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ShadowDark Rules Reference Cards


The Shadowdark RPG is an exciting and fast-paced game, where quick decisions and strategic planning can mean the difference between life and death. To help you keep track of the rules and mechanics of the game, we've created the Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards.

These reference cards are an essential tool for any Shadowdark player, whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a brand new crawler. With the Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards, you'll have easy access to all the important rules and mechanics of the game, right at your fingertips.

Print Options

The Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards have been crafted for easy home printing, with the option for print-on-demand coming soon as we expand this set of cards. As we continue to develop and release new rule sets, we will keep these cards updated with the latest rules and mechanics.

Each card in this set presents a distinct rule or mechanic, accompanied by clear and concise explanations that make comprehension and retention effortless.


While the final version of Shadowdark will be published subsequent to the release of this card set, we are committed to delivering frequent updates and incorporating new rules cards as soon as they become available.

Key Features

Some of the key features of the Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards include:

  • Quick and easy reference to all the important rules and mechanics of the game
  • Clear and concise explanations that make it easy to understand and remember
  • Beautifully designed in a style matching the core rulebook of ShadowDark
  • Photoshop Files and Art Assets to create your own cards
  • Essential tool for any Shadowdark player, whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a brand new crawler
  • Saves time by reducing the need to constantly refer back to the rulebook

Whether you're exploring mysterious ruins, battling ferocious monsters, or delving into the depths of the Shadowdark, the Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards are an indispensable tool that will help you stay on top of the action and keep your game running smoothly.


All future releases of cards listed below will be included in this package without additional costs.

  • 8 Basic Rules Cards

Dungeon Master Card Sets are planned:

  • Planned: 6 Cards with Treasure Tables
  • Planned: 2 Cards with Dungeon Dressing Tables
  • Planned: 6 Cards with Basic Enemies Stats
  • Planned: 6 Cards with Traps

Get your hands on the Shadowdark Rules Reference Cards and immerse yourself in this exciting and fast-paced game, with all the vital rules and mechanics at your disposal.

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Jeff R March 18, 2023 5:04 pm UTC
I'm having an issue with my download ... it downloads a note pad document that is in what looks like Chinese ... any help would be appreciated.
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Arcanum Game S March 19, 2023 6:32 pm UTC
That is bizarre, I will check that out
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Arcanum Game S March 19, 2023 6:43 pm UTC
We have checked the files, it should be 2 ZIP/RAR files with the cards, please contact DTRPG support if your purchase dont lead you to the correct files.
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Jeff R March 20, 2023 2:08 am UTC
The 2 files are RAR files. When I purchased the files I was under the impression that they would be PDF files as that is how they are listed. I'm just not sure how to open theses. Any chance of getting them in PDF format as listed? Thank you so very much for your help.
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Arcanum Game S March 20, 2023 3:48 pm UTC
You can de-compressed the files with this tool here:

I will also make a PDF as soon as I can.
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Jeff R March 21, 2023 2:35 pm UTC
Thank you so much! You have been nothing but helpful ... your patients is appreciated.
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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2023.
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