An evocative environment is just as much a part of a compelling adventure as motivated villains and heroic action. This article sets forth several considerations for bringing wintry themes into your Pathfinder Roleyplaying Game and Dungeons and Dragons adventures. Primarily for DMs and GMs, this advice is broken up into four key areas: communicating the environment to players, advantages of winter-themed adventures, on-the-fly rules to support cold-based adventures, and guidance regarding adventure conversion.
When the long war for control of Rybalka was at last won, most of the might of the Klavek military returned home, there to wait and train for the next campaign. When the King put out a call for settlers to the new frontier, many of those same soldiers answered, returning to face the untamed wilderness in the name of the empire. Discharged from their military duty, these soldiers would soon form the Black Bear Company, a mercenary outfit with a storied reputation.