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Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary

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Welcome to Sanctuary, Welcome to Thieves' World!

Sanctuary is one dangerous city. Thieves and murderers stalk its streets. Cutthroats and cultists lurk in the shadows and death is a constant companion. It is a city that has seen gods battle overhead, where the fate of the Rankan Empire once hung in balance. It is a hotbed of politics in the Known World, destination for bizarre people from far across the seas. Sanctuary a curious and volatile mix of countless heroes and villains, of nobles and peasants, of warriors and wizards. Only one knows every street, every alley, every secret in this crumbling city: Shadowspawn. Who better to serve as your guide?

Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuaryis the definitive guide to fantasy's most notorious city. Inside this tome, you'll find:

  • A detailed history of the city, covering the periods before, during, and after the classic Thieves' World anthologies--and preparing you for the new ones.
  • A guide to life in Sanctuary, including information on its industries, religion, diversions, crimes and politics.
  • A comprehensive guide to Sanctuary's leaders, from the legitimate rulers to the crime lords, and all the power groups in between.
  • A detailed overview of the city, presenting each neighborhood in detail while highlighting key locations.
  • Statistics and information for all of your favorite characters from the classic anthologies including Prince Kadakithis, Shadowspawn, and the dreaded Roxane.
  • Statistics and information for nearly all of the characters featured in the new anthologies like Cauvin, H'lott, and Heliz Yunz.
  • Extensive advice for running adventures in Thieves' World, including guidelines for adapting the city to other settings, optional rules like action points, allegiances, and class-based dodge bonuses.
  • 13 new diseases like the shrieks and delirium fever.
  • 100 adventure ideas
  • A slew of adventure seeds to kickstart your own adventures.
  • Generic statistics for common people in Sanctuary such as assassins, beggars, prostitutes, cultists, and of course, thieves.
  • New cultures like the Shapeshifter, Lirter, and the Cantal Plains barbarian.
  • 12 new backgrounds including the seer, mercenary, and pirate.
  • New rules for Ur-words, fragments of language that can change the very fabric of reality!
  • Several new prestige classes such as the Crimson Scholar and Dyareelan Disciple.

Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary is the definitive resource for exploring and adventuring in one of the seediest cities in all of fantasy. Designed for all fans of Thieves' World, Shadowspawn's Guide is jammed packed with information on both eras. Armed with this massive sourcebook, you'll have everything you need to play in Thieves' World or to adapt it for play in your own campaign settings.

While Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary contains the setting information for Thieves' World, it is but one book in Green Ronin's Thieves' World line. Be sure to pick up the Thieves' World Player's Manual, which contains the basic tools you'll need to adventure in Sanctuary, and Murder at the Vulgar Unicorn, the perfect place to begin your new Thieves' World campaign. Finally, the Thieves' World Gazetteer expands the world of Sanctuary, presenting never before seen information on the wider world.

The City of Sanctuary Awaits You!

The product uses material from the v3.5 revision.

PDF Features:BookmarkedLinked Table of ContentsCreated from source files - not a scanned PDFGold Vendor Updates*Best with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or laterEdition Credits:Design: Aaron Rosenberg and Robert J. SchwalbAdditional Design: Gary Astleford, Patrick O'Duffy, Owen K.C. Stephens, and C.A. SuleimanResearch Assistance: Michelle WilcoxEditing: Jason SchneidermanDevelopment: Robert J. SchwalbProofreading: Scott NeeseArt Direction and Graphic Design: Hal MangoldCover Art: James RymanInterior Art: Ilya Astrakhan, Toren "Macbin" Atkinson, Kent Burles, Talon Dunning, Empty Room Studios (Rick Hershey, Tim Hibbetts, Jia Wang, Erik Roman), David Esbrí, Pat Loboyko, Manoel Magalhães, Britt Martin, Mike Vilardi, Joe WigfieldCartography: Rob LazarettiExecutive Producer: Chris PramasGreen Ronin Staff: Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Chris Pramas, Heather Barnhorst, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, and Robert J. Schwalb

* If this edition of the publication is updated due to the discovery and correction of typos or errata, you will get a free download of the corrected edition.

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Chris G. [Regelmässiger Rezensent]
March 22nd, 2006
Shadowspawns Guide to Sanctuary It is always good times when I find myself back in the place that is Thieves World. I grew up reading the books and playing in the setting using the old box set. I was overjoyed when Green Ronin announced the release [...]
Rob M. [Regelmässiger Rezensent]
February 28th, 2006
Shadowspawn?s Guide to Sanctuary is a 252 page PDF (257 with Full color cover, OGL/Credits page, & 3 pages of ads) city guide for D20/D&D 3.5, It features an overview of the infamous city at the center of the Thieves? World novels, Sanctuary. [...]
Anthony R. [Regelmässiger Rezensent]
December 18th, 2005
Shadowspawn?s Guide to Sanctuary is a big 257-page PDF with color cover and black & white interior. It has a table of contents, index and is fully bookmarked. The layout is up to Green Ronin?s usual high standards and the book is heavily (and excell [...]
Josh B. [Regelmässiger Rezensent]
November 24th, 2005
The Thieves' World stories give rise to such notables as Cappen Varra, Enas Yorl and One Thumb to name but a few. Just as important as any of these figures is the city of Sanctuary itself. It provides the backdrop, shaping (and just as offing) taking [...]
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