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Forgotten Heroes: Scythe and Shroud introduces death as a new power source for Fourth Edition characters. All of the four new character classes presented in this book draw upon the death power source: the assassin, deathwarden, necromancer, and spiritsworn may now be played in 4E games!

The assassin is a dedicated killer that relentlessly stalks his victim, waiting in the shadows for just the right moment to launch a deadly assault.

The deathwarden is a sentinel on the boundary between life and death who uses his shield to make sure that, when trouble arrives, his friends and enemies each wind up on the right side of that boundary.

The necromancer is a student of death and undeath who is at home with the grimmest tokens of mortality. His dark arts give him command of the entropic forces that blossom when death triumphs over life, as well as the negative energies that allow the dead to rise again and wreak vengeance on the living.

The spiritsworn is an armored knight who fights on behalf of those who are no longer among the living. His relationship to the souls of the departed allows him to draw upon the spirits to aid his cause.

Rules Set: 4E (GSL).

Writers: Tavis Allison, Eytan Bernstein, Brian Cortijo, Greg Tito
Editor and Developer: Aeryn "Blackdirge" Rudel
Cover Artist: Steve Ellis
Graphic Design and Art Direction: Erik Nowak

GMG4401, 112 pages, $12.99

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Joe K. [Featured Reviewer]
October 26th, 2009
Forgotten Heroes Scythe and Shroud introduces the new power source Death and with it, four new classes. To me, a power source is merely an ‘effect’. Much like the Hero game system where you can have an energy blast that does 1d6 per rank, you get [...]
September 27th, 2009
I was sceptical at first, but reading this fun sourcebook convinced me within minutes, that I've made a good decision in buying this. Assassins and Necromancers have always been my favorite fantasy archetypes and I'm happy to see them transferred to 4t [...]
July 16th, 2009
Nicholas Bergquist's review does an excellent job giving an overview of what the product contains. I wholeheartedly recommend reading it if you haven't already. What I will focus on is the improvements this book has over the previous Forgotten Heroes [...]
July 8th, 2009
Outstanding book, and I've been messing around with it all day, building characters and enjoying the unusual class combinations and power sets that can be found within. So far I've rolled up some 1st level characters, 16th level characters, and experim [...]
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