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Treacheries of the Troublesome Towns is a full town adventure generator for Four Against Darkness. It is published in two books, totaling over 400 pages of information.

Tome 1 covers the rules to generate towns.

Tome 2 has all the tables and the Book of Secrets.

You need both Tomes to play!

Betrayal. Love. Crime. Lust.

Create cities as you explore them, one building at a time, with uniquely detailed inhabitants given purpose and goals, rife with danger and adventure. You can become a ruler, partake in conspiracies or thievery, burn heretics, haggle, buy houses, lead revolutions, hunt villain masterminds, marry into nobility, raise children.


Tome 1 covers the rules to generate towns. Tome 2 regroups all the Tables and Secrets to be discovered. You need both Tomes to play!

In tome 1 you will find:

Complete rules for generating towns and sewers, rules to generate non-player characters, persuasion, quests and more; advanced rules, optional and modular, for arsons, banks, benedictions, coups, curses, ethnicity, food, forbidden books, friendship, hometowns, house amenities, impersonators, Inquisition, insurrections, investigations, jail, jealousy, love, marriage, mercenaries, money making, monstrous retainers, murder, noble privileges, pregnancy, recruitment, seduction, ships, strumpetry, taxes, temples, thieving actions, time management, trading, turmoil, travel between towns, water travel, winter and more!

Optional rules to generate quarreling factions and their audiences, quests, twists and treacheries, including villain masterminds and their machinations; Optional rules to create weird towns: aquatic, monoethnic (dwarf, elf, orc, etc.), invaded, Nether and even using pre-drawn maps; Conversion guidelines to and from d20 and OSR games!


In tome 2 you will find:

The Book of Secrets, unique characters and new skills; Tables for shops, shop events, twists, tavern events and rumors, monsters, pests, thieves, men-at-arms, rabble, troublemakers, Inquisition, impersonators, and a bestiary; Tables for audiences, factions, treacheries, revelations, treasure, turmoil, ethnicity, town events and plot twists.

Tables for forbidden books, gambling, strumpets, lovers, amputations, 40+ quests, narrative details, unique NPCs; Tiles to draw your towns, including ports and second stories; Minidungeons, keywords, town generation flowchart and scorecards; Sinister revelations about the world of Norindaal!

Using Treacheries of the Troublesome Towns requires Four Against Darkness and Four Against the Abyss.

IMPORTANT: Because of their subject matter, dealing with crime, lust and betrayal, these books are recommended for mature players only.

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Lesley N March 30, 2024 7:37 pm UTC
OK I was, I still think physical is better likely, but 2 books, shipping = just under 60 bucks investment.

Digest size likely in paperback. The books are routinely well made.
But no pdf. I like pdfs.
Sooo I bought the pdf here.
400 pages, hmm. Actually, after looking, man they are awesome. But I get hesitant with paperbacks past the size of the core manual.
Lulu offers hardcover, but a lot higher price.

These books are worth going all the way if you can afford it.
But I'm going to do it the Bunny way. I'm printing it out as a 400 page 8.5x11 book and self binding it in my usual fashion.

Regarding the mature content warning. Oh good grief, it's a solo gaming product. And today's youths see a lot worse just watching TV. And the few that play with their kids... well most of the mature is text. And the few images, tame is the word. This is just XXX covering legal protection. Anyone that would actually get butt hurt, likely should be reading their...See more
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Lesley N March 30, 2024 7:14 pm UTC
Hmmm 400 pages, print out of 400 pages...

Well, I know I want them. Lulu price is barely more than the price of pdfs and print out. Might even be less.

Off to Lulu land :)
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Danio C December 26, 2023 12:17 pm UTC
It would be nice to get a preview of Tome 2 as well so that we can see the format and depth of the tables thanks:)
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Joseph J January 07, 2024 7:50 pm UTC
Previews were posted on Facebook at this link:[0]=AZVet-9VHxtIzz_m8_4qDZuPRH-exn-R7wQrt4Iesd2D9oy-X1okG24vEs3kxDx3NCKrVGXkPuZqXFOoij7xE9qucdQt2q8pu49wI42xdtM4cvM4lwTysYjN6S7fpgmZ7BVwrij7t_ZV9_uo62PuqD30aD4rfMxqV5fjVsk8PfVne1xmmCD4psUSiT8Re_N-RWg&__tn__=*F
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奎慨 ? December 10, 2023 12:56 am UTC
Tome 1, page 33, the last paragraph of the note about the window breaks off abruptly, am I not seeing the rest of it?
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andrea S December 17, 2023 11:45 am UTC
I will upload a new version of the PDF later today, it seems the layout shifted when I was exporting the PDF and covered some text
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Dr. Lars D December 08, 2023 7:43 pm UTC
Will there be a print version of TTT?
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Justin T December 08, 2023 11:09 pm UTC
The Author has said that by mid December a print version will be available via amazon and lulu.
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Dr. Lars D December 09, 2023 10:22 am UTC
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Franck B December 18, 2023 10:19 am UTC
Been refreshing amazon for a couple days. Can't wait to have physical versions of the book :)
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Justin M December 19, 2023 7:28 pm UTC
Looks like Tome 1 is up on Amazon. Question if we buy physical on amazon I imagine I need to buy .pdf on DTRPG as well?
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