Free Role Playing Game Supplement Review: FT – Borgusburg

FT – Borgusburg is a free role playing game supplement published by Adventures in Filbar. The FT range of supplements primarily cover urban areas; this one covers a fortified village near to rich mines. The settlement is described as being in the Allatrama/Vulgaria area, although these is not enough information given in the supplement as to whereabouts in the Filbar setting it is – this would require using other supplements. It is primarily aimed at the Dungeons & Dragons system.

This is a twenty page PDF which lacks bookmarks. The cover is the latest design with a silhouette of buildings on it and one page has a labelled map of the settlement which would appear to have been made in RPG Citymap Generator and a stock black and white street image intended to represent the main street.

FT - BorgusburgSlightly more than two pages give some background to the village and an overview of its construction, economy and leadership. The remainder is given over to describing various locations.

There are 44 locations detailed in all, which would appear to be every building on the map – some towers are not numbered but all the towers would appear to be covered in one location number. Each location has the name of the place and the name of the primary NPC that can be found there, followed by a paragraph describing the business, location or services provided, and in some cases with links to other locations.

The supplement maintains a single column format and only one possible error was noted in the text, and that a minor one. The map of the village is adequate and does the job, as does the stock image used for the town street.

This may be intended to be used for D&D systems, but no game stats are given at all making it effectively system-neutral in nature. Similarly, although it is also aimed at the Filbar setting, there is so little connection to this – really, only a deity and a couple of names in the description of where the village is located – that it can easily be dropped into any suitable region of any game world.

The various locations are described in enough detail to make them useful and the links between them help make the settlement seem like a living place. Should any NPC stats be needed, these will need to be generated, or stock stats used, but this is probably not going to be a problem.

FT – Borgusburg is a nice little village that can easily be used in any setting and it can be downloaded for free by clicking here.


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