About this project
- At $60k we added a complete second edition of The Wise & The Wicked PDF to all pledges $18+. All characters unlocked!
- At $50k we unlocked 5,000 words of True Rituals to add to both versions of the book!
- At $40,000 we unlocked 10,000 words of Mythic Campaign material to add to both versions of the book! This material is very different for each book, so backers of both versions really benefit!
- Now NINE free bonus PDFs of choice for backers $30+!
Want to see (or even play!) some Scarred Lands right now?
You can learn about the continent of Ghelspad (the setting developed in the new Scarred Lands Player's Guide) in Scarred Lands Gazetteer: Ghelspad, which is available for PWYW (including free).
Gauntlet of Spiragos is a free download available now on DriveThruRPG in a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game version and a brand-new 5th Edition OGL version. The adventure features a number of creatures for use in your other Scarred Lands adventures.
In addition, there is an older introductory 3e adventure called Serpent Amphora.
Born at the advent of 3e, the Scarred Lands fantasy roleplaying setting returns in not just one, but two new forms! More than a decade after the setting was created, we want to share this classic setting with fans of both Pathfinder and 5th Edition by creating two different versions of the core book.
We want to put this new version of the Scarred Lands into the hands of the thousands of players of the original 3e OGL version, but we also want to introduce new players to this large and detailed world. We hope to accomplish this directly to those backing our project and also by funding an offset press print run of the two versions of the book to sell to game stores.
Our project offers both Pathfinder and 5th Edition versions of the Scarred Lands Player's Guide. Both books are hardcover, full-color throughout, and will be about 320 pages. These are going to be big, beautiful books!
The essential setting material is the same in both books, but each book includes the stats and nomenclature of one system or the other. Both versions are also being designed to closely resemble the core books of each of these game systems.
When you back our project, you may select either the Pathfinder version or the 5th Edition Compatible (using the newly announced 5e SRD) version. Of course, you may have both if you wish! The design and commercial printing of these books will be overseen by Rich Thomas, who was not only the Art Director forever & ever at White Wolf, but with Onyx Path Publishing he’s also run several very successful projects on Kickstarter for deluxe editions of World of Darkness games.
Less than 200 years ago, the world of Scarn was home to prosperous people. The inhabitants of the world toiled the land, hunted the beasts, and built civilizations. But all this was in the shadow of the world’s most awesome inhabitants, the titans.
Beings of monstrous power, the titans derived their strength from Scarn itself, ultimately wielding nearly limitless power. A titan could sculpt mountains, gouge out new rivers, and even breathe life into entirely new species of creatures. With time and patience, the titans might have made a paradise of Scarn, but they were forces of nature that lacked compassion for their creations or that vital spark that might have made them something more.
The children of the titans, though, were gods. For reasons unknown, the children were not themselves titans. They still drew power from Scarn, but they draw the greatest portion of their strength from the intensity of their mortal believers. In time, even the most evil of the gods realized that the day might come when the titans would capriciously cleanse Scarn of mortals. The loss of the mortals’ faith and vitality would cripple the gods.
When Denev, titan of the earth itself, spoke out against her siblings, the gods took it as a sign. The Titanswar, pitting one titan and the gods against a dozen other titans, erupted. Scarn shook in the wake of the struggle. The landscape of Scarn shattered under the force of the combatants’ blows.
Each side also spawned races of monsters and humanoids to serve as foot soldiers. The so-called titanspawn attacked the Divine races wherever they might be found.
Terrible though the war was, it finally ended. With the help of Denev, the gods prevailed. But even they lacked the power to kill the titans once and for all. Each titan was restrained or imprisoned so none could regain their powers and seek revenge. The gods pulled the teeth from Gaurak the Glutton before burying the Ravenous One beneath the earth, thus ensuring he could not chew his way out. They cut Mormo the Serpent Mother into pieces, scattering them far and wide so that the Queen of Witches could not reform. Thus the gods dealt with each titan in turn.
Today, Scarn is no longer the land it was. The land bears horrible scars when gods felled titans. The Kelder Mountains are split with chasms left by a heavenly axe. The Hornsaw Forest has grown gnarled and twisted as it feeds on the blood spilled from Mormo’s heart. An entire sea runs red from the blood of Kadum the Mountainshaker who lies chained within its depths. Still, in this Scarred Land the Divine races prosper. The titanspawn are far less fortunate; they watch and wait from their wilderness exiles, plotting to restore their fallen patrons.
In return for your $45 pledge to our project, you’ll receive your choice of the two print editions of the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide. For those who play the older 3e OGL or pretty much any fantasy game that can benefit from great setting material, we also have a variety of pledge levels that reward you with collections of 3e OGL PDFs. All of these PDF collections are available as add-ons.
All of the 3e OGL digital product mentioned in the rewards for the backer levels can be found on the Nocturnal & Onyx Path DTRPG page.
There is also a pledge level for verified retailers. Just send us a message to confirm your status.
There are plenty of people who play both Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and 5th Edition Compatible games (and anywhere from a host to a smattering of other games too!), but some of you swear by one game or the other and may not want chocolate on your peanut butter. By publishing separate editions, we can also give you books that simply look better and also more closely resemble the core books for each game.
Two different versions is more work for us and they are more expensive to produce, but we believe we’re delivering a better product to you as a result. A more beautiful & useful product is almost always worth the additional time and expense!
How’s this for simple? All of the pledges for printed copies of the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide have a shipping charge automatically added to your pledge total. For those in the US this is $12. Anything else you add to your pledge, from dice to extra copies of the book, costs you NOTHING extra to ship!
The retailer pledge level has pre-calculated shipping for the following countries. If you feel there is a mistake, as you pledge, then please contact us.
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and USA.
With your support our project is funded at $20k, but if we can raise more funds beyond that base amount, then we’ll share our good fortune with you to provide extra game material for you at no additional cost.
Everyone who pledges $45 or more qualifies for all the stretch goal extras! Our primary goal is a print run of two versions of the Scarred Lands Player's Guide. Help us with this and we'll gladly share more free material with you!
Here's the full scoop on who gets what stretch goals:
- SCARRED LANDS SCHOLAR receives any new fiction.
- $18+ receives PDFs of all updated The Wise & The Wicked characters.
- $30+ receives all digital stretch goals, including fiction.
- $45+ gets everything!
$21,000 — UPDATED CHARACTERS ADDED!
We’ll update the backers’ choices of characters from the original 3e OGL edition of The Wise & The Wicked to both 5e OGL and Pathfinder and provide the characters to you as a PDF. These NPCs are many of the famous characters of the Scarred Lands and are useful in a variety of roles in your games.
At every additional $1k after this, so again at $22k, then $23k, etc., we’ll update another character. All the way to $67k when we run out of characters in the original edition! The list of characters from The Wise & The Wicked is posted above. Each time we pass another $1k threshold to unlock another character, you may vote in the Comments section of the project. The first character to receive two votes will be the one that’s updated.
$21k W&W Character Update: Queen Ran
$22k W&W Character Update: Dar'Tan, Master of the Shadow Fortress
$22,500 — 1st FREE PDF ADDED!
Choose any Scarred Lands PDF from our huge list on DriveThruRPG! You may select another PDF for each additional $5000 after this stretch goal is met, so at $27,500, $32,500, etc.
$23k W&W Character Update: Queen Geleeda
$24k W&W Character Update: The Hunter of Vesh
$25k W&W Character Update: Credas, the Necrotic King
$26k W&W Character Update: Duke Traviak the Steel-fisted
$27k W&W Character Update: Talina Som, the Whisper of Belsameth
$27,500 — 2nd FREE PDF ADDED!
$28k W&W Character Update: King Virduk
$29k W&W Character Update: Andelais
$30,000 — FICTION ADDED!!
New Short story by Richard Lee Byers, author of the Dead God Trilogy (read about Book One)! You’ll receive not just this new story in PDF, but digital copies of the entire trilogy as well. (You now also have 10 updated characters and may select two PDFs from the Scarred Lands catalog on DTRPG).
$30k W&W Character Update: Ariniel, the Swan Knight
$31k W&W Character Update: Galdor, the Deathless
$32k W&W Character Update: Anteas, Master of the Calastian Battle-Mages
$32,500 — 3rd FREE PDF ADDED!
$33k W&W Character Update: Katonis Woodarbor
$34k W&W Character Update: King Thain
$35k W&W Character Update: Mistress Yvestil, Crypt Lady of Glivid-Autel
$36k W&W Character Update: Lysear
$37k W&W Character Update: Yugman the Sage
$37,500 — 4th FREE PDF ADDED!
$38k W&W Character Update: Lilly Weedspawn
$39k W&W Character Update: Hassek Ruukbrood
$40,000 — NEW MATERIAL ADDED TO THE RULEBOOKS!
New Material! We’ll add a 10k word Mythic Campaigns chapter to both editions of the Scarred Lands Player's Guide. This chapter addresses mythic rules from Pathfinder for use within the Scarred Lands. It includes three dozen new mythic path abilities and numerous mythic locations. For 5th Edition, this chapter will address issues primarily for characters of high level, expanding on rules from the DMG for supernatural gifts, marks of prestige, and epic boons. (You now also have 20 updated characters and may select four PDFs from the Scarred Lands catalog on DTRPG).
$40k W&W Character Update: Menava
$41k W&W Character Update: Alliastra Denier
$42k W&W Character Update: Nerith Aila
$42,500 — 5th FREE PDF ADDED!
$43k W&W Character Update: Hevestian
$44k W&W Character Update: Leoris the Vengeful
$45k W&W Character Update: Lucian Dane
$46k W&W Character Update: Kemir the Shatterer
$47k W&W Character Update: Zarra
$47,500 — 6th FREE PDF ADDED!
$48k W&W Character Update: Lianca
$49k W&W Character Update: Luficint
$50k W&W Character Update: Oberyn Amethyst
$50,000 — NEW MATERIAL ADDED TO THE RULEBOOKS!
New Material! We’ll add a 5k word “True Rituals” section to both editions of the rulebook. "True Rituals" provides new, comprehensive rules for true rituals, drawn from those for the first edition of the Scarred Lands setting. With true rituals, multiple casters, cabals, and cultists can work together to produce magical effects far beyond those a lone spellcaster might produce. (You now also have 30 updated characters and may select six PDFs from the Scarred Lands catalog on DTRPG).
$51k W&W Character Update: Mazat, the Shadow of Shelzar
$52k W&W Character Update: Solon Telos Asuras
$52,500 — 7th FREE PDF ADDED!
$53k W&W Character Update: Meerlah
$54k W&W Character Update: Shanti, Harrier-Rider of Uria
$55k W&W Character Update: Severin
$56k W&W Character Update: Sangus, the Blood Alchemist
$57k W&W Character Update: P'kouro'nk
$57,500 — 8th FREE PDF ADDED!
$58k W&W Character Update: Lord Rizzen
$60k — The Wise & The Wicked 2nd Edition
All Characters Unlocked
The final eight characters in the original edition of W&W are unlocked and will be updated to both systems to create a complete new edition with new cover artwork and additional rules required to create all the characters. The new edition also includes the characters added by backers at the WISE OR WICKED pledge level. All backers $18+ receive the free PDF. A print edition edition is available as an add-on for $25.
$62,500 — 9th FREE PDF ADDED!
$67,500 — Choose a 10th PDF!
$70k — New Short Stories
Brand new short stories by Stewart Wieck (SL co-creator) & Scott Holden (developer of the new SLPG). The details of the stories will be determined with backer input and then Stewart and Scott will choose the story they prefer to write.
$72,500 — Choose an 11th PDF!
$77,500 — Choose a 12th PDF!
82,500 — Choose a lucky 13th PDF!
$85k = New 40+ Page Adventure!
Dagger of Spiragos is a new 40+ page full-color adventure that follows Gauntlet of Spiragos (there will be versions for both game systems). This adventure is already being written with the intention to sell it when the SLPG launches, but if we reach this amazing stretch goal amount, then we’ll give it to all backers at $30+ as a FREE bonus PDF. A print edition becomes available as a $10 add-on.
We’re offering a variety of Add-Ons in this project. Pledging for your main reward plus any add-ons is very simply. Just “over-pledge” an amount equal to the cost of the add-ons that you want.
You may add any of the PDF collections from the pledge levels $30 and below and the $88 MASTER OF SCARN reward to any other reward level. For instance, if you want CREATURE COLLECTOR for $20 and SCARRED LANDS SCHOLAR for $9, then pledge $29 for either one of those rewards. You may also add these PDF collection to a pledge for a physical copy. Or for $30 + $88 you can have both new editions of the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide in PDF along with all of the setting books we produced for the 3e OGL incarnation of the setting.
The MASTER OF SCARN pledge levels grants these 3e PDF supplements as a reward: Blood Bayou, Blood Sea, Burok Torn, Calastia, Divine & Defeated, Echoes of the Past, Edge of Infinity, Faithful & Forsaken, Hollowfaust, Hornsaw, Mithril, Penumbral Pentagon, Secrets & Societies, Shelzar, Strange Lands, Vigil Watch: Asaatthi, Vigil Watch: Ratmen, Wilderness & Wasteland and Wise & Wicked.
We’re producing a special set of dice that represents six of the most interesting or notorious (or both) nations or city-states of the Scarred Lands. The dice are a collection of 6d6 with the die face for “6” changed to a shield depicting the coat of arms for the nation or city-state in question. You can see all six of these dice in the image above.
Remember, there is no additional charge for shipping after the first set of collection.
Please add $10 to your pledge for each set of 6d6. You may select either a set of 6d6 that is one of each of the six d6 (as pictured above, or you may choose a set of identical 6d6, e.g. six Hollowfaust dice.
You may also add $50 to your pledge for a complete 36d6 collection of dice. This is a set of 6d6 of each of the six available dice options.
Gauntlet of Spiragos
This 40+ page full-color adventure comes in versions for Pathfinder and 5th Edition. The PDFs are free downloads at DriveThruRPG.com, but you may purchase print editions of both for $10 each.
Risks and challenges
Our Scarred Lands Player’s Guide is a collaborative effort of two companies operated by alums of White Wolf with a combined (gulp!) nearly 60 years of game publishing experience. Stewart founded White Wolf in 1986 and co-created the World of Darkness. After contributing artwork to White Wolf Magazine for several years, Rich joined White Wolf in 1991 as Art Director and proceeded to shape the look of White Wolf product for 20 years. We’ve both successfully funded projects on Kickstarter, such as Rich’s hugely successful 20th Anniversary editions of many World of Darkness games, including of the 20th Anniversary edition of Stewart’s game design from 1993, Mage: The Ascension.
A final draft of the Scarred Lands Player's Guide has been completed by a hand-picked crew of veteran writers working under the keen eye of developer Scott Holden. Scott has been in game development at White Wolf and elsewhere for 16 years.
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