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Into the Dark

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THE WORLD IS COVERED IN MURK...
It is more than just darkness. It is a miasma that hates the light, devours flame, and warps the living. Somewhere, in that hungry dark is a Nightwell, and near it a Shade—a creature born of the Murk itself, and not just twisted like the beasts that it creates. Your lands are threatened, and someone must bear the Silver Flame to the Nightwell to close it. If you’re lucky, you might make it back with treasures from the world before the Murk. If you’re careful you might just survive your expedition into the dark.


Into the Dark is a game about delvers who brave a strange and alien darkness-covered environment to protect their homes, and in the process hope to recover valuables and find information on the world that existed before the dark.


This game focuses on using wits to overcome obstacles, life and death struggles, and exploration of unfamiliar and dangerous enviornements. It mixes familiar dungeon-delving fantasy themes with a post-apocaliptic horror-tinged world.

Included are:

  • Four Unique Delver Types. Detailed within are the well-armed Murkhunter, the quick-witted Explorer, the Murk-touched Shadowbinder, and the Silver Flame attuning Lightbearer. Each comes with unique powers, gear, and advancement rules suited to their role.
  • Adventure Generation. Tables and instructions to help you build your own expeditions into the murk, as well as five included murkwells (and spooky attendant monsters) to let you jump immediately into the game.
  • Streamlined Forged in the Dark System. A super-minimized, complete system that emphasizes player decisions, non-binary successes, and is geared for adventuring and delving into the dark.

Intended for single sessions or short campaigns.
3-5 Players (including GM)
2-4 Hours per session
Low Prep. Medium Complexity.

 
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Stephania D November 09, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
Does this system have derivative stats?
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Stephania D November 15, 2019 8:19 pm UTC
Anyone? hahah
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Bo Y November 20, 2019 7:17 am UTC
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Maybe if you explained what you mean by "derivative stats" in this case?...
But the answer is probably: No. There are a few Attributes, Actions, and stats that are all independant one from each other.
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Stephania D November 20, 2019 4:01 pm UTC
Thanks for taking the time to reply!

A derivative stat is like in DND, where you have a Strength of 20 (the primary stat), but that 20 gives a 2nd stat that players actually use in a roll. In this case, a +5 (the secondary stat).

Off the top of my head, I can think of two systems that don't have derivative stats: Barbarians of Lemuria and ICRPG. In both of those systems the stat that a player has in an attribute is also the modifier for the roll. So if a player has a strength of 2, they also roll +2 on the dice. No secondary stats.

Since you purchased it, could you tell me if this system has derivative stats, now that I clarified?
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Bo Y November 20, 2019 8:54 pm UTC
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That's what I thought.
So, no, absolutely no derivative stats.
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Stephania D November 21, 2019 2:56 am UTC
Thanks a lot!

I hope you can post your thoughts on it later!
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Nicolai N November 05, 2019 7:27 am UTC
Will this be released in print?
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John L November 05, 2019 4:27 pm UTC
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We're looking into PoD but no promises at this time.
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Nicolai N November 06, 2019 7:32 am UTC
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November 02, 2019 4:18 am UTC
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i cant found whats sthregining a stat is, is a bonus or extra die?
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November 02, 2019 4:20 am UTC
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Ah never mind i found it is for resistance rolls.
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Brian C October 29, 2019 4:22 pm UTC
The preview does not show any system mechanics, just flavor fluff. Could you kindly expand the preview or give some sense of the rules of the game? Thank you.
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October 29, 2019 9:21 pm UTC
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It's a forged in the dark game. So it's doing the die-pool-but-take-highest thing this family of games is known for. Typically you'll be rolling anywhere between 1-4d6 and taking the highest result of the bunch (1-3 is bad, 4-5 is partial, 6 is good, 6,6,+ is a crit). There's a stress mechanic and resistance roll mechanic that players will be managing too -- once again -- just like this family of games is known for.
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Brian C October 30, 2019 2:51 am UTC
Thank you, this is helpful.
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Bo Y November 01, 2019 6:43 pm UTC
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There IS a big difference with other Forged in the Dark games, and with the other PbtA-derived systems. The GM can decide to add or substract one or two dice from the player's dice pool according to various fictional circonstances, which, in effect, has an impact on the probability of success and thus reintroduces the notion of "difficulty level" which was absent from PbtA/FitD games(or differently treated).
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