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Shadowdark RPG (PDF)

The PDF version of the Shadowdark RPG core rules! Old-school gaming, modernized.

Shadowdark RPG is a critically-acclaimed, ENNIE-nominated tabletop fantasy RPG that raised $1.3 million on Kickstarter in March 2023.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Michael Dean Fagan
Great RPG rule set!

The rules are well written and make you want to play. They capture the feel of the original RPG styles but more modern.

Karl Hayden
Good game!

PDF is great.

Martin P
Amazing system with tons of material

I 've been DMing for a long time now and this system is great in it’s simplicity for new player to the TTRPGs world and has a unique flavor of danger lost in D&D taking accountability of actions back in the game. Here danger is dangerous and night is terrifying. Not only this, but at the same it gives masters basically everything they need for basis of world building so players who wants to try it out can do it without overthinking. One thing I would like to see in the future (but not essential) are tokens. With that I would say is the perfect system for newcomers.

Ofek Saroya
Intuitive and fun

Been using it for Solo TTRPG’s. And it’s very fun, easy and intuitive to use. Not to mention it’s a great system for people who want to dip their toes in to OSR style games.

I love the flavor and enjoy the ethos and I certainly can’t wait to run this game to other players.

Thank you for the cool game Arcane Library

Michael Merrill
Easy and accurate

Reviewed site for the suggested pdf book that I was looking for. Found it easily. Looked through the free character files for added details about the product and found that to be very informative. Paid the purchase price for the product and downloaded the pdf soon after. Reviewed the contents over the next few days and found that it was simple, easy to read and understand, and was soon putting it to work.
The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the photo quality and that it's so simple, that it's pure 'Hack and Slash' gaming. It doesn't even have skills for you to roll play, but on the other hand, that's what it advertised, so its also accurate too.