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The Skull & Shackles product line contains the second Base Set, 5 Adventure Decks, and Character Add-On Deck released for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game.

2 seasons of Organized Play use the Skull & Shackles Base Set + Adventure Path:

  • Season of the Shackles (Season 0)
  • Season of Tapestry's Tides! (Season 5 [has not yet begun])

Base Set

Only the Base Set is needed to start playing Skull & Shackles with 1-4 players. It ships with 7 very different characters and 10 ~1 hour scenarios, including the first Adventure Deck. The game expands to 1-6 players and 11 characters by adding the Character Add-On Deck.

Base Set contents are described in their own article.

Adventure Path

The pirate isles of the Shackles have long been a refuge for independent freebooters. Press-ganged strangers sail the high seas, preying on shipping and contending with mutinies, rival buccaneers, raging storms, and fearsome sea monsters. But a far-reaching conspiracy points toward a foreign invasion of the Shackles—and the crowning of a new Hurricane King!

Which each adventure deck can technically be played with only the initial cards in the Base Set, you can most easily run a smooth, interconnected campaign by starting with either of the Base Set adventures (B or 1) and advancing down this list.

Name Deck Number US Release Date
Plunder and Peril B (in Base Set)
The Wormwood Mutiny 1 (in Base Set)
Raiders of the Fever Sea 2
Tempest Rising 3
Island of Empty Eyes 4
The Price of Infamy 5
From Hell's Heart 6

Reward for completing this Adventure Path: Each character gains a card feat.

This reward only matters if you:

  • Jump your character into the later chapters of Wrath of the Righteous. [Need link to relevant Paizo blog]
  • Play homebrew/community scenarios that provide continued high-level adventures for your characters, possibly providing further advancement opportunities.

Organized Play has its own separate schedule for granting rewards - this one doesn't apply there.


Name Class Included In
Alahazra Oracle Base Set
Jirelle Swashbuckler Base Set
Lem Bard Base Set
Lirianne Gunslinger Base Set
Merisiel Rogue Base Set
Seltyiel Magus Base Set
Valeros Fighter Base Set
Damiel Alchemist Character Add-on
Feiya Witch Character Add-on
Lini Druid Character Add-on
Oloch Warpriest Character Add-on
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