* '''Published:''' 19th April 2011 * '''Publisher:''' Wizards of the Coast * '''Author:''' Author Unknown * '''Format:''' 160 page hardback * '''Rules:''' D&D 4th Edition * '''Wizards of the Coast:''' * [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/product.aspx?x=dnd/products/dndacc/280880000|Product]] * [[http://www.wizards.com/dnd/article.aspx?x=dnd/4dnd/20111031|D&D Outsider]] * '''Reviews:''' * [[http://critical-hits.com/2011/04/06/review-heroes-of-shadow/|Critical Hits]] * [[http://www.perpetualgeekmachine.net/2011/04/dd-book-review-players-options-heroes-of-shadow/|Perpetual Geek Machine]] * [[http://www.playunplugged.com/2011/05/heroes-of-shadow/|Play Unplugged]] * [[http://daegames.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/heroes-of-shadow-review.html|Points of Light]] * [[http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/15/15325.phtml|RPG Net]]
For heroes who bask in darkness.
The Shadowfell is a cold, grim place through which the spirits of the dead must pass on their way to… wherever. Dark, evil things live there, suffused with the power of shadow. Some mortals in the natural world learn how to tap into this source. Assassins. Necromancers. Hexblades. By all accounts, a ruthless lot. However, not all beings that draw strength from the Shadowfell are vile, blackhearted fiends. A few even dare to call themselves heroes, using the power of darkness to fight darkness. Are they evil? No. Deeply disturbed and hounded by their own dark demons? You bet.
Player's Option: Heroes of Shadow™ focuses on characters that fight evil in ways that make others cringe. In addition to exploring the nature of the shadow power source, this book presents races, classes, feats, powers, and other options aimed at players hungry to play the archetypal antihero with a dark edge.