Against the Darkmaster is a traditional tabletop Epic Fantasy roleplaying game, inspired by great classic fantasy sagas and designed to bring heroic action and heavy metal combat to your table.
If you put together works like The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time, sprinkled them with a bit of Labyrinth and Dragonslayer, and put everything in a blender together with a healthy dose of classic Heavy Metal, you’ll get a typical Against the Darkmaster game session.
InAgainst the Darkmaster,you and your friends will take the role of a fellowship of valiant heroes, standing together against the seemingly overwhelming power of Darkness.
You will travel to distant lands, face terrible dangers, uncover ancient items of power, and gather the armies of the world under your banner to defeat the great Evil that threatens your world: the Darkmaster.
Against the Darkmasterisn’t tied to a single fantasy setting, but it’s written with a specific sub-genre of fantasy fiction in mind. It draws inspiration from the classic Epic Fantasy Sagas, and we’ve tried to capture the feeling of those stories, embedding some of their core thematic elements into the game system.
This makesAgainst the Darkmasterthe perfect game for setting your adventures in the world described by your favorite fantasy author, or in your very own quasi-medieval world.
But above all,Against the Darkmasterfocuses on the characters you create, the Passions driving them, and their choices. Because heroes aren’t measured by the number of enemies they defeat, but by the choices they make to reach their goal.
Join the fight Against the Darkmaster with this 563 pages long, 8.5″x11″ hardcover tome of arcane knowledge, including all both the GM and the players need to play, plus the three-parts campaign module Shadows of the Northern Woods. A complete rule system, including:
Unified d100-based action resolution mechanic
Huge variety of character customization options
Detailed travel mechanics for long overland adventures
Flexible magic system with over 300 spells
Tactical combat and brutal Critical Strikes
Immersive rules for character driven adventures
A Bestiary with over 60 fearsome creatures
A full introductory campaign in three parts
Grab your dice and get ready to join the fight Against the Darkmaster!