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Arcanum Worlds Presents: Chains of Asmodeus

Chains of Asmodeus is a 286-page source book and adventure for the Nine Hells written by legendary game designer James Ohlen (Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age: Origins) and award-winning author Adrian Tchaikovsky (Children of Time, The Tiger and the Wolf, The Doors of Eden). This book is beautifully illustrated with haunting art from Sergei Sarichev, Sergey Musin, Julian Calle, Sebastion Kowoll, Paul Adams, Luis Lasahido, and the Aaron Sims Company. 

 

Travel through the Nine Hells to save your soul in this tome that includes:

  • 50+ High Challenge Monsters
  • Stat Blocks for Asmodeus, Lord of the Nine, and all major Archdevils
  • 20+ Infernal Magic Items
  • New Item Corruption Mechanic
  • Details on all Layers of the Nine Hells, with Beautifully Illustrated Maps created by John Stevenson (Maps not included separately)
  • A Fiendish Adventure for Levels 11-20
  • 14 Battle Maps

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All proceeds from Chains of Asmodeus go directly to Extra Life©, a fundraising program of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© that helps children receive crucial medical care.

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Chris D May 08, 2024 3:18 am UTC
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Going over the stats of the various archdevils, did anyone else find that certain archdevils stats didn't make sense? Looking at Glasya, her Int and Wis are way too low for being the archdevil that is known for finding the loopholes in contracts and exploiting them. I know I will be making modifications to the various stats as some are just too low and some are too high for how some are renowned to be.
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Joshua I April 20, 2024 6:03 am UTC
Any chance of a Foundry VTT port?
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Tom D July 13, 2024 4:54 pm UTC
would second this!
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John C April 04, 2024 6:16 pm UTC
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I ordered mine the day you could. January 25th. I'm still waiting. Anyone else?
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Cody W April 09, 2024 3:16 am UTC
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Still waiting on my hardcover copy too--placed my order on the 26th.
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Aron S April 18, 2024 4:48 am UTC
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Same here 25th
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Tyler C June 08, 2024 1:20 am UTC
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Are you guys still waiting? ordered the same time and still haven't gotten mine
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Aron S June 20, 2024 8:54 pm UTC
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I am
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XAVIER S April 02, 2024 9:58 am UTC
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Hi, i purshated the Premium hardcover edition, but im not sure if i recieved the normal one or the premium.
How can i check if i have the normal or the premium?

Because i checked the link "What is the difference between B&W, Premium Color and Standard Color?" and it looks more like the standard one, or at least less shiny than the dnd books.
I just wanna make sure that i have the correct book. Don't misunderstand me, what i recieved looks fabolous.
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Logan K March 27, 2024 10:10 pm UTC
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i ordered on the 17th and there hasn't been a update since the printer has acknowledged my order. how long does it take for a new update or is there a place i can message for updates?
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Jack K April 01, 2024 1:47 pm UTC
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If you have confirmation that your order was received it can take 2-3 weeks, sometimes more depending on print volume, for your book to be printed, and then however long it takes to be shipped. You should receive a shipping confirmation at that time.
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Aron S June 20, 2024 8:55 pm UTC
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I have been waiting for my book since January, and I wondering if the orders are that backed up.
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Melissa T March 08, 2024 12:17 am UTC
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In Chapter 3, there is a comment block about the Temptation of Anger "Sentient Artifact" and tells the GM to reference the "“Sentient Artifact” temptation event found in chapter 2". Why? WHY? Don't you just put the page it's on???? A DM scrambling to find something a chapter back is not fun. Just reference the page number, simple!
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Ben R March 02, 2024 3:02 am UTC
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Got my premium color hardcover in the mail and HOLY SMOKES it's a hefty boy!! You are getting your MONEY'S WORTH with this title my god!
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Francisco E March 02, 2024 9:46 pm UTC
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I'm refreshing my order every day waiting for it!
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tim D February 14, 2024 2:37 am UTC
Will this be available like other WotC books in stores in the future or is the only way to get it ( physical copy ) through here as PoD. ?

Why no standard color in hardcover ?
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Carter O March 09, 2024 5:00 am UTC
There is
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Warren S February 09, 2024 6:54 pm UTC
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Any idea of whether this will be available on D&DBeyond at some point? I don't know if I should wait or not.
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clyde S February 11, 2024 1:29 pm UTC
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it is.
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Warren S February 14, 2024 5:24 pm UTC
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Do you have any confirmation or timeline on when that might happen?
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Darren C February 03, 2024 3:35 pm UTC
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Wrought-Iron Tower is described as warhammer at the start of the item description and staff throughout the rest of the description
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Jo L January 31, 2024 5:18 pm UTC
From a reviewer on YouTube, this book contains a depiction of someone tied to an upside-down cross. Christianity is not in the Forgotten Realms cosmology. Adding symbolism from real-world religions breaks the immersion and could cause issues at the game table.
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Robert W January 31, 2024 5:28 pm UTC
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Crosses and crucifixion existed long before Jesus, and before they had any religious affiliation. That's like getting upset that a candle, or a lamb is used because they're religious symbols.... the only one making it religious is you.
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Jo L January 31, 2024 7:03 pm UTC
You misunderstand. I'm referring to the upside-down cross which is a symbol that originated from the story of the Apostle Peter and has since been used as a real-world religious reference. For it to be included in a book about the Nine Hells, showing a devil putting people on an upside-down cross, alludes to the Forgotten Realms containing Christian and anti-Christian teachings, which can be problematic.
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Robert W January 31, 2024 8:11 pm UTC
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No, you seem to misunderstand. That is still a form of crucifixion. Peter is just one person. It's impossible to be precise but certainly tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands, and conceivably even more people than that have been crucified. 6,000 people were crucified on a single day in 71 BCE, in the aftermath of Spartacus' rebellion. Its a very famous torture device. Crosses are still used today in BDSM, even upside down ones. That doesn't mean it has anything to do with Christianity. And furthermore, this is a book for DMs. If you don't like something in it, you don't have to include it.
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Jo L January 31, 2024 8:40 pm UTC
You're still not getting it. I mentioned the origins of the upside-down cross and its real-world, religious significance as being problematic in an RPG book where it doesn't belong in the cosmology (particularly for a company who places heavy emphasis on avoiding cultural appropriation and sensitivities). You keep referencing the history of crucifixion which is not what we're talking about. My comment was intended to let WOTC know about something that could be a concern for their product. To use your own phrasing: If you don't like my comment (or don't understand it), you don't have to comment back.
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Ancient S January 31, 2024 8:45 pm UTC
Jo L, I agree with you and think you are correct. This is a matter of consistent, non-hypocritical application of the policies of WOTC. If you're going to have a policy, apply it consistently. Otherwise, get rid of it.
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JR R February 06, 2024 3:33 pm UTC
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How exactly does it break immersion? How are you so sure that tying someone to an upside down cross doesn't have in-universe symbolism? Or what if it is just a torture method? A cross does not need to be tied to christianity. The upside down cross in the book is not even being used as a symbol. I'd agree with you if it was on an insignia or a coat of arms; but I think it is ridiculous to immediately assume it is christian symbolism. If something as minor and unimportant as that breaks immersion, then maybe you shouldn't be playing in a campaign set in the Nine Hells. You know, the place that you could argue has even more christian symbology following your logic? You are playing a fantasy ttrpg made by people from the real world, who obviously draw inspiration from their culture, religion, myths and legends. Are you going to complain next about elves being a thing because they are inspired by Tolkien and he was heavily inspired by Christianity?
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clyde S February 11, 2024 1:27 pm UTC
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lol insane have fun dying on this hill lol.
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William C March 22, 2024 2:21 am UTC
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Are you seriously suggesting that Peter is the origin of upside down crucifixion? Seneca the Younger's quote about upside down crosses predates Peter's death, and certainly his association with the upside down cross (which is a tradition and not historically attested.)

You haven't even purchased the book but you are complaining about its 'immersion breaking'? Put it in a modern day Chick tract and move out. This is easily the best DnD adventure in eight years.
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Jeffrey H June 04, 2024 2:20 pm UTC
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You might want to read Dante's Inferno, which is wholly based upon Christian mythology, and which the entire Asmodeus character, the Nine Hells, and ALL OF THIS BOOK are thus based upon.

Might as well complain that the Greek Mythology 5E book is based upon "real-world" Greek Mythology. ...and so on.

From THIS book:
"Sins
Sin must be at the core of any story that takes place
in the Nine Hells. These Hells are based on Dante’s
Inferno, the famed 14th-century poem which
depicted Hell as nine concentric circles of torment.
Each circle of Hell tormented a different class of
sinner, from the unbelievers of the 1st circle down to
the great betrayers of the 9th circle. "

Also, take a peek at Dictionnaire Infernal / The Infernal Dictionary; 18th Century if I recall. It's basically the 1st Edition Monster Manual for this D&D Realm. (My copy is signed with some kind of brown ink/burn on the back.) But seriously,...See more
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Sebastian T January 30, 2024 8:19 pm UTC
This looks amazing
Are you planning on publishing on dndbeyond?
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Robert W January 28, 2024 3:32 am UTC
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So people who bought the PDF early for $30 now get $20 off the early purchaser bundle? Wish I had known this before buying the pdf early so I could have waited and saved $10.
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Jack K January 26, 2024 2:23 pm UTC
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Hello!

You can find the PDF + Hardcover; Premium Color PoD Bundle for Early PDF Purchasers here:
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/468464/Chains-of-Asmodeus-Early-Purchaser-Bundle-BUNDLE

Apologies for the delay!
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teubi T January 26, 2024 9:57 am UTC
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Could you please create a bundle for PDF + POD (without roll20) as well? Otherwise "complete your bundle" won't work (and the promise of this coming was the only reason why I bought the PDF early).
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Jack K January 26, 2024 2:24 pm UTC
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Hello!

You can find the PDF + Hardcover; Premium Color PoD Bundle for Early PDF Purchasers here:
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/468464/Chains-of-Asmodeus-Early-Purchaser-Bundle-BUNDLE

Apologies for the delay!
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