Wishlist it00Wishlisted00
Create alert00Edit alert00
Own it00Owned00

Buy Fantasy Grounds - The Shattered Circle (2E) PC

Warning

This DLC requires base game Fantasy Grounds Unity.

Compare prices with GG.deals to find the cheapest cd key for Fantasy Grounds - The Shattered Circle (2E) PC. Head over to one of the trusted game stores from our price comparison and buy cd key at the lowest price. Use the indicated client to activate key and download and play your game.

Official Stores:
$9.99
Historical low
Keyshops:
Subscriptions:
Official Stores Low:
$9.99
Currently Active
Keyshops Low:

Compare prices in official stores

Compare prices in Keyshops

Risk info
No more deals available right now. Create alert and get notified for new deals.

About Fantasy Grounds - The Shattered Circle (2E)

Game description

The Shattered Circle (2E)

From time out of mind, the standing stones known as the Circle of Cahervaniel have stood lonely vigil on a grassy hilltop. Sheepherders once moved their flocks over the hill and through the circle, sometimes resting in the cool shadows cast by the ancient stones. Everything changed when a stone finger fell, revealing a fissure in the earth.
Now, dark shadows caress the circle after the sun sets. Creatures out of nightmare dance upon the hillside at night. Many swear that a unicorn of deepest ebony now hunts all upon two legs who draw near, while stunted creatures scurry in the shadows, abducting sheep from their sheds and drawing them down below ground for food.
After the disappearance of a sheperd, fear grows stronger in neighboring villages. Who will brave the black hollow of the ancient Circle of Cahervaniel? Heroes of stern mettle must descend into the cavity and explore the ancient spaces existing there.

The Shattered Circle is a stand-alone adventure in which low-level characters explore an ancient dungeon long hidden below the ground. Accomplished players with new characters will find this adventure fun and challenging, but it can also serve as a beginner's first taste of the AD&D game.
Product History
"The Shattered Circle" (1999), by Bruce R. Cordell, is a generic adventure for AD&D 2e. It was published in January 1999.
Origins: Another Generic. After Wizards of the Coast began publishing D&D, their first year and a half of generic adventures were all classic revivals: returns to RPGA tournaments, to classic adventures, and to Dungeon scenarios. Even "A Paladin in Hell" (1998) was a return in its own way, to the demons and devils that TSR had become afraid of. Wizards was staking out new ground by reclaiming the past. "The Shattered Circle" (1999) was the first generic Wizards adventure that was simply a generic adventure, with no deeper origins and no hidden motives.
Adventure Styles: Introductory Play. Well, perhaps it had one motive: it's decidedly an introductory adventure, much like "Road to Danger" (1998) and "Destiny of Kings" (1998) before it. This was another purposeful thrust from Wizards: to make the game accessible once more to new players.
Their technique this time was the most classic one: the adventure dumped players straight into a dungeon, with little concern about storytelling or plotting on the way.
Adventure Style: Dungeon Crawl. Though it's a dungeon crawl, "The Shattered Circle" is a pretty elegant one, with complex interconnections between the levels. The cross section of the dungeon on the inside cover is reminiscent of various intriguing cross sections shown of mega-dungeons, going boing to OD&D (1974) itself -- though this one is just three levels deep.
Adventure Tropes: Killer Dungeons. Like many classic dungeons, "The Shattered Dungeon" is full of traps, including one that has a 50% chance of TPKing the party (unless they're saved by someone outside the trap).
Adventure Tropes: Gygaxian Naturalism. Though killer dungeons are often quite artificial, this one instead reaches back to the trope of Gygxian Naturalism. This can be seen in the backstory of the chitines -- escaped drow slaves who stumbled into the bottoms of the dungeon ... and are now moving their way upward, to their own sorrow.
Exploring Neverness. As a Bruce Cordell 2e adventure,"The Shattered Circle" references a few elements of the Neverness world. This suggests it's part of the same setting, though the links are quite weak.
Most of these links can be found in the brief history in room #17, which talks about the dungeon complex's creator, Pyorrhoea, who was part of "the root fey race that predates the multiplication of elven subraces", which suggests that he's one of Neverness' Elder Elves. There's also a brief mention of the magician's Language Primeval.
This history also notes that the "foundingstone" of this dungeon was discovered "in the heart of a far away mountain", but that it "was somehow deposited there from a realm far removed from familiar spacetime". That suggests that the artifact might have come from the Far Realm and emerged through The Gates of Firestorm Peak (1996).
With all that said, "The Shattered Circle" adds very little to Neverness, since it's a self-contained dungeon complex. However, you might put the chitine city of Habraira on your Neverness map.
Exploring Greyhawk. As with many of Cordell's later adventures, this one also suggests Greyhawk connections. This primarily occurs through a single mention of Suloise migrations. Canonfire thus suggests placing the adventure in the Hollow Highlands of Idee, near one of the Suloise migration paths.
However, one of the adventure's artifacts also has a Greyhawk connection.
Blowing Up the Canon. The later Neverness adventures, some of the Silver Anniversary modules (1999), and the 3e adventure path (2000-2002) all would raise the uncomfortable question: is this Greyhawk or not? The problem likely originates with the fact that Wizards of the Coast was full of Greyhawk fans, causing it to become the default setting for D&D 3e (2000). However, even in the later days of AD&D 2e (1989-2000), Greyhawk was seeping in. The answer is probably: it's Greyhawk (or Neverness!) if you want. The Greyhawk connections were all about lore, not about geography. Thus, you could place them in Greyhawk if you wanted, or alternatively you could assume that the various peoples and artifacts had migrated to another world.
Artifacts of Note. the foundingstone and the harp Euphonious are both one-off named magic items. However, it's sword Icerazor that's the most interesting. It's said to have grown from a shard of Frostrazor -- a sword that would only appear ten months later in Return to White Plume Mountain (1999). There, it's listed as one of Keraptis' four implements of power, alongside Wave, Blackrazor, and Whelm -- meaning that Icerazor (and this adventure) are just one step removed from White Plume Mountain itself.
Monsters of Note: Chitine. It's somewhat curious, given the Greyhawk and Neverness connections, to note that the chitine debuted in MC11: "Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix" (1991). The spider-humanoids have generally been a Realms creature, featuring in bestiaries and histories for that setting. However, they also received a more generic "Ecology of the Chitine" in Dragon #223 (November 1995), which introduced the choldrith, or chitine priestess. This is their major adventure appearance.
When asked about pronouncing their name Cordell says that he "can't be 100% sure of the original designer's pronunciation", but he prefers "KI-TEEN".
About the Creators. By 1999, Cordell was one of D&D's most prolific writers. He'd previously authored many slightly related adventures, such as The Gates of Firestorm Peak (1996) and the sahuagin (1997) and illithid (1998) Monstrous Arcana adventure trilogies.
Adapted for Fantasy Grounds by: Jerome Lariotte

Requires: An active subscription or a one time purchase of a Fantasy Grounds Full or Ultimate license and the included 2E Compatible ruleset. Compatible with Fantasy Grounds Unity or Fantasy Grounds Classic
Screenshots may differ from what you see in-game based on the extension and ruleset you have loaded and if you are running Fantasy Grounds or Fantasy Grounds Unity.

System requirements

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7x, 8x, or 10x
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card recommended
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: a sound card is required for voice communication using external programs like Google Hangouts, Skype or Discord.
  • Additional Notes: Requirements vary by the add-ons installed and the number of players connecting to your game.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7x, 8x, or 10x
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or higher processor
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: a sound card is required for voice communication using external programs like Google Hangouts, Skype or Discord.
  • Additional Notes: Requirements vary by the add-ons installed and the number of players connecting to your game.
Minimum:
  • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Graphics card recommended
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Sound Card: A sound card is required for voice communication using external programs like Google Hangouts, Skype or Discord.
  • Additional Notes: This product uses a wine wrapper to simplify installation
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.6.8 or newer
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 compatible video adapter
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: A sound card is required for voice communication using external programs like Google Hangouts, Skype or Discord.
  • Additional Notes: This product uses a wine wrapper to simplify installation

Price History of Fantasy Grounds - The Shattered Circle (2E)

Sorry, we have not recorded any price for this game in Official Stores.

Enable Keyshops to see recorded prices.

Lowest recorded prices

Historical low:
$9.99
Steam
currently active
3 months low:
$9.99
Steam
currently active
12 months low:
$9.99
Steam
currently active
all time low:
$9.99
Steam
currently active
Current Lowest Price:
$9.99
Steam
Still waiting for the better price?
You've already set your alert.