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Parsantium: City at the Crossroads is a city sourcebook for use with all editions of the world’s bestselling fantasy RPGs.
Parsantium is a melting pot, a cosmopolitan city where trade routes meet and great cultures collide. Inspired by real-life Byzantium with its rich Greco-Roman heritage, Parsantium is packed with characters, monsters and magic from the Tales of the Arabian Nights, ancient India and the Far East, alongside traditional medieval fantasy elements.
Featuring evil cults and exotic gods, unscrupulous politicians and nobles, scheming rakshasas and serpentfolk, ancient dungeons buried beneath the city streets, powerful criminal gangs, gladiators and chariot racing, Parsantium contains enough adventure hooks and adversaries to keep your player characters busy throughout their careers, without having to step outside the city walls.
The Parsantium city sourcebook contains:
Compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Parsantium: City at the Crossroads contains minimal game stats, making it easy to use with whatever edition you are playing. Parsantium can be readily incorporated into your own campaign world or published fantasy setting.
- 2,000 years of history
- 17 character backgrounds for new PCs
- Over 70 detailed city locations
- Over 200 NPC descriptions
- 50 power groups, guilds and noble families
- 35 deities
Written by Richard Green, author of the Midgard Bestiary for 4th Edition D&D (Kobold Press) and So What’s That Shiny Thing Like, Anyway? (Raging Swan Press), and featuring cover art by Joe Shawcross, brand new interior art by Matt Morrow and Marc Radle, and a double page map of the city by ENnie Award winning cartographer Jonathan Roberts.
Wolfgang Baur has given the product a recommendation on his Facebook page for Kobold Press:
This first came to my attention in April 2013, as a city that could be inserted into Zakhara. See the Parsantium (a homebrew Arabian city) thread in the Al-Qadim forum for some ideas about how you might fit this into your Al-Qadim game.Kobold Press wrote:The price is right, and it seems full of promising material for Al-Qadim, Qadira, the Dragon Empire, and Katapesh.