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Codex - Dark 2 (Dec. 2018) $7.00
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Codex - Dark 2 (Dec. 2018)
Publisher: The Gauntlet
by Charles E. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/20/2019 06:55:42

The new tools for Swords Without Master and Rhapsody of Blood are good, but the reason a lot of people here is Trophy (now Trophy Dark). The thing is, they're right to be. Trophy Dark is the real deal, as far as horror games go. It's a tragedy up front, so players know to play hard with their characters. It's also collaborative between players and GM in a fashion which is really refreshing after rereading some older, more antagonistic horror games. We work together to tell the story of doomed adventurers going to a place that doesn't want them there. Using the skeleton of the spectacular Cthulhu Dark, this game's blood and flesh is very different. I've run the Incursion (adventure) from this issue of Codex and it is amazing. The format keeps things mutable, able to be changed and revisited. Hell, when I run this again and I will run this again, the adventurers from my last game will probably be there somewhere. At least, what's left of them will be.



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Codex - Dark 2 (Dec. 2018)
Publisher: The Gauntlet
by Barry C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/04/2019 08:41:09

Among some other really exceptional stuff, Codex - Dark 2 is the home of Jesse Ross's game TROPHY which uses adaptations of mechanics contained in Cthulhu Dark by Graham Walmsley and Blades in the Dark by John Harper. It's a tragic horror game using a dark fantasy setting for telling stories about treasure hunters and opportunists discovering ruins - both those of an ancient civilization, and their own. By the end, someone will turn on one of their comrades and none will leave the woods unchanged, if they leave at all. It's a fantastic game to "play to lose" and I can't wait to see how the game is expanded through future incursions.



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