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Shadows of the Dusk Queen (PFRPG)

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Before you is a dark forest with trees rising as much as a hundred feet into the air. Foreboding and sorrow seem to emanate from within. Occasionally, shadowy creatures are glimpsed moving among the trees. Slow, plaintive howls echo among the dark branches as a cool wind begins to blow, as if whispering barely discernable words...

"She has returned. She has returned. She has returned."

"Shadows of the Dusk Queen" is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible adventure for 8th-level characters that takes players deep into a forest out of a dark fairy tale, where a long-imprisoned fey queen has returned – and evil creatures are stirring.

Featuring full-color art by Brian Syme, "Shadows of the Dusk Queen" is great for groups who love dark fantasy adventure, or for GMs looking to shake things up by bringing a little fear to the table.

The whispers are getting louder. Do you dare take the forest path, and learn the secrets of the Dusk Queen?

Includes 12-page art and map appendix to speed play; heavily illustrated.

A Pathfinder Adventure for levels 7 and 8.

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Community Manager

Now available!

Liberty's Edge

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Thanks Liz!!!

I’m excited to see this finally released into the world! Although not my first published adventure, Shadows of the Dusk Queen IS my first adventure published by Kobold Press, which makes it extra special to me!

This includes a 12-page art and map appendix. I always loved those great AD&D modules that included pages of art so you could actually show the players what they see for each encounter, so this is my homage of that.

Can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks!


Is it a good idea to include pageshots that include the BBEGal's tactics and some of her abilities?


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$4.99 for the PDF - that seems quite good!!!

Liberty's Edge

Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Is it a good idea to include pageshots that include the BBEGal's tactics and some of her abilities?

Hmmm ... that's a good point! I'll shoot Liz an e-mail ...


Well, the art is fantastic, so I see why the previews are there....but still

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Yeah, I sent Liz the previews because I was looking at the art. Doh.

I have asked Liz to remove the previews or blur the text.

Liberty's Edge

Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Well, the art is fantastic, so I see why the previews are there....but still

The art IS pretty fantastic, though. It's one of the reasons I wanted to do the section of full page art to show the players!

Community Manager

Removed the preview!

Liberty's Edge

Thanks Liz. Can you please remove the others as well? They each still give away too much!

We can talk offline about maybe popping less spoilery previews up

Community Manager

Less spoilery previews added! :D

Liberty's Edge

Thanks Liz! Awesome to be able to feature the art again!


How well would this integrate into the Kingmaker adventure path?


Is this located in the Midgard Campaign Setting?

Liberty's Edge

Hey there hyulf & Jeven!

This is a fairly self contained adventure (the action is within the forest) so it easily fits into any campaign world! It's not specifically set in Midgard, but it would certainly work in a Midgard game with no issues. Similarly, this adventure would be perfect for a Kingmaker campaign - since a great deal of Kingmaker is about exploring and concurring the land, it would be very easy to have the players discover, and then need to investigate, the forest.

What's more, there are some cool elements that can easily become part of a longer running campaign. There are even the seeds to a follow up adventure sprinkled about :)

Liberty's Edge

I received a PM earlier asking what that was stuck in the stump of that one limb in the hanging tree preview image. I gave the person sending the PM kudos for his keen eye, but told him I probably shouldn't say.

It is kind of important though ... :)

Liberty's Edge

Thanks for the great review! :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Picked this up for inclusion in my Kingmaker campaign. Thanks for the Fey Fun.

Liberty's Edge

Awesome Rathendar! I'd love to hear how it goes when you run it!

Liberty's Edge

And .... thanks for the new review!


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Mark: (KM spoilery)

Spoiler:
in general, i have snagged several Nymph products and plan to have their domains be former fiefs of the big N. After her ..seperation at the hands of the Eldest, her underlings all make power plays. Each grabs outside the normal fey umbrella for it. Shadow Realm (dusk queen), The Fellnight (same adventure), Daemons (over by varnhold, revamping pallid plague PFS scenario), and Winter (carnival of tears)

Liberty's Edge

Sounds interesting!


My first thought upon reading this module is that it seems way too easy for level 8 characters. All of the enemies' challenge ratings seem way too low and I don't anticipate the party will have much trouble.

Liberty's Edge

Slightly off topic but, not really :)

Cool Kobold Press focused episode of the Tome Show:

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Liberty's Edge

Be sure to pop over to the Kobold Press web site to learn a bit about my co-writer :)

Shadows of the Dusk Queen Designer’s Diary

Liberty's Edge

So far, only one person has figured out the Easter egg :))

Liberty's Edge

Thanks for the review Aeyman!

Andrew Boucher 88 - nice teaser 'review'; looking forward to the full version!


My review is coming slowly, sorry. I just have a lot of real life work on my plate. But it is coming....

Liberty's Edge

137ben wrote:
My review is coming slowly, sorry. I just have a lot of real life work on my plate. But it is coming....

No worries! Real life always seems to get in the way of gaming :)

Liberty's Edge

Hey, cool! Just saw that Shadows of the Dusk Queen is #12 on DriveThruRPG's list of "Hottest Pathfinder Titles" and 'copper' level 'Best Seller" status!

That's awesome! :)

Dark Archive

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Just wondering when Ghosts of Shadoes Past will be available?

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

Chris Ballard wrote:
Just wondering when Ghosts of Shadoes Past will be available?

Excellent question! It is not on the schedule yet, so that means "2016."

Liberty's Edge

Yep, as Wolfgang said, Ghosts of Shadows Past is still just an idea in my head at this point (by OH what an idea! It involves a kidnapping, a chase, powerful magic involving a skull, and a bizarre pocket dimension ... perhaps I've said to much :)

But in order for the Great Kobold Overlord to green light a sequal, we need to make sure Shadows of the Dusk Queen does as well as possible :)

Dark Archive

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Thanks for the responses. I had seen the reference during a skim through this product, so I just got wondered about that one.

Liberty's Edge

No problem Chris!

Like I said, I'd LOVE to do Ghosts of Shadows Past, but let's concentrate on making sure folks hear about Shadows of the Dusk Queen first :)

Liberty's Edge

Annnnnnd thanks for the short but sweet review as well Chris!

Dark Archive

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Looks like this must be selling well, print version is now unavailable.

Liberty's Edge

Nice! :)


My review is (finally) up. Short version: it is a fun adventure that I really enjoyed running. I doubt I'll still be coming back to it five years from now. It's a great short-term supplement, and, as with many adventures, it's not as good in the long run.
As usual, the rating I entered into the system is the long term rating rounded off; I do not believe it is possible to give a single rating which accurately reflects an RPG product's "overall" rating, in both the short- and long-term.


Reviewed first on endzeitgeist.com, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here and on OBS. Cheers!

Liberty's Edge

Thanks for the new reviews everyone!

@ 137ben - interesting points about getting long term use from an adventure. I don't think I've really ever heard anyone rate an adventure based on, essentially its 'replay' value before :) Certainly a valid point of view though!

One thing I would point out though - you probably noticed a GM note toward the end of the adventure hinting at a sequel, Ghosts of Shadows Past? I'm obviously not going to spill the beans here, but that sequel (which I mentioned earlier involves a kidnapping, a chase, powerful magic involving a skull, and a bizarre pocket dimension) starts off, and spends a decent amount in and ... um ... 'around' the forest. So, there just might be a bit more long term value after all :)

@ Endzeitgeist - thanks so much for the great review! You can't do better than 5 stars + the Endzeitgeist seal of approval!!!! :)


Marc Radle wrote:


One thing I would point out though - you probably noticed a GM note toward the end of the adventure hinting at a sequel, Ghosts of Shadows Past? I'm obviously not going to spill the beans here, but that sequel (which I mentioned earlier involves a kidnapping, a chase, powerful magic involving a skull, and a bizarre pocket dimension) starts off, and spends a decent amount in and ... um ... 'around' the forest. So, there just might be a bit more long term value after all :)

And that is one of the primary reasons I think RPG supplements can only be evaluated properly in hindsight, and why, aside from this one, all my reviews have been for supplements that were at least a year old, most older.

As I said in the review itself, all ratings I give for new products are tentative, until I can see how they stand the test of time. I might revise my rating after I see the sequel.


Chris Ballard wrote:
Looks like this must be selling well, print version is now unavailable.

Not nice at all Mr Radle, now I can;t get it! :(

Liberty's Edge

@ 137ben - totally understood, no worries! Just wanted to point that out :)

@ mach1.9pants - I would never stand in the way of ANYONE wanting to pick up this adventure!!! :)

I've alerted the Kobold Shipping and Fulfillment Department and I suspect more will arrive faster than you can whisper 'she has returned'!

The Exchange Contributor; Publisher, Kobold Press; RPG Superstar Judge

We hope to have it back in stock at Paizo soon (it sold out at Gen Con, too!).

Right now, copies are available at Kobold Press and at Amazon.

Liberty's Edge

Sold out is certainly not a bad problem to have :)

Sounds like replacements are on the way, though!

Liberty's Edge

Gah! Still no new print copies available? This must be remedied post haste!!!

Liberty's Edge

OK, it sounds like the new print copies have been delivered to the illustrious Paizo Warehouse Complex! We should see print copies available here on Paizo.com very soon! :)

Liberty's Edge

I've received a bunch of PM's asking when Shadows of the Dusk Queen would be available once again here on Paizo.com ...

Looks like print copies are back in stock and ready for your purchasing pleasure! :)


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Finally got my chance to play it! Review incoming on Wednesday. Thank you Kobold Press, this Dusk Queen really brightened up my weekend.

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