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Codex - Dark 2 (Dec. 2018)


Codex is the monthly RPG fanzine published by the Gauntlet gaming community! Each issue features a variety of articles organized around a theme, loads of original artwork, and a custom layout.

Inside Codex - Dark 2:

Ghost Drums This LARP uses a Guatemalan ghost story as the basis for a game that explores themes of colonialism and regret. The Spanish-language version of the game is included in the downloads for this issue.

A Repast of Glum Moments Written for use in Epidiah Ravachol’s Swords Without Master, as ideas for Thunders, Feats Heroic, or even a simple roll. Also useful for inspiring fantastical tales of sorcery and mystery.

Trophy This is a dark fantasy game about psychological horror. Players are treasure-seekers pushing deeper and deeper into a forest that does not want them there. Core rules for the game are here, along with advice on how to create your own scenarios, called Incursions. A sample Incursion, The Tomb of 10,000 Dreams, is also included. Future issues of Codex will contain new Incursions and other supplemental material for Trophy.

Orchestra of Oblivion This feature contains new Bloodlines for Jay Iles’s excellent gothic horror game, Rhapsody of Blood. The downloads for this issues include separate character sheets and play aids for Orchestra of Oblivion.

Three Dozen Constellations

6 original illustrations

A custom layout by Jake Householder and Jesse Ross

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December 20th, 2019
The new tools for Swords Without Master and Rhapsody of Blood are good, but the reason a lot of people here is Trophy (now Trophy Dark). The thing is, they're right to be. Trophy Dark is the real deal, as far as horror games go. It's a tragedy up front [...]
March 4th, 2019
Among some other really exceptional stuff, Codex - Dark 2 is the home of Jesse Ross's game TROPHY which uses adaptations of mechanics contained in Cthulhu Dark by Graham Walmsley and Blades in the Dark by John Harper. It's a tragic horror game using a [...]
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