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An alliance of cultists, ghouls, and vampires. A scheme of the dark gods against humanity. New maps, dark realms, monstrous societies!
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    Underworld Player's Guide PDF

    Get new PC races, subclasses, backgrounds, spells, gear, and more in the Underworld Player's Guide PDF.

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    Underworld Lairs PDF

    The maps and encounters for the undead and their allies, on the surface and underground. Full PDF plus the VTT map pack included.

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    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
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    Underworld Player's Guide PRINT & PDF

    FIRST TORCH BEARER: You get a copy of the Underworld Player's Guide in both print and PDF form! Plus access to the backer updates and previews.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

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    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
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    Underworld Lairs Softcover + PDF

    Undead encounters for the dark of night and the dark below. Includes PDF map pack and PDF copy of the print book.

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    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
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    Empire of the Ghouls Campaign PDF

    Full campaign from levels 1 to 13, in PDF, with map pack and access to the various discussions and updates. Plus access to playtest materials before publication.

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    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Playtest Access
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    Full VTT Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds

    Your choice of platform, the full campaign book, the player's guide, and underworld lairs, ready to play!

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    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
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    PURE PDF: Empire, Lairs & Player's Guide

    Full campaign from levels 1 to 13, in PDF, with map pack, Underworld Lairs collection, and Player's Guide.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
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    Empire of Ghouls Hardcover + PDF

    CORE BOOK: You get the campaign book in print and PDF shipped to you, plus the Map Pack.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Playtest Access
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    Ghouls Hardcover & Player's Guide + PDF

    The hardcover campaign book plus the softcover Player's Guide give you everything you need for yourself and your players to venture into the darkness below! Includes print and PDF.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    Full Digital Campaign + PDF

    The campaign, the lairs, and the player's guide in both VTT and PDF form.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Access to Updates and Streams
    • Playtest Access
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    ALL PRINT BOOKS & PDFS

    COMPLETE PRINT+PDF DEAL: You get the Empire campaign books, the Player's Guide, the Underworld Lairs expansion, the map pack, and access to all streams and updates. You also get the PDFs of all three books.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    BLACK EDITION Limited Run Hardcover +PDF

    A hardcover copy of the Underworld book in leatherette with silver foil stamped cover, ornate endpapers, and black ribbon bookmarks. Also includes the PDF version and map pack.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    3 BOOKS 3 FORMATS: PRINT PDF + VTT

    3 BY 3 OH YEAH: The ghouls campaign regular edition hardcover, the player's guide, and the lairs in print, in PDF, and on the VTT! All three books in all three formats.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Empire of Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    All PRINT Books Limited Edition + PDF

    You get the limited-edition hardcover, the Underworld Lairs softcover, the Player's Guide softcover, plus PDFs of all three and the digital map pack.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Ghouls Hardcover
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    UNDERWORLD DESIGNER: 3 books + Design

    As with the prior reward, you get the Limited Edition hardcover, the Underworld Lairs, the Player's Guide, the VTT for Roll20 or FG, and the PDFs. You also gain access to the Dark Imperium Design Forum, where we will brainstorm encounter tables, shrine and cavern locations, vampire and ghoul customs and heirarchy, and magic, monsters, and mayhem in the Open Design style. Some of these brainstorms will lead to material in the gazetteer and tabular portions of the Underworld hardcover.

    Shipping is charged at the time we fulfill your reward. See Shipping in the main Kickstarter text.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Ghouls Hardcover
    • Access to Dark Imperium Design Forum
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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    BLACK LEATHER, BONE SCROLL

    LORD-COMMANDER: You get a signed, hardcover edition, in finest hand tooled and stamped leathers, with ornate and macabre endpapers, ribbon bookmarks, and a bone scroll tube and scroll from the Imperium, a unique prop accessory suitable to any necromancer, dungeon master, or ghoul lord. Plus all prior rewards including access to the Dark Imperium Design Forum.

    Includes:
    • Black Leather Handbound Edition
    • Bone Scroll Tube from the Imperium
    • Access to Dark Imperium Design Forum
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Access to Updates and Streams
    • Playtest Access
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    PATRON COMMISSIONS

    LORD HADES: You rule the Underworld with an iron fist, Lord! You get all the PDFs, the special leatherbound version of the book, the bone scroll, printed maps of the setting suitable for play, and all stretch goal items and both VTT formats. In addition, you gain naming rights for a temple, cavern, or shrine of the Underworld included in the adventure or lairs. But merely one such item is not sufficient! You may also commission a particular NPC, magic item, or location in the final book (subject to designer approval!). Plus the satisfaction of ruling the Underworld and directing the path of the River Styx, of course.

    Includes:
    • Black Leather Handbound Edition
    • Bone Scroll Tube from the Imperium
    • Design Commission: A Location in the Underworld
    • Design Commission: Character, Item or 2nd Location
    • Access to Dark Imperium Design Forum
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Access to Updates and Streams
    • Playtest Access
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    LORD HADES DELIVERS

    SUMMON DESIGNER: Wolfgang Baur flies to your location in the US or Canada to deliver your books personally--including a draft manuscript with all editorial corrections, a one-of-a-kind document, and printer's proofs.

    Wolfgang will run a marathon game session for you and up to 4 friends set in the Underworld. This reward is also available in the EU, UK with Richard Green in charge of delivery.

    Includes:
    • Personal Manuscript Delivery
    • Black Leather Handbound Edition
    • Ghoul's Signet Ring
    • Bone Scroll Tube from the Imperium
    • Empire of Ghouls PDF
    • Empire of Ghouls Roll20 OR Fantasy Grounds
    • Design Commission: A Location in the Underworld
    • Design Commission: Character, Item or 2nd Location
    • Access to Dark Imperium Design Forum
    • Underworld Lairs PDF
    • Underworld Digital Map Pack
    • Underworld Lairs Softcover
    • Underworld Lairs Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Underworld Player's Guide PDF
    • Player's Guide Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds
    • Softcover Underworld Player's Guide
    • Playtest Access
    • Access to Updates and Streams
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