The following character was played in one of our playtesting sessions last year. As an elf haunted by his past, Ilareon is a new arrival in Spencer Hill, a remote mining town on the edge of the Caucavic Mountains. He hopes to find other adventurers aiding him in his quest.
We'll use this character for an upcoming example of play, which will also shed more light on some of the stats and abilities you'll find in here.
We all make mistakes in life. Sometimes our sins are so grave that our souls attract the attention of something beyond the world we know. There are things out there between life and death, and they dwell in the Dark Places of the human soul. As I crossed the threshold between life and death, between light and dark, I became something new–a Shadower. I have a new chance at life and the power to exceed my wildest imagination. But I am not alone, and if they are at all the kind of men and women that I was in life... they cannot be trusted.
–Sheluvi, Obsidian Noble
We're pleased to announce a thrilling new tabletop game–Jeremiah Schwennen's Dark Places, a storytelling game of mystery and magic set in the dark corners of an afterlife gone wrong.
Dark Places is a tabletop roleplaying game featuring a slick, gamemasterless play style immersing four players in the politics and dangers of the Dark. Experience a shared world of tragedy, darkness, and–in its own twisted way–triumph. Dark Places requires no gamemaster or referee, it invites all players to equally share the experience of telling the story of their Shadowers and the mysteries of the Dark. The core rulebook contains all the rules required to tell a tale of the rise and fall of those consigned to the Dark Places.
Ever since 2012, we have used the 21st of December to make special anouncements or release new games. This year is no different, and it even comes with a shiny new website: after almost two years of development and playtesting, we're happy to announce that our next release—Earthdawn: The Age of Legend—has passed our licensor's first stage of approval and is now being layouted. Click here to read more!