Quick Find
 Categories
     Sister sites
     Information
    See our Quickstart Guide for information on how to get started.

    Having Problems?
    • FAQ - our Frequently Asked Questions page.
    • Device Help - assistance for viewing your purchases on a tablet device.
    • Contact us if none of these answer your questions.

    Affiliate System - Click here for information about how you can get money by referring people to !

    Our Latest Newsletter
    Product Reviews
    Privacy Policy
    How to Sell on
    Convention Support Program


    RSS Feed New Product RSS Feed
    Back
    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove $2.45
    Average Rating:4.7 / 5
    Ratings Reviews Total
    2 3
    2 0
    0 0
    0 0
    0 0
    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove
    Click to view
    You must be logged in to rate this
    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove
    Publisher: Raging Swan Press
    by Jason H. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 04/21/2021 13:48:48

    The pleasant sheltered village known as White Moon Cove is a nice small village, ideal as a stop over for adventurers on their way elsewhere. I recently paired it with The Fane of the Undying Sleeper, though it is intended as a good start point for The Sunken Pyramid, and I feel the thematic connections between the three will work together well. About the only real complaint I have with the product is that 3 of the four rumors provided are direct links to TSP, and the fourth isn't tagged as a true-false - Easily remedied by a GM, but something I'm used to seeing in Raging Swan products. Another possible rumor, related to the lighthouse, as well as a mysterious wizard, aren't even mentioned on the rumors table, though both would be prime candidates for it. Minor quibbles, of course.

    As I mentioned, I used the Fane adventure as a hook for my players, as a recently discovered thing that drew them from a large town to the south of White Moon. I also expanded the area with some sheep herds that were being menaced by some flying beasties (which turned out to be a mated pair of griffons).

    An excellent product from Raging Swan, that was just about perfect for what I needed, and it allowed me to plant seeds for possible future events (the afore mentioned Sunken Pyramid for one), which is all one can hope for from a small little slot in village like this.

    5 stars, heartily recommend!



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove
    Publisher: Raging Swan Press
    by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 04/16/2013 02:25:20

    An Endzeitgeist.com review

    This installment of Raging Swan's Village Backdrop-series is 13 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC/foreword,1 page advice on reading statblocks for novice DMs, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let's take a look, shall we?

    White Moon Cove is essentially a moderately wealthy coastal town governed by a council and features a list of 9 notable NPCs, settlement stats and a list of 8 notable locations as well as a "So what's for sale, anyways"-style entry of the items available in the marketplace. The town features an ex-paladin drunkard knowledgeable about Sahuagin, a brothel hidden behind a fishmonger (imagine the smell - ew!) and information on general villager-dress and mannerisms. The whispers and rumors-section this time around is a bit on the short side, with only 4 entries.

    The 2 pages of notable locations offset that, though, going into exquisite details on e.g. the amorous advances of a local trader to a notorious female captain - who might make for a good candidate for a lesbian relationship, which is implied in the subtext via her first mate. Tavenr, chapel and fishmonger/brothel make for more places to check out, as does the local lighthouse.

    The final page covers trade, law & order, 4 sample events, stats for fishermen and more information on another interesting local character.

    It should be noted that high-res jpegs of the map can be downloaded on Raging Swan's HP, which I suggest you do when using this village.

    Conclusion: Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn't notice any glitches. Layout adheres to RSP's 2-column b/w-standard and the cartography is excellent. The pdf is fully and extensively bookmarked and the pdf comes in two versions, one optimized for screen-use and one optimized for the printer.

    This village is interesting - in contrast to other installments, White Moon Cove is not interesting due to some cultural peculiarities, but due to something different: Author Marc Radle has crafted a village that is interesting and captivating not via its location or culture - for there's honestly not that much here - but via its inhabitants, via its set-up- and the fact that there's a long-anticipated adventure coming that will perfectly link with this one - Marc Radle's Sunken Pyramid. White Moon Cove may not be the most captivating of villages, but its characters offer a nice web of interactions and potential hooks that will make setting up the village even before Sunken Pyramid. As a fisher village with some nice potential for adventures and further support coming up, I can easily recommend this pdf for its low price at a final verdict of 5 stars. Endzeitgeist out.



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Village Backdrop: White Moon Cove
    Publisher: Raging Swan Press
    by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
    Date Added: 03/28/2013 07:33:36

    Wherever White Moon Cove is, I think I want to visit it! This is a beautifully-detailed large fishing village with plenty going on, the sort of bustling yet quite sleepy place that sounds so real that it must be somewhere... mustn't it?

    There is an overview of the settlement, a standard town statblock, and lists of notable inhabitants and locations; then village lore and rumours. This is followed by a map of the place - a little small, but it is available as a standalone art product from Raging Swan Press as well (look for Village Map: Fishing Village) if you need a larger one or perhaps want to annotate it further.

    Next the notable locations get a lot more detail, and this is replete with those wonderful little snippets that both bring the place to life and provide resources for interactions, encounters and even whole adventures if you wish to let them spawn! There are also notes linking White Moon Cove to an adventure, The Sunken Pyramid - but even if you don't intend running it, there is plenty reason to include this village in your campaign world and plotlines.

    And there's more... notes on law and order, and a table of events that might happen. All stuff that can sweep your characters into the life of the place. Overall, this is well worth adding to your files however you intend to use it.



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Displaying 1 to 3 (of 3 reviews) Result Pages:  1 
    Back
    0 items