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Dungeonscape, Cityscape ... others?

Ifshnit

Holder of Shadows
#11
I'll also recommend the environmental books, although I'd place Frostburn and Sandstorm ahead of Stormwrack in terms of content (but I'm probably biased since fire-based and frost-based mages are more my style - lots of exceptionally useful stuff in those two books). Plus, I found Of Ships and the Sea from 2nd edition to be more useful for water-based settings than Stormwrack.

Cityscape was lacking as others have mentioned. It just didn't seem to have enough in it. Dungeonscape is much better.
 

Reverend Keith

I was a friend of Jamis
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#12
Cityscape, personally, didn't merit a buy. A store perusal of it made it seem like there was a lot of copying/similarities to the free city building PDF you can download from the WotC website, and there wasn't really enough all-new material to justify buying it.
Perhaps I judged Cityscape unfairly by expecting it to be more than that DMG web enchancement, but what you said mirrored my impressions when I read Cityscape at the store.

I got a whole lot of mileage out of that little free PDF and I guess I just expected that a book on the subject would seem more valuable to me. *shrug*
 

Yak of Darkness

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#13
Perhaps I judged Cityscape unfairly by expecting it to be more than that DMG web enchancement
Eh, I wouldn't say you were judging it unfairly.

If you think a book's not worth buying because it doesn't give you anything significantly better than a free PDF placed online well over a year beforehand, that's pretty much just "judging it." ;)

WotC could've done so much more with it in that time. They didn't.
 

Nawara

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#14
I'd love to see some more 'scape books in the future, but I can't think of any other bases left that they haven't covered.
Temperate forests, rain forests, mediterranean-climate mountains, farming villages, swamps, savannahs, necropoli, sky/cloud cities, heaven, the elemental planes.

Some of those obviously have more versatility and potential than others, but each one could conceivably kick ass if written by the right author.

-Jeff
 

Valadorn

Mighty emperor of Rondar!
#15
Temperate forests, rain forests, mediterranean-climate mountains, farming villages, swamps, savannahs, necropoli, sky/cloud cities, heaven, the elemental planes.

Some of those obviously have more versatility and potential than others, but each one could conceivably kick ass if written by the right author.

-Jeff
I'd love to see a wilderness one, maybe covering forests, jungles, plains, and swamps.

Wasn't there a 1e Wilderness Survival Guide?
 
#16
There are also some Fantasy Flight Games books that cover the various areas of Dungeons, Wilderness, and Cities. I believe most were written my Mike Mearls, now an employee of WotC, and can be picked up inexpensively, depending on your timing.
 
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