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Freeport Companion for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG

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We’re bringing the Freeport Companion to Shadow of the Demon Lord!

Orcs, pirates, the Unspeakable One, ancient empires, the Yellow Sign, insidious cults: Freeport has all these and so much more. In a few weeks, I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion, a 128-page, full color sourcebook that gives you everything you need to bring the City of Adventure to the world of the Demon Lord. As with the Shadow campaign almost two years ago, I already have the book written and ready to move into the editing and art direction phases. While the text is in hand, the production costs for a book this size are more than I have on hand, so I’m asking you for help. To get this book through production, I need $10,000. This amount will cover editing, art, and layout, ensuring the book meets the high standards to which we hold every release.

Backers of the Freeport Companion will have four pledge options: to get the PDF, the PDF and printed book, the PDF and printed book along with all stretch goals, or the PDF of the book and all the stretch goals. Retailers can also back this campaign and will get ten copies of the rulebook.

What does the Freeport Companion contain?

  • Details on the various ancestries found in Freeport as well as rules for playing undines and serpent people
  • New expert and master paths, such as the courtier, mariner, and mystic navigator
  • A selection of new spells including saltburst, summon fleshraker, and inscribe the Yellow Sign
  • New siege weapons, special substances, and ships
  • Rules for voyages, ship-to-ship combat, and underwater adventuring
  • New relics such as Revenge and the Fountain of Fortune
  • Tons of characters to help you bring the city to life
  • A bestiary loaded with strange creatures such as the accursed hand, deep one, and fire specter
  • A massive adventure to help you explore Freeport and kick off your Freeport campaign!

Kickstarter Stretch Goals

The first Freeport Companion stretch goal unlocks when we hit $20,000, and stretch goal backers will all get PDFs of the original Freeport Trilogy for use with Shadow of the Demon Lord and updated with all new art. Other stretch goals will include Beyond the World’s Edge, a supplement that explores new lands and civilizations, Tales of the Pirate Isles, a trilogy of nautical themed adventures, and, the Demon Lord’s Companion 2, a book that will add even more options to the game.

Shipping the Freeport Companion

This time around, we’ll be shipping printed rewards to international backers directly from the printer, which saves us all loads and loads of money. US backers should receive their copies 1-3 weeks after shipping, while international backers should receive their copies 3-7 weeks after shipping. Easy peasy. Please note that delivery estimates are for PDF of the Shadow of the Demon Lord Freeport Companion; add shipping time to the delivery dates for printed materials. Similarly, any products unlocked in the stretch goals will be delivered when as they are ready.

When’s the Kickstarter launch?

We’re launching the Kickstarter on March 1st, and it will wrap up on March 18th.

Other Ways to Help Our Kickstarter Campaign

Even if you can’t back the campaign, you can still help by spreading the word, sharing updates, and singing the game’s praises. Anything you can do to get out the word will not only make this project a reality, but also help us continue to produce dark and sinister supplements and games. Thanks in advance for your help and I hope you join us on March 1st.

Want to see why Freeport is so awesome? Grab the Pirate’s Guide to Freeport today!

The “offices” of Schwalb Entertainment will be closed from January 9th until January 18th for a convention. Please note any orders that require shipping placed during this time will not ship until the 19th. You can still order digital downloads from the shop and product through DriveThruRPG and physical books from Studio 2 Publishing. The Demon Lord makes no apology for any inconvenience this might pose, though Rob does. Thanks and keep fighting the Void!

Black Book EditionsWe’re delighted to announce that in addition to the Portuguese edition of Shadow of the Demon Lord being in the works, our friends at Black Book Editions is launching a French translation of the game. You can find the details in French here, but here’s what they have to say in English:

As many might already now, here at Black Book Editions we love fantasy settings. So when D&D, Numenera and Warhammer veteran Robert Schwalb announced that he was developing his own game, we were certainly intrigued! After a very successful Kickstarter campaign, we all got to discover Shadow of the Demon Lord –  and we weren’t deceived! A simple to grasp system that offers lots of possibilities and a dark setting that will highlight those heroic moments of your characters (as long as they can resist the corruption of course…), the ones who have the force and will to oppose the Demon Lord! We were hooked and we are now proud to announce our partnership with Schwalb Entertainment to bring this game to France in 2017, starting off with a selection of its best adventures and rules supplements available so far! We will soon be walking in the shadows together!

I’m super excited to be teamed up with these guys and I know they will do an excellent job spreading the shadow across the world!

 

Schwalb Entertainment will be attending Winter Fantasy from 2/3 to 2/6 and the offices (heh, there’s really just a basement and a crowded room) will be closed until 2/8. Thanks and we hope to see some of you at the show!

It is with great regret that I have to announce I will not be attending Gamehole Con this upcoming weekend. Over the last month, a family member has been struggling with complications and after a surgery and attempts at rehab, and her situation appears to have take a turn for the worse. I was thrilled to have been invited to attend the show and had every intention of blowing minds with Shadow of the Demon Lord, but with the complications we’re facing, I have decided to stay home this weekend and support my family. I apologize for the abrupt cancellation, but life rarely cooperates. I do hope to catch you at a show sometime in the near future and hope you have a blast at Gamehole Con without me.