This installment of Raging Swan Press’ “I Loot the Body”-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 6 pages of content, so let’s take a look!
We begin this dressing-file once again with a massive 100-entry table of outfits for the deceased druids – from silken robes made from exotic purple moth-silk to leafy branches that are alive, nature itself provides, appropriately, a diverse array of cool entries. Beyond these, vinegar-like smelling rags, boy scout-style achievement studded robes, 101-Dalmation-robes or capes that buzz liek dragonfly wings – this table is not just good…it’s superb and breathes more imagination than multiple tables combined.
The second 100-entry table covers natural accoutrements – spellcasting aids or symbols aligned with their domain over the natural world. And oh boy – from jade ourobos to classic sprigs of mistletoe, from staves bleeding sap to ear muffs of crow feathers – this is absolutely inspired! Interwoven strands of hair, willow fishing poles…awesome.
The third 100-entry-strong table covers the contents of a druid’s pouch – from fluttering death’s head moths to spoiled, rotten clumps of eggs, twitching frog-legs, skunk puppets, jars containing bull’s testicles…absolutely glorious. Have I mentioned the small potted plant that turns to face you? Two packets of identical mushrooms, one of which labeled as “deadly poison”, while the other is “delicious”? This table, like the first two, breathes pure imaginative excellence.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, as we’ve come to expect from Raging Swan Press. Layout adheres to the crisp and printer-friendly two-column b/w-standard and the pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience. It should also be noted that the pdf comes in two versions – one optimized for the printer and one optimized fro screen-use – kudos for the extra-mile there!
Well…basically, at this point, all you have to know is that Mike Welham wrote this. He consistently delivers some of the most awesome, inspiring, diverse dressing-files – from the mundane to the magical, from the classic to the weird, from the hilarious to the uncanny, Mike’s dressing show a level of diversity that is basically unreached – and this is no different. Each and every table in this book is pure awesomeness and inspires even the most burnt-out GM. This is what these files should be like. Excellence. My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars + seal of approval.
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