What is The Midderlands?
After two successfully funded Kickstarter campaigns, The Midderlands and The Midderlands Expanded are live and available near you!
The first Kickstarter campaign was for The Midderlands – An OSR Setting & Bestiary. An old-school game setting with bestiary for use with old-school role-playing games. It is based on Swords & Wizardry Complete (it’s a free PDF), but could easily be used with other old-school systems and even non-OSR systems such as D&D or Pathfinder due to it’s setting-heavy material.
The setting is a green-hued, dark-fantasy, late-middle ages, early-renaissance view through grime-smeared spectacles. The setting itself is based on an area in the middle of England called The Midlands. Many of the locations are loosely based on reality, but others are pure fantasy from an addled mind.
The setting part of the book contains something called “game-juice”. Not heavy of history and monotonous detail, but enough to get the game-juices flowing and let the game master twist and tweak as they need to in order to fit their campaign.
The first book has won a 2018 ENnie Award Gold for Best Cartography!
The second Kickstarter campaign was for The Midderlands Expanded, which opened up the campaign setting to a much wider region – The whole of The Haven Isles and contains even more green-hued, twisted, dark-fantasy, old-school goodness.
The first book focused on the land-locked Midderlands, a twisted version of central England. The Midderlands Expanded book expands the setting to include the whole of Havenland, Scrotland, Oldenwale, Emeraude, and beyond.
Learn about Bear Maw, Darkpool, H’sst-Akal, Middercastle, Queensmyr, Scar Burg, the Great Wall of Hadreen and many more locations.
Explore the shipwrecks of the coast, and be harried by Gloomcrabs, Sharkfolk, Leviathan Spawn and more.
Learn of the dangers of the neighbouring countries, Gaulandia and the Serpentlands.
This book is full of more horrors and threats to the safety of not only the midderfolk, but havenfolk at large. Sea monsters, threats of invasion, countrywide travel, island enclaves, and ship combat to name a few.
This expanded setting gives more opportunity for adventure and who doesn’t love adventure?
There is also humour, occasional swear words, and graphic descriptions.