Menagerie Press is creating Westlands, a 2D6-based fantasy RPG with streamlined mechanics based on the Sword of Cepheus open game license system reference document. The 2D6 fantasy system (Traveller, Sword of Cepheus) has a true sword and sorcery feel, allowing exploration and adventure in a savage land. Action resolution is quick, putting an emphasis on story, not rules.
In Westlands, we’ve taken the core open-license 2D6 fantasy reference material and are adding extra content, including reworked (more dangerous!) sorcery mechanics, optional rules for simple firearms, and an expanded bestiary.
The name Westlands is a nod to the West Marches RPG campaign style, which is a much more free-form, adventure-seeking campaign where the players decide their motivations and goals, rather than being directed via the game master.
Westlands is setting-neutral, and lets you create whatever adventure you imagine. It is built on the open-license reference material for Sword of Cepheus, which is a 2D6 fantasy RPG that is rooted in earlier 2D6 science-fiction RPGs.
The Weird Portland series of locations describes unusual and bizarre places in Portland, Oregon. The material can be adapted for any large town or city, and/ or modified for other RPG systems with some effort.
This is published using Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds, which offers the perfect blend of streamlined gameplay and design flexibility. Most of our prior work has been in Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, but we’re familiar with Savage Worlds. We’ve designed Weird Portland material to be playable using only the Core rules book, available here: https://peginc.com/store/savage-worlds-adventure-edition-core-rules-pdf-swade/
This game references the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.com. Savage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product.
An original level 3-4 short adventure made for D&D 5e.
The heroes discover legends of an enchanted fruit growing in the hanging gardens of an ancient pyramid. The pyramid is not only a den of ancient traps and dangerous plants, but fiendish spirits nurture the magical fruit cultivated within.