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

These are the premade character sheets that I used for my one-shot demo of Shadow Lords. You can download and use them for your Shadow Lords games if you wish. Probably for the next one-shot demo I will make them simpler and with less talents, not as full-fledged Heroes, because […]

Temple at the edge of Madness demo one-shot – character ...

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

Sci-fi/Fantasy world for Shadow Lords - Ashworld
Past week we started the “Raiders of the Labyrinth” campaign, whose premise you can read here. Tomorrow is gaming night and we will further explore the world of Ashworld, which you can see in my painting on the left. But first I want to do a report of what happened in […]

Raiders of the Labyrinth – First session report

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