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The End Is Just the Beginning

Sometimes the world needs heroes. But in the desperation of these last days, the world will take all those it can get: heroes, blackguards, madmen, and whoever else is willing to stand against the coming darkness. Will you fight the demons or will you burn it all down and dance among the ashes? Who will you become when the world dies? 

Shadow of the Demon Lord® opens a door to an imaginary world held in the grip of a cosmic destroyer. Enter a land steeped in the chaos and madness unleashed by the end times, with whole realms overrun by howling herds of beastmen, warped spirits freed from the Underworld, and unspeakable horrors stirred awaken by the Demon Lord’s imminent arrival. 

A complete tabletop roleplaying game in one book, Shadow of the Demon Lord provides everything you need to create and play characters, form groups in pursuit of adventure, and tell exciting stories with your friends. As well, the book gives Game Masters all the tools they need to create adventures, over one hundred foul creatures, a detailed region of the campaign world, and extensive advice to help run the game.

As the Demon Lord’s shadow creeps across the world, it creates the chance for heroes to seize their destinies and villains to accomplish their despicable goals. As you play the game, you and your friends tell stories about thwarting the plots of twisted cultists, hunting down and destroying bizarre demons, exploring lost lands, investigating weird mysteries, and so much more.

 
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Ariel A July 22, 2021 6:33 pm UTC
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This is the best mix of old-school and new-school TTRPG I've played for now. The game has the lethality and free-form rulings of OSR with the tactics, streamlining, extreme PC customization, and advantage-type mechanics I enjoy from modern systems. If you like OSR but wish it had more customization/classes and just a bit more options for players in combat, this is the one I'd suggest.
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Joseph S July 09, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
Hi, if I get the PoD version here, will it have all the Revised edition changes? Was looking on Amazon for a copy since someone here mentioned that, but couldn't find one that said it was the revised edition on the cover.

Then I found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/shadowofthedemonlord/comments/jqrv41/i_bought_a_revised_edition_sotdl_hardcover_that/
mentioning that there were changes that weren't made to the print version?? Are those made in this PoD version?
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Robert L May 02, 2021 6:21 pm UTC
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Greetings Friends,

Is it possible to get this book without a background on the pages (print-friendly), like the wonderful Terrible Beauty?

Thanks a heap,
Bob
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Alexander A November 11, 2020 1:40 am UTC
Is the version on Amazon the revised edition, like the one here?
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Benjamin L October 22, 2020 9:39 pm UTC
I saw that the core’s being revised. When might that hit print?
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Corey C August 10, 2020 7:59 pm UTC
Why is a 272 page book $75 for a hardcover? That seems a little overpriced.
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Luke W August 10, 2020 8:03 pm UTC
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POD is expensive as you don’t get economies of scale. You should look to buy the retail version.
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Carlos C May 01, 2020 10:59 pm UTC
It's work at Fantasy Grounds?
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Josh M April 10, 2020 9:31 pm UTC
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If I were to order a print, would I receive a print of the most recent version of the PDF including all the changes?
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April 15, 2020 2:34 pm UTC
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Yes
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Josh M April 15, 2020 2:35 pm UTC
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Awesome!
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Jonathan S March 26, 2020 4:16 pm UTC
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I’m guessing the same book on Amazon now is not the revised version?
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April 15, 2020 2:34 pm UTC
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If new, yes
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McKendry H June 25, 2019 10:55 pm UTC
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I purchased the Premium Hardcover and it has held up really well to a lot of use and travel. One of the players in my group got the Softcover and it started falling apart 2 weeks in to the campaign.
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Misha H May 23, 2019 5:50 am UTC
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What's the quality of the books structure (soft and hardcover)? I've had a couple of books from DTRPG that tend to start falling apart at the spine VERY quickly. Anyone who's used this book for a few months who can verify how well they hold up?
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Jason S April 05, 2019 11:07 pm UTC
Does any of the artwork feature people of color?
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Alexander D May 03, 2019 4:24 pm UTC
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Yes, examples are on page 11 and page 108. If you want to have a look at examples that are not necessarily featured in the book but are representative of it, then I recommend checking out the following link https://www.behance.net/gallery/29986865/Shadow-of-the-Demon-Lord .
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Justin S January 31, 2020 9:48 pm UTC
LOL
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marc H February 04, 2020 1:02 pm UTC
? what's so funny?
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Benjamin L October 22, 2020 9:39 pm UTC
Agreed...
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Sid W August 28, 2021 10:45 am UTC
What is funny is the hyper-focus on skin colour. We should strive to live in a world where skin colour is as interesting as hair colour. If someone asked "are ginger folks depicted in the artwork" no one would question an "LOL" response. Two kinds of people are focused on race. The far-right and the far-left. Time for normal people to say "enough".
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Jesse N November 02, 2021 6:25 pm UTC
Definitely reads like someone who has never had a hard time finding representation in fantasy art.
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Dawid J March 17, 2019 2:05 pm UTC
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I see that there is a new "SDL1000" revised version from 3-16-19, what changes should we expect to see? I'm genuinely curious there! :P
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Gary M March 17, 2019 4:41 pm UTC
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I posted to the Facebook group. If Schwalb answers I'll let you know. I do know since the end of the Kickstarter for Occult Philosophy they've been gearing up for a second printing but I can't seem to find out exactly what changes were made.
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Dawid J March 17, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
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Thank you! The revision looks curious, as the size increased from about 30 MB to 170 MB, which hints me of a very high image quality. I wonder of the other changes.
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Nicholas M March 18, 2019 12:22 am UTC
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There's a new forward, and the cover is now labeled "Revised Edition". Haven't flipped through it too hard yet, but will at some point. There has to be an an end to the backlog, right?
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March 18, 2019 8:12 am UTC
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There are lots of little changes to the book, but everything that was on the errata page has been incorporated. Softened the "stun-lock" effect from Insanity. Creatures now have Insanity and Corruption scores. Nightfall blade now lets you attack with casting. Some of the art has been replaced.
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Yez F March 08, 2019 3:12 am UTC
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Can you get "Shadow of the Demon Lord" printed on demand?
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Marcus N December 01, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
What is the difference between the Softcover Premium Heavyweight and the Standard Heavyweight? $30 is quite a leap.
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Ralph T March 01, 2019 9:01 pm UTC
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The primary difference between Standard Color Heavyweight and Premium Color Heavyweight books is the ink and process in which the books are printed.

For more info:
https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936943-What-is-the-difference-between-Premium-Color-and-Standard-Color-
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Aisling J October 26, 2018 11:58 pm UTC
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The Character Creation bookmark points at the damage page.
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272
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978-1-4951-6886-4
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SDL1000e
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