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Wilderness needs to be wild.

Advanced Expanse is a rules-neutral supplement for any tabletop role-playing game. Use a standard deck of playing cards to create fresh, exciting, and dynamic wilderness encounters at your gaming table.

Broken Woods is a free sample of the Advanced Expanse system. Read through it, adapt it to your game, and send your players into the wild tonight!

Welcome to the Broken Woods.

An ancient, serpentine race once built a mighty city on these lands. In the flush of hubris, they cast a spell to yoke the sun to their will. It failed.

Flame blasted the earth. Cities crumbled to dust. The people scattered far and wide. The empire vanished into legend leaving little trace. That legacy, that madness still marks this forest. This was the site of their greatest temple, and ground zero for that fateful spell. Some magic lingers still. The earth is poisoned and brittle in patches. Here and there between overgrown trees ancient huts and shrines still stand mostly intact, untouched for ages.

Local superstitions mark this place as cursed, and nothing in their right mind would travel near this place. Luckily adventurers rarely heed such warnings.

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Joel C December 09, 2016 10:35 pm UTC
I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to my game. The broken woods adds an element of randomness that makes my job as DM fun and creative. If you like plot lines that are not on rails, you will like this. This can work in many formats but I use it with 5th edition D&D.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 07, 2016.
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