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There is a feeling of decay and he commands both undead and living forces in a haphazard way, as if he’s not trying at all. I could go on for paragraphs on the evocative natures of the encounters and settings. The designer does a superb job of creating evocative settings in which I can then fill in with my own imagination. This is exactly what I’m looking for.

--Bryce Lynch,

Book 3 of the Bone-Hilt Sword campaign. An intrepid band of adventurers brave the frigid wilderness of the vast Northern Territories in search of an evil artifact known as the Bone-Hilt Sword, and some only to satisfy their thirst for wealth and treasure. But will they survive the armies of undead, dragons, and creatures of the cold northern lands? Play as the third part of the Bone-Hilt Sword campaign, or as a stand-alone adventure.


This all new adventure includes;

  • 4 complete modules
  • 60+ defined chambers
  • 9 new creatures
  • 10 Open Gaming Content (OGC) items
  • 10 detailed adventure maps
  • 19 pre-generated PC templates (including 8 new PC classes unique to the Usherwood Adventures setting)

Designed for First Edition and OSRIC fantasy-based role-playing game systems.

Suggested No. PC's: 4-7
Suggested levels: 3-5


The Shadowed Keep is an Usherwood Adventure for character levels 3-5 , designed for First Edition and OSRIC(TM) fantasy-based roleplaying game system. Includes PDF form notation fields on every page, as well as a comprehensive Game Masters' Adventure Log for organizing your players, detailed player character record sheet template, and new OGC items.
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May 29th, 2019
A good adventure. Well organised for running at the table. The first encounter area, the abandoned village is superb. The remaing 3 encounter areas, graveyard, dragon's lair and fortress, don't have quite the same quality but are still good. It's part [...]
William W. [Featured Reviewer]
February 7th, 2012
A great adventure for the OSRIC RPG, and a truly classic RPG product - beautifully illustrated, packed with campaign notes and tips on running the adventure, reference sheets, and new creatures and magic items. Usherwood Publishing does an excellent jo [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 20, 2010.