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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.

Kickstarter Edition?

This edition is the fully artworked second edition, filled with additional Marks, Edges, Monsters, and rules. The result of a successful Kickstarter, this version of WTMHL builds on the best-selling original game but filled with bespoke artwork and backer-created content.

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.

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Want to talk about When the Moon Hangs Low with other players? Join us on the subreddit at or the Discord here

Interested in the non-artworked original edition? Find it here for a reduced price.

Check out the offical soundtrack to accompany your games here.

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Michael W November 02, 2023 10:06 pm UTC
Prices doubled overnight lol?
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Rob L November 06, 2023 2:00 pm UTC
I have no idea why this happened, I have contacted DTRPG about it. I didn't alter the prices!
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Tim G March 30, 2023 11:23 pm UTC
Sounds cool. Could you enable previews?
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Rob L March 31, 2023 8:23 am UTC
Previews are now enabled
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May 09, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on March 30, 2023.