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Wastes of Chaos: Enter the 5E Borderlands
Venture beyond the civilized lands, into the howling badlands where the Cult of the Black Goat does as it pleases and where ancient constructs lie just under a thin layer of dust. There you may find great riches, ancient magic, and a swift death.

Welcome to the wastelands for 5th Edition!

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Great question!

This book is roughly half rules material including general magic items, vril items, ancient magic, chaos spells, chaos and cult monsters, and character options usable with any campaign setting (homebrew, published, or some combination thereof). It contains chaos- and wastelands-themed locations, NPCs, and organizations.

The lore and adventure portions are for any campaign world that includes adventures beyond the civilized lands, such as in an area of magically blasted wastelands, haunted deserts, and so forth.

The Midgard elements are limited to sidebars, though some NPCs or locations might be familiar from the Midgard setting. Kobold Press considers this book a generic supplement that happens to align neatly with Midgard campaigns. Knowledge of the Midgard world is in no way necessary to use the material in this book.

Thanks. I really like Empire of the Ghouls but was staggered by how closely this third take on the campaign was integrated into Midgard, which I don't use. I was able to figure out how to integrate it into my campaign, but it was a lot of work.
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We've unlocked the first stretch goal! The Doombringer Fighter subclass is now a part of Wastes of Chaos!
The Doombringer is violence personified, reveling in bloodshed and the terror they cause in their enemies.


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Wastes of Chaos has unlocked a new Doombringer fighter subclass, 3 new wasteland monsters including the dust goblin archmage, an additional adventure called "Dust to Dust", and a wastelands dragonborn variant race to the project.

Wastes of Chaos is a setting-neutral sourcebook to expand and enrich any wastelands, chaos terrain, or borderlands for your existing campaign. (Think bulging muscles, big swords, howling cults, and lots of fur and leather.)

Accompanying Wastes of Chaos is Tales from the Wastes, a hardcover collection of memorable adventures covering levels 1-8, plus one for level 18! We’ve got interplanar travel, malevolent idols, crashed alien ships, and an abandoned dragon hoard waiting for you!

While we offer multiple VTTs, every pledge $29 and up also gets a free copy of Wastes of Chaos and Tales from the Shadows on Shard Tabletop! (And yes, that includes anyone who pledges for Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds VTT!)

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