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"Scorn lords is fire.  It’s a mad max hell scape"  HypatiasAngst

"a new classic D. M. Wilson

“a strange and vibrant fantasy setting” Rolling Boxcars

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The Scorn Lands 

A mad wasteland full of harsh monsters, bands of cannibalistic marauders, and the savage Scorn Lords. This massive setting includes maps, encounter tables, rules for dehydration and heat stroke, and more!

The Scorn Lords 

An ancient brood of sorcerer-demigods that rule the Scorn Lands with an iron fist. Some will try to kill you, but it's the ones who want to hire you that you need to truly worry about. Scourge of the Scorn Lords was written for faction play, allowing you to join them and lead their forces, battle them with plucky rebels, or in true Kurosawan fashion, play them off one another. 


A full OSE-compatible ruleset for running psionics, with 23 psionic powers, rules for generating wild talents, and a new psionic character class! 

New Classes 

The mind-bending Mentalist, the beast-besting Monster Honcho, the ghostly Fade, and the insectoid Myrmeke bring a taste of your favorite versions of the apocalypse to the Scorn Lands. Keep track of your Scorn Lands characters with your very own Scourge of the Scorn Lords Character Reference Sheet! 

Vehicles and Animals 

Rules for creating desert-driving contraptions, outfitting them for war, and pulling them with horses, camels, elephants, giant insects, and dinosaurs!  

New Weapons, New Armor, and New Equipment 

Gladiator weapons, non-lethal weapons, rules for building awesome suits of piecemeal armor, equipment to help survive the wastes, and insane new stuff for outfitting your wasteland vehicles. 

Tables Galore 

Encounter Tables, Rumor Tables, Village Tables, Background Tables, and more—everything you need to run a massive sandbox in our mighty wasteland. You can run this game with almost no prep time whatsoever.

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Ben A February 24, 2022 11:53 pm UTC
Are the psionics here compatible with those in Planar Compass?
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Ahimsa K March 09, 2022 9:32 pm UTC
They mostly are. Planar Compass basically reproduces the 2nd edition Psionic rules, which are similar but not exactly the same as the ones we used in Scorn Lords (ours are a bit simpler and more streamlined). But it is straightforward and easy to use the Planar Compass rules in Scorn Lords.
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This title was added to our catalog on May 04, 2021.