Looking for an urban setting to kick off your next Swords & Wizardry
campaign? Look no further. Rogues in Remballo
will have you covered. Sure, it hasn't released yet, but it exists and it is good. How do I know? Because I have my copy and I'm reading it already.
Did I mention that Frog God
will be offering this for free? Think of it as an enticement to check out the forthcoming The Lost Lands: Borderland Provinces
"sandbox campaign resource" (quoting +Matt Finch
directly there.) Rogues of Remballo
is over 20 pages of sandboxie urban adventuring, and it will be coming your way in about a week or so. No worries, I'll remind you when it does release ;)
For those wondering where the Borderland Provinces
lie, it's the area that contains Rappan Athuk
and the Lost City of Barakus
, and Cyclopean Deeps
. Yep, it's adventure central.
Now, just to be clear, Rogues in Remballo
might be a 1st level adventure but it is written for experienced players, or at least an experienced DM. Herding cats is hard enough in a sandbox. When you make that sandbox an urban environment with lots of interesting locations it may be hard to keep the party's attention on the adventure at hand. Me personally? I wouldn't worry too much. My groups tend to have a knack at finding their own trouble, er... adventures.
I do love the way this adventure can be resolved (or not resolved) with many different outcomes for the future of the campaign. One little adventure. Many ripples.
I'm not supposed to give too much away before it actually releases in a week plus time, so I've been more vague than I'd like to be but Rogues in Remballo
really is a nice product. As an urban setting it it very likely it will be used in your campaign multiple times and at the awesome price of "FREE" it would be foolish to not grab a copy and at the very least strip it piece by piece for your own ideas.
Oh, as an aside, it will also be available in Pathfinder
flavors. I guess WotC doesn't need to worry about a 5e OGL anymore as no one else seems to be worried...