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I came across something called the Dead Gods Trilogy while browsing the web. How many novels were published for the Scarred Lands setting, and what's the general opinion on them?

Edit: Here's what's been reported so far:

Dead Gods Trilogy
Scarred Lands (Forsaken: Dead God Trilogy, Book 1)
Forsworn (Dead God Trilogy, Book 2)
Scarred Lands: Forbidden (Dead God, Book 3)

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Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology


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Never heard of them before.

Amazon finds:

Scarred Lands (Forsaken: Dead God Trilogy, Book 1)
Forsworn (Dead God Trilogy, Book 2)
Scarred Lands: Forbidden (Dead God, Book 3)

They are all by Richard Lee Byers, who I have also not heard of. He seems to do a lot of shared-world novels for different people. Maybe someone here has one of his other books.
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Richard Lee Byers is a great author, although I have not read these particular books. He is the author of the Brotherhood of the Griffin trilogy and the Haunted Lands trilogy in the Forgotten Realms. If you can get your hands on the novels I would recommend reading them.
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I enjoyed the Dead God Trilogy novels and they served as a great primer for me when starting up my Scarred Lands campaign.

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I'll look out for these, and buy them if I see them cheap enough.

Are there any other books, short stories or comic books, or is this it?
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Big Mac wrote:Are there any other books, short stories or comic books, or is this it?
I've also found a collection of short stories called: Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology.
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Big Mac wrote:
Big Mac wrote:Are there any other books, short stories or comic books, or is this it?
I've also found a collection of short stories called: Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology.
I read it some times ago. It gives a good introduction to the Scarred Lands (with an introduction to the Dead God Trilogy), with a mixture of important heroics (such as Barconius fight against the Penumbral Pentagon) and smaller-scale adventures. It is not great literature, but it's quite fun to read, introduces some spells or concepts from Relics & Rituals (such as the Body of Corean spells) or creatures from the Creature Collection. It might be a good thing to give to player's to introduce them to the setting, maybe.
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haazeven wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Big Mac wrote:Are there any other books, short stories or comic books, or is this it?
I've also found a collection of short stories called: Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology.
I read it some times ago. It gives a good introduction to the Scarred Lands (with an introduction to the Dead God Trilogy), with a mixture of important heroics (such as Barconius fight against the Penumbral Pentagon) and smaller-scale adventures. It is not great literature, but it's quite fun to read, introduces some spells or concepts from Relics & Rituals (such as the Body of Corean spells) or creatures from the Creature Collection. It might be a good thing to give to player's to introduce them to the setting, maybe.
Thanks.

I've been reading stories of other campaign settings (mostly D&D settings so far) to get the vibe of the setting. It seems like this book is worth a look.

Is it novel size or RPG book size?

I've also seen the new Pathfinder/5e Scarred Lands Kickstarter campaign mention a new short story by Richard Lee Byers (who wrote the Dead Gods trilogy) but they haven't said the name of the story yet. They also have not said what is going to happen with the story. I wonder if they will republish Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology with the new story tacked onto the end. :?
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Is it novel size or RPG book size?
The French edition was novel size, I imagine the US edition too ^^
I've also seen the new Pathfinder/5e Scarred Lands Kickstarter campaign mention a new short story by Richard Lee Byers (who wrote the Dead Gods trilogy) but they haven't said the name of the story yet. They also have not said what is going to happen with the story. I wonder if they will republish Champions of The Scarred Lands Anthology with the new story tacked onto the end. :?
That could be a good idea ^^ I'm not sure however that they are going for a print version of that new story (or a re-print of Champions of the Scarred Lands), it is probably low on their list of priorities...
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Onyx Path Publishing just uploaded beautiful new copies of these PDFs to DriveThruRPG. The previous versions were scans and pretty terrible ones, at that. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to read these novels and don't mind using a tablet or e-reader, check these out.

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There is a new trilogy in the work, called "Through Shadows and Dreams", written by Sarah L Stewart and Frances Stewart. The novels take place around the Serpent Amphora free adventure and the rest of the Serpent campaign (the way I understand it traces the backstory of Eochaid Lenahr, the vigilant that starts the events of the Serpent Amphora). The first book, Vigilant, is available for the kickstarter backers, and I imagine it will soon be available for everyone.
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Has anyone heard if the 2nd book in the Through Shadows and Dreams trilogy has a release date? It's been about a year and a half, so I figured it was worth checking on.

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Hello Tim,
We're working on book two but there's been a lot of complications that's slowed us down (I went through cancer, then my mom went through cancer, and now Fran's mom is ill...it's been a never ending saga the last couple years).

If you want to support us, and want to see more from us, please write Vigilant a review on DriveThruFiction or Amazon.
1)Fran will write a haiku for you on any subject you want (really, she will. I think she likes the challenge)
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2)Onyx Path will know there's fans out there waiting and will publish more books in the series.

We've got a lot left to tell of Eochaid's story, both the ups and downs, and are dying to share it. We just need to know that there's enough readers interested (and a healthier year).

Thank you so much for reading!
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Hi Ketina,

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my inquiry. First of all, I'm so sorry to hear about the ordeal that you and your family have been through. That's terrible, and my heart goes out to you all. I truly hope everyone is doing better.

I wrote a review on DriveThruFiction. I hope it's helpful to other potential readers.

All the best!

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Hi again Ketina,

I just noticed that the post above is your first on the Piazza. Welcome to the community! If you have a moment, please feel free to introduce yourself on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=87&t=10588&start=1350

We're a friendly, no-drama group (which is pretty amazing), and as you've probably noticed, Scarred Lands has its own sub-forum. While I'm new to the setting, I'd love to see more threads started. It's a great way for newbies to learn more about what makes the world unique.

Also, if you provide an Amazon and DriveThruFiction link to your book in a profile signature, each time you post, people will see it. You can incorporate a small logo in your signature too, if you like.

I hope the community will get to know you better soon.

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haazeven wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
There is a new trilogy in the work, called "Through Shadows and Dreams", written by Sarah L Stewart and Frances Stewart. The novels take place around the Serpent Amphora free adventure and the rest of the Serpent campaign (the way I understand it traces the backstory of Eochaid Lenahr, the vigilant that starts the events of the Serpent Amphora). The first book, Vigilant, is available for the kickstarter backers, and I imagine it will soon be available for everyone.
Thanks for bumping the topic to post that. I might need to cast the "Summon Havard" spell to get him to up date his original post.
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Hello Tim,
We're working on book two but there's been a lot of complications that's slowed us down (I went through cancer, then my mom went through cancer, and now Fran's mom is ill...it's been a never ending saga the last couple years).
Yikes! That sucks big time. ;(

My Dad went through cancer back in 2017 and it totally threw my plans out of the window.

I hope that everyone gets well and you all get the all clear and that you can get back to work projects and fun projects and have some good memories and stuff.
Ketinas wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:30 pm
If you want to support us, and want to see more from us, please write Vigilant a review on DriveThruFiction or Amazon.
1)Fran will write a haiku for you on any subject you want (really, she will. I think she likes the challenge)
and more importantly
2)Onyx Path will know there's fans out there waiting and will publish more books in the series.

We've got a lot left to tell of Eochaid's story, both the ups and downs, and are dying to share it. We just need to know that there's enough readers interested (and a healthier year).

Thank you so much for reading!
Is Onyx Path selling both your novels and the old novels in one place?
Ketinas wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:30 pm
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