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Table of Contents





New Classes


Equestrian Show Rider


Equestrian Rider


Monster Hunter


Party Animal


The Performer




ROTC Cadet


Soviet Spy


Spy in Training


Street Tough




Teen Ninja




Magic Classes & Rules


Black Witch




Nature Witch


Voodoo Practitioner


White Witch






Potion Making


Additional Levels and New Options for Core Classes


Items and Equipment


Optional Rules


Character Development Charts     


Random Fear Generator       


80's Crushes/ Idols


Your Songs of the 80's


Your Movies of the 80's


Random 80's Movie Quote Table


Your TV of the 80's


Index & OGL



Following in the tradition of SURVIVE THIS!! Zombies! comes SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons, a tabletop roleplaying game that uses the Original 1970s Fantasy Roleplaying game rules but mutates it into this retro nightmare. It’s sleek, slender and creepy as Hell.


In Dark Places & Demogorgons, you play as high school students during the early 1980s. The town you live in has had a rash of disappearances and strange happenings. The adults seem lost as what to do, the police are as clueless as ever and aren’t helping and Reverend Phillips is on another witch-hunt. It’s up to you and your friends to figure out what’s going on and stop it from happening again! 

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Francis T March 30, 2020 2:50 am UTC
ROTC Cadet lists a prerequisite being Survival 8. Am I reading that correctly?
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Francis T March 30, 2020 4:21 am UTC
Ignore me. I think I have it sorted.
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David B March 30, 2020 2:12 pm UTC
haha. Okay.. but if anything else comes up, we're here for ya.
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Francis T April 07, 2020 12:12 am UTC
Thanks for the reply. I managed to get Survival mixed up with another rule in my head somehow and things went off the rails for a brief moment. The lesson here is to not drink gin while trying to learn a new game. heh
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February 27, 2019 10:37 pm UTC
This is very tempting. Would it be hard to play adults?
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David B February 27, 2019 11:28 pm UTC
It's actually quite easy. Just ignore the age rules and high school info and you should be good to go. I know of one group that uses it to run an X-files game and another uses it to run Scooby-Doo. But incase you're new, just to let you know, this is a sourcebook here. You'd need a copy of the Dark Places & Demogorgons Core Rule book to play.

Hope this help!
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February 27, 2019 11:53 pm UTC
Thank you! Yeah I posted here thinking the sourcebook might give more options. A bit more research, but I suspect I’ll grab the bundle tomorrow!
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November 12, 2018 6:37 am UTC
I can't seem to find the expanded XP tables outlining the XP or RP Hours needed to reach both levels 6 and 7 in this book... am I missing something or are they in a different book?
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David B November 12, 2018 11:57 am UTC
Yikes! It's not in there. wow. Okay, I'll provide the info to you hear and add an errata sheet to download.

Xp and leveling up
In the original fantasy RPG, Experience Points or XP was awarded for slaying a monster and gathering treasure. DP&D uses a leveling system that takes the focus off of combat and rewards Characters for in 5 different ways: Session Survival, Encounter XP, Exceptional Roleplaying, Discretionary and Hero XP.

Session Survival, is the first way earn XP. 1 XP is given simply for completing or “Surviving” an entire gaming session. Even if your Character does not get much accomplished during the gaming session, this XP is still earned.

Encounter XP can be earned up to 3 times in one gaming session. 1 Encounter XP is earned by being involved in a combat scenario. If there are 3 separate combat scenarios in one gaming session, then 3 XP is earned. If there are 5 separate combat scenarios, still only 3 XP is earned as that is the max....See more
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John R June 20, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
Will the POD version of this book have the above edits?
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David B June 20, 2019 5:37 pm UTC
No. Unfortunately due to the proofing process on here, I am unable to change the Print version.
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