To Be or Not to Be a Villain

Adventure for 5e & ZWEIHANDER RPG

Take on the role of a lifetime as one of the nine nobles in this tabletop RPG retelling of Hamlet. In this adventure, players will cooperate and plot against one another for the throne of Denmark.

Experience the world of Hamlet like never before in this unique tabletop role-playing game.

For more than a century, Denmark has been at war with Norway. But after an uneasy ceasefire was brokered, old King Hamlet perished under mysterious circumstances. When a monarch dies without having officially named a successor, that leaves the kingdom to the noble council. And with it, their vote for whom shall inherit the throne. Become General Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Polonia, Ophelia, Laertes, Horatio, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, or even young prince Hamlet.

This book contains two adventures, one compatible with the fifth edition of the world’s oldest role-playing game and the other Powered by ZWEIHÄNDER RPG.

About the Author

James Introcaso is the lead designer at MCDM, the lead designer of Roll20’s Burn Bryte RPG, writer of the Gold-ENnie-winning blog, World Builder Blog, author of multiple best-selling products for the Dungeon Master’s Guild and DriveThruRPG, and coauthor of seven official Dungeons & Dragons books: Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, and Mythic Odyessys of Theros. In addition, James is the author of the first full-length campaign for ZWEIHANDER Fantasy Horror RPG from Andrews McMeel Universal. When James isn’t working on RPG products, he writes award-winning educational television shows, commercials, and web videos. He lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his spouse, Bonnie, and their dog, Lilo.

Rudy Basso is a game designer, professional game master and player, audiobook producer, and narrator. His game design credits include the recent successful Kickstarter, Vault of Magic by Kobold Press, and indie darling tabletop role-playing game Mission: Accomplished. As a professional player, he has participated in or run live-streamed games for Dungeons & Dragons, Roll20, Kobold Press, Ulisses Spiele, and WebDM. He has produced and narrated over 50 audiobooks, including Monte Cook Games's Your Best Game Ever, and Sly Flourish's Fantastic Locations and Fantastic Adventures.

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