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Shadows over Vathak: Explorer's Guide (5th Edition)


Vathak: A Stricken World

Welcome to the world of Shadows over Vathak, a realm of dwindling hope and rising despair. As players, your characters fight to survive in a land threatened with destruction by the rise of the ancient and evil Old Ones and their spawn. Your characters may represent points of light in the darkness or give in to wicked temptations. Most will fall somewhere in between — survivors struggling to eke out another day. Though the followers of the One True God speak of divine providence while battling the Old Ones, the sins of the Church often rival those of their enemies. In the world of Vathak, your character’s perceptions of heroes and villains is a thin line drawn by their own personal morality and, of course, determined by the victor.

In this, our Explorer’s Guide to Vathak, we condense down the expansive country of Vathak and game setting of  Shadows over Vathak into a short but concise text to introduce the uninitiated and preview all that will be available in future releases.

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James L November 12, 2020 11:25 pm UTC
I love that you've thrown the followers of the One True God in to the mix! I don't know why that's so rare in gaming.

Of course, to be accurate, you need to make sure to show that the followers of the fake Moon God commit crimes which outstrip anything the world has ever seen, like introducing things to the world like genocide, religious prejudice and global domination/annihilation, as well as wide spread rape, torture and murder against anyone not of a suitable religion or sexual orientation.. including children. Sometimes the greatest monsters humanity faces are staring at it in the mirror.

I would absolutely LOVE to see a full campaign where the followers of the fake Moon God go back to their homeland and wipe the Akadians worshiping the real Moon God off of the face of the planet (as well as the Fey people, and all followers of that pantheon of gods), then go on a rampage to create an evil religious empire, all the while pushing our heroes and their brethren back in to a smaller and...See more
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