Book of Exalted Darkness: Evil Adventures for 5E Up On Kickstarter

Some people just want to see the world burn. All those stuck-up, self-righteous, do-gooders make them sick. They’d much rather everyone run around, doing what they want. That’s the sort of setting you’re dropped into in Book of Exalted Darkness. It’s a holy decopunk campaign world that you’re looking to corrupt and destroy by whatever means you think’ll work best. The book is written to be used with 5th Edition. It’s also up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

The Book of Exalted Darkness is two things: a holy decopunk campaign setting (think Rocketeer or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) and a sourcebook for playing evil characters in D&D 5E.

Together they make for a slick and stylish campaign setting with a bevy of meritorious NPCs paired alongside a grimoire of vile and forbidden evil, the PCs gaining a little more edge through their trickery or perversion of the very technology that makes the world so unjust.

Choose your adventurer’s Inherent Heresy, devise how best to destroy the 9 spheres of the Celestial Heroes, and embody the very essence of wickedness as you strike at the heart of the world’s immortal rulers greatest works, taking all of they’ve built as your own or tumbling it all to destruction!

The campaign’s about 3/5 of the way to its goal with still 12 days left on the clock.


  • odinsgrandson

    I always liked the Book of Vile Darkness. And I always had a problem with the Book of Exhaulted Deeds- because the authors believed that two peoples could not fight and still both be good. (

    They’d have philosophical arguments about which is most good- lawful goodness, chaotic goodness or neutral goodness, but they’d never fight over it.

    I mean- a situation never came up where one good guy wants to arrest a Robin Hood type for breaking the a just law against robbery?

    • Mike Myler

      I too was (perhaps obviously) a huge fan of both of those books! We do kind of set the bar where “evil deed” is (in the free adventure PDF your Sin score [which maxes at 23 and is the mechanical representation of your evil] goes up by 3 after killing two angel-touched teenagers and blaspheming the corpses) BUT ultimately most of that sort of judgment is best left to individual DMs. One group might be really hanging out in the eye of the Warp with how vile they are and others might be more Snidely Whiplash with their evil. Fortunately D&D 5e already strongly promotes rules control being in the hands of DMs so it shouldn’t be nearly as roughshod as the hard lines drawn in the sand by D&D 3.XX.

      Also speaking of the Book of Exalted DEEDs, we are only a handful of pledges away from unlocking a do-gooder book as an add-on! 😀