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Player's Secrets of Stjordvik is a 32-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in November 1996.

Official synopsis[]

Stjordvik is a domain teetering on the brink of economic collapse, but rich in resources that could inject fresh life into the royal treasury. The land is politically fragmented by provincial jarls who go their own way rather than heed their king, but at the same time populated by freemen who disdain those petty power-seekers. For centuries the Great Oak Wall along the northern and western borders of Stjordvik has kept the orogs of the Blood Skull Barony and the barbarians of Rjuvik at bay, but now the barrier is near collapse in many places - and if it goes down, so does Stjordvik.

As the new ruler of this old and proud kingdom of warriors, it is your job to suppress the other jarls and unite the provinces; to build up the army and the treasury by drawing upon the support of the freemen; and to shore up the weak spots in the Great Oak Wall before a horde of invaders can destroy everything you have worked for. Your fate and the fate of Stjordvik are intertwined - what will that fate be?

This BIRTHRIGHT sourcebook, the second product covering one of the domains in the Rjurik Highlands, is desgined for players who want to take the role of the King of Stjordvik. It may also be used by players portraying nobles, vassals of the regent, freemen, or adventurers from this domain.

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Doug Stewart. Art was provided by Tony Szczudlo and John Dollar.

Release[]

Player's Secrets of Stjordvik was released by TSR in November 1996 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On March 21, 2017, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Player's Secrets of Stjordvik reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master Guide
Monstrous Compendium Volume OneMonstrous Compendium Volume TwoMonstrous Manual
First QuestIntroduction to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons GameThe Complete Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Adventure Game
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