A new approach to D&D

Our thrilling roleplaying adventure is set not in a fantasy realm but in the almost real-world of Italy in the renaissance as seen through the lens of Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia.

Interact with historical personages and delve into the world of this most renowned of Italian poems!

Discover new character classes that reflect this era of transition between the middle ages and modern times.

Play exciting new races and adaptations of the classical D&D peoples in tune with our mystical background.

The story is based on the ancient tale of a voyage into the underworld and back again, one that lies at the base of all classical and medieval sagas:
It is the year 1492 in the mighty city-state of Florence. Girolamo Savonarola, the charismatic prior of San Marco is fighting to rid society of the decay that has beset it under the reign of the Medici family. The adventurers are drawn into this political game of intrigue and set out to find a cure for the evil that has befallen their home. Their journey will lead them into the realm of the mysterious fey queen of the Apennine, but only after following in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri through the netherworlds can the heroes return to face the tyrant and help create their City On A Hill.

The Straight Way Lost is a drama in seven acts that will inspire a dedicated group for many months or even years of exciting and challenging roleplay.

It will be published by Vortex Verlag in early summer 2023.

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