Announcing Vriden: A Pathfinder Compatible & Fate Core Gothic Horror Setting


Welcome to a world filled with horror, madness, and ancient powerful threats. Heroes fight against the darkness of evil and conversely the light of good. Vampires hunt for the blood of young virgins while beastial werewolves tear apart arrogant hunters. This is a world without hope and where the cursed soil has spawned threats of disaster, ruin and decay for all walks of life.

Welcome to a world where magic was once king, but has since been dethroned by the powers of the undead and their dark overlords of destruction. Sorrow filled souls look to the heavens and ask the burning question of when they’ll be saved from the despot ruin of the land. Priests and holy warriors of S.U.N vie to cleanse the world of evil, meanwhile the Libertine and other covens of witches and arcanists try to bring forth the apocalypse. In Vriden, we are all warriors fighting for the dawn of what could be our last day.

Evil plots in the darkness, wanting and lusting to extend it’s dreaded reach from beyond the burrows of the grave and shattered halls of long forgotten cities. Plagued wilds of forests, once bustling with magical life, are now left in ash. Through the valleys of the great Karpathian mountains lies a road, a path to death, plagued by hordes of evil cultists and haunting masses of shadows looking for their next life to steal. Do you dare venture down it to save humanity or do you join the cultists and revel in the splattered blood of foolish heroes?

Vriden, a new campaign setting from Crusader Games, will be available this fall with support for both Pathfinder and Fate Core RPG systems. Vriden is a gothic horror setting inspired by the images and music of heavy metal icons such as King Diamond, Cradle of Filth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and more. Players will be swept up in a world of pure evil and darkness where they can save the world or contribute to its damnation. More information will be released over the coming weeks, including previews of the cities, lore, and much more.

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Extinguish the Flame is out!

The town of Wyndale is slowly falling into the hands of a criminal organization. Do you have what it takes to stop their spread of power and free the citizens of Wyndale from the corruption?

Extinguish the Flame, a 5e adventure, is now available on the Dungeon Master’s Guild.…

As a celebration, we will be giving away a free copy of this adventure and our Vindicator class. Head over to our Facebook page and see how you can win!

New Adventure on the Way

A new campaign has been in the works at Crusader Games and is being prepped to be published. It has been played through by two different small groups, and is now in the process of correcting spelling and grammar as well as cleaning up some of the encounters. The adventure is planned for new characters and will take them through their first few levels as they explore the crimes taking place in a rural fishing community.

Vindicator is Out

The Vindicator class is out. It can be said that with each blank character sheet, a hero is ready to awaken. But, what if becoming an ordinary hero isn’t quite what you had in mind. What if you wanted to be a superhero/villain in a fantasy setting? If so, the Vindicator class is for you. The Vindicator incorporates a flexible method for using existing spells in order to build unique heroes which can have wildly varying, yet themed abilities to accompany their standard combat prowess.

This class also contains three Vindicator Orders to join. Whether your intentions are purely heroic, yet self-centered; to serve as a protector and team player; or perhaps even something more fiendish, you have those options open to fit your personality as a player.

This class is designed to be played in virtually any setting. Players are encouraged to select a theme so the vindicator character can be highly proficient with a group of related powers. For example, if a player wanted their vindicator to be a master of fire, they could select spells like Burning Hands, Fireball, Scorching Ray, and Meteor Swarm as Supernatural Powers.