W. F. Smith

Barkeep on the Borderlands

Get the Barkeep Bundle that includes map, coasters, and drink recipe bookmark here

What if carousing in fantasy taverns were its own adventure?

Barkeep on the Borderlands is a barhopping, fantasy adventure amidst Mardi Gras-like festivities, including 20 detailed pubs and dynamic drinking rules.

Barkeep on the Borderlands flips the script on the tired trope of starting in a tavern. In this adventure, players explore the many taverns  of  the Keep in search of a missing antidote, getting into shenanigans along the way. The pubcrawl is like a dungeoncrawl  but with bars and streets instead of rooms and corridors. 

The adventure includes:

  • 20 detailed taverns, with unique premises like a speakeasy run by cultists, an undead dance club, a gambling den for kobold gangsters or a cozy bar in a witch’s cottage
  • 36 character backgrounds for potential pubcrawlers
  • 5 intertwined factions vying for control of the Keep, including a wizard academy, a cult of chaos and an NGO run by goblins
  • A timeline detailing a precarious political situation that the players can interact with and disrupt 
  • Over 100 full-color illustrations, with some on every page
  • 100 random tables with 745 total results to facilitate endless sessions of adventures in a fantasy city

Gold ENnie Award Winner 2023 for Best Supplement

60 page, 8.5 x 5.5 inch, full color, singer sewn binding softcover

Purchase includes digital package with singe page and spread hyper-linked PDFs and printable bookmark with drinking game instructions and drink recipes!