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Paths of Shadow for Shadow of the Demon Lord

Grizzled veterans of countless campaigns, brutish barbarians spilling out from the hinterlands, peerless champions fighting for a noble cause, or hard-bitten mercenaries who have seen it all: these character concepts describe just a few of the possible types of warriors one might find in Shadow of the Demon Lord games. Although warriors might have many different expressions and stories, they all are exceptionally capable with arms and armor in battle. As their experience grows, so do their durability and dependability. At the outset, warriors distinguish themselves by the weapons they wield and armor they wear, but not until they move onto other paths do they truly come into their own. Until now.

     Bred for Battle builds on the warrior novice path presented in the main rulebook by providing new customization options for combat-focused characters. These options offer more variety in technique, reflecting the nature of a warrior’s training and providing inspiration for future development. As with all Paths of Shadow installments, everything in Bred for Battle is optional, so check with your Game Master before putting these ideas to use.

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John Y December 18, 2023 4:40 am UTC
I enjoy the added depth, however why does the Brawler and Gallant lose out on a language or career profession compared to other paths such as the Hunter and Armiger who gain both and an additional boon to stealth or social rolls?
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Tim R March 31, 2018 9:11 am UTC
Same. Bought the pdf and now take a loss buying POD at full price.
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Tom T February 08, 2018 5:18 pm UTC
Frankly amazing product, we just started to play Shadow of the Demon Lord and I absolutely wanted to convert one of my old character (a Monk) in SotDL but I couldn't. Now, I can! And it's very well made and flavorful.
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Cameron G February 05, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
Haven't bought yet, but not sure I like the idea, it seems counter-intuitive to the increasing complexity system SotDL drew me in with. Why have expert paths like the berserker if, thematically, you already have it covered in the Barbarian?
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Matt S February 05, 2018 11:12 pm UTC
I bought it. I quite like it. It's just more options for people who want more options. The thing is, as SotDL stands, the early levels are probably a bit bland for a lot of people, especially people who play the game a lot. SotDL campaigns are short, so variety is a good thing for a lot of people
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William W February 07, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
I just got it. Think of it like Uncertain Faith, but for Warriors. Nothing in here is earth-shattering except maybe the Spellguard.
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