Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Sacred Ground

Review: A Soucebook for Holy Sites

"Sacred Ground" by James Maliszewski, Rick Neal, and Chris Jones, published by Penumbra and distributed by Atlas Games.

This 112 page sourcebook for Holy Sites contains four areas for you to place in your own campaign.

There's a three page short introduction to the book and its contents.

One, "Gabriel's Aerie", contains 29 pages of details on a floating shrine to the four winds, including a new deity and a new domain, a few NPC's, a couple new rules, and a chart for random aerial encounters.

Two, "Summer's Barrow", contains 25 pages of details on the hidden site, another new deity and domain, a few NPC's, and some details about the underground vault and tomb.

Three, "The Necropolis", contains 26 pages of details on the chapter house, yet another new deity and domain, a few NPC's, a new magic item, and even a new monster - such as it is.

Four, "Retreat of the Warrior Saint", contains 24 pages of details on the retreat, new weapons, some NPC's, another new deity, some info on the herb garden and winery, and even a tournament to participate in.

There are numerous NPC's detailed, as is a two page map of each site.  Finally, there's an advertisement for the sequel and an ad for their Fantasy Bestiary.  The layout is good and makes it easy to find what you might be looking for.  There's even a couple of adventure ideas for each site, as well as alternate versions.  They are all unique enough to give players food for thought.  Another good product from Penumbra.

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