Shadowdark RPG is what old-school fantasy gaming would look like after being redesigned with 50 years of innovation.
The game is fast, familiar, intuitive, and deadly. It’s built for sword-and-sorcery adventures where fell monsters slither in darkness and frosty gems glint upon forgotten thrones, waiting to be discovered.
In Shadowdark RPG, real time comes into play. A torch only holds back the looming darkness for one hour of actual game time! There isn't a moment to spare when your only light source is guttering low...
Get ready for old-school gaming in a whole new light!
You can use the Shadowdark RPG Third-Party License to freely publish material that is compatible with Shadowdark™ RPG!
Find a copy of the most recent version of the license (V1.1) in the Creator Kit.
In a post-OGL world, licensing can be frustrating for creators. Our goal with this license was to keep it short, simple, and direct, not overstuff it with legalese, and give you as much freedom as possible.
We're also publishing the Shadowdark RPG Third-Party License as part of the core rulebook so it will always be available for creators to rely on.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!