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When the Moon Hangs Low

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Will you stand against the darkness?

When the Moon Hangs Low is a gothic action roleplaying game in which the players take on the roles of Hunters; people possessed of strange abilities who find themselves fated to oppose the terrible forces of darkness. Set in Harrowmire, a decaying city teetering on the edge of chaos, it is a game of intrigue, investigation, and combat.

Stories in When the Moon Hangs Low can cover a range of themes; from hunting vile beasts through collapsing sewers, to investigating gruesome murders, to intrigue and politics in the heart of the city.

Set in a low fantasy world on the cusp of the industrial revolution, When the Moon Hangs Low is inspired by games such as Bloodborne, Darkest Dungeon, and Kentaro Miura's manga series Berserk. It is a game in which tragic heroes pit themselves against monsterous forces with gunpowder, steel, strange powers, and grim resolve.

This book a complete, self-contained roleplaying game; everything you need to run or play the game is contained in the pdf. All you need beside this book is a handful of 6-sided dice, some friends and a dark imagination.

A printed edition was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter, coming soon to DriveThruRPG!

Want to talk about When the Moon Hangs Low with other players? Join us on the subreddit at reddit.com/r/whenthemoonhangslow or the Discord here


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Randy R August 02, 2022 4:19 am UTC
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This is a great product! I definitely would pay a kickstarter for this great RPG! I can see creating more content for in-depth example of a round of combat; more adversaries; faction interaction system as one gains levels of favor with the faction such as access to perks; and even more grim dark art.
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Oliver B May 26, 2022 11:19 am UTC
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Hi there, Is there any further news on the kickstarter for a printed version?
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Rob L May 29, 2022 2:34 pm UTC
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I've been dealing with some IRL stuff but hopefully I can begin work on the Kickstarter again soon.
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Nigel M May 15, 2022 10:51 pm UTC
Hi Rob, first I have to say I'm loving When the Moon Hangs Low as both a player and a GM, much like Age of Steel before it. Just wondering if you're any further along with plans for a print edition. You've got Kickstarter backers lining up with my RPG group. Thanks for a great gaming experience.
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Rob L May 29, 2022 9:33 am UTC
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Thanks for the feedback, I'm so glad you're enjoying the game.

I've been dealing with some IRL stuff but hopefully I can begin work on the Kickstarter again soon.
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Nigel M June 01, 2022 8:59 pm UTC
Sorry to hear about the IRL stuff, hope it allsorts itself out. Getting to play again tomorrow, can't wait.
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Dennis L January 04, 2022 9:07 pm UTC
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How does an unarmed attack do as much or more damage than an armed attack? Knife 1d6, shortsword 2d6. Unarmed Physique 3 = 2d6. why should the player use a weapon? Or did i miss something?
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Rob L January 05, 2022 5:28 pm UTC
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It has been designed that way so that players who want their characters to be dangerous in unarmed combat can do so if they choose to put enough points into their physique stat. While it might be unrealistic, I felt it was an acceptable break from reality in favour of rule of cool.
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Dennis L January 05, 2022 6:33 pm UTC
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Oh so ok :) I thought I misunderstood something. Thx for the answer.
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ronald V November 06, 2021 1:54 pm UTC
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this game is a nice surprise with simple and elegant mechanics. we see the evolution compared to the diesel version. the characters who sink into their dark side is very interesting, we would just like more diversity in this option.
I will follow this range carefully. Do you think of extending the system to other themes (Medfan / Sci-fi)?
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Rob L November 09, 2021 10:08 am UTC
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Thank you for the kind words. I plan to add more Marks in time, ideally when the physical book is created. I would love to expand my settings; I do have plans for a sci-fi setting but I have a few projects to complete before I get to it.
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Brandon P October 08, 2021 12:42 am UTC
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When the Moon Hangs Low...In an Age of Steel. I purchased these two products together. In my head cannon, When the Moon Hangs Low takes place in a city ravaged by something horrible done at the tail end of the Great War. What hurdles might I face in bringing elements of When the Moon Hangs Low into an Age of Steel campaign and vice versa?

I have to say that When the Moon Hangs Low really conveys a sense similar to the video game Grim Dawn and the Castlevania series, to me.
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Rob L October 11, 2021 2:15 pm UTC
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The two systems are very compatible, with WTMHL being an update of the existing Age of Steel dice engine. The main differences being the technology levels of the two settings. Adding elements from WTMHL into Age of Steel should be easy enough, but doing the reverse might bring some balance issues as some Age of Steel weapons simulate WWI era cannons and machineguns and the Rigs have armour values far above the weapons in WTMHL may be able to penetrate. It's not something I've tested though!
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NÉMETH E October 04, 2021 4:52 pm UTC
Ehen the pod is coming? Would be gret before cristmas.
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Rob L October 07, 2021 12:34 pm UTC
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The POD version is planned for 2022 at the earliest I am afraid. Ideally I will run a kickstarter to finance the artwork budget.
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