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The Dark Eye is a fantasy roleplaying game wherein you and your friends play the leading roles at the center of heroic action. Travel the land as a virtuous knight, elven ranger, or erudite mage. Rebuild the war weary Middenrealm, marvel at exotic wonders in the Lands of the Tulamydes, discover lost ruins in the steaming jungles of the South, or try to drive back the evil of the Shadowlands. Rescue innocent victims from the cult of the Nameless One, navigate labyrinthine plots and intrigues at the Court of the Empress, or stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave defenders of the border cities to repel the ever-growing Orc Storm. Experience the breadth of Aventuria, The Dark Eye’s immersive fantasy world crafted by those who grew up steeped in medieval lore amid ancient forests, forbidding mountains, and fairy-tale castles.

The Core Rules presents all of The Dark Eye’s refined, time-tested game system. Character experience earns additional skills, new spells, and special fighting styles to face ever greater challenges. To get started, all you need is pen and paper, dice, and this book. Build the characters you want to play, or choose from a large selection of customizable character archetypes.

Enter the classic, fantastic world of The Dark Eye. Glory and adventure await!

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Steve L June 27, 2017 2:35 pm UTC
Is there a one page version of the character sheet (One page front and back)? So far all that I have seen are the two page ones.

I've read through the rules and am getting ready to play a couple of test scenarios with my brother before we go to our group with it.
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Ulisses S June 27, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
So far there is only a two page document for the character sheet and I'm not even aware of a fan version with just one page (German or English).
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Alexandre L June 23, 2017 4:31 pm UTC
Just received an update message but there are two new files. What is the different between them and what are the changes? Any update log?
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Alexandre L June 23, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
The 2nd printing file has screwed markers... that jumped right at me as I opened the file!!
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Ulisses S June 26, 2017 8:16 am UTC
Updated the file with the book marks, thanks for the info. There is no change log, that I'm aware of, but it's mostly small layout and typo changes.
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Dale H June 19, 2017 3:15 am UTC
Is there a coupon for discount on the PDF when purchasing the hardback book?
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Marc H January 15, 2017 7:03 pm UTC
Great system in Germany and now a great system in the US. Love it!
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Scott N January 02, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
When will see a world book? It would be nice to put some context to the races in the book.
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Thomas D January 27, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Take those characters and place them at the end of the 30 year's war. There's your world book
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Scott N November 25, 2016 5:07 pm UTC
Just bought this and it will not download the entire PDF of 86.57MB, it keeps shorting me at 84.2MB which leaves it corropted everytime, nomatter how many times I download it! What a waste of money....
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Ulisses S November 28, 2016 10:56 am UTC
So far we didn't had this problem. I forwarded this problem to the technical staff, so they will look into it.
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Jean M May 03, 2017 4:33 am UTC
I'm wondering if you ever fond out what caused Scott's issue? I'm having the same issue - I download a 84.3MB file and I can't open it with either Adobe of Foxit
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Jean M May 04, 2017 3:31 am UTC
Nevermind, I finally got it to work - for some reason if I download it from my library the file is corrupted, but if I use the link in the description above it works.... I would have assumed it would get to the exact same result, but I tried twice and it worked both time... Well, I'm not going to question it as long as it works.
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