Shadow of the Demon Lord10 Great Reasons Why You Should Give Shadow of the Demon Lord a Try," and extravagant praise on Reddit's /r/rpg subreddit and the RPG.net forums. In conjunction with this revival we've spawned an all-new separate companion offer, Demon Lord Legacies, with many Monstrous and Poisoned Pages that illumine the Lands in Shadow.
Shadow of the Demon Lord is designer Robert J. Schwalb's dark fantasy RPG of grim heroism against a cosmic destroyer. In this fast-playing, low-prep March 2015 Kickstarter triumph, desperate heroes battle strange magic, unhinged cultists, and roaming mobs of undead while humanity's last great empire slides toward oblivion. Gamers who love Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Ravenloft and Midnight settings, Joe Abercrombie's The First Law novels, or heavy metal music will thrill to confront the Void That Hungers -- or, as star designer Kenneth Hite describes it, "Pure Spikey Caustic Red-Hot Squirming Deliquescing Rugose Gonna-Bite-Your-Fingers-Off Horned Fetid Monstrous EVIL."
As with this offer's two previous runs, we provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.
Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Shadow of the Demon Lord offers will be donated to the charity designated by Demon Lord designer Robert J. Schwalb, the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
The total retail value of the titles in this revived offer is US$97. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all five titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 278-page Shadow of the Demon Lord corebook, the Demon Lord's Companion, the Uncertain Faith sourcebook of divine magic, and the fine introductory adventure Dark Deeds in Last Hope.
Those who pay more than this revival's threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with seven more delicious gobbets of evil worth an additional $55. What's in these sourcebooks? The titles speak for themselves: Hunger in the Void, Tombs of the Desolation, A Glorious Death, Terrible Beauty, and Exquisite Agony. Plus, Tales of the Demon Lord presents 11 low-prep adventures across the Northern Reach, and the Demon Lord Screen has all the charts you need.
Demon Lord LegaciesDemon Lord Legacies Bundle is an all-new companion to our revived May 2017 Shadow of the Demon Lord offer now in progress. (If you're new to the game, start there.) This offer presents the gigantic Occult Philosophy magic book, the Queen of Gold pirate campaign, lots of Paths and Legacies supplements, and a plethora of installments in the Monstrous Pages and Poisoned Pages series.
We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.
Ten percent of each purchase of these two Shadow of the Demon Lord offers (after gateway fees) goes to the charity chosen by Demon Lord designer Rob Schwalb, the Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$102.50. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all twenty-six titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $52) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Five Legacies of Shadow (total retail price $14.50) that reveal forgotten terrors back to wreak havoc in the land of Rûl: Black Sun Dawn, Curse of the Spider Wood, In the Emperor's Secret Service, Men of Gog, and Scions of the Betrayer
- Four Paths of Shadow character supplements (total retail $10.50) for warrior, priest, magician, and rogue: Bred for Battle, Called to Serve, In Pursuit of Power, and Natural Born Scoundrels
- No less than 17 Poisoned Pages rules expansions (total retail $27) that let you play gnomes, werewolves, centaurs, and fungus-people, and teach you new ways to get corrupted or go insane
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with twenty-three more titles worth an additional $50.50, including the 200-page spellbook Occult Philosophy (retail $14); the complete campaign Queen of Gold: Tales of the Pirate Isles (retail $5.50); and nearly two dozen Monstrous Pages (total retail $31), a bestiary series with titles like Wretched and Unclean, Foulest Reptiles, Noisome Beasts, and Horrific Parasites.
Demon Lord resources
- Schwalb Entertainment's Shadow of the Demon Lord page
- Shadow of the Demon Lord Cult, Facebook's best place to get official rulings
- The thriving Shadow of the Demon Lord Discord channel
- Pregenerated SotDL characters (World Builder Blog)
- Reddit/r/rpg advice to new Shadow of the Demon Lord gamemasters
- "Shadow of the Demon Lord experiences and pitfalls?" (January 2017 RPG.net forum thread with lots of good starting advice)
This one really isn't for me - the "if you like those you'll like this" is a list of some of my least favourite RPGs and settings, since I'm not a big fan of grimdark or chaos spiky bits. But if this is the sort of thing you like, it may be of interest.
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