Shadowdark RPG: Old-School Gaming, Modernized

A project in Las Vegas, NV by The Arcane Library

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Classic adventure gaming for 5E and old-school players alike! One book, all you need to play.
Backers: 13249
Average Pledge Per Backer: $103

Funded: $1,365,924 of $10,000
Dates: Feb 28th -> Mar 30th (30 days)
Project By: The Arcane Library
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Latest News

Vorpal Mace: [Musings] Reminiscing About Swords & Wizardry Complete

March 29th - via:
It's safe to say this year's Mothership is going to be Shadowdark. While we can argue all day long how much of an OSR game it is, Shadowdark is admired by a lot in the OSR community and had a shockingly successful Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Monster Monday #4 - Mazzim the Mesmerist!

March 27th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers! Monster Monday Our last Monster Monday is here, and this time we have a villain! Mazzim the Mesmerist is a hypnotizing wizard with a malevolent plan and the spells and trinkets to see it through.  There's nothing... (Read More)

$1 Million Raised - Thank You!

March 24th - via:
Shadowdark RPG backers, THANK YOU!  You came together to raise $1 million for Shadowdark RPG! It's an incredible thing to have witnessed. I'm still pinching myself.  This Kickstarter is now officially a Very Big Deal thanks to your mighty support.... (Read More)

Monster Monday #3 - Ooze Cubes!

March 20th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers!  Monster Monday We're back with a brand new Monster Monday, this time in the form of new ooze cubes!  The infamous gelatinous cube already strikes terror into the hearts of the most stalwart Shadowdark crawlers.... (Read More)

Play Shadowdark With Me!

March 16th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers! :) It's time for our second session of playing Shadowdark RPG with me! I can't wait to see what kind of trouble and adventure our next group gets into.  The game will be today (March 16) at 4pm Pacific (that's 7pm... (Read More)

Monster Monday #2 - Crabstrosity!

March 13th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers! Monster Monday Our second Monster Monday is here today with another tentacled beast (I can't help it -- I have a penchant for horror).  Behold, the Crabstrosity, an eldritch giant crab that will compel you to lay... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked: New Character Class!

March 8th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers! Unlocked $750k Stretch Goal! Thanks to you, we have unlocked a new stretch goal: a brand new character class! I'm so excited to get this rolling and share it out to all backers. I made a poll for the top five most... (Read More)

Monster Monday #1 - Brain Eaters!

March 6th - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG Backers! Our first Monster Monday is here, which means everyone gets a PDF of a brand new Shadowdark RPG monster (or three)!  Today's batch of horrors revolves around one of my favorite monsters in the Shadowdark RPG core... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals!

March 3rd - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG backers! Thank you all for your mimic-like patience as we waited for new adventurers... er, stretch goals!! To wander into the dungeon. First of all, we already blew past $500,000 (!!), but we had a stretch goal in mind for... (Read More)

Updated Add-Ons!

March 1st - via:
Greetings, Shadowdark RPG backers!! You gave us some great ideas over the last incredible 48 hours for how we can make the Shadowdark RPG add-ons even more shadowy and dark (AKA better!).  We have now added the $29 Digital Completion Pack add-on,... (Read More)

Thank You, Backers!! The Stingbats Have Taken Flight!!!

February 28th - via:
Wow. I did not expect to be writing this update maybe ever, let alone on the first morning of the Shadowdark RPG Kickstarter! To each and every backer: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! You funded Shadowdark RPG in 12 minutes. You pushed past... (Read More)

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