Two New Expansions for Free League’s Forbidden Lands – The Bloodmarch and Book of Beasts – Out Now

Be on Your Guard, for Monsters and Demons are Flooding the Forbidden Lands.

Stockholm, Sweden (June 15, 2023)  Free League Publishing today announced that not one, but two major expansions for the multi-award-winning RPG Forbidden Lands have been released today.

The release includes:

  • Book of Beasts, a bestiary you can play, beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with murderous monsters and lethal encounters.
  • The Bloodmarch, a campaign book expanding the game world and including a full campaign – Legacy of Horn written by fantasy author Erik Granström.

The expansions are now available in the Free League webshop in print, PDF, and virtual tabletop formats, on DriveThruRPG, and soon in hobby stores worldwide.

Find out more about the expansions here.


Book of Beasts is a bestiary you can play. It presents 28 new monsters in great detail. Each beast comes ready to play with tailored random encounters, presenting the Gamemaster with a handy set of mini-adventures to go.

The book also includes legends about each monster, introduces the option to harvest resources from slain beasts, and lets players use their Lore skills to gain insight into a monster’s strengths and weaknesses. This will help you and your fellow adventurers to defeat – or at least survive – an encounter with the book’s monstrosities.

Among the monsters within these covers you will find the Amphibian, the Basilisk, the Iron Dragon, the Twisted Ent, and many more, ready for use in any Forbidden Lands campaign.

Book of Beasts is penned by seasoned game writers Andreas Marklund and acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg, with graphic design by Niklas Brandt.


With The BloodmarchForbidden Lands gets even stranger. The Bloodmarch is the name given to the volcanic region west of Ravenland, accessible as the Shadowgate Pass is again opened. This ancient land of battle-ready horse riders and secretive dwarves is rapidly changing due to the demonic vegetation spreading across the land. Most see this red curse as a threat to all that is good, while others view it as a good thing – or at least a necessary evil needed to reach other goals.

You will be able to choose a side, or side with yourself, as the Legacy of Horn campaign sets explorers on a hunt for Horn´s Astra, a legendary set of artifacts sought by many in the ashen land. These powerful items are said to be able to stop the demonic growth, or be powerful enough to ensure its triumph.

The Bloodmarch and the Legacy of Horn are written by acclaimed Swedish fantasy author Erik Granström, lead setting writer for Forbidden Lands RPG and designer of the game’s first campaign module, Raven´s PurgeThe Bloodmarch is illustrated by Henrik Rosenborg.

About Forbidden Lands – Rogues & Raiders in a Cursed World

One of the best RPGs of 2018 according to Geek & Sundry

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying – an open-world survival RPG. You don’t play heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. You will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and, if you live long enough, build your own stronghold to defend.

Forbidden Lands won four ENNIE Awards in 2018, among them Gold ENNIES for Best Production Values and Best Cartography, and Silver ENNIES for Best Rules and Product of the Year, and was voted Best RPG at the UK Game Expo.

Read more about Forbidden Lands RPG here.

Curious adventurers can explore the free Quickstart PDF that gives a taste of the RPG.

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About Free League Publishing
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our upcoming games include DragonbanePIRATE BORGThe Walking Dead Universe RPG, and Zone Wars – A Mutant: Year Zero Wargame.

Our current game portfolio includes the official Blade Runner RPG, The One Ring™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, the weird-fantasy Into the Odd Remastered, the cyberpunk RPG CY_BORG, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).

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