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Some games are about winning and others are about telling a story; Enter the Shadowside is very much about telling a story -a story about the dark days before the End of the World, and about the seven mysterious organizations which compete for occult power, travelling back and forth between our realm and the realm of the dead while everything unravels. 

Through "Hierogamy" characters are matched and joined with spirit partners -ghosts who ride inside their heads and grant them paranormal power in return for the luxury of riding flesh-and-bones once again, and escaping the Shadowside.

It's all good yarn to spin stories, but sometimes having to roll too many dice or having to remember too many rules can get in the way of even the best of stories: this is why Enter the Shadowside uses DESTINY.

DESTINY is a completely math-less system which uses regular poker cards instead of dice. As a player you hold in your hand certain cards which will result in success and certain cards which will result in failure. While you can't choose to simply succeed forever, you can choose when to fail, and as far as DESTINY is concerned, both successes and failures are equally useful to build this really good story we've been talking about, and which is our goal.

I hope this resonates with you. This book is a labor of love which summarizes many years of running sessions and caring -truly caring- about that certain magic that only happens when you step back in your role as Creator, and simply allow the stories and characters to just happen, hands off, to just flow and develop on their own as if they had their own lives and souls apart from ours.

Because they do. And that's as close to real magic as we can get in this world.

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Marco L December 01, 2014 3:06 am UTC
Hi Andrew!
I apologize: I didn't see your question in the preview version -it's been so hectic with the kickstarter in full swing. But that wrapped up this morning, so here we are!

The main difference between this version and the previous is the mechanics. The first version, with the Jacob's Ladder, was very "crunchy" -and I came to believe that numbers got in the way of the story. This new version should be much easier to work with. The "fluff" has been expanded too -there is a lot more content. Here's an article which may help answer your question, but if it doesn't by all means feel free to email me at or visit us at, or post again here (I promise to check it more often from now on!). Here's the article:
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Andy B December 03, 2014 2:56 am UTC
Thanks for the response, it was quite helpful.

Im not sure you are aware of this, but your preview still lists under a search for 'Enter the Shadowside' products. Its a dead link that just leads no where, but your new Destiny product isnt even listed. I had to list all products by your company to find this page again. This might mean your only listing most will see will be on that 'New Products' ribbon, which has moved far away by now, and the aforementioned publisher search. Thats a little woky and might make it harder for customers to find your new book.

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Andy B December 06, 2014 10:43 am UTC
The link seems fixed now.
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Marco L December 07, 2014 6:51 am UTC
Hi Andrew, this got fixed thanks to you. I forwarded your original comment to DTRPG, raised a ticket, and now it's fixed. Thanks for alerting me to it!

All the best,
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Andy B December 01, 2014 2:17 am UTC
Hey, I had to ask. I downloaded the preview of this book, and I asked a question on its Discussions. I dont think I read the answer and now the sample download of this book isnt up anymore. So I will have to ask it again.

I have the whole 'Enter the Shadowside' bundle. So I am invested in this product, but I have to ask. How does this book relate to the last products you had before? Is this a 2nd edition? Or a version using the poker cards. Or is this an expansion of what you had before? I thank you in advance for your response.

Keep up the good work.
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