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The Lonely Coast $0.00
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The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by James S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/30/2013 21:41:08
A setting that needs a broader treatment.

I found this to be an elegant, well crafted little book. I'd love to see a more fleshed out Campaign Setting Book/World Guide. Nicely done and tantalizing.

I would easily purchase a a fully realized World Guide featuring the Lonely Coast.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
Thanks for the review, James, and the kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed The Lonely Coast. I have been pondering writing another mini-setting as they are great fun to do. Looks like I'll have to get my thinking cap on!
The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Gavin P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/04/2013 21:18:30
All I can say is, "AWESOME!" This is such a great product and it just got unbelievably better with the update. It is extremely well developed and organized with enough detail to really feel like one knows the Lonely Coast but open enough to allow DMs to expand it to fit their campaigns. I am already planning on using the Lonely Coast in my first online (Roll20) game (http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/the-lonely-coast). Thank you Raging Swan for your hard work and dedication to us gamers!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
Thanks very much, Gavin, for doing this review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the updated Lonely Coast and I hope your campaign goes well!
The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Kevin R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/24/2012 18:06:13
A perfect starting area for a new campaign, small enough to be dropped into just about any DMs campaign. The background/history is detailed enough to give a good feel for the setting, but vague enough not to get in the way of the DMs own ideas. While written for Pathfinder I feel it could be easily used by a DM for any edition of D&D.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Richard A H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/20/2011 18:27:24
I really enjoyed reading "The Lonely Coast" by Raging Swan Games this morning. I say this with all sincerity too. It was both pleasurable and entertaining, which cannot always be said in an RPG landscape over-wrought with rules heavy supplements and overtly verbose campaign settings. I enjoy the uncluttered minimalist format inherent in RSG products too: comfortable, clear text, simple mono line art and the absence of flashy gimmicks or hyperactive cover art, yet it's still loaded with fine imaginative content and, for my money (and this one's free anyway), content is king. "The Lonely Coast" delivers quality content in spades, easily worthy of a 5 star rating. It's not error free but the tiny errors I noticed just don't detract enough to worry over.

While I've read and reviewed one other product, this one actually makes me a fan. I'm curious to read the adventures set here, such as "Retribution." However, the area also stands up alone as a great micro setting, added with ease to any world or as the starting area in a world you've not built yet. The "coast" is filled to the brim with flavor too: interesting, colorful people, mysterious places, multitudes of trouble to get into and even minor, simple political intrigue. There's easily enough here upon which to base a starting game setup in a wild and woolly frontier region, rich with ancient tribal history, pirates, thieves, monsters and more--and all elegantly done.

The product range is for levels 1-5 but several sites, a mysteriously glowing conjurer's tower, an abandoned hill fort and the ruin of a sinister abbey all have enough background for expansion to higher levels. As if that's not enough, there's a new minor monster (shadow wolves), a new minor race (half-goblins), some minor deities and plenty of solid encounters and encounter ideas. If you enjoy detailed, low-pressure, minimal prep sandbox-style games you are sure to enjoy this. One could easy sit down and just play. I highly recommend "The Lonely Coast" and I look forward to reviewing other titles in the Raging Swan library.

P.S. Even were I to use not a single word of the "The Lonely Coast" this supplement does something else highly useful: it provides a great format for designing your own campaign regions.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 09/11/2010 04:09:21
The Introduction sets the scene: a wild coastal region that lies on the far-flung borders of a powerful kingdom, separated from the comforts of civilisation by wild seas and wilder lands. Definitely a place where adventure might be had, and the Introduction goes on to suggest ways in which this setting might feature in your campaign. Top of the list is the obvious one of being the place in which it's your characters who will be having the adventures, or indeed it could be their homeland. Alternatively, if your characters are at a higher level, perhaps the area's masters, the Lochers, have fallen into disfavour at Court and the characters might be granted the lands in their place...

The history of the area comes next, giving a good overview of the forces that have shaped the area as it is today (and with quite a few items that start spawning adventure ideas as you read through!). This moves on to a gazetteer section, mentioning some notable places (and likely travel times between them, a convenience many a DM who finds producing such estimates on demand hard should appreciate). There's a simple and clear map to show you the lay of the land as well.

If the history and location descriptions have not set your creative juices flowing, several adventure seeds are provided to start you off. There is also a list of rumours, spread them around whilst deciding which are true and what might be going on.

Appendix 1 introduces the half-goblin, a new race which will soon become familiar to those who venture into the massive Tangled Wood that covers much of the inland area. Also presented are shadow wolves, with normal wolf cunning enhanced by ancient druidic magics, and three local deities, if you favour a panoply of gods in your world with many lesser ones popular in particular areas (or you may just like these and wish to make them major deities in your world!).

Appendix 2: On The Road provides five ready-made encounters to drop into your game: each although simple is well-described and detailed, and has the potential for further development if so desired.

A neat and elegant adventure setting, with plenty for the low-level adventurer to see and do, with possibilities for brawling and some intrigue as well. The NPCs all have lives and interests of their own, you can easily imagine the Lonely Coast existing even while the focus of your game is elsewhere, it is a plausible and real place within the context of an alternate reality.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Lonely Coast
Publisher: Raging Swan Press
by Shotgun G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 09/11/2010 01:38:20
Raging Swan have produced a beautiful setting for Pathfinder, that has many opportunities for adventure on the Lonely Coast.

The Lonely Coast is a far flung region, where that region is; is up to the GM. It isn't specific, which means the whole thing could be used as a source for adventures to slot into your games. It has several of these within the book, which are nicely laid out over one or two pages. In those pages, is everything a GM would need, people, places and stats of any encounters.

At 66 pages, it may not seem long; but it is full of information that could add a great deal to an adventure for your Pathfinder game. The artwork is line drawing, no colour; but that doesn't detract from the beauty of the art.

If your looking for a location for game ideas, the Lonely Coast is an excellent source to try.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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