Hunger of a Shadow Vile is an add-on to the game Shadows of Malice. It is not a standalone game and requires Shadows of Malice to play. This expansion to the base game offers additional opportunities, challenges, and flavor for players seeking an added layer of atmosphere and theme... and some insights into Cities.
Hunger of a Shadow Vile brings life to the Cities of Aethos and highlights the struggle between the Lumosari, the Luxwardens of Aethos, and the Shahudiri, the Cultists of Xulthûl. The additional content allows players to engage in battles to drive Xulthûl’s followers from the Cities of the Realm, and, in so doing, starve the Lord of Shadow and remove the threat it poses. Because Xulthûl feeds on fear, anxiety, and despair, when all the Cities in the game are purged of Cultists and these dark emotions are excised, Xulthûl begins to starve and grows too weak to generate Shadows.
But be warned! While you can defeat Xulthûl by purging its Cultists from the Cities of Aethos, your efforts will not deter the Shadows from their singleminded pursuit of a skin for their master. And the Shadow Lord's corruptors still roam the land, seeking to debilitate the avatars with their master's vile darkness.
Time is not on your side.
Hunger of a Shadow Vile is adds a City Status Board to your Shadows of Malice game. Each turn, the Luxwardens and Cultists may remain still or recruit new members... or enter a period of heightened tension that could lead to warfare!