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Hunstman’s Isle: A Novice Adventure for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Hunstman's Isle: Novice Adventure for Shadow of the Demon LordIn the dimly remembered past, a ruthless group of pirates commanded a length of river for decades. They became so good at fleecing travelers and at being a law unto themselves that they eventually raised a castle on an island at the center of the river and ruled over the surrounding lands as tyrants. Over the generations, their descendants forgot their origins and came to believe they were worthy souls, born of noble blood.

The last of them was Baron Afton Stocesa. He, more than any other before him, was convinced that his aristocratic blood warranted the status and comforts his family had bestowed on him. Afton cared little for anything except hunting. He enjoyed the chase and the kill, and he especially loved witnessing the terror his quarry felt as it desperately tried to escape.

One autumn day Afton and his hounds were on the hunt when a group of brigands ambushed him. They hoped to capture him and hold him for ransom. Afton slew most of his attackers and sent the survivors fleeing, but not before he received a mortal wound. His companions returned him to his castle, where he died within a day.

Afton inspired fear in his subjects but had little talent  for instilling loyalty. So after his death, his retainers stripped the castle of everything they could carry and then abandoned the place, leaving the corpse in the bed and only a few of the baron’s most savage hounds
to guard the makeshift grave.

Afton’s frustration over his abbreviated hunt and anger at his servants stayed with him even in death, preventing his spirit from moving on. The baron remains in the world as a phantom, and a particularly nasty one at that. For decades, the spirit has plagued the river and now ranges farther and farther from the castle to antagonize the travelers on the river and the people living nearby.

The Huntsman’s Isle is a challenging adventure for novice characters. The characters complete the mission when they destroy the baron.

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Into the Desolation!

In a few weeks, I’m releasing Shadow of the Demon Lord’s first setting expansion: Tombs of the Desolation. To give you the vapors and make you pine for mint juleps, you’ll find tasty, tantalizing morsels here over the the weeks leading up to its release.

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Shadow of the Demon Lord is now available in print and pdf, along with a slew of accessories and adventures. Check it out at our shop, DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, The Open Gaming Store, and Studio 2 Publishing!

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Beware the Tides of Karshoon: A Shadow of the Demon Lord Adventure for Expert Characters

Beware the Tides of KarshoonIn Gateway, the oldest city in the Northern Reach, a dead pirate’s vengeful curse has seized a poor neighborhood in a fearful grip. The people of Bilgewater have been beset by many ills, including mysterious thefts and unexplained occurrences. The recent destruction of a school by a rogue wave, including the loss of its students and teacher, was a devastating blow to the neighborhood. Worse still, folk have been torn apart in broad daylight before screaming witnesses, their bodies devoured in bloody chunks by invisible demons.

Beware the Tides of Karshoon is an adventure for expert characters called on to deal with the curse. The characters must uncover the source of the troubles plaguing Gateway and put a stop to them—but all is not as it seems…

Buy Beware the Tides of Karshoon in PDF or on DriveThruRPG!

As I was fitting content into what would be Shadow of the Demon Lord in its final form, I had to make some hard cuts, but nowhere were the cuts more painful than in the equipment chapter.  I had lots of strange stuff in the original draft and I opted to hold them back so I could include more spells, more master paths, and more creatures. The Demon Lord Companion captures a lot of the great content that got left behind and adds rules for crafting and for using vehicles. So let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll find in this book.

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