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Forbidden Lands is growing bigger – and more dangerous!  This Kickstarter offers not just one but two major expansions for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands retro-fantasy survival RPG:

  • The Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters.
  • The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn.

Come join us in making these books a reality and also to help us to fill them with Forbidden Lands goodness!

Art by Henrik Rosenborg
Art by Henrik Rosenborg

The Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play. It presents at least twenty-five new monsters in great detail, with further bonus monsters unlocked as stretch goals (see below). Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go.

The book also includes legends about each monster, introduces the option to harvest resources from slain beasts, and lets the player characters use their Lore skills to gain insight into a monster´s strengths and weaknesses. This will help them defeat – or at least survive an encounter with – the book´s monstrosities.

Art by Henrik Rosenborg

This hardback book will come with faux leather covers and gold foil stamping, just like the Player's Manual and Gamemaster's Guide in the core set. Among the monsters within these covers you will find the Amphibian, the Basilisk, the Iron Dragon, the Twisted Ent, and many more, ready for use in any Forbidden Lands campaign.

The Book of Beasts is penned by seasoned game writers Andreas Marklund and Erik Granström, gloriously illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg and with graphics by Niklas Brandt.

 

Sample Spreads (Work in Progress). Graphic Design by Christian Granath

With this expansion, Forbidden Lands gets a whole lot weirder! The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, now accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient place of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. Most see this red curse as a threat to all that is good, while others view it as a good thing – or at least a necessary evil needed to reach other goals. 

Art by Henrik Rosenborg

The PCs can choose a side, or side with themselves, as the Legacy of Horn campaign sets the PCs on a hunt for Horn´s Astra, a legendary set of artifacts sought by many in the ashen land. These powerful items are said to be able to stop the demonic growth, or be powerful enough to ensure its triumph.

Art by Henrik Rosenborg

Similarly to the The Bitter Reach, The Bloodmarch expands the game world with a complete new area, directly west of Ravenland depicted in the core set. The map of The Bloodmarch, designed by Tobias Tranell, is divided into different terrain types, and uses an hexagonal grid to regulate movement. Just like in the core game, players can go anywhere they like on the map and explore the world the way they want. Due to the modular way the campaign is built using adventure sites, the GM can make sure the players don't miss the story without any need for leading them by the nose.

Map by Tobias Tranell

The Bloodmarch and the Legacy of Horn are written by Erik Granström, lead setting writer for Forbidden Lands and designer of the game's first campaign module, Raven´s Purge. The Bloodmarch is illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg.

Art by Henrik Rosenborg

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this open-world survival RPG, you don't play heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. You will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and, if you live long enough, build your own stronghold to defend.

Forbidden Lands, released in December 2017, won four ENNIE Awards in 2018, among them Gold ENNIES for Best Production Values and Best Cartography, and Silver ENNIES for Best Rules and Product of the Year, and was voted Best RPG at the UK Game Expo.

For a taste of Forbidden Lands, get the FREE Forbidden Lands Quickstart PDF here!

Art by Henrik Rosenborg

REVIEW QUOTES:

"It's like someone took hazy childhood memories of a classic D&D game and mixed them with a dash of bleak Scandinavian darkness."

–Tabletop Magazine

"Superbly packaged, Forbidden Lands is a pleasing combination of Old School nostalgia and fast, simple mechanics with unobtrusive narrative elements designed to bring aspects of the character into play. Its setting offers scope for the player characters to develop not just personally, but also in terms of their place in the world."

–Reviews from R'lyeh

"This may be the most perfect role-playing game product I've ever seen."

–Plot Points RPG Podcast

With your help, we made this campaign even more amazing. Below are the stretch goals we unlocked during the campaign.

Cloth Map of The Bloodmarch (format 78x108 cm)

Unfortunately, import laws and customs in some specific countries have made it impossible for us to ship to them. We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.

Free League Publishing is the international name of Swedish game and book publisher Fria Ligan. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN roleplaying game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror RPG Vaesen, the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG, the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the space opera Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the praised dark fantasy game Symbaroum.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated editions of the Lovecraft classics The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness by French artist François Baranger.

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Available Rewards:

kr588SEK + Shipping

Double Feature in PRINT

[Approx.$68/€57/£49]

Get both the Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch in printed and PDF format. Includes all unlocked stretch goals.

Includes:

  • Book of Beasts Hardback Book
  • The Bloodmarch Hardback Book
  • Book of Beasts PDF
  • The Bloodmarch PDF
  • Unlocked Physical Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Physical Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Bloodmarch Stretch Goals

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

kr298SEK + Shipping

Digital Double Feature

[Approx.$34/€29/£25]

The Book of Beasts and The Bloodmarch campaign book in PDF format only. Includes all digital stretch goals.

Includes:

  • Book of Beasts PDF
  • The Bloodmarch PDF
  • Unlocked Digital Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Book of Beasts Stretch Goals

Please select or upgrade your reward to the SEK 298 level or higher to purchase add-ons or physical copies of the book.

kr298SEK + Shipping

The Bloodmarch in PRINT

[Approx.$34/€29/£25]

The Bloodmarch campaign book in printed and PDF format. Includes only stretch goals relating to The Bloodmarch.

Includes:

  • The Bloodmarch Hardback Book
  • The Bloodmarch PDF
  • Unlocked Digital Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Physical Bloodmarch Stretch Goals

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

kr298SEK + Shipping

The Book of Beasts in PRINT

[Approx.$34/€29/£25]

The Book of Beasts in printed and PDF format. Includes only stretch goals relating to the Book of Beasts.

Includes:

  • Book of Beasts Hardback Book
  • Book of Beasts PDF
  • Unlocked Digital Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Physical Book of Beasts Stretch Goals

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

kr798SEK + Shipping

Starter Bundle

[Approx. $92/€78/£67]

The Book of Beasts, The Bloodmarch, and the Forbidden Lands core boxed set in printed and PDF format. Includes all unlocked stretch goals.

Includes:

  • Book of Beasts Hardback Book
  • The Bloodmarch Hardback Book
  • Forbidden Lands Core Boxed Set
  • Book of Beasts PDF
  • The Bloodmarch PDF
  • Unlocked Physical Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Physical Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Book of Beasts Stretch Goals

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

kr1,998SEK + Shipping

Completist Bundle

[Approx. $230/€195/£167]

The Book of Beasts, The Bloodmarch, and everything previously published for Forbidden Lands in one massive package!

Includes:

  • Book of Beasts Hardback Book
  • The Bloodmarch Hardback Book
  • Forbidden Lands Core Boxed Set
  • Book of Beasts PDF
  • The Bloodmarch PDF
  • Unlocked Physical Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Physical Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Book of Beasts Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Bloodmarch Stretch Goals
  • Forbidden Lands Custom Dice Set
  • Forbidden Lands GM Screen
  • Forbidden Lands Character Sheets
  • Forbidden Lands Card Deck
  • Raven´s Purge
  • The Bitter Reach
  • The Spire of Quetzel

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

kr2,398SEK + Shipping

Retailer Pledge

[Approx. $276/€234/£200]

For retailers only! You will be asked to submit your company registration number when completing your pledge.

Stretch goals are not a part of the Retailer pledge unless incorporated into the books, as specified per stretch goal.

Includes:

  • 5 x Book of Beasts Hardback Book
  • 5 x The Bloodmarch Hardback Book

Additional 5-Packs of campaign books will be available on the add-ons page at special retailer pricing.

We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan.

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