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Heroic Dark (Free Edition)

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Your world will fall unless you risk it all.

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Heroic Dark is a genre-flexible game engine for telling high tension stories about danger, death, and deliverance.  The heroes must risk death to advance. Once dead, they must pass their mantle to a new hero, as there's no return from the grave.

The free rules have the following features:

  • The players and GM use genre-bending setting rules to build a conflicted world on the edge. This quick exercise lays out details to spur an epic story about saving the world, but leaves enough unknown that the players can learn and explore during the campaign.

  • Players take on the role of vulnerable heroes in this world, with their backs against the wall. The believability-focused mechanics do not make the heroes strong; they can go down just like their enemies.
  • The GM brings it all together using rapid session creation rules that make each meeting a challenging yet fair adventure. And at the end of each session, the players' actions influence the world tracking system: Will the world be saved? Or will the spreading Darkness reign supreme?
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Jeff M December 20, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
Hey guys, i have question : what the ''not free" edition will include ?
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Dustin D December 20, 2020 8:29 pm UTC
Three micro settings, additional NPC creation rules, more gear examples, and custom narrative systems for nemeses and catastrophes to add more depth to a campaign.
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Jeff M December 20, 2020 11:00 pm UTC
Awesome, sounds great :D
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This title was added to our catalog on May 19, 2019.