Free Role Playing Game Supplement Review: TW0 – Wagovia Gazetteer

TW0 – Wagovia Gazetteer is a free role playing game supplement published by Adventures in Filbar which provides an introduction to the Theocracy of Wagovia, which is in the western region of the Lands of Calentria. This is the first in the TW series, although not an adventure itself, and is aimed at the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game.

TW0 - Wagovia GazetteerThe supplement is a thirteen page PDF which lacks bookmarks. The cover is in the grey colour denoting a free supplement and has a hex map (which would appear to have been created in Hexographer from Inkwell Ideas) on the front cover showing Wagovia, although the map lacks labels. One page is taken up by a larger version of this map, which has the various points of interest labelled. These are given their names and a brief description on the following page. Five pages are taken up with various images, twenty in all. These images are generally stock in nature, and are intended to depict parts of the towns and cities, the countryside, houses, currency, the deity, Wagovia, after which the country is named and symbols. On these pages there are also a simple floor plan of a standard watchtower and the heraldic device of the country.

The rest of the supplement, slightly over 4 pages, gives an overview of the Theocracy itself. This includes government, military, history of the past two hundred years, culture, the religious order and religion itself, travel and attitudes towards things such as spellcasters and other religions, which border on hostile. The Theocracy in general considers anything not linked to Wagovia to be suspect.

The supplement maintains a one column layout which is largely error-free. The images are largely the pretty standard type seen in the publisher’s supplements and do the job they are supposed to do. The supplement may, in theory, be aimed at D&D 5th Edition, but it is completely stat-free and therefore actually system-agnostic.

This provides a useful overview of the Theocracy of Wagovia for starting the TW series of adventures. Unlike many of the Filbar supplements, this is not really setting-neutral, being a description of a country. It could be adapted to another setting, but this would require more work than usual, as the map would likely need replacing or altering as would the history. TW0 – Wagovia Gazetteer does provide an interesting background to the country it describes, and is pretty well detailed for its size, and it’s free, so click here to get it.

 

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