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Shapes that rip and tear. Shadows that live in corners. Windows in space and time that lead to realms of madness and decay. A dark lurking horror that feeds off the echoing anguish of a billion tortured souls. This is the center of a twisted, sinister conspiracy which threatens the very existence of all humankind.

Set in the near future, the world of Dark Conspiracy is dramatically altered from today and is fraught with peril and challenges. The Metroplexes, where most of the world's population lives, are a blend of lawless gang turf and corporate fortresses ruled by men and women powerful enough to be above the law. The countryside is sparsely inhabited, its natives suspicious and violent. And increasing areas of countryside are turning into Demonground, from which few humans return.

When an ancient, brooding evil is released from its dimensional prison, humankind's worst nightmares come to life. What is the link between this sinister horror and the mysterious holes in the ozone layer, the rise of empathically aware humans, and the alien visitors from another star system?

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Martin C April 06, 2021 11:21 am UTC
For people curious about the print copy, it includes the rulebook only. The PC Booster Kit isn't bound into it or printed with it as a separate book.
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neil S November 02, 2019 9:33 am UTC
does the main book have creatures in it or do I need Dark Races?
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Waldemar I February 19, 2023 7:35 pm UTC
The book contains both beasties and Dark Races, enough for quite a lot of play.
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Jesse R June 30, 2018 10:56 am UTC
The files do not have readable content. Adobe Reader says the files are corrupt. Dropbox says the files do not have extensions to make readable.

Please Fix.
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Benjamin R November 16, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Is the PC booster packaged with the rulebook? Is this the only way to get the Booster kit on .PDF?
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Waldemar I February 19, 2023 7:37 pm UTC
The PC Booster Kit PDF is included in the purchase of the digital file of the rulebook. As far as I know, this is the only way to purchase it as a PDF.
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Ville O August 22, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Will the print on demand book be updated to Standard Heavyweight in the future? I would pay a little extra to get the print version in slightly more durable paper.
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Nicholas B September 09, 2014 11:12 pm UTC
I am interested to know what format the print version takes, since the PDF includes the PC Booster Kit. Is it bound in the back as an add on, or its own separate book? Also, is this based on a clean edition or a print version of a scan? Anyone who finds out please post, or anyone at GDW I would love to know this info before purchasing.
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Paul E May 22, 2014 3:04 pm UTC
I have loved this game since I first picked it up, when it was first coming out. I had purchased everything for the game, and intend to purchase all of the 1st Edition stuff, again, followed up by anything I can find for 2nd Edition, and all of it, all editions, in the end. The really strange thing is that I am not a Horror genre fan, but the way this game tackles Horror, as a truly alternate aspect, is brilliant, so I can run this temporarily as a Horror game, but then bust it out as something more akin to Shadowrun and Millennium's End. Mr. Smith did an extraordinary job on this game, and there is little I have ever changed in the rules or setting whenever I've run this game in the past.

The novels, by Michael Stackpole, my favorite author of all time, build the setting for this game so brilliantly that, having read them, it was actually easier for me to picture the game, the setting, and to run it better as a result. Fantastic.
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