Welcome To Etharis.

Grim Hollow is a grim-dark fantasy Tabletop Role Play setting for fifth edition of “The world’s Greatest Roleplaying Game”.
Set in the dark, godless world of Etharis, civilization has long forgotten hope and now clings desperately for survival.

Grim Hollow:
The Campaign Guide

Within Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide Game Masters will find over 200 pages of material to set adventures in the dangerous world of Etharis or create their own Grim/Dark setting. Containing, over five player-character transformaitons and accompanying mechanics, world lore, an overhauled and updated background system plus, expanded game mechanics, the Grim Hollow Campaign Guide is specifically designed to shift the theme of a campaign from high/heroic fantasy to something much darker.

Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide


Dark Forest Path

World-Building Made Easy

Quickly and Easily Create a Fleshed Out World-Setting for Your Campaign.

With a whole section of the 220+ page guide dedicated solely for GM’s, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides all the tools required to easily craft your own grim & dark campaigns within Etharis.

The rules found within Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide can also be easily carried across into your own world. With an array of variant rules provided, along with in-depth lore; ranging from world locations to notable NPC's, plus folk tales, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides something for everyone.

Grim Hollow Vampire Lord

Develop More In-Depth Characters

Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide Features a Completely Overhauled Character Creation System.

With the character system deconstructed and completely rebuilt from the ground up, this new system allows you to add more depth and variation in the creation of your characters.

With Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide's Advanced Background System adding impactful changes to your background of choice with additional feats and mechanics, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides you with all the tools that you will ever need in order to form your ideas into vivid characters.


Player-Character Transformations

Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide's Highly Anticipated
Player-Character Transformations and Mechanics

Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide introduces brand new mechanics that can facilitate player-character transformations. With over five different transformation options available to players, the possibilities are endless.

Will you become a powerful, yet vile and grotesque shell of your former self with the ever-shifting Abhorrent Horror? How about an 'immortal' relentless Lich? With transformations and accompanying mechanics for Vampires, Abhorrent Horror, Lycanthropes, Fiends. Seraphs and the almighty Lich your creativity is the only limit. 

Grim Hollow Armoury

All New Weaponry, Gear and Items

A vast array of new theme-specific
magical and non-magical items.

With a host of new items, weapons and gear for your players to experiment with; both magic and non-magic, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide provides countless new ways to play your characters with new item combinations.

But not just for players, Grim Hollow: The Campaign guide also provides plenty of rewards and story-hooks for GM’s to work with. With these at your disposal, you will be able to hold your own in the fight against (or for) the Darkness



A disheveled knight hides his forgotten coat of arms under his cloak while he counts his gains from his recent bare-knuckle fight.

A stern witch huntress unleashes a torrent of silver bolts at a charging beast, protecting a distrusting and suspicious humankind.

A vampire lord sits in the opulent halls of aristocracy while sipping a fine goblet of blood, watching a century long scheme unfold.

Etharis is home to all manner of dark fantasy themes reminiscent of Gothic horror, gritty realism and a twist of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. From the forbidding howls of the Stillborn Forest to the dangerous schemes hatched in the city of Nov Ostoya, players will find conflict and story depth everywhere they look.

Fiend Contract

Realistic Characters

Discover a world of relatable NPC’s with complex and realistic motivations. From gallant heroes with hidden agendas to despot villains trying to redeem themselves. Players and Game Masters alike will savor these interactions.

Grim Hollow Docks

Gritty Locations

Dark and Perilous world locations designed to bring atmosphere and immersion to your table. Whether you choose to discover them in the world of Etharis or pull them into your own setting, these locations will make your tables experience something memorable.

Knight Vs Werewolf

Compelling Story Hooks

With a world brimming with conflict, you will find ample lore, story lines and folk tales to fuel your adventures. Players will fight for every victory and mourn every loss as the world itself fights back


Ghostfire Gaming is a name you might not be familiar with (at least not yet,) but we are quickly becoming an authority within the tabletop space. While Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide is our first published material, we already have a collection of well-known names within the industry standing behind us.

With the likes of Runesmith, Xptolevel3 and Nerdarchy supporting Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide, as well as features in GeekNative, TabletopGamingNews, Polyhedron Collider and EnWorld, Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide is quickly becoming recognised as a must-have for any 5th Edition fans.

With over 4,500 backers, 660% Funding and a 2nd Place Popularity ranking within the Gaming category for Kickstarter, we feel it's safe to say the majority agree.

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Grim Hollow: The Campaign Guide


So, do you have what it takes to brave the god-forsaken and unforgiving world of Etharis? Or will it consume you and everything you hold dear? Your adventure awaits... 


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