What is Against the Darkmaster?
Against the Darkmaster is a tabletop pen & paper role-playing game of high fantasy, epic adventures, eldritch magic and bloody combat.
It draws inspiration from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin, Terrys Brooks and Goodkind, and their followers like Weis & Hickman, Jordan, Donaldson and Williams.
Against the Darkmaster is also inspired by the great fantasy movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Think of The Lord of The Rings cartoon from Ralph Bakshi. Think of the heartbreaker movies a whole generation was raised to: Dragonslayer, Krull, Labyrinth, Clash of the Titans, Legend.
Finally, think of Against the Darkmaster as a mix of all the above as seen through the eyes of a heavy metal music fan. Now, prepare your dice and get ready to fight!
A simple resolution mechanic based exclusively on d100 rolls allows for fast play and easy-to-learn rules.
The combination of Vocations, Kins & Cultures allows to build extremely varied playing characters.
Flexible Magic System
A magic system based on Magic Points and Spell Lores, open to all characters for maximum flexibility.
Bloody Tactical Combat
The Attack Tables & Critical Strikes system allows for lethal, tactical combat.
Maim, stun & kill your foes!
Travel & Exploration
Travel to distant, dangerous places and fabled lands with a system aimed at creating great, epic fantasy quests.
The Passions & Drive system is especially designed to bring characters motivations and goals into play!