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Bring your campaign to life with this companion supplement for Ghosts of Saltmarsh!

Saltmarsh Encounters presents 60 short encounters for the town, coast, and sea. Over 150 variations are included, making the encounters highly replayable and allowing you to customise them to fit YOUR game. The supplement is great for Ghosts of Saltmarsh or any coastal or high seas campaign!

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Chris R May 22, 2020 4:52 am UTC
Introduced to AD&D in 1977, began serious play in 1981. I had the original modules and used them loosely then as scantly scripted they were written. I was a teen, I wasn't as involved with storyline and plot as I am now. Following a long hiatus was taught Pathfinder. Now I am in D&D 5e. I have adapted the Saltmarsh series to be included in my world of Alterra. The Southern Coast of Kash is home to "Saltmarsh" (heavily revised) for my home-brew. Looking for input from those interested in Pirates and smugglers. Deeply inspired by STARZ Black Sails and Nautical Campaigns by Great GM. As I journal, hope to share ideas to aid others in fleshing out their campaigns. I am open to others ideas on building worlds. If I parallel anything similar to our world it would be in the dark ages - Fall of Rome and the era of Charlemagne. Enjoy Asian culture immensely.
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April 11, 2020 12:08 am UTC
I thought that this was free today? (
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Brendan M April 11, 2020 12:10 am UTC
looks like they just fixed it
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Farhad S January 24, 2020 8:45 pm UTC
I am a new to DMing Ghosts of Saltmarsh is the second module i have ever run and this has been a huge help
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SP S September 28, 2019 12:42 am UTC
when's the print version of this coming out?
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M.T. B September 28, 2019 1:29 am UTC
A print version is not confirmed, at this stage. We will let you know if that changes.
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Stephen W July 24, 2019 3:28 pm UTC
Far better than any list. These short blurbs are really inspired/inspiring. Thank you!!
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Douglas B June 18, 2019 11:40 pm UTC
I used to love the 3 Saltmarsh modules. As a player I tore thru them. I played an elven ftr/mage. In that world, sea elves could pass for normal elves unless you examined their necks just under their ears and saw their gills. They could easily exist under water and on land. The toes and fingers were webbed and they could conceal the webbing. I loved my toon. I really wanted to play a lizardman and did in another dm's world. This was back during AD&D days. I actually started played in late 1975 when it first came out. I am now 60. I have played every D&D variation and enjoyed AD&D and the current 5e the most. I cannot wait to peruse this. I just wish I could find ppl to play with again.
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M.T. B June 19, 2019 3:49 am UTC
Can I recommend you try playing online if you don't already? Hundreds of thousands of players out there now, looking for games.
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Graham H July 14, 2019 2:34 am UTC
We have a Barry Douglas running a Saltmarsh campaign now. His profile is the same as yours (above) except he started playing a year later than you. He was blown away by the Saltmarsh modules. He is having a hard time trying to convince us that he didn’t post this. He says there was a Barry Douglas working in the same Taxation Office back then before he got posted to Newcastle (?). Is this the same Barry Douglas? You should join us if you are in Sydney. Barry isn’t running a RPG game at the moment but a Saltmarsh campaign using the miniatures rules Dragon Rampart. We do have a DM running a RPG 5e game.
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Erik T June 18, 2019 2:49 pm UTC
Is this being reviewed for play in AL?
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M.T. B June 18, 2019 11:30 pm UTC
Not currently.
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will S June 18, 2019 2:26 am UTC
Will this have print-on-demand any time soon?
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M.T. B June 18, 2019 8:32 am UTC
Not soon... possibly in the future if it sells really well...
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Amanda R June 21, 2019 12:57 am UTC
Awesome! I dislike using my iPad for reading.
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