prints in Australia, and I'm in Sydney, so I get the proofs quicker). Then later in early 2018 I will sort out PoD via DTRPG too (the proofs will take longer because DRTRP doesn't print in Australia unfortunately).
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GeoCentric D December 01, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
When is the 'Low Fantasy Gaming RPG' system due for release?
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stephen G December 01, 2017 9:11 pm UTC
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LFG has been out since Nov 2016 - free PDF via the LFG site: https://lowfantasygaming.com/freepdf/

Or Print on demand (at cost for softcover) via Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/stephen-j-grodzicki/low-fantasy-gaming/paperback/product-22954943.html
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