“Amidst the blood and flame and dread,The Crimson Conqueror rises, undead.His very name brings men to their knees,As he spreads his foul disease.From the depths of man’s own mind,The Crimson Conqueror shall find,The darkest fears that he can bind,And rule them all, unconfined.” – Old Assyrian poem “I am the […]

The Crimson Conqueror

SHADOW LORDS and “preparation”. Inspired by a discussion elsewhere, I thought to talk about the design philosophy behind Shadow Lords, especially from the point of view of “preparation or improvisation”. Shadow Lords has been designed to be a narrative game but also a bit ‘crunchy, which allows each group to […]

Game preparation or improvisation?

Guts from berserker
Berserk-Guts character sheet : this character sheet for Shadow Lords is a fan tribute to Guts from the manga/anime Berserk: this is Guts at the end of the Black Knight Arc. The sheet is made with basic Shadow Lords “legends”, taken from the beta test Core Book. Nothing special, except that […]

Fan tribute: character sheet for Guts from Berserk

Lucifer the Morning Star
Lucifer the Morning Star, for Shadow Lords RPG. Former Archangel of Knowledge and warden of the Universal Library. Fallen from Heaven’s grace when he tried to release the forbidden knowledge in the library, that he was supposed to keep safe from anyone else except the Archangels, to the other angels […]

Lucifer, the Morning Star

Chains Lord
Traveler of the Labyrinth, beware of crossing the domain of the Lord of Chains! His original name was Nero, one of the Emperor’s Pretorian guard: he even saved his life once. After serving the Empire for years, fighting the plots of the Shadow Lords, he took the opportunity to take […]

The Lord of Chains

Here is a sample PC sheet for Shadow Lords. It’s a seer with power over reality, a reincarnated Cassandrae of Greek mythology! Sheet of Cassandrae All Shadow Lords sheets are editable pdf, suited for use as normal tabletop sheets or online with modern devices!

Sample PC sheet

This is one of two maps of Anubia, the main setting of Shadow Lords RPG This map is the normal political view of Anubia. The year is 1450 AD, the Roman Empire controls the world thanks to its Calephs, the magical Stones that control the Veil, created by the Profet […]

Maps of Anubia

Take a look at the table for our ongoing Shadow Lords tabletop rpg campaign on roll20 / Hangout. It’s the table just before the head of the evil necromancer witch Mastana (the girl on the right with glowing green eyes) lost her head at the hands of Milad, Champion of Azazel, […]

Swampwatch Legion Campaign

The Goddess Isis
Isis, Iset, Aset The Goddess Isis, whose original egyptian name was probably pronounced Iset or Aset, was the sister and wife of the God Osiris, and the mother of Horus. She was the ancestral mother-wife Goddess and a symbol of both life and magic. It was she who resurrected Osiris […]

The Goddess Isis

Lately, all prophets of Stygia babble about a great Shadow looming from the constellation known as the “Eye of Thypon”. They don’t know what it means, but their third eye seems blind to his true form and their already faltering minds are strained from their tentatives to scry over this mystery. At […]

The coming of Typhon