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SKULLKICKERS: Caster Bastards and the Great Grotesque


A brand new 36-page Skullkickers comic story brought to you by Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons, Conan the Barbarian, Avengers) and Edwin Huang (Street Fighter, Darkstalkers)!

A brand new 170-page 5e roleplaying game adventure and campaign sourcebook for characters levels 1-10 brought to you by Jim ZubMike Olson (FATE, Atomic Robo the RPG) and E.R.F. Jordan (Mythic Encounters, Eidol)!

• new social rules and encounters

• spells and magic dysfunction rules

• strange creatures and curses

• magic items

• an enchanted academy of learning and stunning isometric tower map

• an old school trap-laden dungeon crawl


When the Skullkickers take on a mission at the Academy of Serious Sorcery and Holistic Occult Learning, it'll take every ounce of courage they possess to find their target while steering clear of warped wizardry, whimsical wands and wicked witchcraft wielded by weeping wimps or woeful waifs.

This book is both a celebration of sword & sorcery adventure and a cunning cash grab built around the staggering ever-increasing popularity of that damned nostalgic RPG we all know and love despite its endless flaws.

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Samuel S April 01, 2023 9:26 pm UTC
Does the adventure take characters from 1st through 10th level? Or do you mean that any of those levels can play it?
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Mike O September 15, 2023 3:21 pm UTC
I know it's been months now, but I just saw this question so I'm gonna answer it. It may be too late to help you, but maybe I can help someone else!

As written, it's intended to start characters at 1st level and take them to 9th or 10th, like most of 5E's official published adventures. But it's a single narrative, not an anthology adventure like Yawning Portal or Golden Vault; you could start a 4th- or 5th-level party in the Graduate Dungeon and skip everything else, though skipping their time as students in the Academy would mean losing some context and player investment. I'd say more but I don't want to spoil anything.

The other option would be starting at the beginning at, say, 3rd level, and just not leveling them until the point in the adventure at which they're supposed to bump up to 4th. This works fine as long as your players are fine with not leveling for a few sessions (starting at 3rd may be a mitigating factor).

In any event, if you're thinking about getting it,...See more
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Samuel S September 17, 2023 3:19 am UTC
Thanks for the additional info. Much appreciated.
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