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Blackstar Death & Decay: Creature Codex

Blackstar Death & Decay: Creature Codex

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Death & Decay: Creature Codex

Life abounds in the world. The darkest woods and highest mountains, the ocean depths and poisonous moors, the badland coasts and trackless plains are all home to creatures both familiar and strange. Urth is home to all kinds of creatures, from the tiniest insects to enormous whales, found in our own world, and so much of the things characters see and interact with should be familiar.

But the world is also home to many other creatures, some benign, most malevolent, some alive, others incorporeal and unliving. The supernatural and magical energies suffusing the world and the influence of otherwordly dimensions spawn mutations in ordinary creatures and enable wholly new and interesting things to exist as well.

This manual merely scratches the surface of the kinds of dangerous and evil creatures at large in the lands of Rûl: spirits, undead, twisted abominations of nature itself, and nightmares created by the encounters of psychic energies and the powers of the Void and the Abysses beyond the reality we know.

In Creature Codex you will find:
• A summary of the rules for monsters and their customization.
• New rules for aura and influence.
• Stories and background of the Horde of the Black Star, with statistics of all the hordelings creatures
• A detailed excursus with background and information for all new undead and creepy monsters, like Abominii, Living Corpses, and Spirits

This officially licensed manual adds new creatures and monsters to your Shadow of the Demon Lord campaign. With a lot of tips for all GMs, like encounters suggestions, dark places to visit and regular that add new enchanted objects, relics, or ideas, this supplement can enhance your adventures with a lot of new material.

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Nick B February 03, 2021 6:15 pm UTC
Can we get a bookmarked PDF? It's hard to navigate as is.
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Matthew S January 29, 2021 9:54 am UTC
Can we get a preview please? We shouldn't need to go to another website to see what's in the product.

Also, any possibility of a PoD?
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Could we get a preview? Cover art looks amazing, wondering what the interior art looks like.
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If you look up the kickstarter you can see some (I assume) - a little racy!
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