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. 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.
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Second Edition products are afflicted with a fetish for standardized presentation, and Cities of Bone is no different. Save on Other Books Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. 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 Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Show More Show Less. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. 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. 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.
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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. I love the idea of a desert land strewn with ruins, though if I ran this myself I would probably make it more culturally neutral rather than use all the custom classes and spells which are mostly detailed in other products anyways.
Cities of Bone by Steve KurtzHardcover. Steve Berry Hardcover Signed Books. Kf map of the city of Brass is the real treasure of this whole boxed set. The scope of the product seems almost perfect for a sandbox see what I did there? Dark Sun Dark Sun: The number grows continually, for each day, Sumulael and Kazerabet add 20 to 30 more to the population.
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Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Untitled by Reese WitherspoonHardcover 5. The set really gives you a good feel of what a strange yet multicultural place the City of Brass can be. All were animated by the necromancers. More than 5, animated skeletons and zombies lurk in and around Ysawis. You may also like.
Al-Qadim: Cities of Bone by Steve Kurtz (1994, Hardcover)
I just recently picked up a used copy because I have a weakness for necromancy themes. Shattered Lands Dark Sun: Leave a Reply Cancel reply. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
I may not be doing a good job making it clear that I actually like this set, despite the general 2E decadence. The interior layouts are gorgeous though, using two-tone gold and black borders I bet they just reused that work from Arabian Adventures.
It feels like everything starts with an official template for required information. The text offers advice for creating a spooky atmosphere, and the historical reasons behind the construction of each dungeon. Ysawis, City of the Dead; Population:. For example, in the Campaign Guide 32 pagesevery area has the following categories: I have the Complete Necromancers book, and I noticed the similar names, but I was not aware of the chronology and relationship.
Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
None of the adventures are spectacular, but all are serviceable and have enough background to make them interesting sandbox locations. Thanks for pointing this out.
There are six color full page cards, and all of them have attractively rendered dungeon maps. The set feels strangely unfinished, as if it was rushed out the door.
There is no pretence of Cities of Bone being a complete setting. The map itself has a few places listed which are important such as where the ruler qzdim lords of the city reside, most of the rest of map is left pretty much blank in detail enabling you to fill i areas as you desire.
There are some nice sections in the beginning of the Campaign Guide about the dangers of tomb robbing diseases and some details about tomb specific dungeon dressing.