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The Races Among Us - ShadowMyths Elementals for RPGs/DnD

Journal of 35 races and diseases present in Ozul. Generic descriptions for any role-playing game or DnD.

The Races Among Us - ShadowMyths Elementals for RPGs/DnD

Journal of 35 races and diseases present in Ozul. Generic descriptions for any role-playing game or DnD.

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About

Welcome to Ozul! 

Ozul... created by Death and managed by the Elemental Gods.  A world where wizards learn to harness magic through the use of ShadowMyths cards so they can protect themselves against the elementals.  Death wanted to learn about empathy and hoped that the inhabitants would embrace such a goal.  Since they were abused and taken advantage by the other elementals, humans started the War of Corruption and there was no hope for Death's Plan.

Who are the other races that inhabit this world?  What can we learn from them?  Why do they hate humans so much?  What are the quarantine zones, and why are the humans there?

Ozul

At the time of creation of Ozul, Death brought into existence the major gods for the Earth, Air, Water, Fire, and Skin elementals. Their job was to create all of the races on the planet so that Death may learn from them. When working with the elemental gods, he was very clear to let them know that all of the races had to learn to work together and understand one another. This understanding and empathy between the races would lead to more knowledge for Death to absorb. However, Death knew in his heart that there would always be conflict between the races since they, ultimately, are a creation of him and he IS a creature of chaos.

After the War of Corruption, the humans were herded into large areas known as quarantine zones.  The zones were set up so that other elementals were not allowed in and the humans could live there in peace.  Over time, through the use of the ShadowMyths decks, some humans began to understand Death's plans and tried to reconcile with the other elementals.  They knew that without understanding who the elementals were and how they lived, they would have no hope for their race if war ever happened again.  The wizards began learning. 

The Races Among Us

The Races Among Us is a 5" x 7" paperback book with approximately 190 pages telling about some of the first races that Malochi tried to take control of during the War of Corruption; the time when the humans fought back against the oppression of other elementals.  The book features

  • 35 Races present in the world
  • Various journal notes about how they live, interact and fight when threatened
  • Information about the world of Ozul and the quarantine zones
  • and much more!

The book is a journal of the wizards' studies and what they learned.  Here are the races present in the book: 

What we know about a particular race

As the wizards went about the world, researching various races, they began compiling the information so that others may learn from them.  Each entry in the journal comes with a drawing of the race, its description, interaction notes and fighting styles.

As you can see from the quick classification table, the information provided gives you quick notes so you can adapt it to any role-playing system that you use.  

Who Am I?  Role-playing and DnD

In the late 70s, I first learned about Dungeons and Dragons.  I loved the game but, honestly, I would have rather read the Monster Manual.  I spent hours reading about the creatures, copying the drawings, and imagining what it would be like meeting them in the world they lived in.  I would buy the modules so I can learn more about them.  My love for DnD monsters extended to other game systems like Gamma World and Top Secret.  

As much as I enjoyed playing the games, my fascination was always on the world and the races who lived there. As a fantasy illustrator working on games and book covers and my product lines, I am able to realize my visions more and more.  When I came up with the ShadowMyths system, gamers and oracle/tarot readers were asking about my creatures.  I knew that I would have to write a book about them. This is that first book.  

More closeups of the blankets (50 x 60 sherpa)

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Moment in Time

Risks and challenges

There are no risks or challenges. The book has been fully written and going through final editing stage. All of the products that are used as additional reward tiers are already available at this time. The production of the book has already been scheduled and just awaiting funding.

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    Races Among us Book and PDF, 35 Large Format Deck of races in the book, Oracle Book, 11 x 17 Print of Freedom and 11 x 17 Print of Moment in Time PLUS 50 x 60 sherpa blanket with Moment in Time on it and Freedom on it. In addition, you'll get the 18 x 24 original oil painting (framed) of Maestrom... the cover of the book.

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