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Unleash the Beast

Kidnapped as a baby by the forces of darkness and transformed into a savage killing machine, the Beast has finally broken free from its master’s control. Now it remembers what the Shadow has done to it and it hungers for revenge. 

But before it can journey to the Valley of Death and storm the Ebon Tower to confront the Shadow, the Beast must first vanquish the Shadow’s Chosen and recover the ancient relics they jealously guard.

The Game 

The Shadow & the Beast is a two-player roleplaying game inspired by the classic video game Shadow of the Beast. One player controls the Beast as it fights its way toward the Shadow, the evil overlord that stole its life and forced it to carry out terrible acts of violence. The other player serves as the Gamemaster (GM), controlling the Beast’s adversaries and any other characters while also setting scenes for the action.

Using a simple 2d6 resolution system adapted from the game Revenant, both the player and the GM have the ability to shape the narrative as the Beast confronts challenges. The game can be played in a single session that simply sees the Beast face off against the Chosen and the Shadow, or it can be extended into a longer campaign in which the Beast must make its way through fortresses controlled by the Chosen or even through entire regions that present more expansive storytelling opportunities.

The 66 page, fully-illustrated rulebook contains everything you need to play aside from a pair of six-sided dice.

The Shadow and the Beast was created as part of the Gamer Games Game Jam by Peach Garden Games.

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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorLast Redoubt Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsAction RPG, Adult, Atmospheric, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Horror, Narrative, Violent


Buy Now$7.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Shadow and the Beast Rulebook 77 MB
The Shadow and the Beast Rulebook (Spreads) 76 MB

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