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The entire Nine Circles of Hell are described in three Books.  The module expands upon and completes the 1980 Judges Guild module, Inferno.  Book Three describes the innermost part of Hell, the frozen Cocytus, and the path of escape back to the Material Plane. It includes the Sanctum Luciforus, and the immense Lucifer the Great, as well as the Ram’s Chamber on the escape route, the Golden Door leading to the Material Plane, and the Silver Door leading to Purgatorio.  A brief description is given of both Purgatorio and Paradisio.  This book also includes the statistics and descriptions for more than seventy-five major Denizens who may be encountered in Hell.  Important denizens include Valara, Charon Boatman of Archeron (Diabolic Earl), Diabolic Earl Minos Judge of the Dammed, Cerberus, Diabolic Earl Plutus, Phelgyas Boatman of the Styx (iabolic Earl) and the seeress Erictho.  Information is provided about important denizens of each Circle, the sins and torments, weather, specific rules pertaining to the physical challenges faced by mortals in crossing each Circle, and random encounters.

‘Inferno: Journey though Malebolge’ shares common campaign background material with Spellbook Games’ ‘Gazetteers of Hell,’ and describes the same geography at a larger scale.  Additional background material about the conditions in Hell is found in Spellbook Game’s Gehenna Primer and Codicil of Maladies.  Information about the Devils and other unique monsters appearing in Journey through Malebolge can be found in Spellbook Games’ ‘Inferno: Bestiary.’  More information about the enchanted items found in Hell are found in 'Inferno: Treasury.'

Journey through Malebolge is written for the Spellbook Games RPG rule set, ‘Portal to Adventure,’ but is usable essentially ‘as is’ with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons or any similar rule set with very little adaptation. A Games Master using Dungeons and Dragons versions 3.x, 4, or 5, or any similar rules, will require additional preparations.

Inferno: Journey through Malebolge is a finalist for the 2015 Three Castles Game Design Award, award at the North Texas RPG Convention

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