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Wicked Ones: Deluxe Edition

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WICKED ONES is a Forged in the Dark tabletop RPG about a group of fantasy monsters building a dungeon, launching raids on the surface to gather a hoard, and pursuing your nefarious master plan. Along the way, there's pillaging, rituals, concoctions, contraptions, discoveries deep in the ground, dungeon rooms, traps, creatures, minions, and so much more! You build your dungeon over time throughout the campaign and no two dungeons will ever be alike. You bask in choosing the greater of two evils as your group strives to accomplish its master plan and terrorize the region around your dungeon. However, your vile deeds lure increasingly greedy and powerful adventurers into your dungeon. Can you stave off the inevitable onslaught of heroism that your notoriety brings?

This game may not be suitable for those under 13 years old.

380 pages | 6×9″ Well-Bookmarked/Hyperlinked PDF | Full-Color Interior | 100+ Art Pieces by Artist Victor Costa

Online Play Support: Roll20 Character Sheets | Foundry Module | Google Sheets | Online Play Guide | Active Discord community

Additional Gameplay Modes Included:  Wandering Ones (Dungeonless Mode), Valiant Ones (Heroic Gameplay Mode), Big Bad Wicked One (Solo or Duo Mode)


FEATURES

● Forged in the Dark: Built on the framework made by John Harper for Blades in the Dark, with significant changes to better represent monstery gameplay.
● Build a Dungeon: Rules for building and drawing out a dungeon together, including traps, tricks, creatures, locks, minions, and things you discover underground.
● Cycle of Play: Four phases of play (lurking, calamity, raiding, and blowback) that set the pace of dungeon life.
● Dark Hearts, Dark Impulses, and Going Feral: Game mechanics that reinforce that you’re a monster.
● Flexible Spell System: Players choose a specific path of magic or god they worship, then flexibly create spells of different power levels on the fly.
● Powerful Ritual Magic: This extends magic further, allowing the creation of very powerful magical effects, though you must fulfill some special requirements and fight off those who might seek to stop your rituals.
● Monster Science: A robust crafting system to create whatever contraptions and alchemical concoctions you can imagine.
● Safety Tools: A write-up on recommended safety tools (X-Card, Movie Ratings, Lines & Veils) to help your group with sensitive subject matters.
● Nine Monster Playbooks: Play as several different types of monsters, each of which have a lot of room for making unique characters. Play as a Brute, Conniver, Crafter, Hunter, Marauder, Shadow, Shaman, Warlock, or Zealot.
● Five Dungeon Themes: Each theme has a unique core function and list of rooms that can only be built within that dungeon, allowing your dungeon to match your group’s preferred playstyle. Build an Enclave, Forge, Hideout, Stronghold, or Temple.
● Four Sandbox Maps: Comes with four interesting sandbox maps: Quiet Valley, Colonial Seas, Warzone, and City Sewers and examples factions and goals on each. Each regional map to gives a place to build your dungeon within and rules to set up factions on that map cooperatively with all players at the table. This group worldbuilding fosters a great sense of co-authorship and buy-in from the players.
● Primal Ability: Choose any monstrous race and represent them by building their own unique abilities.
● Easy Start: A clear session 0 / session 1 starting scenario to get your dungeon up and running while teaching all players the game mechanics.
● Rules Reference Sheets: Clearly organized sheets that compile all of the important rules in the game.


DELVING DEEPER (DELUXE EDITION BONUS CHAPTER)

● Four primal monsters: Iconic monsters that don't follow the typical callings, instead having unique abilities and mechanics that better capture them. Each primal monster has mechanics vastly differing from the normal callings. We really stretched what the system can do to make them fun, interactive, and feel like each monster!
  • Braineaters (tentacled horrors) master powerful psionic disciplines giving a new type of magic to interact with, but have voracious appetites. There are four psionic disciplines and players must choose where to focus their efforts, so while all Braineaters can use psionic powers, the way in which they use them differs greatly!
  • Doomseekers (multi-eyed abberations) with eyestalk magic and mechanics for modelling their paranoid, overplanning nature. This is a totally unique playstyle where the PC is encouraged not to leave the dungeon, but can still affect raids on the surface from afar through their meticulous planning, all supported by the mechanics.
  • Facestealers (dopplegangers) can assume the appearance of their victims, but fight a constant struggle in keeping ahold of their own identity. For monsters, the civilized world of humans and dwarves is often off-limits - Facestealers can easily slip among them, creating an entirely new experience.
  • Goldmongers (dragons) begin as tiny whelps and grow into huge terrors, gaining power and size as the hoard itself grows. The Goldmonger's growth paths allow for a ton of flexibility in creating very different types of dragons. It's seriously almost an entirely new game mode.
● Wandering Ones (dungeonless mode): Leave the dungeon behind and roam the land spreading evil wherever you please with an all new downtime cycle completely removing all dungeon mechanics and adding a new Pact group sheet.
● Valiant Ones (heroic mode): Heroic adventuring using the Wicked Ones rules! The callings have been remixed into fantasy archetypes: Artificer, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Monk, Ranger, Rogue, Sorceror, and Warrior. Combined with Wandering Ones, you can now go on more traditional fantasy adventures!
● Big Bad Wicked One (solo or duo mode): Control a more powerful solo PC and three minion packs in this mode fine-tuned for play with only one player (or with a GM). Many random spark tables and generators help create an emergent story for you to play through!
● Digital Assets: All of the art from this book collected and formated for use online, such as adventurer, imp, and monster tokens, clocks, and high-resolution sandbox maps.


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REVIEW AND OVERVIEW OF WICKED ONES by DAVE THAUMAVORE - https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveThaumavore



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Mariano R October 28, 2022 7:56 pm UTC
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I loved it! Is there a version in spanish?
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Ben N October 28, 2022 7:58 pm UTC
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The Hills Press is working on a translation now, but no solid ETA on that. You might enquire directly with them.
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Edison C October 27, 2022 7:43 pm UTC
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Quick question; this says it's the deluxe edition and has some cool bonuses (Big Bag, Wandering Ones, etc). In the files after picking this up I see the base rules and sheets for all that other stuff, but I don't see any pdfs for the rules on them. Having not looked through the main game yet, is that deluxe edition stuff in the main game pdf, or am I missing it somewhere? Thanks!

(Unrelated, but I really appreciate the deal on this, and am excited to give this a try! Sounds really fun)
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Ben N October 27, 2022 10:43 pm UTC
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All of the bonus stuff is in the main PDF, in the Delving Deeper chapter. Plus there are supplemental char sheets for the bonus stuff as extra PDFs that should be available to download.
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Edison C October 29, 2022 4:39 pm UTC
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Fantastic! Thanks again!
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Elijah R October 26, 2022 7:49 pm UTC
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This game is super cool the system lets you rp and collaborate with your friends in so many ways feels like playing pretend with your buds just bein bad guys doing bad guy things
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Neil T September 16, 2022 3:00 am UTC
When will be pod
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Ben N September 16, 2022 5:19 am UTC
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The POD will be available in about one month. Late backing for the hardcover editions opens in a few days.
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T. G September 04, 2022 10:00 am UTC
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Did the Solo rules included in the Kickstarter Deluxe Edition make it over to the Deluxe Edition here?
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Ben N September 04, 2022 10:10 am UTC
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They will be included when it is updated to v1.3 later this month.
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Carl A September 20, 2022 9:29 am UTC
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The Brute sheet for solo play is missing the dots next to its callings in the Big Bad Wicked Ones. The rest have them.
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Ben N September 20, 2022 10:47 am UTC
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Fixing that now! Thanks for pointing it out!
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Ben N September 20, 2022 10:53 am UTC
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New version is up - and it also made me realize there were no bookmarks, so I went ahead and added those, too.
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Carl A September 26, 2022 3:54 pm UTC
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Awesome, both of those are helpful. It's a fun system, and pretty easy for new players to used to using.
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JF R August 13, 2022 9:27 am UTC
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Hello, I find your game very fun and I'd like to buy ithe printed version. so I got a question : Could you tell us why is there such a pricing variation between the printed Deluxe version here and In your Kickstarter ? (38$ vs 61$)
Thank's for your answer.
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Ben N August 13, 2022 12:26 pm UTC
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Sure, that's a good question.

DTRPG has two types of printing - standard color and premium color. These are both print-on-demand, so each book is printed when the customer orders it. What our Kickstarter is doing is called an offset print run, where we set a high standard and print thousands of copies all at once.

Standard color tends to be a bit washed out, sub-standard quality ink. It's the value option. That's the price you're seeing there ($38), which is $18 printing cost + $20 game price.
Premium color tends to be a decent quality ink, but still a little below the quality of an offset print run. A premium color edition of Wicked Ones costs $65 and is no longer an option, as I felt that the price is too high for what you're getting. You'll notice that our Kickstarter copy is lower than that. DTRPG's printer, Lightning Source, has also increased the price of premium color recently and tried to increase it once again a month or so ago, but DTRPG negotiated with them and they...See more
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JF R August 13, 2022 9:49 pm UTC
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Thank you very much for taking the time to give me, and us all, a very enlightning answer. I know clearly understand the price variation as your choice.

I think it could be useful to integrate it on your Kickstarter page, don't you think ?
Anyway, thank's again and all the best for your campaign.
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NEIL S July 11, 2022 6:39 am UTC
whats the undead supplement called
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Ben N July 11, 2022 6:40 am UTC
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It's called Undead Awakening, but it's not released yet. It'll be out on September 1st.
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Jay W September 03, 2022 2:55 pm UTC
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When do you think it will make it to Drivethru? Missed the KS but excited for the game!
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Ben N September 03, 2022 11:24 pm UTC
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Digital version will be on DTRPG in about 2 weeks.
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Taylor W May 30, 2022 1:03 am UTC
What's the difference between the Standard Color and Premium Color books? Also, when is the Undead Supplement coming out?
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Ben N June 01, 2022 2:51 am UTC
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It's really just color quality - premium color is substantially better, but you can kind of imagine it more like Premium = Pretty nice coloring, Standard = Pretty cheap coloring. With an art heavy book, it's usually worth it to spring for premium but these days, DTRPG's printing partner has been upping the prices on premium books. Another 7-9% price increase on it is coming in July, so if you're considering buying, now is the time.

Undead Awakening is coming very soon. I've been saying that forever, I know, but it keeps hitting small delays. It'll be out soon.
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Javier P April 30, 2022 7:01 pm UTC
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Quick question, is the undead supplement still being worked on?
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Ben N May 01, 2022 2:11 am UTC
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Yep, finalizing the print edition this week. Should be out shortly after...
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Neil S May 13, 2022 8:58 am UTC
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is it oiut yet
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Ben N October 26, 2022 7:55 pm UTC
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Undead Awakening is out, in case you missed it.

https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/377915/Wicked-Ones-Undead-Awakening
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Nimrod V March 15, 2022 11:50 am UTC
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I purchased this bundle via the Doctors Without Borders Mega Bundle 3 and did not receive a download link for this product despite the fact this is marked as something I purchased.
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Ben N March 15, 2022 11:54 am UTC
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That's really weird... But I can't really do anything on my end. Would you mind reaching out to DTRPG support?
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Nimrod V March 15, 2022 1:20 pm UTC
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I've reached out to DTRPG support and I'm waiting for an answer.
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Nimrod V March 15, 2022 1:58 pm UTC
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The problem has been solved.
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Derek H February 12, 2022 5:37 pm UTC
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How are action dots used? I am pretty sure I know, but there doesn't appear to be anywhere in the book where it is outright stated.
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Ben N February 12, 2022 11:46 pm UTC
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It's on pg. 30 in thr Action Rolls box:

"You detail your intention and choose an action, the GM details the position and effect, then you roll a number of dice equal to the chosen action's rating to determine how things went."

It's a bit buried there and can be a bit easy to glance over. Hope that clatified things!
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Derek H February 13, 2022 5:34 pm UTC
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Okay, so I was right. The only wrinkle is somewhere in the play examples one of the players mentioned "and I throw in an action dot". I don't remember the page as I read the book over two days and you added a lot of examples.

Thank you for the clarification.
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Ben N February 13, 2022 10:43 pm UTC
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I'm not sure of the exact example you mentioned, but perhaps the text says, "Throw in a dark heart." which allows them to take +1d on the action. You earn Dark Hearts for playing into your monstrous impulses and spending loot on revelry.

But if the wording is closer to what you mentioned, I'd like to know as that would be an error. :)
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Derek H February 17, 2022 9:18 am UTC
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Actually it was me misremembering the mention of dots in the example on page 165. Sorry about that.
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John T January 13, 2022 7:46 pm UTC
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Is the Premium color book the same as the Deluxe edition?
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Ben N January 13, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
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Wicked Ones: Deluxe Edition is the name of the full version of the game. The Deluxe Edition hardcover is available in both Premium and Standard color.
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Matthew C November 10, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
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Ben N November 26, 2021 4:59 am UTC
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Hey Matthew, did you have a question? This comment is blank. :)
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Matthew C March 30, 2022 12:38 pm UTC
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Oops no sorry!
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Karlsson L October 18, 2021 4:00 pm UTC
Definitely keeping my eyes on this. :)
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José Aderbal A October 26, 2022 6:19 pm UTC
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It's free right now (don't know until when), so it's a good moment
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Ben N October 26, 2022 6:25 pm UTC
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Just today!
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Russell A October 12, 2021 1:31 am UTC
Can you play this solo? Or is it more of a team story-development game?
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Ben N October 12, 2021 5:52 am UTC
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The solo rules are currently down as they're being re-worked. The game (and Forged in the Dark games in general) are rather solo friendly, with fortune rolls and some handy oracle tables filling in the gaps pretty easily.

My recommended setup for a solo game is one Wicked Ones PC and three or four minion packs.

Hopefully we'll have the new solo rules up within a few months. The Alone in the Dark solo rules for Blades in the Dark (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282013/Alone-in-the-Dark-Solo-Rules-for-Blades-in-the-Dark) cover solo gaming in the system pretty well, though.
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Ben N October 26, 2022 7:57 pm UTC
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Just a heads up - solo rules have been added to the core book. Also, it's free today so you should come snag a copy. :)
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