Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide for 5th Edition
Within Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide Game Masters will find over 200 pages of material to set adventures in the dangerous world of Etharis or create their own Grim/Dark setting. Containing, over five player-character transformations and accompanying mechanics, world lore, an overhauled and updated background system plus, expanded game mechanics, the Grim Hollow Campaign Guide is specifically designed to shift the theme of a campaign from high/heroic fantasy to something much darker.
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World Building - Made Easy
Quickly and Easily Create a Fleshed Out World-Setting for Your Campaign.
With a whole section of the 220+ page guide dedicated solely for GM’s, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides all the tools required to easily craft your own grim & dark campaigns within Etharis.
The rules found within Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide can also be easily carried across into your own world. With an array of variant rules provided, along with in-depth lore; ranging from world locations to notable NPC’s, plus folk tales, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides something for everyone.
Develop more in-depth Characters
Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide Features a Completely Overhauled Character Creation System.
With the character system deconstructed and completely rebuilt from the ground up, this new system allows you to add more depth and variation in the creation of your characters.
With Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide’s Advanced Background System adding impactful changes to your background of choice with additional feats and mechanics, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides you with all the tools that you will ever need in order to form your ideas into vivid characters.
Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide’s Highly Anticipated
Player-Character Transformations and Mechanics
Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide introduces brand new mechanics that can facilitate player-character transformations. With over five different transformation options available to players, the possibilities are endless.
Will you become a powerful, yet vile and grotesque shell of your former self with the ever-shifting Abhorrent Horror? How about an ‘immortal’ relentless Lich? With transformations and accompanying mechanics for Vampires, Abhorrent Horror, Lycanthropes, Fiends. Seraphs and the almighty Lich your creativity is the only limit.
All New Weaponry, Items and Curses
A vast array of new theme-specific
magical and non-magical items.
With a host of new items, weapons and gear for your players to experiment with; both magic and non-magic, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides countless new ways to play your characters with new item combinations.
But not just for players, Grim Hollow: The Campaign guide also provides plenty of rewards and story-hooks for GM’s to work with. With these at your disposal, you will be able to hold your own in the fight against (or for) the Darkness.
The World of Etharis
A disheveled knight hides his forgotten coat of arms under his cloak while he counts his gains from his recent bare-knuckle fight.
A stern witch huntress unleashes a torrent of silver bolts at a charging beast, protecting a distrusting and suspicious humankind.
A vampire lord sits in the opulent halls of aristocracy while sipping a fine goblet of blood, watching a century long scheme unfold.
Etharis is home to all manner of dark fantasy themes reminiscent of Gothic horror, gritty realism and a twist of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. From the forbidding howls of the Stillborn Forest to the dangerous schemes hatched in the city of Nov Ostoya, players will find conflict and story depth everywhere they look.
Discover a world of relatable NPC’s with complex and realistic motivations. From gallant heroes with hidden agendas to despot villains trying to redeem themselves. Players and Game Masters alike will savor these interactions.
Dark and Perilous world locations designed to bring atmosphere and immersion to your table. Whether you choose to discover them in the world of Etharis or pull them into your own setting, these locations will make your tables experience something memorable.
Compelling Story Hooks
With a world brimming with conflict, you will find ample lore, storylines and folk tales to fuel your adventures. Players will fight for every victory and mourn every loss as the world itself fights back
But don’t just take our word for it…
This is the only project I ever helped Kickstart on Kickstarter and it would be an understatement to say that I am grateful I didGeod02Customer (Discord Comment)
General congratulations to the Ghostfire team, I think you’ve done really well with this, love the transformations and the advanced background system (which functions really nicely alongside MCDM’s Strongholds and Followers with a few tweaks). Thanks for the hard work.D&DrevCustomer (Discord Comment)
Thanks for making my first backed project amazing! Looking forward to future projects.StormCustomer (Youtube Comment)
Top notch work.
You and the Ghostfire team should be very proud.Gangrel44Customer (Discord Comment)
Checked out the Alpha and holy smokes I am overwhelmed! This seems like a world setting that you can share for years to come. As a pretty new D&D enthusiast I still need my Curse of Strahd and other classics but this PDF has already shown me some ideas that makes me think this is someday going to go my children or some nephews as “You know your dad/uncle really likes dark stuff, play this game setting” -kind of a book. Need to do a throughout reading still, but this improved my novice DMing with a quick scim already, kudos to the team already with this!SadieWCustomer (Discord Comment)
Just bought the PDF earlier today and read through most of it. All in all, fantastic product. I can already think of ways to use its material as an interesting supplement to the Curse of Strahd game I’m about to start.David MilmanCustomer
I backed it. Got the PDF worth every penny my only problem is coming up with a way to get my players there after Avernus lol.Stephen DinkelCustomer
The PDF is amazing. Better than i had hoped for. From the transformations, to the weapon design. Couldn’t be happier to have backed this project. Well done! Looking forward to more projects in the future!Jonny AlcatrazCustomer