RPG players love options, so I’ve found. Every player has a specific mental picture for how they want their characters to work, and every DM has an idea of what they want the world those characters play in to be like. That’s where supplement books can come in and help to make those ideas into actual rules on a page. They can either be used whole-cloth, or just taken piece-by-piece. Well, Realms of Roathaen is a new setting book created to work with 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
There’s quite a lot going on in this book. The lands of Roathaen are filled with all sorts of mystical creatures, many of which are derivations of classic races. Such as the Ice Dwarves, Savage Elves, Sun Elves, Xi-Lu Elves, and Oban Halfings. But there’s also new races such as the Eslia and Rincrin. The various classes also get new options. Now you can be a Noden Barbarian using Animal Totems, or a Savage Elf Ranger, or a Wise Guy Rogue, or maybe a Carthic Knight. It’s all up to you.
The campaign is up and running now with still 31 days left to go.