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The Blight (5e)


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A vast and sorcerous city, poisoned by alchemy, extending its empire through necromantically-powered industries, the City-state of Castorhage is gritty, often-horrific, and heartless. The city-state has begun exploring realms beyond the normal world, heedless of the dangers, and unaware that these other worlds are exploring the city-state in return. Ruthless factions, many of them quite monstrous, wage a hidden war for control of the city, its bizarre “technologies,” and its cruel empire.
Two books in one, The Blight: Richard Pett’s Crooked City is everything you need for a campaign set in Castorhage, the city known to most simply as the Blight. Set in the Lost Lands campaign setting, this book consists of The Blight Campaign Guide — which includes the Cyclopædia Infestarum, a huge collection of new monsters, NPCs, and other resources for the setting as well as a ten-chapter gazetteer to the city’s individual districts — and also includes the Levee Adventure, a nine-part series of adventures that introduce your players to their first taste of the Blight and its rotten and degenerate urban confines.

Bring your players to a truly novel city-setting, where adventures are utterly different than the ordinary fare of traditional fantasy. The Blight: Richard Pett’s Crooked City provides countless hours of adventure for your game and the seeds to endless  
campaigns spawning from its grimy, crowded environs.

You’ve just entered the wrong side of town . . .

This product contains materials that may not be suitable for all audiences. 
It is recommended for use by individuals age 13 and older.

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Tim K December 22, 2020 6:51 pm UTC
Thanks for not putting it on sale with all your other stuff - helpful for those of us on a budget
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Creighton B September 15, 2019 1:13 pm UTC
I bought the hardback of this book at Reapercon this year (2019). MASSIVE BOOK!!!!! BEAUTIFUL BOOK!!!! and I wish I could get them to contact me back so I could get the PDF so it would be easier to read!! (sent two emails, one through the webpage mail system and have heard nothing back.)
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Robert B January 12, 2020 5:16 am UTC
Interesting. I happened to get a phone number for them because I paid for an item on their site through paypal. If you haven't gotten any response yet, message me on here and I'll send it your way. They were very responsive when I called them.
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Laramie W December 23, 2020 3:00 am UTC
Creighton, if this hasn't been resolved, please message me at I'd be happy to help you out. (Sorry about the wait, I missed this comment.)
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Bradley H September 11, 2019 4:20 pm UTC
I'm planning to run this in Zweihander RPG, I am more familiar with 5e than Pathfinder. I haven't seen either system have a conversion to Zweihander published by Grim and Perilous or anyone else yet. Which would be the better version to get to do a conversion. Everything I've read about the setting would fit very well in the G&P Zweihander game. Thanks
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Peter C February 25, 2018 9:51 am UTC
65 dollars for a pdf?
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Paul H August 29, 2019 12:04 pm UTC
To be fair I believe it is 900 pages and took a couple of years to write (and that was the Pathfinder/S&W version that then had to be converted). They should probably put that in the description.
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Anne T September 23, 2017 8:45 am UTC
What it is it about the 5E edition of The Blight that warrants an Adult-Content Warning, but not for the Pathfinder version? Or was that just an oversight?
It's a fairly vague warning in the description, so I wouldn't mind more specifics. Most violence I can tolerate (this is a game all about it), but if it's overly gratuitous or sexual, I'll take a hard pass...
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Aldrich W March 19, 2018 3:25 pm UTC
It's not the violence, but the fact that the city is corrupt and cruel that make it so different. Think of it where no one is altruistic but many pretend to be good, where many people are mad beneath a thin veneer of sanity. The best way I can think of it is 'The Call of Cthulhu' without the Lovecraft mythos though that doesn't fit exactly either. 'Urban Horror' is a good description.

It's an interesting setting.
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Anne T March 23, 2018 5:59 am UTC
Thanks for the explanation, Aldrich. I've since picked up other Frog God Games / Lost Lands material, but will pass on this until I've gotten through what I've already, as I think this is darker than what my players are interested in.
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Julian J May 11, 2019 11:09 pm UTC
Pathfinder version has the same warning.

There are some adventures within the setting that could be disturbing for a younger audience.
I'd imagine anyone 13 or older would already have been exposed to worse content than what is contained within the setting.
Still the warning does show that they acknowledge the campaign is a little darker than say how Ravenloft treats darkness and evil creatures.
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Aldrich W April 11, 2020 8:36 pm UTC
Ir is definitely dark.
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