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Raging Swan Press: Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands


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Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

This week, Raging Swan Press is proud to announce the release of Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game compatible adventure for 1st-level characters by Creighton Broadhurst

A ruined monument to folly and ego, the Shadowed Keep stands atop an isolated bluff deep in a mist-wreathed forest. Sacked by marauding goblins decades ago the place was thought abandoned, but shadows now creep among the forest's great boles and footprints have appeared on the single, overgrown track leading to the keep. Travellers have begun to disappear with alarming regularity from the nearby road and the local folk fear some slumbering evil has claimed the ruin as its own.

Dare you brave the terrors of the Shadowed Keep to crush that which lurks within or will darkness shroud the surrounding lands?

Designed to be easily inserted into a GM's home campaign, Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is an excellent starting locale to test the mettle of neophyte adventurers.

Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is designed for the medium advancement track. 1st-level PCs completing all the challenges of the place can expect to reach 3rd-level by the time they have exhausted all the keep has to offer.

You can download a sample and check out the Contents here.

And don’t forget, Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is a Dual Format PDF and is included in Raging Swan’s Free PDFs promotion.

Free Version!
A free version of Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands containing the module’s background, introduction and the entire Donjon of Ruin is also available!

What they are saying about the Full Version
“If you’re like me, then you are a sucker for old school on-the-frontier dungeon crawls. Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is more than an homage to those days of yore. It plays and expands on the theme with intriguing characters, compelling stories, and cunning encounters. There is such a wealth of adventure packed into this ruined little keep that it will keep your players engaged session after session, and keep them coming back for more. So make a run for the junk food and pop, come up with pithy character hooks, don’t forget to buy a 10-foot pool, and always keep your wits about you. It’s that kind of adventure and more.”
—Stephen Radney MacFarland

“...it is all about the details in this particular adventure - the whole adventure makes for such an immensely detailed place, the foes and their tactics are so detailed that actually RUNNING the adventure is a blast, especially with all the things to show your players. Even better, the module provides quite a challenge... we had a surprisingly awesome time while clearing out the keep...I'll settle for a final verdict of 5 stars for this very old-school module.”
--Endzeitgeist

“Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands is an excellent location-based adventure; not only in design but also in flavour and layout. Every single room within the keep is extensively described and detailed, making the GM’s job much easier, and the flavour of which change or grow as the PCs get deeper and deeper into the adventure, which avoids the feeling of repetitious or mundane. Don’t expect the same old thing when you enter a new room, because you will possibly be very surprised at what you find.”
—Aaron T. Huss (Roleplayer’s Chronicle)

“If you're looking for a new module to kick off a 1st level PFRPG campaign, definitely check out Shadowed Keep on the Borderland from Creighton Broadhurst and Raging Swan Press. It has a little bit of everything and an open feel that gives your players room to explore at their pace.”
—Brian Fitzpatrick (Game Knight Reviews)

“Following the background is a footnote suggesting how a GM might incorporated the Shadowed Keep into their own campaign, among which is put forth what is probably my favourite part of the module's potential: once the party has cleared the keep, they might endeavour to claim and rebuild it themselves. Given the thorough detail and flavour of the environs throughout the module itself, I love this prospective aspect and feel that it could serve as the foundation for a campaign in and of itself.”
—Gozuja


Um, a weird thing. I downloaded your free version and the file had two copies. One is listed as being 9,482 KB and the other is listed as 2,642KB. They are both 41 pages long and the bookmarks appear identical. Is this supposed to be what I got or is there a glitch somewhere?

Liberty's Edge

I've been going through the adventure myself over the last day or so and I have to agree with the reviews - it's pretty darn great!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Spiral_Ninja wrote:

Um, a weird thing. I downloaded your free version and the file had two copies. One is listed as being 9,482 KB and the other is listed as 2,642KB. They are both 41 pages long and the bookmarks appear identical. Is this supposed to be what I got or is there a glitch somewhere?

Nope, quite the opposite! The files are identical except that one has been compressed so that it renders quicker on ereaders such as the iPad. Beyond the compression, the two files are identical. (Basically, I hate staring at my iPad waiting for a file to render and I thought I probably wasn't alone in that feeling. For some files, the increase rendering time isn't really apparent. For others, like the full version of Shadowed Keep which is 25 meg before compression, the increased performance is rather handy!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Marc Radle wrote:

I've been going through the adventure myself over the last day or so and I have to agree with the reviews - it's pretty darn great!

Thanks, Marc! Now make your Sunken Pyramid awesomer. I suggest at least one encounter entitled "Drowning." And sharks with lasers.


Nice. So, then is it specific to iPad or can I load it onto my Kindle Fire?

Btw, loved what I saw. Once I get paid I'll see about getting the full version. I love your stuff.

You're actually inspiring me to finally try to get my own stuff together and try for the 'big time's as well.

Maybe someday folks will think my ideas are as good as yours.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

I don't have a Kindle Fire, but it does load onto my normal Kindle, so I assume it would work on the Fire. Please let me know!

Thanks very much for the support. I hope you like the full version; I'm very proud of it. I would absolutely encourage you to start writing. It's great fun and it gives you a real buzz to know that people all over the world are playing your stuff! Who knows - next year you could be releasing your first products!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Just to let you know that Raging Swan has published the first web enhancement for Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands. This enhancement presents a party of adventurers the GM can use as allies, rivals or foils to the PCs. Each member of the party is fully stated out at 1st- and 2nd-level and comes with notes on their background, personality, mannerisms and so on.

You can download the enhancement for free.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Raging Swan Press has just released the second web enhancement for Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands. This enhancments contains all the maps for the adventure in a variety of formats (as presented in the module, without grid and without grid or labels).

You can grab it here.

I hope you find it useful!

Liberty's Edge

Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
Marc Radle wrote:

I've been going through the adventure myself over the last day or so and I have to agree with the reviews - it's pretty darn great!

Thanks, Marc! Now make your Sunken Pyramid awesomer. I suggest at least one encounter entitled "Drowning." And sharks with lasers.

Heh, somehow I missed this before ...

Sharks with lasers ... is awesome! :)

I might need to send you a revised version of the manuscript ... I wonder what the CR increase is for aquatic lasers ...

Dark Archive

Just tried to order the print version on Amazon UK.

It is showing as temporarily out of stock - hopefully it is only temporary, as I've been looking forward to this one for a while!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

That's odd - they've probably misplaced the box knowing my luck. If you place the order, it might prompt them to find it! Keep me up to date; if you are in the UK I can always send a copy direct.

Dark Archive

Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
That's odd - they've probably misplaced the box knowing my luck. If you place the order, it might prompt them to find it! Keep me up to date; if you are in the UK I can always send a copy direct.

They are now giving me an estimated delivery date of 4 May, so looks like they have resolved whatever problem they had.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

amethal wrote:
Creighton Broadhurst wrote:
That's odd - they've probably misplaced the box knowing my luck. If you place the order, it might prompt them to find it! Keep me up to date; if you are in the UK I can always send a copy direct.

They are now giving me an estimated delivery date of 4 May, so looks like they have resolved whatever problem they had.

Excellent. Thanks very much for perservering.

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