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Shadowdark RPG Quickstart Set (PDF)

Experience the world's greatest roleplaying game in a whole new light. Lift your torch, draw your blade, and enter the Shadowdark! 

The FREE Shadowdark RPG Quickstart Set is the perfect way to introduce you to the game!

The Quickstart contains two 68-page, digest-sized booklets that give you all you need to play and run thrilling Shadowdark RPG adventures for 1st-3rd level characters.

The set also includes eight 1st-level characters with gorgeous, full art on one side and game statistics on the other. 

Inside the Player and Game Master Guides, you'll find:

  • Lost Citadel of the Scarlet Minotaura 1st-3rd-level dungeon crawl where characters can delve for legendary loot... but where pushing their luck might result in an encounter with the infamous scarlet minotaur!
  • A classic, hand-drawn adventure map + player-safe JPEG for virtual table tops
  • 36 spells, 19 magic items, and 52 monsters
  • The four core classes: priest, fighter, thief, and wizard
  • Full character creation rules for making custom crawlers
  • A form-fillable character sheet PDF

Want the physical print + PDF version? Link here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Dave P.
Excellent Quickstart

As a quickstart for Shadowdark, this is excellent and provides everything needed to play. It is also generous, considering you don't need to purchase the rules to use it. I think this is a good move.

I have not yet played the game enough to have a firm view on the Shadowdark rules. Obviously, I am curious about the game since I down loaded the quickstart. But roleplaying games should be played to have an informed opinion.

Ekim LeBowski

To play the rules I have just read.

James Spencer
Pretty awesome looking

As a fellow game designer and RPG enthusiast the game looks delightful and I especially like the art style and atmosphere created by the game! Cheers!

Jim DungeonDiver

good stuff

Mal Volius
Perfect for New TTRPG Players

This is a great rule-set, much better suited to getting new players into a game than other more well known systems!