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Player's Option: Heroes of Shadow is a 160-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition released in [missing data].

Official synopsis[]

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 Options Heroes of Shadow focusses 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 archetypical antihero with a dark edge.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Eytan Bernstein, Greg Bilsland, Jeremy Crawford and M. Alexander Jurkat. Art was provided by Tom Baxa, Eric Belisle, Leon Cortez and Alberto Dal Lago.

Release[]

Player's Option: Heroes of Shadow was released by Wizards of the Coast in for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On April 28, 2015, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $14.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Player's Option: Heroes of Shadow reached the rank of Electrum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook 2Player's Handbook 3
Monster ManualMonster Manual 2Monster Manual 3
Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master's Guide 2
Starter Set
Supplements
Adventurer's VaultAdventurer's Vault 2Arcane PowerThe Book of Vile DarknessDark Sun Campaign SettingDark Sun Creature CatalogDemonomiconDivine PowerDraconomicon: Chromatic DragonsDraconomicon: Metallic DragonsDragon Magazine AnnualEberron Campaign GuideEberron Player's GuideForgotten Realms Campaign GuideForgotten Realms Player's GuideHammerfastInto the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival HandbookManual of the PlanesMartial PowerMartial Power 2Menzoberranzan: City of IntrigueMordenkainen's Magnificent EmporiumNeverwinter Campaign SettingOpen Grave: Secrets of the UndeadThe Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral SeaThe Plane Below: Secrets of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Handbook Races: DragonbornPlayer's Handbook Races: TieflingsPlayer's Strategy GuidePrimal PowerPsionic PowerUnderdarkVor Rukoth
Adventures
Keep on the ShadowfellThunderspire LabyrinthPyramid of ShadowsDeath's ReachKingdom of the GhoulsPrince of UndeathKing of the Trollhaunt WarrensDemon Queen's EnclaveAssault on Nightwyrm FortressThe Slaying StoneOrcs of Stonefang PassDungeon DelveDungeon Magazine AnnualHalls of UndermountainMarauders of the Dune SeaRevenge of the GiantsScepter Tower of SpellgardSeekers of the Ashen CrownTomb of Horrors
Essentials
Starter SetRules CompendiumHeroes of the Forgotten KingdomsHeroes of the Fallen LandsMonster VaultDungeon Master's KitMonster Vault: Threats to the Nentir ValePlayer's Option: Heroes of ShadowPlayer's Option: Heroes of the Elemental ChaosPlayer's Option: Heroes of the FeywildThe Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and BeyondMadness at Gardmore Abbey
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