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Monstrous Heroes Fight for Redemption...

Witches have ruled the land since the last battles of conquest, but their Grand Coven has been sundered, leaving behind remnants of a once-mighty army. The survivors of the horde include captured citizens of the conquered nations that fought as the Witches’ shock troops.

"I love it. Great graphics, great art, great writing, and a fantastic premise."

—Shane Hensley, Creator of Savage Worlds

These are the Accursed—the Witchmarks burned into their flesh and souls transformed these men and women into monsters. Now, unable to return to their former lives, the Accursed wander the land, giving aid to those in need in an attempt to atone for past sins.

"...you secretly slipped Ravenloft some PCP."

—Abstruse of AICN Tabletop

Light has failed, darkness is ascendant. Only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope—they must learn to embrace their curse or to fight against it, and find some way to free themselves forever of their Witchmark.

"We're talking Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters meets Van Helsing by way of Rippers and Castlevania, and I am stoked as hell about that."

—Sean Patrick Fannon, Creator of Shaintar

Accursed is a dark fantasy setting that requires the Savage Worlds Core Rules and Savage Worlds Horror Companion for use. It includes background information on the nations of Morden. Game mechanics include horrific new Witchbreeds for use as playable characters, along with Setting Rules, Hindrances, Edges, and Powers suited to telling stories set in Morden. The full setting guide also includes detailed information on eight of the Witches and their banes, as well as a range of adventure hooks and a plot point campaign.

Morden Map

This PDF uses layers for ease of printing.

A player's guide is also available, which excludes information about the Witches, banes, and the adventures (pp. 112–150).

Buyers also receive a fillable PDF character sheet.

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We offer three different versions of the book at three different pricepoints, to offer customers the best possible range of options. The difference between softcover is fairly clear, but the difference between standard and premium is more subtle. Softcover is perfect bound, where the hardcover is casebound, leading to a slightly larger book. Here's that comparison:

Hardcover - Softcover Comparison

Premium copies use a thicker grade of paper, resulting in a thicker book. That thicker paper is also better suited to holding the printing ink. The most obvious difference is visible in the cirspness of the text, but there is also a subtler difference when comparing the saturation of the color artwork. Here's a comparison of the Standard and Premium hardcover editions:

Standard:Premium Interior Comparison


 
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Jose V July 08, 2015 7:30 pm UTC
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I love the storyline, the world, the Witchbreeds, and especially the Witches. I dig the limited magical mechanics highly, since I'm generally not an epic-fantasy type GM.

However, I'm a little bummed that I spent $50.00 on the Premium hardcover to find a typo on the first page; but other than needing a more careful copy editor (occasionally clumsy grammar/ mistakes throughout), this book is solid. It hurts to see careless errors in a game of this quality, but hopefully the Revised version adds some of the DLC adventures into the main book (150 pages feels thin... there's so much more that could have been included) and fixes the mistakes.
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Matt M February 05, 2015 11:14 pm UTC
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Does anyone else think twenty bucks is a bit expensive for a PDF of a campaign setting book that requires two separate books just to be able to use it? I think the setting sounds fantastic, but the price point could be greatly improved.
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walter W February 23, 2015 2:32 am UTC
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I agree. You are looking at an investment of 40 bucks just to have the pdfs to play. Especialy when you concider the array of settings for SW that are available much cheaper and only require the SW core.
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John D February 23, 2015 3:32 am UTC
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Gentlemen,
I respect your opinions, and I will not attempt to dissuade you from them. Our standard retail pricing is at the lowest level that we can afford to make it, based upon our business model and our costs of production. We have no plans to change it at this time.
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Matt M May 09, 2016 6:44 pm UTC
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In light of Christopher Helton's recent article at EN World, I was reminded that I'd made this comment over a year ago. I'd realized before the article was posted that my view was wrong-headed, but due to the many people who have gone on record to disagree with Mr. Helton's take that people like myself shouldn't gripe about the prices of books that are expensive to produce, I figured I'd take the time to publicly admit that I was wrong.
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John D May 09, 2016 7:57 pm UTC
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@Matt M - I deeply respect the courage it took to make that retraction. Thank you for doing so.
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151
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MLV21110
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December 24, 2013
This title was added to our catalog on December 19, 2013.