Cities of Wonder

Cities of Wonder is a line of books envisioned by Bill "teh ebil bunneh" Keyes, each describing a city, town, village, neighborhood, fortification, space station, caravanserai, or some other place that people live, play, and work. They are system-neutral with a focus on people, places, and adventures, so no matter what you play you can use them. You can effortlessly slot them into any existing campaign, either your own world or a published setting.

This page will also host other Bill Keyes Presents products as inspiration comes to the brilliant (and deranged) mind of "teh ebil bunneh."

Tainted Modrons (5e)

A Horrifying Race of Creatures for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons


Modrons are native to an eternal, unchanging, perfect clockwork dimension, where they unceasingly care for the mechanisms upon which the universe is balanced. But these are not the only modrons. There are also modrons in the nether plane, the place where law is tinged with – but not yet totally corrupted by – evil. The nether plane is a dimension at constant war, where armies march in ceaseless battle for control of lands or resources, and in this dimension no army is more dangerous than the modrons who have recently made this place their home. The modrons of here are known as Tainted Modrons, and they are very different from the others of their kind, in both appearance and attitude. 

Modrons of the Nether Plane includes the following:

  • A history of these evil clockwork creatures
  • 15 new monsters for your Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game, ranging from mere nuisances to godlike foes
  • Nine short adventure ideas
  • A full adventure for a party of 6th-8th level 

Fully compatible with Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition!

Writing, design, and layout by Bill Keyes. Edited by Jennifer Shinefeld. Special thanks to Michael J. Merrell, Landon W. Schurtz, and Robert Dorf for design and story input.

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The Remote is Screaming (Savage Worlds)

It is the early 21st Century and ghosts are real, vampires haunt the night, and werewolves prowl the wilderness. And someone has to report on them. That's where you come in.

The Remote is Screaming is complete roleplaying setting for Savage Worlds. Based on a concept by Lee Garvin, it allows you to build your own late-night cable TV reality show and then go hunting monsters. Will you survive long enough to earn big ratings and big money? Or will you become the star of yet another "found footage" movie?

The Remote is Screaming includes the following:

  • A brief look at the world of reality TV
  • Two optional PC races (werewolf and vampire), nine possible PC archetypes, new Skills, new Edges, and new Hindrances
  • A series of tables allowing you to quickly generate scenarios.
  • Advice on running your game as comedy, as pure action, as horror, any any combination thereof.
  • A full-length adventure.

The Remote is Screaming was inspired by an idea from the late Lee Garvin. This product is dedicated to his memory.

Edited by Jennifer "Maven" Shinefeld and Lee Garvin. Layout by Biill "teh ebil bunneh" Keyes.

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Jack Straw (5e)

A New and Horrifying Creature for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons

The mastermind behind our Cities of Wonder line steps out of that arena for a 'just-in-time-for-Halloween" offering for anyone running 5e. Bill "teh ebil bunneh" Keyes (The Widening Gyre) loves him some horror, and Jack Straw is a highly recognizable concept in horror - the scarecrow come to life, representing something from the realms below returned to Earth to bring terror and death. Based on a Grateful Dead song - 

Jack Straw from Wichita
Cut his buddy down
Dug for him a shallow grave
And laid his body down

Jack Straw is a creature of vengeance. This makes it a fantastic choice for either a straight-up horrible monster encounter, or a deep and terrifying mystery whereby someone is due a vicious paypack for some truly evil deed, and the heroes have to figure out how to stop it... or even if they should.

Have a member of your party pulling some dark and twisted stuff in the background the rest of the party doesn't know about? Jack Straw is a beautiful way to bring those birds home to roost.

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Sea Wall

More Than Just an Illegal Squatter Settlement

 

In the late 21st Century, climate change forced many coastal cities to adapt to rising sea levels. The people of Southwood, Texas built a massive seawall between their city and the ocean, hoping to not only protect their community but also provide power using the force of the tides. Then, an immense Category 5 hurricane rendered all their preparations moot. The city was inundated, thousands died, and despite heroic efforts, Southwood was eventually abandoned. Abandoned—except for the Sea Wall—where outcasts, exiles, castaways, makers, and punks have formed their own society with their own rules.

 

Sea Wall includes the following:

 

  • A complete and detailed description of the history of the Sea Wall—how it started and how it still thrives.
  • Eighteen NPCs who live in this little squatter settlement.
  • Ten short plot seeds.
  • A full-length adventure that lets your heroes save the world!
  • Fully compatible with any cyberpunk gaming system, whether you play Cyberpunk 2020, Shadowrun, Interface Zero, Kazei 5, or any other game.

 

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Giuppepi's Barber Shop

Giupeppi runs a small, old-fashioned barber shop in a quiet neighborhood. His place seems ordinary, but his clientele is unique: he specializes in cutting the hair of super-powered beings. It doesn’t matter if you’re a werewolf or a Bigfoot. It doesn’t matter if your hair is thin metallic wire or it’s nigh-invulnerable. It doesn’t matter if your body is composed of high-voltage electricity or white-hot plasma, Giupeppi can take care of you and make you look your best

 

Giupeppi’s Barber Shop includes the following:

 

  • A complete and detailed description of the history of this little corner shop.
  • Eight NPCs who make make this little corner of the multiverse* unique
  • Ten short plot seeds.
  • A full-length adventure that lets your heroes save the world!
  • Fully compatible with any superheroic gaming system, Whether you play Mutants & Masterminds, Champions, Prowlers & Paragons, Savage Worlds, FATE, or any other game!

 

* - An excellent supplement for the upcoming OMNIVERSE project from Evil Beagle Games!

 

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The Imperial City

The Imperial City was once the heart of a mighty empire, but generations ago a pair of powerful dragons laid it to waste, then claimed its burned-out ruins as their lair. Now, over a hundred years later, they and their progeny still hold unquestioned rule over these lands. Will your brave heroes dare to enter their territory and explore these ancient ruins?

 

Will you find treasures untold, or will the savage dragons leave your bones to bleach in the sun?

 

The Imperial City includes the following:

 

  • A complete and detailed description of the history and geography of this once-mighty city.
  • Maps of the Imperial City and the Emperor’s Palace.
  • Six NPCs who make their homes in or around the shadow of this fallen metropolis.
  • Six unique, powerful dragons who lurk in the ruins of the Imperial City
  • Ten short plot seeds.
  • Two full-length adventures—one for mighty heroes, the other for adventurers at the beginning of their careers.

 

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Whispering Pines

Whispering Pines is a tiny village hidden deep in the north woods, surrounded by a deep pine forest. It has always been a dark, isolated, and unwelcoming place. Now it is a nightmare for those who live here, a nightmare which threatens to spill out from this secluded enclave and engulf the entire world, because it has been taken over by the undead.

 

Whispering Pines includes the following:

 

 

  • A complete and detailed description of this tiny, haunted village and its environs
  • A map of Whispering Pines
  • Ten NPCs - friends, foes, and ordinary people who make Whispering Pines their home
  • Five short plot seeds
  • A full-length adventure

 

Buy Whispering Pines here!

Clay Town

Clay Town is an impoverished city on the far edge of a great empire, founded in hope but fallen on hard times. It’s rife with crime, corruption, and a dark cult that hopes to use its seclusion to further their evil ends.

 

Can your heroes save Clay Town from itself (or alternately, can they profit off its misery and get away before the whole thing comes down on them)?

 

Clay Town includes the following:

 

  • A complete and detailed description of the town and its environs
  • A map of Clay Town
  • Two dozen NPCs—friends, foes, and ordinary people who make Clay Town their home
  • Ten short plot seeds
  • A full-length adventure

 

Buy Clay Town here!

 

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