Thieves' World: Black Snake Dawn
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Black Snake Dawn
A Thieves' World Adventure for the d20 System
by Robert J. Schwalb
Designed for four to six 9th level characters
Format: 64-page softcover book
Return to Classic Thieves' World!
It is a bleak time for Sanctuary. Prince Kadakithis slips deeper into the arms of his beloved Shupansea. Undead walk the Shambles. Death squads drag innocents from their homes, murdering and maiming on the orders of Death's Queen. Assassins of the 3rd Commando rally to fight Roxane's forces, while the PFLS wage their terrorist war to oust the hated Beysib. On behalf of the impotent prince, a few disgraced Hell-Hounds and Walegrin's men fight a losing battle, while Straton and his remaining Stepsons work to establish their own place in the city, dancing on the strings pulled by the Necromant. And crime lords, kingpins, and the rest of the city's scum scurry out from the Maze and the Downwind like roaches, to take whatever advantage they can. This is no place for the unwary. It is Hell. It is Thieves' World at its best.
Black Snake Dawn is a new adventure for the Thieves' World Campaign Setting. Inside this exciting new scenario, you'll find:
- A detailed overview of Sanctuary during its most violent era in the classic anthologies.
- An examination of the various power groups controlling the city, including the gladiators, PFLS, death squads, and more.
- Extensive guidelines for randomly generating zones and encounters in the city.
- Additional information on beloved characters such as Niko, Stilcho, and Daphne.
- A complete adventure for four to six characters of 9th level.
Black Snake Dawn sheds light on the city during one of its most dire and dynamic eras. When Molin Torchholder rounds up the player characters to investigate the disappearance of a visiting noble's daughter, the adventurers must navigate a quagmire of intrigue and corruption, wend their way through the combat zones of the city, avoid death squads, thwart terrorists, and forge alliances with the different power groups if they hope to succeed on their mission. And they must do it all before the first rays of the Black Snake Dawn scorch the horizon.
The World of Sanctuary Awaits You!
Thieves' World Extras
- Thieves' World Character Sheet PDF
Here's a PDF of a character sheet for you to download, print, fill out, and use in your Thieves' World campaign.
- Thieves' World Player's Manual PDF Preview
This free sneak peek at Chapter Four: Classes gives you the low-down on the Crime Lord and the Gladiator. But don't get cocky just because you have a little insider info, pal--these guys are still just as dangerous to you as everyone else in Sanctuary is.
- Shadowspawn's Maps of Sanctuary
This 1.9 MB .zip file contains two PDF files, featuring the Rankan and Irrune Era maps from Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary. Or, if you prefer, you can download the two PDFs separately: sgts_map_1.pdf [1.4MB] sgts_map_2.pdf [550kB]
- Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary PDF Preview 2
This excerpt from Chapter Three: Sanctuary Then and Now features one of the neighborhoods of the city, providing a glimpse at the level of detail within the book's pages.
- Shadowspawn's Guide to Sanctuary PDF Preview 1
This excerpt, straight out of Chapter Four: Faces of Sanctuary, Rankan Era, gives you the lowdown on classic characters Illyra, Ischade, and Jaime the Red.
- Thieves' World Gazetteer Web Enhancement: Additional Avatars
This 260.6 kB PDF features ten avatars which didn't make it into Thieves' World Gazetteer.
- Thieves' World Gazetteer PDF Preview 2
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- Thieves' World Gazetteer PDF Preview 1
Learn some of the secrets of the gods of Thieves' World in this free PDF preview.
- Thieves' World Developer's Journal
Green Ronin's d20 Line Developer Robert J. Schwalb gives us the inside scoop about the creation of Thieves' World books for the d20 System.
Lynn Abbey's Web site, featuring all kinds of information about her and Thieves' World.