I initally purchased this book as a pdf to check it out before spending the money on the softcover. With the quality that Raging Swan Press is known for, I should have just bought them as the package. In any event, I own the pdf and softcover editions now and couldnt be happier with my purchases. I prefer a physical book to flip through, however if you like to use pdfs, you will be just as satisfied.
- Similar to their Dungeon Dressing suppliment, this book contains detailed descriptions of all types of events that can happen while your party is out in the wilderness. So instead of saying your party camps for the night, you can say "Your party camps for the night... During the night you see a single pair of large , unblinking eyes watching over the campsite from nearby... After a few minutes the creature departs." - (creepy, right ? and will keep the party on their toes and open their imaginations, get them worrying)
There are literally thousands of descriptions in this suppliment, with 100 descriptions per area type/event. So lets say your party is out in the forest and woodlands and you want to give your adventurers a little flavor.. You simply turn to
"Forest and Woodlands: Dressing" there are 100 descriptions, so you can roll a percentage die, or randomly pick one you like. In this case I rolled a 33, so i read that description.. - "The gutted, rotten carcass of a deer lies in the undergrowth near the trail. The surrounding undergrowth is stained red with blood. A skilled hunter hs obviously efficiently butchered the carcass"
This simple description opens up a lot of feeling and choices.. Does the party need to worry about this hunter? Who is it? Is he a minon, collecting food for his master? Is he a simple ranger living off the land? .... Then the party can continue on their current quest or this could become the hook of a small or large side quest...
Much better than.. your party travels along the path through the woods to their destination.
This book is worth purchasing. There are well thought out and disparate descriptions for the given areas. Worth purchasing and worth using. Your players will thank you for it! :)