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Shadow of the Demon Lord

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The End Is Just the Beginning

Sometimes the world needs heroes. But in the desperation of these last days, the world will take all those it can get: heroes, blackguards, madmen, and whoever else is willing to stand against the coming darkness. Will you fight the demons or will you burn it all down and dance among the ashes? Who will you become when the world dies? 

Shadow of the Demon Lord® opens a door to an imaginary world held in the grip of a cosmic destroyer. Enter a land steeped in the chaos and madness unleashed by the end times, with whole realms overrun by howling herds of beastmen, warped spirits freed from the Underworld, and unspeakable horrors stirred awaken by the Demon Lord’s imminent arrival. 

A complete tabletop roleplaying game in one book, Shadow of the Demon Lord provides everything you need to create and play characters, form groups in pursuit of adventure, and tell exciting stories with your friends. As well, the book gives Game Masters all the tools they need to create adventures, over one hundred foul creatures, a detailed region of the campaign world, and extensive advice to help run the game.

As the Demon Lord’s shadow creeps across the world, it creates the chance for heroes to seize their destinies and villains to accomplish their despicable goals. As you play the game, you and your friends tell stories about thwarting the plots of twisted cultists, hunting down and destroying bizarre demons, exploring lost lands, investigating weird mysteries, and so much more.

 
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Julian S November 07, 2017 12:42 pm UTC
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What happened to the No Background version?
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Pawel Z November 08, 2017 7:54 am UTC
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You can deselect background layer in the file. It works, except for chapter "Running the game". I don't know why background is not disappearing there...
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Tim L October 24, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
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Since the last two or three updates the resolution of graphics in the file has been dropped to an awfully compressed 100DPI that looks absolutely abysmal, pixellated and full of artifacts either zoomed in or on a high ppi screen... :( What gives? Can't imagine it would be that hard to provide both a high-res and smaller sized low-res version if the latter is absolutely needed, so any chance you could please consider doing that?
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October 25, 2017 10:29 am UTC
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In the works.
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Tim L October 25, 2017 11:08 am UTC
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Wonderful!
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Tim L November 07, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
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So the latest update claims to have increased the resolution, but in reality all colour art in the book is still at an abysmal 100DPI... Why is it seemingly so difficult to bring the resolution back to at least 150DPI for all graphics, as it was before the september 2017 update? The updated PDF continues looking awful on a high ppi screen or when zoomed in, and I find that depressingly inadequate for an electronic file that is still being sold for a non-negligible price of 17 Euros.
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October 24, 2017 3:16 am UTC
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The 10-23 file now works.
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October 23, 2017 10:43 pm UTC
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The most recent file: SotDL_Core_Final_9-20-17 has the bookmarks. Please make sure you're using that file.
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Geoffrey W October 24, 2017 2:49 am UTC
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Oh good. I was confused because there's a file marked "SotDL_Core_Final_10-23-17.pdf" that doesn't work at all. it seems to be trying to pull from a D: drive. Which is, of course, impossible.
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October 23, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
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Sorry for missing these comments. We are working on fixing the PDF.
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Matt P October 23, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Tim L September 22, 2017 11:13 am UTC
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So according to my library the last update was made on 21/09, but it isn't clear what has been updated? Is it the SotDL_Core_v9-13-17-2.compressed file? Secondly, will there be an updated non-compressed version, aka better graphic quality, in the future?
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Matt M September 21, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
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I still see three previous versions of the book in my library, so my question is this; is the "compressed" version just supposed to be a smaller file size option for those with limited disk space?
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Matt P September 21, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
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I’m having the same issues. Very dark in color making it hard to read and no bookmarks to navigate the PDF
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Christopher R September 19, 2017 11:44 am UTC
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Also having issues with the updated version. It's noticeably harder to read, there is only a compressed version available, and no version without a BG. Makes reading on an ebook reader very difficult.
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Federico C September 16, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
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Besides lacking bookmarks, the new version's background is also darker and makes it more difficult to read the text.
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Fernand G September 15, 2017 1:04 pm UTC
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It looks like today's updated PDF (2017-09-15) lacks a clickable index and table of contents.
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Andrew B February 28, 2017 2:25 am UTC
I think this is mainly a DriveThruRPG/RPGnow thing, but considering the newfound pervasiveness of this setting and its supplementary products, and the uniqueness of its system, shouldn't the "Shadow of the Demon Lord" Rule System have its own tag(s) by now? I don't know how to address this myself in any other way, but I think it would be useful, and fitting, for this material.
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Konstantinos P December 18, 2016 5:51 pm UTC
I'm bit confused! While most of Sotdl books are available as POD, the core is not! I know that we have the option to buy form the official site but shipping costs are out of the question. Will we ever see the day of a simple POD?
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Luke W December 18, 2016 6:05 pm UTC
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See the comment right below this one :)
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Matthew K December 18, 2016 6:43 pm UTC
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Indeed, as mentioned in the previous comment, there should be options to buy from UK / European retailers, with minimum shipping costs to Europe (assuming that's where you live?).
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Matteo T September 29, 2016 1:28 pm UTC
There will be POD version/option?
Where I live obtain the traditional paper version is no longer an option.
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Luke W September 29, 2016 5:13 pm UTC
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There isn't at the moment. But you can order a print version from Sxhwalb Entertainment direct that should be able to be delivered to anywhere DTRPG can deliver their POD books.
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Matteo T September 30, 2016 6:14 am UTC
Yes, I saw that. But shipping costing more than the book is, as I've said, not an option :/
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Luke W September 30, 2016 9:00 am UTC
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There will be other options out there. Where have you looked? https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Demon-SDL1000-Robert-Schwalb/dp/1495168867/

The other benefit is the book will be quite a bit cheaper (by $10-20 IME) than a colour POD here, so maybe the shipping cost washes out somewhat.
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Matthew K September 30, 2016 9:04 am UTC
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Where do you live?
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Luke W September 30, 2016 9:22 am UTC
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New Zealand. The land where shipping costs are often greater than the product :)
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Matteo T September 30, 2016 10:04 am UTC
On Schwalb site the book is at $49 and the shipping to Italy is at $49. No convenience at all.
Amazon list it at €110 plus shipping cost from US. (We can buy only from Amazon.it)
maybe ebay...
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Matteo T September 30, 2016 10:05 am UTC
Italy.
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Matthew K September 30, 2016 11:53 am UTC
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You can buy it at Ludarati (UK store) and looks like they'll ship it to Italy for only £5. £43 in total (about €50).

http://www.ludoraticafestore.com/shadow-of-the-demon-lord-rpg-core-book.html
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Luke W September 30, 2016 6:14 pm UTC
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Nice.
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SengKok L September 06, 2016 7:01 am UTC
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It would be nice to have a bundle of the supplements and a bundle of the adventures at a small discount. I am planning to get all of them eventually but if there is a small savings by buying them all at one go that would be an easy decision.
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Marcelino S September 04, 2016 5:03 am UTC
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One of the best games I've played in a long time. I love this game. I love the concept. I love the art. I love the world. I just want a way to buy supplements in bundles because I am lost at how many their are and what I need. I'm not saying I want a lower price just an easier way to get everything. Because of how good the game is I want everything. And I want a hard copy of everything too. I know I'm asking too much. However you guys have a great game and I can't wait to see where it goes.
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272
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978-1-4951-6886-4
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SDL1000e
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