On the north side of Lord's Promenade, positioned arrogantly behind a massive iron gate monogrammed with an oversized gilded 'J' stands Janzar's Tower.
The diameter of a small house, it clears a full three-stories, with a taller spire that dwarfs the surrounding courtyard trees. The carved quartzite facade depicts thick serpentine coils in braided patterns that helix along its perimeter. Flakes of minerals deposited in the stone make the tower glisten during the day, and at night, they catch light from lanterns and streetlamps bathing the tower in an eerie yellow glow.
In stark contrast to the glittering tower, the building serving as its foundation seems strangely out of place. A large austere structure, its rough gray granite walls supported by heavy fluted columns give it a somber appearance, not unlike a mausoleum.
Written by Tim Hitchcock
WARNING: you must use Adobe Acrobat 6+ in order to use all the features of this product
Wonderful Illustrations by Raffaele Marinetti
Welcome to Blueprints Backdrops!
This new set of products is based on Ã˜one's popular Blueprints. In Blueprints Backdrops, you will find a fully developed version of one of the locations from the Blueprints line. The Backdrop features a complete description of the location, and its NPCs and monsters (if any), penned by one of our talented writers, and portrayed by skillful artists. You also get a simpler version of the map found in Blueprints and a complete detailed 3D map of the location. The 3D view will help you to visualize the area and better describe it to your players. You can even show it to them, if you wish.
The product is suitable for use with any fantasy RPG system. We have separated the d20 stats from the main text, allowing you to print out either a generic description or a fully d20-statted version.
But the good stuff is just beginning.
This product takes full advantage of PDF technology, joining old-fashioned style with the most advanced electronic features.
Using the exclusive 'Rule the DungeonÂ©' feature (look for a big, blue-n-white button; don't worry, it won't print) you will be able to fully customize this product. The 3D map can be changed to show only one floor (for example), with or without walls (for another), with or without furniture, only an external view, and on and on, with many combinations possible!
3d, customizable view of the Janazar Tower (it rotates!)
This product has also been designed to help busy referees prepare adventures or even single encounters. Instead of spending extra time scaling the encounters to your party, the d20 stats are scaled in three different versions suitable for low, mid, and high levels of play, using a 'Rule the DungeonÂ©' button.
This button lets you choose which level to play, and all the relevant text will change accordingly: monsters will scale, DCs and traps will change, behaviors of the villains will change, all according to the level of play you choose.
Note: The original map of the Janazar Tower appears in Ã˜one's Blueprints: The Great City, Residence Ward