The Hermit’s Sanctuary Print Edition – Out Now!

Set sail for the island sanctuary of the Hermit. Gather your wits and weapons to overcome your terrible foe, the ancient Múthbona. Can you slay the beast? Or will you be another lost hero?

Originally released as a FREE, full-length introduction to our mythical BEOWULF: AGE OF HEROES setting, The Hermit’s Sanctuary was shortlisted for two ENnie Awards, Best Free Product and Best Electronic Product, at GenCon 2020. 

And this lavishly illustrated, introductory adventure is NOW AVAILABLE!

Designed by veteran gamer Jon Hodgson, with art by Jon and by Scott Purdy, The Hermit’s Sanctuary is designed for one player and one GM. 

The Hermit’s Sanctuary print book includes: 

  • A complete adventure for one player and one GM 
  • A simple explanation of the adapted 5e rules found in BEOWULF
  • Free download of poster-sized battle maps for all locations
  • Eight pre-generated characters 
  • Handy adventure flowcharts 


One of the oldest recorded stories in Western Europe, the poem Beowulf is an epic tale of hero against monster. And then the monster’s mother. And then a dragon. 

BEOWULF  is a setting and rules set for 5th Edition, designed for duet play – one GM and one player. Set in the world of Anglo-Saxon myth, no deep knowledge of history is required – the themes are eternal and instantly recognisable, adventures occur in the story-world of the Saxons, and we’ve done all the historical reading for you! 

BEOWULF  presents a host of new and specially adapted rules to create epic and thematic adventures for your lone hero and his or her companions. 

 BEOWULF features a unique new set of subclasses: The Hero, with subclasses for each ability score. It has BEOWULF specific backgrounds, and unique rules for sea voyages, inspiration, alignment, followers, a new condition and more! 

Explore mythic, migration-era Europe and beyond, solve mysteries, and do battle with dreadful monsters!

Fully funded on Kickstarter, with numerous stretch goals unlocked, and with writing and rules design from hand-picked 5e and folklore geniuses, and with art from Jon Hodgson and friends,  BEOWULF  is a thing of epic wonder!