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TARUK TOSSED HIS GEAR LADEN SATCHEL onto the soft grass at the side of the dirt trail that they had been following all day and slumped down on a log beside it. The weather had not been kind to them on this day and his boots were soaked clean through. He swatted a mosquito away from his pale grey skin and looked up towards the roiling, clouded sky. They still had three more days on the road and only enough food to last for two of them if they really stretched it. Farsel handed over her waterskin from her waist and knelt down beside him, patting his shoulder with a smile. He took a hearty slug of the cool liquid and nodded to her. He rose, slinging the heavy sack back across his broad shoulders. Just three more days. 

- Twisy Gingerbread, What the Others Did

Campfire is an elegant travel system created for D&D Fifth Edition. It provides a middle-ground between simply montaging travel and rolling for encounters on a table. It focuses on interesting skill usage, roleplay, and meaningful windfalls and hardships that last after travel. The system can resolve any travel in 15 minutes if you choose, or it can be expanded with many roleplay opportunities along the way.

Our goal was to create a streamlined system that gives travel weight without bogging down the rest of the gameplay. We truly hope you enjoy it.

Features Include: 
  • Resolves any travel in 15 minutes, yet can be expanded greatly with roleplay
  • Easily slots into any setting or adventure including official modules 
  • Promotes creative skill usage amongst your party
  • Designed to be scalable to full continent travel or across cities
  • Meaningful Windfalls & Hardships that last after the travel is over giving travel some weight without getting in the way

In This Download You Get: 

  • A 9-page full color PDF with beautiful art by Fernando Dominguez
  • A 7-page printable PDF for use at the table
  • A form-fillable PDF worksheet to keep track of travel
  • A printer friendly PDF worksheet to keep track of travel
  • High resolution versions of all art included in the document 

AbyssalBrews is a small homebrew group of two people making the systems, items, monsters, and other things we find fun. We are committed to providing high quality items for use at your table. If you have any feedback, feel free to reach out to us. We're always happy to talk to our community. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our system. We plan to release many more in the future. 

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Derrick C July 27, 2022 1:08 am UTC
Have you ever considered doing a fantasy grounds module with this? I would have paid for this in that format. Keep up the great work
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Matthew R October 31, 2022 9:07 pm UTC
Hey Derrick, it's something we've looked into but haven't pulled the trigger on yet. Maybe something in the future. Thanks for the question!
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Ivan P June 13, 2022 7:28 am UTC
Great supplement. This adds a ton of depth to travelling in 5e which (in my opinion) didn't get nearly enough love from WotC. If you're stuck in a place where you're trying to make your travelling experience more impactful or your struggling to maintain player buy-in for this pillar of gaming, then I highly recommend you give it a read-through. My favorite part is the diversity of the tables.
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Matthew R November 22, 2022 8:03 pm UTC
Ivan this was so very kind of you. Thanks for that!
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Dwayne H September 18, 2021 2:14 pm UTC
Simple and Awesome. Resolves so much for me in regards to travel and random encounters while traveling. I like having a mechanic that simplifies D&D stuff. Saw this on Icarus Games channel.
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Matthew R September 18, 2021 11:07 pm UTC
Thanks so much Dwayne! So glad it could help you out. It was very kind of Icarus to cover it for us!
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