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"The acoustic version of Mork Borg." Medicine Lothamer

"...a love letter to the work of Michael Moorcock." Christopher Helton, ENWorld

"[Its] strong suit is its atmosphere, concept, execution and inspiration. A lot of modules are derivative or have one or two good concepts. Ideas in BBotDK are bursting from the seams...." Prince of Nothing, Age of Dusk

Black Blade of the Demon King is an adventure like no other for Lamentations of the Flame Princess or whatever flavor of OSR game you prefer. It's a metal-and-Moorcock inspired sword and sorcery saga replete with fell blades, sad vikings, obsidian gnomes, and the end of the world! 

Buried for 10000 years beneath a mountain of black obsidian, a sword of unfathomable power has just awakened. Now, in a desperate race against time and the elements you must try to reach it before its former master returns from his astral prison.

  • Unique cinematic three act structure.
  • A modular adventure with randomly determined NPCs that populate the world.
  • Race against time and other Seekers of the Blade.
  • Face ever-smiling cultists, beastmen, and maybe even a Yeti Voltron.
  • Setting of “fantasy Greenland” can be slotted into most campaigns.
  • Original monsters—no orcs, goblins or dragons here.
  • Two dozen unique, illustrated NPCs for use in any adventure.
  • A score of new creatures with hitherto unseen powers.
About Knight Owl Publishing

Knight Owl Publishing is a fresh & imaginative organization located in cloud-swaddled Portland Oregon where we’re drinking good coffee and making good games. From the gonzo Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia to the eerie Black Blade of the Demon King, our products are for gamers craving something different than yet another dungeon crawl. Find out more at

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Laszlo S April 22, 2019 6:51 pm UTC
Any chance of a 5e version of this? I'd be really interested.
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Ahimsa K May 27, 2019 2:13 am UTC
We've thought about converting it, but neither of us took a proficiency in 5E. The module is so fully OSR, with high chance of death, that I'd probably have to re-write it from the ground up. So in short, it could eventually happen but it's not a priority for us right now.
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Chip T April 10, 2018 9:33 pm UTC
What is the intended level range for the PCs?
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Ahimsa K April 11, 2018 12:23 am UTC
Whatever you want, but it's probably at it's best for levels 1-4.
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Steven W March 02, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
I was excited to buy this, but once I did I discovered that there are so many black pages that it is pretty much unprintable for me. Any chance of a printer friendly version?
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Ahimsa K March 02, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Hi Steven. You're right; we printed up several copies to proofread and it sucked up the toner. But the black and white aesthetic is an important part of the book and we'd have to completely redesign it to avoid that. Email us at our website ( and we can look at some options once the print versions have arrived.
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Steven W March 03, 2018 12:11 am UTC
Thanks for the reply! So I'll read on the tablet, spot print what I need and wait for the printed copies so someone else pays for the ink! Thanks for putting out a kick XXX book.
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Ahimsa K March 03, 2018 1:55 am UTC
That's what I would do too. :D And you're quite welcome.
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Wind L March 02, 2018 3:11 am UTC
BTW--Ahimsa is being humble with the blurb^^^ This is hands-down the best adventure you will play this year.
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Thilo G March 01, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Is there a PoD planned here or on Lulu?
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Ahimsa K March 01, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
Good question. We will have soft and hard back copies available through our website within the next couple weeks.
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Wind L March 02, 2018 2:51 am UTC
Actually, you can preorder now:
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Thilo G March 04, 2018 2:58 am UTC
And done. Looking forward to seeing the hardback!
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Neil B April 24, 2018 1:21 pm UTC
Can't order this to the UK as no delivery option, will there be POD for us poor folks across the pond?
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Wind L April 26, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
Try again--I think that it is fixed now.
Thanks for letting us know.
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