In the mood for an award-winning tropical adventure with factional conflict and decadent elven ruins? Look no further.
Hot Springs Island, one of the Swordfish Islands, is a high fantasy sandbox adventure setting. It’s comprised of two books: One for players and one for the game master. The Dark of Hot Springs Island is the game master’s book. The island is a hexcrawl, and The Dark contains all the details needed to run a sandbox game there. There are 75 locations, and 26 maps ranging from ogre villages to a ruined elven city to the volcanic lair of a vain efreet.
Seven factions, 87 interconnected non-player characters, and 300 problematic treasures are sure to generate plenty of lingering repercussions each time your players make a decision.
Finally, 448 random events and encounter motivations help ensure that every play-through of Hot Springs Island can explode into wildly different outcomes from the same basic parameters.
The setting is system neutral, so there are no stats for monsters or prepackaged treasure parcels. No levels are assumed, and there is no path of advancement through this tropical wilderness.
Published by: Swordfish Islands
Written by: Jacob Hurst, Evan Peterson, and Donnie Garcia
Art by: Gabriel Hernandez
Additional Contributors: Billy Longino, Patrick Stuart, Scrap Princess, Eric Quigley, Juan Ochoa, Cecil Howe, and Jason Thompson