The Rainy City works as a standalone setting, big and varied enough to be the home of multiple campaigns. So far, I’ve used it in three distinct long-form campaigns myself, plus a very large number of one-shots. But what if you’ve already got a campaign going? How can you use this place? Maybe you want to have the PCs visit the place for a while. Maybe even come and go.
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Let’s bring this series full circle. We started with the OSR/classic era version of the world’s oldest RPG. Today, in the last major post in this series, let’s look at how to adapt the Rainy City to 5th edition. Choose a Background, Race, and Class One strength of 5e as a game is the menu of big, broad, interesting decisions it provides you when making a character. The backgrounds, races,
The Fantasy Trip is my favorite old school roleplaying game, and one of my top three favorite RPGs of all time. It was the game I used to run the campaign that most shaped the Rainy City setting as found in the Visitor’s Guide. I associate TFT with sword and sorcery (probably because of the art in the original Advanced Melee, Advanced Wizard, and In the Labyrinth), but I had a suspicion that
(Cross-posted at the OG Superhero Necromancer Blog) Maybe you’re thinking about using the Rainy City with a retroclone or other OSR game. This is pretty easy to do, in my experience — in fact, the first major Rainy City campaign I ever ran used the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia. It should work just as well with any of the D&D variants, or games inspired by them. The city has a