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"The story of the surrounding area and the madness that infected it is great, and Baalham does a great job of populating his prison with hazards and encounters that ooze theme."

"...let’s talk about the Despair Track... It’s also trivially easy to keep track of, which means it won’t get in the way of you running the rest of your game."

-Loot The Room Best of DMs Guild January 2017

" interesting supplement for Dungeons & Dragons that covers the running of a game within a long-abandoned prison.

-Tabletop Gaming Magazine.

"There are a lot of little details here that help spark the imagination, and it's worth mining this supplement for ideas even if you decide not use anything presented here whole-cloth. In fact, I wasn't even considering an insane asylum adventure location before reading this, but I have to admit I am now!"

The Rambling Roleplayer Review

Abandon hope all ye who enter! Can you survive the horrors of the King’s Mercy?

The Dungeon witnessed the torture of innocents, the barbaric infliction of pain on the guilty, and the pleasure the staff took from the suffering of the inmates. Acts so depraved that the very fabric of the dungeon could not help but absorb these evils. And so it sits, waiting to share its suffering with anyone that intrudes within. 

There are only two things The King’s Mercy knows: humans can be as depraved as the vilest monsters they hunt…. and misery loves company.

Perilous Places: The King's Mercy is a location template to aid in running gripping and terrifying adventures in a dungeon created for torture. This 20 page PDF features: 

  • 3 brand new monsters
  • 3 unique magic items
  • the Despair Track, an innovative new mechanic for measuring how the PCs are handling the horrors of the dungeon
Written by Paul Baalham, co-author of Defenders of Midgard, and the Midgard Bonus Bestiary for 4th Edition (both Kobold Press)
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Chris B January 18, 2017 11:15 pm UTC
Hi! I thought you might want to know that I've included Perilous Places in my roundup of the best of the DM's Guild for January over on Really looking forward to your future releases!
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Paul B January 19, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Thank you. That is much appreciated. :)

Please let me know if there were any areas of the PDF that could have been improved as I want to try to keep improving.
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