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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The longest of the adventures centers on the Jade Palace pictured partially above and has palace intrigue with five different powerful NPCs that players can ally with, which citiez pretty interesting and nonlinear especially since it is set in a ruined city full of undead and also has a stuffed tiger zombie. The map itself has a few places listed which are important such as where the ruler and lords of the city reside, most of the rest of map is left pretty much blank in detail enabling you to fill i areas fities you desire.

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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 qavim wizards and a senile lich.

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Al-Qadim: Cities of Bone by Steve Kurtz (1994, Hardcover)

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. It’s an unfortunate mix. 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. The map of the city of Brass is the real treasure of this whole boxed set. The scope of the product seems almost perfect for a sandbox see what I did qadjm

Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. More than 5, animated skeletons and zombies lurk in and around Ysawis. 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.

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. Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun Online: Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Show More Show Less. I just recently picked up a used copy obne I have a weakness for necromancy themes.

All were animated by the necromancers. Cities of Bone was written by Steve Kurtz. The text offers advice for creating a spooky atmosphere, and the historical reasons behind the construction of each dungeon.

For example, in the Campaign Guide 32 pagesevery area has the following categories: It might be worth checking out. See details for additional description.

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Google Twitter Tumblr Reddit Facebook. Cities of Bone by Steve Kurtz citiez, Hardcover. I have the Complete Necromancers book, citues I noticed the similar names, but I was not aware of the chronology and relationship.


Untitled by Reese WitherspoonHardcover 5. There are six color full page cards, and all of them have attractively rendered dungeon maps. I may not be doing a good job making it clear that I actually like this set, despite the general 2E decadence.

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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.

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. There is no pretence of Cities of Bone being a complete setting. Best Selling in Other Books See all. I have a half-written post about it somewhere that I will get to finishing sometime. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. 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.

Shattered Qqadim Dark Sun: You may also like. The Al-Qadim line had been held over a year beyond its original plan by the time of this sourcebox, and this may citoes the set’s flagging inspiration.

The set feels strangely unfinished, as if it was rushed out the door. The Complete Book of Necromancers, by the same author, describes the Island of the Necromancer Kings, which lies south of the area described in Cities of Bone. It feels like everything starts with an official template for required information.