If you are like me, one of the most tedious parts to game preparation is designing and statting NPCs. This can get especially difficult when attempting to do so on the fly in those hard to predict situations where the party decides to go right instead of left. Raging Swan Press saw a niche in the Paizo PDF realm and has filled it admirably with their Tribes series of PDFs. These PDFs do a lot more than provide a few measly stat blocks. Each book provides a detailed group of NPCs, fully statted, with mini backgrounds, mechanics and strong descriptions. More importantly, each includes lengthy adventure hooks. Turning the product from a simple collection of NPCs to a possible adventure generator for any situation. And, if you still do not realize you are getting your bang for the book, they include a plethora of web enhancements related to each book that include maps and other encounters.
Bandits of the Rampant Horror is one of favorite Tribes books. I have a soft spot for evil fey. Blame my wife obsession with the mystical figures of whimsical terror. Bandits starts of by introducing the band of Spriggans , an escaped bunch of refugees from the feyland. The writers really let their creativity loose with the fey flavor of the collection. Each of the NPCs groups, statted from CR 2 to CR 9, contain very dark fey motives. One of the things I enjoy most about these books is their knack for not sticking to one or two monster types. Though Bandits is Fey influenced, this PDF includes NPCs with undead and monster backgrounds.
As one of the more content packed Tribes books, Tribes will be a strong addition to your PDF collection.
[5 of 5 Stars!]