Cities of Bone/Includes Book/Campaign Guide/Booklet/Poster Map/Cards [Steve Kurtz] on City of Delights (AD&D: Al-Qadim Campaign) [BOX SET]. Tim Beach. TSR Cities of Bone Basic Information Author(s) Steve Kurtz Editor(s) Sue For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is. This is a review of [i]Al-Qadim: Cities of Bone[/i], a thin boxed set for the AD&D 2nd Edition setting of Zakhara. The box contains a page.

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It’s an unfortunate mix. There are six color full page cards, and all of them have attractively rendered dungeon maps. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The set feels strangely unfinished, as if it was rushed out the door. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich.

There is no pretence of Cities of Bone being a complete setting. This inflexibility is a major weakness of Second Edition, but bpne not fatal just slightly annoying, as it feels like everything is padded.

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You may also like. Despite that, the production values are relatively high, though the overland map cards do not connect that is, they seem to be three random samples of the Zakhara map, which I only discovered by looking up a full map on the Internet.

None of the adventures are spectacular, but all are serviceable and have enough background to make them interesting sandbox locations. This page was last edited on 31 Mayat The snippets of history and background that are provided support the adventuring sites rather than overwhelming them with trivia.


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The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Google Twitter Tumblr Reddit Facebook. Cities of Bone was written by Steve Kurtz. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: The text offers al-qacim for creating a spooky atmosphere, and the historical reasons behind the construction of each dungeon. Whose Boat Is This Boat? Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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Cities of Bone by Steve KurtzHardcover. The set really gives you a good feel of what a strange yet multicultural place the City of Brass can be.

Ysawis, City of the Dead; Population:.

While the Al-qadim setting is not my personal cup of team, the references and map in this product are highly useful if you have characters traveling to the city of Brass on the plane of fire.

Retrieved from ” https: There is also a poster sized map which reproduces the Jade Palace of the Necromancers and, while pretty, would be entirely useless during play. The Genie’s Curse Birthright: I have a half-written post about it somewhere that I will get to finishing sometime.

Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: Steve Martini Hardcover Signed Books. Steve Berry Hardcover Signed Books. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Cities of Bone is an Al-Qadim boxed set that includes six dungeon crawls, mostly portable anywhere in Citieeshalf for beginning characters and the rest for mid-to high levels.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. The map of the city of Brass is the real treasure of this whole boxed set. It feels like everything starts with an official template for required information.

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It might be worth checking out. Cities of Bone is a minicampaign associated with the Al-Qadim setting. I have the Complete Necromancers book, and I noticed the similar names, but I was not aware of the chronology and relationship. This item doesn’t belong on this page. The longest of the adventures centers on the Jade Palace pictured partially above and has palace intrigue with five different powerful NPCs that players can ally with, which is pretty interesting and nonlinear especially since it is set in a ruined city full of undead and also has a stuffed tiger zombie.

There is enough material to keep players occupied for a while while still begging for referee customization. Half the text makes up the adventure, “Court of the Necromancers”, where in the undead city of Ysawis, the player characters get involved in the intrigues of a couple of repugnant wizards and a senile lich. The Al-Qadim line had been held over a year beyond its original plan by the time of this sourcebox, and this may explain the set’s flagging inspiration.

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The number grows continually, for each day, Sumulael and Kazerabet add 20 to 30 more to the population. I just recently picked up a used copy because I have citoes weakness for necromancy themes.

The interior layouts are gorgeous though, using two-tone gold and black borders I bet they just reused that work from Arabian Adventures.

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