The walls of Endhome provide sanctuary for many who dwell on the Sinnar Coast: a place to conduct trade, a warm bed at night, and a fire to sit beside with a jack of ale into the late hours of the evening, but across the Gaelon River lies chaos.
The Lost Lands Return!
First introduced with the Lost City of Barakus Kickstarter, the Sinnar Coast region map detailed thousands of square miles of territory stretching from Rappan Athuk in the north all the way to the Domain of Hawkmoon far to the south. While many locations on the map are familiar from old Necromancer Games titles and more recent Frog God Games products, the map itself did little to tell the story of this region and even less to answer questions that it raised: Who rules beyond the Gaelon River? What hazards and ruins await south of the well-known dungeons of Rappan Athuk and Barakus? And, what has led to this land becoming known as the Sundered Kingdoms?
As part of the ongoing strategy of Frog God Games to take older and hard-to-find Necromancer Games products and update them not only to new Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Swords & Wizardry Complete rules but also to incorporate them into the Lost Lands setting as a way to introduce them to fans old and new alike, Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms takes three classic Necromancer Games adventures: Patrick Lawinger’s Morrick Mansion, Casey W. Christofferson’s Aberrations, and Dave Brohman’s Crystal Skull and integrates them into a continuous plot for an adventure path that takes PCs from level 3 to 15+, perfect for the party that has finished exploring the dungeons beneath Barakus and is looking for the next road to adventure.
But Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms is much more than just an update of those three previously published adventures. To the adventure path it adds three new original adventures written by Greg A. Vaughan called The Beast Within, Shades of Yellow, and Vengeance in the Hollow Hills that both tie in with the three older adventures and also move the plot from one to the next to create the continuity of the adventure path. While you could play any or all of the six adventures as standalone sessions, you can also use them as a single contiguous campaign to explore a large region of the Lost Lands.
The First Lost Lands Gazetteer
In addition to the updated and expanded adventure path, Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms includes a campaign guide that expands upon the regional map of the Sinnar Coast. The central portion of that regional map is called the District of Sunderland, known more colloquially as the Sundered Kingdoms. Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms includes a full-color poster map that focuses on the Sundered Kingdoms from Endhome in the north to the southern extent of the Duchy of Southvale in the south, from Grollek’s Grove in the west to the farthest reaches of Ramthion Island in the east. The adventure path takes players from one end to the other with many a stop in between, but the included gazetteer details the dozens of nations, cities, wilderness areas, ethnicities, and geographic features of note within the area as well. It also provides a regional history including more global events of the Lost Lands that had a direct bearing on the area, giving the first sneak peak at the Lost Lands bigger picture hinted at and referenced throughout more than 15 years of Necromancer Games and Frog God Games products alike. This detailed history and timeline extends back more than 3,000, years telling the history of not only a significant portion of the Lost Lands but also the unknown back stories to classic Necromancer Games products.
Finally the Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms campaign guide also includes a chapter dedicated to the 13 insidious cults that are endemic to the Sundered Kingdoms region and are, perhaps, the true reason for its centuries of strife. This guide includes not only a write up of some of the most iconic and some not-so-well-known evil powers of the Lost Lands (yes, Orcus and Tsathogga are both there…along with 11 others) but also provides details of their individual cults, where they are located, and how they operate in and affect the Sundered Kingdoms as well as the rest of the Lost Lands.
Old School Bonus!
And as one more bonus for those old-time Necromancer Games fans (and new Frog God Games fans!) who followed all the releases in order to maintain a complete collection — even the hard-to-find stuff — we’ve got something you’ve never seen before. When Crystal Skull was first published back in 2005, a secret level was written as bonus material but was never released. We’ve dug back through the Necromancer Games archives and uncovered this gem; we’ve dusted it off, updated its rules, and incorporated it into the book so that it now serves as the climax of the entire adventure path! Now on the 10th anniversary of its original release, you can experience Crystal Skull as Orcus originally intended but with the bonus of it serving to cap off an entire campaign incorporating three classic Necromancer Games adventures, three brand new adventures, and a whole host of Lost Lands legends, lore, and deepest, darkest secrets.
Be the master of your Lost Lands campaign; buy The Lost Lands: Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms and remind your players that there’s more to fear in the Lost Lands than just the dungeons.
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$25,000 (UNLOCKED!) Sinnar Coast Region Map PDF (FREE!) - This full-color pdf is the first official map of an extensive region of the Lost Lands campaign setting, covering everything from Rappan Athuk, to Barakus, to the Sundered Kingdoms, to the upcoming Borderlands Provinces, all the way down to the Domain of Hawkmoon. It connects up north with the Gulf of Akados map released with Sword of Air to essentially show you everything south of the Bard’s Gate region (BG is at the southern edge of the Gulf of Akados map). First released with last year’s Lost City of Barakus Kickstarter, you can buy the pdf of this map at froggodgames.com for $3.99 or get it here for free with your existing pledge if we reach the first stretch goal. An essential part of any Lost Lands collection, unlock the Sinnar Coast region. (Want the poster version of this map? Check out our Backer Kit add ons below!)
$30,000 (UNLOCKED!) Fields of Blood (Pathfinder Only, Add On for $35, or PDF only for $17) - In the tradition of Dead Man’s Chest and Glades of Death from Necromancer Games, Frog God Games has picked up the torch for the “environment” series with author Tom Knauss. The first release was last year’s acclaimed Dunes of Desolation, and with this stretch goal we will see the next in Tom’s series called Fields of Blood. Covering from the lonely plains of the Haunted Steppe to the arid savannas of central Libynos in the Lost Lands or for any plains region in your own campaign setting, Fields of Blood provides Pathfinder rules for players and GMs alike including new spells, feats, monsters, archetypes, and environmental hazards. It also includes three new official Lost Lands plains adventures that can easily be ported to any plains setting in your home game while still capturing the unique personality and mystery of the Haunted Steppe and wide wilderness of the Libynos serengeti.
Unlock this stretch goal and release your wild side! When unlocked, you can add this book to your existing pledge through the Add Ons below. If you missed out on the first book and want the complete series with the release of this book, look at the Backer Kit add ons below to add Dunes of Desolation to your order.
$35,000 (UNLOCKED!) Tales of the Lost Lands: Tales Pack 1 PDF (FREE!) - You’ve been seeing hints and nuggets of the Lost Lands and its characters and history for years, first with Necromancer Games adventures and now with Frog God Games books and adventures. Now for the first time hear some of the actual stories of the Lost Lands told in these short fiction pieces. Written by Lost Lands alum Kevin Wright (The Mires of Mourning, The Northlands Saga Complete) and newcomer Lost Lands fans Arlan Bullard, Rick McCracken, Jeff Provine, and Nathan Shank, these short stories look at some of the most important and interesting characters and events in the Sundered Kingdoms and give you the official story. Each of the short fiction pieces in these Tales of the Lost Lands looks at some character or location specifically located within the Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms book to give the story behind the adventure. As a GM you can use them as plot hooks to bring in your PCs, as snapshots of the campaign to pique the interest of your players, or as seeds for your imagination as you develop your own campaign within the Lost Lands. Each piece begins with a GM Notes section that will tell how spoilery the story is so you’ll know if you want your players to be able to read it or not before the campaign is underway.
Tales Pack 1 unlocked with this stretch goal brings you the pdfs of the first three of the six Lost Lands tales to be told with this Kickstarter absolutely free with your existing pledge. Don’t miss out on these unique first looks at the hidden tales of the Lost Lands.
$40,000 (UNLOCKED!) Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player's Guide PDF (Add On for $2) - Written by long-time RPG designer and Necromancer/Frog God veteran Anthony Pryor (Demonheart, Creature Collection, Scarred Lands setting, Drow of the Underdark, Elminster’s Ecologies, etc.), the player’s guide unlocked by this stretch goal reveals a player friendly view of the Sundered Kingdoms and some of its more important sites and features as experienced firsthand by a character in the game. Written as a travelogue of sorts, let your players see what it is like to brave the lonely roads and sudden violence of the oft-troubled Sundered Kingdoms in a spoiler-free format. Perfect for your players if you’re about to start your first Lost Lands campaign or perhaps look southward after finishing a successful Barakus campaign. Much like the player’s guide released with the Barakus Kickstarter, this player’s guide can be an indispensable asset for your campaign. If this stretch goal is unlocked, you can add the pdf of the player’s guide as an Add On of $2 to your existing pledge.
$45,000 Tales of the Lost Lands: Tales Pack 2 PDF (FREE!) - The second set of Lost Lands tales that take place in the Sundered Kingdoms, if this goal is unlocked you get Tales Pack 2, the pdf of the next three stories in the series, for free with your existing pledge. If we reach this stretch goal and the fiction series is well received, we’ll look at doing more Tales of the Lost Lands pieces with future products. So let us know what you think of these! We hope you like them as much as we do.
$50,000 Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player's Guide Softcover (Add On for $5) - If this stretch goal is unlocked, you can add a softcover copy of Anthony Pryor’s player’s guide for an additional $5 per copy as an Add On to your existing pledge . As always, if you buy the book from us you get the pdf for free, so don’t purchase the pdf copy above if you’re buying the hardcopy here, because you’ll already be getting it for free. These player’s guides will be available for sale for $9.99 after the Kickstarter, so don’t miss out on the deal; get them now for half price!
The Add Ons for this project are pretty simple. If you'd like any of the products listed below to be delivered with your hardcover and/or PDF pledge, simply add the appropriate amount of money for the add on to your pledge. This really boosts funding levels and helps us to achieve our stretch goals as quickly as possible. (Additional shipping costs may apply depending on your add on)
$35 - Fields of Blood Hardcover + PDF (Price includes shipping US only when added to your pledge level shipping cost, add $6 to your pledge level shipping cost for Canada priority, and add $12 to your pledge level shipping cost for International priority)
$17 - Fields of Blood PDF
$2 - Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player's Guide PDF
$5 - Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Player's Guide Softcover + PDF (per copy)
Backerkit Add Ons
$25 - Dunes of Desolation Hardcover + PDF (Pathfinder only) - The first of the Frog God Games "environment books" by Tom Knauss, Dunes of Desolation kicked the series off with a bang with new desert rules for players and GMs alike, new monsters, spells, archetypes, and three desert adventures in the deserts of the Lost Lands campaign setting. Normally available for $34.99, get it now through this Kickstarter for only $25. If you're getting the new environment book Fields of Blood with this Kickstarter, then don't miss the chance to start with the complete collection and get Dunes of Desolation now.
$12 - Dunes of Desolation PDF (Pathfinder only)
$25 - Cyclopean Deeps 1 Hardcover + PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry) - Deep beneath the ground, in those regions where the echoes of mankind’s feet are seldom heard, where even firelight is a bizarre intruder from a long-forgotten place, the foes of mankind breed and multiply. It is a realm of dark chaos – for these creatures of the echoing deeps count each other as rivals and enemies. It is a place without peace, a place without virtues, a place where every countenance of evil is to be found in sluggish torpor, stirring restlessly in dreams of cruelty and hatred. These dark and deadly provinces are known as the Under Realms.
Most named regions in the Under Realms are quite distinct from each other, whether by geological formation or by the types of inhabitants that have established themselves in strategically important areas. Characters who enter this area expecting to find drowic elves, deep gnomes, and other “normal” features of the Under Realms will swiftly discover the error of their thinking. The Vaults of the Sunless Sea, located to the north of the Cyclopean Deeps, might fit that description, but the Cyclopean Deeps are a different and decidedly more unpleasant area into which the denizens of the Vaults seldom venture.
This series of adventures forms a mini-campaign in the depths of the earth, for higher-level characters. Normally $34.99, get it now through this Kickstarter for only $25!
$12 - Cyclopean Deeps 1 PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
$35 - Cyclopean Deeps 2 Hardcover + PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry) - The Under Realms below the Lost Lands! Book 2 of the epic “sandbox” region started in Cyclopean Deeps volume 1. This series of adventures, by ENnie-award-winning author Matt Finch, continues and completes the Cyclopean Deeps mini-campaign set in the deep and deadly Under Realms below Rappan Athuk. This is the first opportunity to get a copy of this book unless you ordered one in the Rappan Athuk Kickstarter!
$17 - Cyclopean Deeps 2 PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
$55 - Cyclopean Deeps 1&2 Hardcovers + PDFs (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry) - Haven't had a chance to pick up either of the Cyclopean Deeps volumes? Why spend $70 to get both of them after this Kickstarter is over? With this special offer get them both now for only $55.
$25 - Cyclopean Deeps 1&2 PDFs (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
$8 - Poster Map of Sinnar Coast Region print edition + PDF - This is the one that was first available with the Lost City of Barakus Kickstarter and includes the area of the Sundered Kingdoms as well. Normally available for $9.99, get it now for only $8. Don't miss the first big peek at the Lost Lands campaign setting that was ever published.
$34.50 - Vellum Map of Sinnar Coast Region + PDF - Bill has gone mad! He took our full-color poster map of the Sinnar Coast region and had it printed full-size on sheepskin. Was it a mistake? Has he lost his mind? Are all those years of eating mad cow infected cheeseburgers finally catching up with him? Your guess is as good as ours. Available after the Kickstarter (if there are any left!) for $40, you can get yours now at the discounted price of $34.50. Note: this item is not edible nor is it intended for prophylaxis. Use the vellum master map of the Sinnar Coast region at your own risk, because it might just make you think you're Alexander the Great, or Hannibal, or Genghis Khan, or...some other guy who might have a big vellum map of some place... (Map is shipped separately first class rolled up in a cardboard tube for maximum protection. Postage will be charged separately.)
$55 - Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Hardcover + PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
$25 - Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
$245 - Cults of the Sundered Kingdoms Leather cover + PDF (Pathfinder or Swords & Wizardry)
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