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“An absolute exemplar of modern OSR-inflected design.” - David McGrogan, author of Yoon-Suin, the Purple Land

"An excellent new setting." - Gaving Norman, creator of Old School Essentials and Dolmenwood

“Magnificent! What an incredible work.” - Diogo Nogueira, Ennie-award winning author of Halls of the Blood King

"Great if you want [something in a] classic fantasy or fairy tale vein." - Ben Milton, The Questing Beast

“9/10…it is that good…an excellent addition to anybody’s gaming collection.” – Jeff McAleer, The Gaming Gang

“17/20…my favorite book of 2021…Rackham Vale is amazing.” – PM Schramm, Geas Publications

Rackham Vale is the award-winning tabletop role-playing game setting featuring the art of master fantasist Arthur Rackham. It's a hidden-vale setting with 27 strange creatures, several competing factions, and 18 odd locations inspired by Rackham's iconic and transportive images. Statted for Old School Essentials, it can be dropped into any fantasy campaign that could do with a touch of magic, mystery, and old-time weirdness. The Paintbox Ediction includes new artwork, updated design, and 10 pages of brand-new content, including 3 new creatures, 3 dungeons, and 8 unique magic items.

Written by game masters for game masters, this 196-page book features more than 100 of Rackham's illustrations and has been written and arranged to maximize utility at the table and minimize GM prep time. Each of the 18 locations includes Who/What Is Here and What’s Interesting About It sections, plus Encounter Tables—making it possible to run the setting as a sandbox, pointcrawl, or semi-hexcrawl. Each of the 27 bestiary entries includes What It Is, What It Likes, What It Hates, Allies, and Enemies sections, plus role-playing guidance and stat blocks.

Also included: an original map, handy factions chart, 63 adventure hooks, and 7 tables for generating creatures and locations on the fly. Enter the Vale, discover it’s secrets, adventures, and intrigues, and celebrate the iconic work of one of the greatest fantasy illustrators of all time.

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Dean W January 17, 2024 9:13 pm UTC
How would I track down a physical copy of this? Is a POD in the works?
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Brian S February 28, 2024 9:55 pm UTC
Hi Dean,

I've actually got a reprint on the way. It should be available at in a week or two.

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Sean S December 13, 2022 1:50 pm UTC
Hi there! I have a copy of the PDF that came with my purchase of the book from Exalted Funeral, but the PDF I received from them is unusable. It cannot be opened at all, crashes whatever device you try to use (powerful computer or iPad Pro.) Is there a problem with the PDF in this version as well? Is it possible someone can send me an updated PDF that is viewable?

I contacted Exalted Funeral support on 11/27, but so far they have been unsuccessful in getting an updated PDF, and they reported the same issue when they tried the PDF.
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Brian S February 28, 2024 9:56 pm UTC
Hi Sean,

I'm so sorry that I'm just now seeing this. Please shoot me a note at so I can get you a working pdf, if you still need it.

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christopher A September 09, 2022 4:01 pm UTC
Any chance for a preview, or link from publisher review or peek inside of some other work that would show the quality of this product?
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Jordan B September 26, 2022 6:47 am UTC
There are reviews ou Mt there of the original edition. This is basically the same book, but in color. Few additions, but largely the same. I backed it on Kickstarter and was very pleased with the final product. Good book.
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Brian S February 28, 2024 9:57 pm UTC
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