Godless: the World of Fire and Blood
A Setting for Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG
Godless: the World of Fire and Blood
Godless is a post-apocalyptic / sci-fi setting that uses the Shadow of the Demon Lord role playing game rules. Inspired by the Mad Max franchise, Godless gives you all the tools you need to transform our own planet into a dark, grim, and gritty world of fire and blood.
After the Cataclysm sundered our world, reducing cities to ruins and bringing nations to their knees, a new threat unfurled its wings to cast a shadow upon our reality. In this spreading gloom caper demons, warped creatures, and horrifying monsters, all of which tear down what’s left of the world in preparation for the coming of their dark master, the dreaded Demon Lord.
Godless is a new setting expansion for Shadow of the Demon Lord role playing game, giving you all the tools you need to transform our own planet into the World of Fire and Blood.
Godless contains the following features:
- Guidance for using Shadow’s ancestries in this new setting, plus a new take on the clockwork: the transcendent!
- More interesting things, training elements for novice paths, and strange new religions
- New expert paths such as the preacher and road warrior
- An assortment of spells useful for surviving in such a bleak setting
- New weapons, armor, gear, and vehicles
- New rules for building items from salvage, using automatic weapons, and handling desperate battles fought from speeding vehicles
- Extensive advice for transforming our planet into your very own World of Fire and Blood
- New relics such as the Boomstick and new creatures such as the steel skeleton and the unseen
With Godless, you have everything you need to adapt Shadow of the Demon Lord role playing game for play in a post-apocalyptic environment, letting the players create characters who scavenge the landscape for parts, food, and fuel, while fighting off hideous mutants, invaders from other realities, and, of course, demons. With this book, you’ll be able to explore a brand new world in the grip of the dreaded Demon Lord!
Godless Adventures: Playing in a World of Fire and Blood
In a Pig’s Eye
A Post-Apocalyptic Godless Adventure for Starting Characters
Old folks tell children of the scary stories of Hog, a flesh-eating goblin who lives deep beneath the earth. For those who believe the stories, Hog is a nightmarish figure who dispatches blind mutants to the surface to harvest meat and other supplies. Some who have scoffed at the stories discovered their error much too late . . .
In a Pig’s Eye is an adventure for starting characters who find themselves as dinner guests of Hog. This adventure puts the characters together in a dangerous scene, develops their origin story, and provides them with reasons to band together. The characters complete this adventure when they escape to the surface.
This adventure is intended for use with the rules and story revealed in Godless: A World of Fire and Blood. If you use the adventure in Urth or a different setting, you will need to adapt the story and modify some of the technology to make it compatible.
Finally, the story that begins in this adventure can be continued in either Dancing in the Ruins or Last One Standing, both available from Schwalb Entertainment.
Last One Standing
A Grim and Gritty Godless Adventure for Novice Characters
Isolon stands on the edge of a vast, trackless wasteland, a collection of buildings built atop the ruins of what came before. Positioned on the edge of a slow-moving river, it offers haven to travelers, protection from the horrors of the deserts, and succor for the hungry and thirsty. For all that Isolon promises, however, it is also a place fraught with peril, a community in the grip of a three-way struggle between rival gangs, a conflict that is beginning to tear the town apart. And it is in that conflict in which the player characters find themselves caught in the middle.
For all that Isolon promises, however, it is also a place fraught with peril, a community in the grip of a three-way struggle between rival gangs, a conflict that is beginning to tear the town apart. And it is in that conflict in which the player characters find themselves caught in the middle.
Last One Standing is an adventure for novice characters in which they must navigate the perils posed by three violent, bloodthirsty gangs. There are likely many ways for the group to complete the adventure: perhaps by choosing one gang to support against the other two, or by finding some creative way to prevent the impending fight from impacting Isolon’s innocents. In the end, the settlement’s future rests in the characters’ hands. Do they have what it takes to save the townspeople from terrible violence and bloodshed?
Dancing in the Ruins
A Dark, Grim Godless Adventure for Novice Characters
The Grand Fleet of the Party King has come to town, promising a life of plenty and unlimited pleasures for those permitted to join. But from all the desperate petitioners, the Party King takes only a lucky few. And even these soon find that life in the Grand Fleet holds more terror than pleasure, as plenty in post-Cataclysm comes at a high price.
Dancing in the Ruins is an adventure for novice characters. In it, they seek to unravel the mystery of the Grand Fleet after the Party King’s ship breaks down. The group completes the adventure after they bring answers back to the waiting masses.
This adventure was written for use with Godless: A World of Fire and Blood, which presents a post-apocalyptic setting for Shadow of the Demon Lord role playing game. You can run this adventure as a sequel to In a Pig’s Eye or to Last One Standing, or after some other starting or novice adventure. If you want to run this adventure in Urth or a different setting, you might have to make some modifications to fit the story into your world.