| November 2007|
| Dungeons & Dragons, 3.5 edition|
Greg A Vaughan books, Game books
Anauroch: The Empire of Shade is an adventure module for the 3.5 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.
Anauroch: The Empire of Shade Wikipedia
Anauroch: The Empire of Shade takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting, where malign forces conspire to undo the Weave and replace it with the Shadow Weave, causing the Great Desert of Anauroch to change. The player characters must intervene or else all of Faerun will soon feel the dark might of the greatest magical empire since Netheril.
Anauroch: The Empire of Shade was published in November 2007, and was written by Greg A. Vaughan, Thomas M. Reid, and Sean K. Reynolds, with cover art by William O'Connor and interior art by Eric Deschamps, Randy Gallegos, Fred Hooper, Monte Michael Moore, William O'Connor, and Francis Tsai.
Martin Drury of RPGamer wrote that the adventure "[...] just does not live up to expectations. [...] Despite a few bright spots, Anauroch: The Empire of Shade falls short of sending Wizards of the Coast's 3.5 Edition publishing days out with a bang. Game Masters and players who participated in the first two adventures of the trilogy will probably want to play through it out of necessity, but anyone looking for a stand-alone adventure would be best served looking elsewhere."