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Shadows of Esteren - Book 3 Dearg

Shadows of Esteren - Book 3 Dearg

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"Shadows of Esteren: Dearg is the gothic fantasy RPG you've always wanted," says Geek & Sundry, "clearly, Dearg is tailor-made for gamers who love deep narrative roleplaying."

“For some time, Céliane had been feeling a gnawing apprehension, some vague, unpleasant sense of foreboding. Was it because winter was drawing near? Or because of the anxious look that she had noticed on the face of Baorìg, her father, on a previous evening?” Book 1 – Universe, p. 14

This book presents the first part of Dearg, Shadows of Esteren’s sprawling campaign. A tragic, romantic epic with the Characters at the heart of the story!

• Part One: Roots
Part One gathers the game aids concerning the Vale of Dearg, covers the Advanced Character Creation system, and goes over the workings of Focuses.

At the start of the campaign, each player defines a Narrative arc for their character, which will be their recurring theme. Love, Ethics, Guilt, and Adoption are the main themes. Dearg also includes everything you need to design your own Narrative arcs, run the campaign with preexisting characters, and handle the death of a PC.You can learn more about Narrative arcs by reading this blog post.

• Part Two: Resurgences
Part Two introduces four Focuses, each of which deals with one of Dearg’s four main Narrative Arcs: Love, Ethics, Adoption, and Guilt.

Although the PCs are all involved in the same quest, each member of the party has their own history and motivations, which are expressed through their Narrative arcs. Among the campaign's 21 scenarios, 6 are Focuses that will explore each PC's intimate story. These particular scenarios follow a pattern different from a regular session: only one Player plays their Character (the one whose Narrative arc the Focus is about), while the other Players play as important people in the PC's life, helping the Game Leader steer the story. You can discover how this system was built on the SoE blog. It all started in a kitchen!

• Part Three: Scourge
Part Three marks the moment the PCs start playing together after each of them has gone through their own Focus. The scenario “Vestiges” will bring them back to Dearg's daily life while introducing the first key elements of the campaign. Things will then quickly escalate, and the Vale will find itself threatened by an unfathomable danger...

• 50 Game aids
A set of about 50 game aids, to help the Leader prepare and run the campaign: summaries of each scenario, cheat sheets about the NPCs, etc.

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Leon P March 14, 2019 12:33 pm UTC
So no answers found here
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Abraham Z April 01, 2019 4:15 am UTC
It's not showing in anyone's library, it's better to send an email directly to Bundle of Holding and ask there.
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Leon P March 01, 2019 1:44 pm UTC
Is this the same product I bought through Bundle of Holding? It's not showing in my library.
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Alison C January 11, 2019 4:28 pm UTC
Is there any sign of a POD version of this?
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Todd S December 05, 2018 11:35 pm UTC
Hi, I didn't back the Kickstarter, so I can't comment there, but I am a backer through Backerkit. I was wondering if there was any way you could provide links for DTRPG for all the pdf's instead of just the links within Backerkit. It makes it much easier having all my pdf's sourced from the same place.
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Jay W December 03, 2018 3:51 pm UTC
So does this pdf of the book also include pdf of the 50 game aids?
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Jason S December 05, 2018 2:34 am UTC
I just purchased it and yes it did come with a large zip file of game aids along with the main pdf
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