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Welcome to the Wanderer: a Crawlspace Sourcebook

Visit a wildspace system unlike any other- Crawlspace, the domain of Wasserbär, a living "planet" that is known as the Wanderer by its inhabitants. Older than the Crystal Spheres, possibly older than the gods, the Wanderer is a great astral beast many millions of miles across, orbited by two suns and three moons. To the people on its surface, their planet stretches on forever, one seemingly endless biome after another displaying a great diversity of life. To arcane sages and historians of other wildspace systems, the Wanderer has a name: WasserbärThis sourcebook allows a DM to play a Survivalist campaign using Wasserbär the Wanderer as their setting. Some legends concerning the Wanderer say that the Crystal Spheres which once contained and separated wildspace systems were created to prevent this ancient astral beast from destroying the gods’ Creations by trapping it in the Rainbow Ocean. During the Spellplague, the Astral Plane contracted from its previous tree-like structure, collapsing onto the Prime Material plane. The Astral Dominions at the end of its branches came crashing with it and the Astral merged with the Phlogiston, becoming the Astral Sea we know today. This process also somehow destroyed the crystal spheres, their absence leaving all wildspace systems open to the inadvertant ravages of this gentle giant. 

Wasserbär’s gentle existence is at odds with its mark on the wildspace systems it passes through, its immense mass threatening to tear celestial bodies from their positions in the cosmos. Strips of rubbery "land" separate its biomes, often clouded by a phlogiston-reminiscent Rainbow FogDespite its gentle appearance, the Rainbow Fog is extremely flammable and is incredibly dangerous- an excretious byproduct from Wasserbär’s consumption of great swathes of the infinite Rainbow Ocean- injesting the raw elemental magic that is Phlogiston for eons untold. Wasserbär, the Wanderer is a central location featured in our next Spelljammer/Planescape epic, the Voidfarers Guide to the Verse Vol 5: Rise of the Rifters! The villains and locations within this book will be important to that upcoming adventure, but with its great scale, we believe Wasserbär deserved its own separated sourcebook rather than being just a chapter of someone else's story. With more than 200 pages, there is enough material inside this sourcebook for a creative DM to run multiple prehistoric campaigns, starting with the provided Intro Adventures for many of the prehistoric playable races. The cover price will reflect that this is but one thick chapter in the fifth volume of the Voidfarers Guide adventure epic, and we invite you to enjoy a brutal survival campaign in the world of -1,000,000 YEARS DR while we finish crafting that intergalactic science-fantasy tale! 

Primal Primal Playable Races:

Sharpen your spear and try your luck at surviving one million years before the Dalereckoning as the ancestors of modern Humans, Dwarves, Halfling, Lizardfolk, Loxodon, Tabaxi, Triton, Tortle, Goblin and more with 32 playable races. Join the fray as the flightless yet speedy Aarakocraptor; early human ancestors like Australopithecus, the Ape Man; Homo Habilis, the Handy Man; Homo Erectus, the Upright Man; Homo Neanderthalensis, the Neanderthal ManCro-Magnon, early Modern ManHomo Floresiensis, the Hobbit-Man; near-human variants Homo Amazonia, WomankindHomo Tauresis, the Bull-Man; Homo Equuscotti, the Horse Man; Homo Branchia, the Gill-Man; plus BigfootSkunk-ApeChupacabraJungle DwarfCave Dwarf; Cave Halfling (and their wondrous Predator Cowls); Cave OrcCave GoblinLoxodon MammuthusPaleo-Ogre; Pterafolk; Sabertooth Tabaxi; Savage LizardfolkSnapping TortleTroglodyte; 3 Plasmoid subspecies, del'NoricArchaea-Plasmoidia, Gray); Thri-kreen; as well as Xixchil and the mighty Yau’Taunga hunters from beyond the stars.

Find your role within the tribe with one of 9 Prehistoric Backgrounds:
  • Cave Tribe Member, Clan Artisan, Prehistoric Nomad, Primal Fisher, Primal Hunter, Spirit Speaker, Tribal Outcast, Beast Rider, Beast Tamer


Contribute to your Tribe and Take on the Stone Age World:

  • Survivalist rules for Hunger and Thirst
  • A Tribal Roster System to help the DM and players collectively monitor and manage each member's health and relationships
  • Craft Prehistoric items and flex your creativity with tools using Leatherworking, Stonework, Weaving, Woodworking, Painting and Dyeing, Cooking, Potterymaking, Brewing & Fermenting, Herbalism, Poisonmaking, Trapmaking, Astrology & Star Mapping
  • Wield Primal Equipment & Prehistoric Wondrous Items like an Ironsnapper Shield, Yeti Fur Cloak, Purple Wurm Stinger Pike or Manticore Tail Spike Arrows
  • Feed the tribe with Fishing, Fowlkeeping, Animal Taming, Trapping and Hunting
  • Avoid horrific diseases like Avian Trichomonosis, Glowing Plague, Raptorpox, Rabies and Ancestral Regression Syndrome
  • Survive encounters with a terrifying Recurring Predator of singular cleverness that has plagued your tribe for years, eventually defeating the beast and using its hide and bones to fashion powerful armor, weapons and artifacts
  • Find tables for Wilderness EncountersWeird Prehistoric Locales and strange Monuments

Introductory Adventures for Primal Characters

Includes twelve cultural adventures and two general quests for low level characters, advancing PCs from level 1-4 and bringing them into the larger world and eventual conflict with civilization...

Battle Against the Bronze Age!

Giants, Dragons, God-Kings and mighty heroes command bronze age armies that threaten to dominate surrounding stone age peoples! Fight againstor further the schemes of:

  • The Men of Moloch, worshippers of the Bull-Headed Tyrant, kidnap stone age peoples for sacrifice to their dark lord.

  • Queen Ret-Seh, the Eternal Empress rules over her ten-thousand year empire served by her mummy minions under the ever-baking red sun in the Hades desert.

  • Nephilim: Sovereigns of Stone and Bronze introduces immortal giants like the Frost Queen and the Haerian Hill-Kings.

  • Celestial God-King Kokabiel, a fallen solar, builds his power from the disembodied souls of his loyal worshippers.

  • Lady Gaea, the Great Mother, is often enamoured with adventurers who fight to preserve life and reach new levels of consciousness.

  • Impress Luria, the Panther Queen and earn the respect of the Amazons

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