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Roots of Evil is a 102-page sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition released in April 1993.

Official synopsis[]

The Grand Conjunction has come to pass!

As a result, the lords of Ravenloft have broken through the Mists and escaped into the Prime Material Plane. Bit by bit, monsters of the demiplane of dread are following behind. And in the midst of all, Azalin the Lich and Strahd von Zarovich a power game - a game with deadly stakes, most notably the player characters' lives. Unless the adventurers act quickly, death will be the least of their troubles!

This is the second of two adventures that feature Azalin and Strahd von Zarovich in their endless conflict. As a sequel to From the Shadows, this module gives the player characters an oppurtunity to atone for the evil they unwittingly caused as pawns of Azalin. The culmination of a six-part series of adventures dealing with the Grand Conjunction, Roots of Evil gives the player characters an oppurtunity to literally save the universe (as well as themselves!).

Until the dark powers recapture the lords of Ravenloft, no place is safe....

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Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Eric W. Haddock and David Wise. Art was provided by Jeff Easley, Stephen Fabian and David C. Sutherland III.

Release[]

Roots of Evil was released by TSR in April 1993 for $[missing data] US or $[missing data] Canadian.

On March 25, 2014, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $9.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Roots of Evil reached the rank of Electrum 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
Optional core rules
Player's Option: Combat & TacticsPlayer's Option: Skills & PowersPlayer's Option: Spells & Magic
Dungeon Master Option: High-Level CampaignsCampaign Option: Council of Wyrms
Supplement lines
Player's Handbook Rules SupplementDungeon Master's Guide Rules Supplement
Monstrous Compendium AppendixMonstrous Compendium Annual
Encyclopedia MagicaHistorical ReferenceThe Magic EncyclopediaMonstrous ArcanaPriest's Spell CompendiumWizard's Spell Compendium
Other supplements
Bastion of FaithBook of ArtifactsCastle SitesChronomancerCity SitesCollege of WizardryCountry SitesDen of ThievesDungeon Builder's GuidebookGuide to HellLegends & LoreRogues' GalleryShamanTome of MagicThe Vortex of Madness and Other Planar PerilsWarriors of HeavenWorld Builder's Guidebook
Adventures
The Apocalypse StoneAxe of the Dwarvish LordsCleric's Challenge (II) • The Dancing Hut of Baba YagaDestiny of KingsDie Vecna Die!Dragon MountainDungeons of DespairFighter's Challenge (II) • The Gates of Firestorm PeakA Hero's TaleLabyrinth of MadnessThe Lost Shrine of BundushaturMoonlight MadnessThe Murky DeepNight Below: An Underdark CampaignA Paladin in HellReturn to the Tomb of HorrorsReverse DungeonRoad to DangerThe Rod of Seven PartsThe Shattered CircleThe Silver KeySwamplightTale of the CometTales of EnchantmentTemple, Tower, & TombThief's Challenge (II) • TSR Jam 1999Wizard's Challenge (II)
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