A downloadable Trophy Dark Incursion

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a Trophy Dark incursion by Madeleine Ember

It has barely reached midwinter, and already starvation has come. There is no help coming from far off Fort Duhrin. Legends tell of the Everspring: a place in the forest of Kalduhr where trees are bountiful with fruit, game that lies down at your feet, and rivers of  sweet, golden honey.

You have volunteered to find it. Head into the forest and save the lives of your friends and fellow townspeople, or die trying.

Content Warning.

This incursion contains potentially triggering content related to eating disorders, specifically the effects of malnutrition/starvation, and animal suffering due to natural causes (not from human abuse).

Print & PDF

If you would like the print version of Shiver, you can purchase the print and pdf from Cold Hearth Collective,  Indie Press Revolution, or Melsonian Arts Council

Actual Plays

Listen to a recorded play of Shiver run by our friend magsmaenad at https://soundcloud.com/magsmaenad/actual-play-of-shiver-a-trophy-dark-incursion-by-ember-and-ash


Jason Walters from Indie Press Revolution talks about Shiver on their YouTube Channel:

Rooted in Trophy

Shiver is a one-shot adventure incursion for the game Trophy Dark by Jesse Ross, available at trophyrpg.com. If you do not already have Trophy Dark, the basic rules required for play are included.

Community Copies

If the purchase price of Shiver is a hardship for you, claim one of the community copies below. For each purchase of Shiver at regular price, we will add one additional community copy


Buy Now$8.00 USD or more

In order to download this Trophy Dark Incursion you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $8 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Shiver - Ember + Ash.pdf 11 MB
Shiver-CharacterSheet-A4.pdf 39 kB
Shiver-CharacterSheet-Letter.pdf 39 kB


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Community Copies

If the purchase price of Shiver is a hardship for you, please claim one of these community copies, free of charge, no questions asked. For each copy purchased at regular price, we will add one additional community copy, and we've put 5 copies in there to start.

Print Edition (US Shipping Only)

Get Shiver delivered to your mailbox in an A5 printed zine. Shipping by USPS Media Mail to US addresses only included.

This purchase option also provides the pdf.

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Madeleine Ember delivers one of the most harrowing Trophy Dark experiences ever, daring players to trundle through snow, wasting away while otherworldly delights tempt them towards further destruction. While reading this incursion, you can almost see your own breath and feel the pull of the Everspring yourself, well before actually sitting down at a table with players where all this terror will actually spring to life via the group's collaborative effort. Don't sleep on SHIVER. If you fall asleep, the snow may blanket you and you may never be found again.

Thank you so much! 💙