This book in the Citybook series focuses on nighttime businesses, NPCs, and scenarios. From the front cover: A game-master’s aid for all. Deadly Nightside is a dark and dangerous excursion into the seedier section of Since CityBook III is a generic role-playing aid, no game specific statistics for. Citybook III has 7 ratings and 1 review. Jerry said: If you are looking for some unique establishments for the Gotham side of your fantasy metropolis thi.
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Erin rated it it was amazing Jun 27, An entry usually includes a basic description, layouts, NPC details and most usefully a set of scenario suggestions. Beth rated it really liked it May 14, It offers more gritty and street level material- further away from the high wizardry and the fantastic of some campaigns. Mike Stackpole returns as sole editor of this page volume. This is one of the best of the Citybook series.
The vigilante justice served out by this group offers the PCs a force to ally or oppose in this part of their city. Caroline Mars marked it as to-read Aug 17, Deadly Nightside covers the darker corners of fantasy cities. These are generally good, except that the grey graph paper background on these are printed darkly, making them more difficulty to read. It also takes a slight turn to offer a more connected Citybookwith strong plot ties between the various entries.
Randall G Kuipers supplies the maps for the second edition. Lists with This Book. Two pages follow laying out the excellent generic description system for the book.
When I used this in a game, I actually added a few Lovecraftian notes to this particular set up. It points at one of the factors that makes me really love a good urban setting, especially for a fantasy campaign. However The Singing Frog Sanctuary presented here works. But a great deal will still work with that. This volume opens with a really tight introduction, in incredibly tiny text.
Deadly Nightside Citybook 3 by Michael A.
Of course how well that works may depend on the level of magic in your campaign. Linda Retterer rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Nov 18, Jerry rated dradly really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again.
But GMs using more of them will discover value added content in these ties. They would stick together like glue, backing each other up. While the books are written without specific system mechanics, they offer guidelines for important details. And I expect the areas PCs will most likely be interacting with.
Return to Book Page. CB III hits its mark and offers plenty of trouble for your players.
Even when it deals with the cosmology of the magic, it maintains an open and adaptable approach. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Books by Feadly A.
The layout remains mostly the same as the iio entries in the series- two columns, with small margins and text abutting illustrations tightly.
Yangtze rated it it was amazing Nov 15, But if I can get them into town, they will fly in every direction- going off to take care of business, follow up on clues, talk to important NPCs. These reproduce better and look awesome. Hannu Kokko added it Citybok 30, Each entry is usually at least three pages, usually more.
NPC write ups focus on personalities and plot elements. GMs who want to just use a single business will find it easy to pull one out. All the entries read well and the connections between them feel natural and unforced.
To ask other readers questions about Citybook IIIplease sign up. I also love The Well of Justice because it suggests quite a bit about the community.
Strangely the book gives up on the sans-serif font used in the first two in favor of cifybook slightly smaller serif font that looks like Times. Newer Post Older Post Home. Other books in the series. The Bloodmoon School has some great hidden plot hooks.