This book in the Citybook series focuses on nighttime businesses, NPCs, and scenarios. From the front cover: A game-master’s aid for all. Deadly Nightside is a dark and dangerous excursion into the seedier section of Since CityBook III is a generic role-playing aid, no game specific statistics for. Citybook III has 7 ratings and 1 review. Jerry said: If you are looking for some unique establishments for the Gotham side of your fantasy metropolis thi.

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This is one of the best of the Citybook series.

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Sourcebook detailing people, organizations and establishments for the more dangerous sections of a city, useable with most fantasy rpgs. Mike Stackpole returns as sole editor of this page volume.

Erin rated it it was amazing Jun 27, It points at dezdly of the factors that makes me really love a good urban setting, especially for a fantasy campaign. These are generally good, except that the grey graph paper background on these are printed darkly, making them more difficulty to read.

Each volume presents generic businesses, locations, and organizations for a fantasy city. Fighting, magic and so on are ranked to give the GM a clear sense of the relative power. Lists with This Book. Not realizing social dangers can be just as potent as physical ones. The complexity of the set up offers many plot ideas.


Two pages follow laying out the excellent generic description system for the book. Posted by Lowell Francis at 9: If my group found themselves hip-deep in a dungeon crawl and I suggested that perhaps they might split up…well, that would never fly.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Randall G Kuipers supplies the maps for the second edition. Want to Read saving…. Most include clear maps and layouts with clear icons. Even when it deals with the cosmology of the magic, it maintains an open and adaptable approach. To ask other readers questions about Citybook Deaxlyplease sign up. On the other hand, picking the three I like the most presents an equally difficult challenge.

However The Singing Frog Sanctuary presented here works. While the books are written without specific system mechanics, they offer guidelines for important details.

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Thanks for telling cityboik about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mark Gaulton marked it as to-read Mar 17, Books by Michael A. Other books in the series. GMs who want to just use a single business will find it easy to pull one out. Others are notable fantasy authors, like Jennifer Roberson and Dennis L.

Sixteen authors offer 18 establishments. At the same time, the entry manages to nigtside some compelling NPCs with complex motivations.

Citybook III: Deadly Nightside

Return to Book Page. Michael von Sacher-Masoch rated it liked it Jun 24, Each book usually offers a set of links and threads to make it easy for the GM to connect different establishments together and create larger stories.


The Steel Man and his people ought to be scary. It points iki a new tact this book takes- more explicit and numerous connections, references, and overlaps between establishments. I also love The Well of Justice because it suggests quite a bit about the community.

Beth rated it really liked it May ciyybook, She opts for all inked and dark line images instead greyscale figures. But a great deal will still work with that.

All the entries read well and the connections between them feel natural and unforced. The layout remains mostly the same as the previous entries in the series- two columns, with small margins and text abutting illustrations tightly. Simon Sullivan marked it as to-read Sep 03, Nov 18, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Fighters, duelists, rogues and the like can be entertained and hooked by offering them a kind of dojo.

Deadly Nightside covers the darker corners of fantasy cities.