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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Cities of Bone by Steve KurtzHardcover 1 product rating 5. I just recently picked up a used copy because I have a weakness for necromancy themes. Best Selling in Other Books See all. I have the Complete Necromancers book, and I noticed the similar names, but I was not aware of the chronology and relationship. Cities of Bone is an Al-Qadim boxed set that includes six dungeon crawls, mostly portable anywhere in Zakharahalf for beginning characters and the rest for mid-to high levels.
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.
Save on Other Books Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: More than 5, animated skeletons and zombies lurk in and around Ysawis.
Steve Martini Hardcover Signed Books. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. There are six color full page cards, and all of them have attractively rendered dungeon maps. It might be worth checking out. The Al-Qadim line had been held over a year beyond its original plan by the time of this sourcebox, and this may explain the set’s flagging inspiration. Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. The set really gives you a good feel of what a strange yet multicultural place the City of Brass can be.
Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There is no pretence of Cities of Bone being a complete setting. This page was last edited on 31 Mayat You may also like. The snippets of history and background that are provided support the adventuring sites rather than overwhelming them with trivia. 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.
For example, in the Campaign Guide 32 pagesevery area has the following categories: 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.
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. Retrieved from ” https: I have a half-written post about it somewhere that I will get to finishing sometime. The set feels strangely unfinished, as if it was rushed out the door.
Cities of Bone is a minicampaign associated with the Al-Qadim setting. 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. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.
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The interior layouts are gorgeous though, using two-tone gold and black borders I bet they just reused that work from Arabian Adventures.
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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.
Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: The scope of the product seems almost perfect for a sandbox see what I did there?
I may not be doing a good job making it clear that I actually like this set, despite the general 2E decadence. The number grows continually, for each day, Sumulael and Kazerabet add 20 to 30 more to the population. This inflexibility is a major weakness of Second Edition, but is not fatal just slightly annoying, as it feels like everything is padded.
Secrets of the Lamp 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. All were animated by the necromancers.
Al-Qadim: Cities of Bone by Steve Kurtz (1994, Hardcover)
Steve Berry Hardcover Books. The text offers advice for creating a spooky atmosphere, and the historical reasons behind the construction of each dungeon. There is also a poster sized map which reproduces the Jade Palace of the Necromancers and, while pretty, would be entirely useless during play.
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This item doesn’t belong on this page. Dragonlance deities Forgotten Realms deities Greyhawk deities. Thanks for pointing this out.