Advanced Search

Bits of the Wilderness: Into the Swamp

Bits of the Wilderness: Into the Swamp


Buy It Today,
Play It Tonight!

185 descriptions bring the mystery and challenge of swamps to your game!

"Into the Swamp" provides colorful descriptions to make swamps come alive in your players’ minds. It provides short "bits" of description and detailed settings that could be used to describe nearly any fantasy swamp, regardless of the system. This is created to be an "on the go" product, which means you don’t need to read the entire work before you can use it. The descriptions are designed so that they can be randomly generated as you play or placed carefully ahead of time. It is written to be of use to both experienced and inexperienced Game Masters, particularly those who (for whatever reason) find themselves short on time or creativity.

This book includes 100 Bits of description, small pieces that can be stuck in anywhere a little description is needed, and numbered so they can be used randomly. Each Bit is also provided in index card format for ease of use by Game Masters. In addition, there are 86 other descriptions that may depict a particular place (island, dock) or describe the seasons or weather.

The material is indexed a number of ways to allow a GM to easily find a description to fit a particular circumstance. Several descriptions are graphically depicted in the excellent interior art by Gillian Pearce (Hellion).

Also included is a swamp setting with a mini-adventure, written especially for this book by Darren “Wolf” Pearce. It provides detailed narration for use by the GM, and advice on how to use a swamp in your game.

In addition, we are pleased to feature an article that looks at how to make swamps in your game realistic and utilize all their fascinating complexities on your players. Written by Professor of Biology (and long-time gamer) K. H. Keeler, the article includes “Swamp Kits,” quick and easy sets of information on the plants and animals common to various types of swamps.

This is part of the "Harried Game Master" line of products, providing the materials we've always wished to have. Augment your imagination with products from Tabletop Adventures!

69 pages plus index cards; 87 pages total.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (5)
Discussions (0)
January 12th, 2009
I found this product to be extremely useful. It doesn't really matter what genre you play, a swamp is a swamp :) It is a simple matter to swap out a fantasy element to add a sci-fi or science-fantasy element. The details on types of swamps, gass [...]
November 21st, 2006
This book is great it really adds a lot to encounters and traveling about in swamps. It gave me a few ideas I never considered at all before and the use of descriptive langage is a certainyl a notch above the average I can whip up while runnign on the [...]
February 17th, 2006
Great atmospheric passages and quick and easy encounter inserts. <br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: The atmosphere was something I was struggling with, so thats good, also the inserts are nice brief 'wandering monster' type encounters that [...]
January 12th, 2006
Each one of these bits books has made its way into my campaign. This was the latest one and it came right on time as my party was venturing through a swampy section of the world. The thing that gets me about these products is that the writing is alwa [...]
November 11th, 2005
Simply a very useful product for those who are using wetlands as either a setting or simply a location within a setting. The sections on insects interested me a great deal since that aspect is usually glossed over in other wilderness products that feat [...]
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Gold seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
12.3 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
August 01, 2005
This title was added to our catalog on August 01, 2005.