The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous RPG

The Black Dahlia Murder Had A Dungeon & Dragons Styled RPG Created For Their New Album “Verminous”


The pre-orders for The Black Dahlia Murder‘s newly revealed album “Verminous” aren’t limited specifically to traditional merch with select editions also featuring a special tabletop role-playing game inspired by the album’s artwork. Dubbed ‘Depths Of The Drasted: A Verminous Quest‘, that edition features a number of extras that include:

  • 24-page 8.5″x5.5″ campaign booklet (complete custom D&D 5e compatible one-shot campaign by Dungeon Punx based on the Verminous cover art and title track)
  • 7-dice set (black and green D4, D6, D8, D10, D10%, D12, D20 w/ custom toxic crescent moon symbol)
  • 18″x9″ die-cut Dungeon Master’s screen
  • 4x maps
  • 4x creature encounter cards
  • 5x blank character sheets

Only 500 copies of this edition were made available for pre-sale and promptly sold out in around a day’s time. The band commented of this edition:

“The ultimate way to experience Verminous! Blast the album as you and your party explore and battle your way through the ruined kingdom from the cover of Verminous and discover the Depths Of Drasted! A completely original Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition compatible RPG module based off the title track and album cover by the low-brow, heathens at Dungeon Punx featuring creatures, maps and art by Nerdgore. This role playing experience has been carefully crafted to please complete beginners and experienced gamers alike (we recommend picking up a Dungeons And Dragons 5th Edition Players Handbook if you have not previously played).”

Verminous will be out on April 17th through Metal Blade with pre-orders up here. A stream of the title track was launched yesterday and can be heard here. You can catch the band out with Testament, Municipal Waste and Meshiaak supporting the album on the below run:

04/20 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/21 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
04/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (tickets)
04/24 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (tickets)
04/25 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (tickets)
04/26 Austin, TX – Emo’s
04/28 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall (tickets)
04/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (tickets)
04/30 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (tickets)
05/05 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
05/06 Philadelphia, PA – TLA (tickets)
05/07 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/08 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/09 Boston, MA – House Of Blues (tickets)
05/10 Montreal, QC – MTelus (tickets)
05/11 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall (tickets)
05/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre (tickets)
05/14 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s (tickets)
05/16 Joliet, IL – The Forge (tickets)
05/17 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
05/19 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot (tickets)
05/22 Portland, CA – Roseland Theater
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater (no Municipal Waste)
05/24 Seattle, WA -Showbox SoDo (no Municipal Waste)
05/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (tickets)
05/27 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (tickets)
05/28 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

[via MetalSucks]