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Expanded and Updated Version of In the Footsteps of Hercules RPG Supplement Released

The folks over at Skirmisher Publishing are always wanting to make sure that their products are as good as they can possibly be. As such, they're regularly releasing new and updated versions of products. In this case, it's the system-agnostic sourcebook, In the Footsteps of Hercules. If you want, you can head over and get the new version now, even at a discount.

From the release:

Skirmisher Publishing is pleased to announce that we have updated and improved our bestselling In the Footsteps of Hercules system-free sourcebook and released a revised and expanded version of it! And, as someone who already has some of our publications, we are pleased to offer you are 15% discount on it that you can redeem by using this link:

In the Footsteps of Hercules is an 86-page universal sourcebook devoted to a pilgrimage trail, the region in which it is set, and more than a dozen specific places along it and can be used in con­junction with any fantasy role-playing game. It includes:

* An overview of the eight-part trail and the prevailing terrain and conditions associated with it, along with information about pilgrims and the things they generally hope to accomplish on it.

* Detailed descriptions of 13 specific things, including the seaport city of Nafplion, the Asclepion of Lerna hospital, the Baths of Nemea, the Bullpens of Knossos, the Cave of the Tables of Knowledge oracle, winemaking Iraxte Monastery, Megalos Ellada farm, the Paleo Mykenae hostel, the Sanctuary of Ares Stymphalus, the Stygium hermitage, a Temple of Hercules, the religious community of Olympia, and the annual Tirynthaean Heracleia festival.

* Dozens of custom images, many by noted fantasy artist Amanda Kahl.

* More than a dozen maps, most by game cartographer William T. Thrasher.

This book can be used as a setting for roleplaying game adventures of various sorts or as inspiration or a model for pilgrimage trails in a storyteller’s own stories or role-playing game campaigns. It can also simply be read and enjoyed as a work of fantasy fiction inspired by the myths, legends, history, and ge­ography of Greece.

In the Footsteps of Hercules was created as a specific example of a Pilgrimage Trail, one of the 85 general sorts of places that appear in Skirmisher Publishing's Adamantine-bestselling City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities. As written, this trail is dedicated to the titular demigod and is set in a Dark Ages fantasy version of the Peloponnesian Peninsula of Greece and located within the company’s Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting. It can easily, however, be dedicated to any other appropriate deity or cause and dropped into virtually any other existing milieu and has deliberately been designed to be compat­ible with any of what Gary Gygax used to refer to as “a traditional fantasy campaign setting.” 

We very much hope you will check out and enjoy this latest and best version of In the Footsteps of Hercules!