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The Rains


The final enemy is hope. 

A storm has raged within sight of the Twilit City for generations, never wavering and always slowly advancing. This is no ordinary squall of rain and wind, however; malign intelligence beyond mortal grasp stalks within, toying with the petty lives of adventurers and wanderers as a cat toys with string. None have escaped the city since it descended. This patient, long enduring cataclysm is called by a simple title: the Rains.  

Those within the city walls know the truth. These last survivors stand, well and truly, alone. Companionship is fleeting as the bonds of friend and family stretch as thin as the gossamer threads of fragile memory. 

Will you discover the mystery at the heart of the Rains, adventurer? Can a mortal mind even comprehend such things? Or, are you doomed to fall to the storm's steady onslaught, stripped piece by piece of every part of you?

The Rains is a 16-page adventuring toolbox designed for dark atmospheric roleplaying over a brief campaign of about 6-10 four-hour game sessions. It is designed for Tier 2 play in 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons, for character levels 5 - 10. Within, you will find a setting set forth in broad strokes, ideas on how to adapt the character creation process to adventuring in the Rains, as well as detailed NPC profiles and random encounter tables for Dungeon Masters.  

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Andrew M April 18, 2019 6:46 pm UTC
Oh my god dude this useless background image makes it impossible to print a legible copy at regular print quality. Everybody say it after me: BLACK TEXT ON A WHITE BACKGROUND PLEASE. I wasted paper and ink printing this at regular quality greyscale. Once I aborted that and printed it high quality color, it was legible. But you and everyone else publishing this stuff with unnecessary backgrounds should really take the time to put together a printer-friendly version. I have a very good inkjet. I assume that anyone with an older or less-featured printer is pretty well out of luck printing a good copy of this as it is.

I'll try to review the actual content later to make up for this angry message. But: printer friendly backgroundless works please, publishers!
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Madison K April 20, 2019 12:50 am UTC
Thanks for the feedback; I've gone ahead and updated the watermark to be more printer-friendly. Let me know if the updated one works better for you.
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Andrew M April 20, 2019 6:31 pm UTC
Now that's the stuff. Thanks. Definitely better. And sorry for the testy intro.

I'll review it when I get time. It's good work. Evocative.
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