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Against the Darkmaster - a new Epic Fantasy MERP-inspired game


Ancient magic revealed! don't miss the additional Spell Lores available for download on our boards!

- Aspects of Nature: Blending into the natural environment, taking the form of beasts and plants, and invoking the blessings of various spirits of nature.
- Earth Mould: Manipulating elemental Earth and Stone to attack with boulders and rockslides, crack open the very earth and stone, and shockwave the ground with powerful earthquakes.
- Eldritch Might: Channeling the power of magic to overcome the limits of the body, shielding it from harmful influences and allowing it to perform incredible tasks.
- Sounds & Lights: Creating beacon in the night and darkness where there’s light; sounding clatter where there’s hush and dropping silence where there’s clamor. Speaking unknown tongues.


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Hi again everyone!

Recently we had a long chat with Matt, over at his Twitch channel Jowzam's Den, where we talked about what drove us to create Against the Darkmaster, our sources of inspirations and our plans for the Kickstarter. If you missed it, you can watch it on YouTube right here: https://youtu.be/0M3nQOaCdtE

On the VsD blog you can also read the third part of our series of articles about combat, detailing the various types of opponents heroes will face in their adventures, and their different tactics and approaches to combat:


The new, Deluxe version of the Against the Darkmaster Quickstart Rules is finally live on DrivethruRPG!

If you already gave a look at our first Quicksart Rules, you'll find we've clarified some bits, added some options and streamlined the system even more, to let you jump straight into the action! Plus, you get a new cover by Tom and lots of fantastic B/W internal illustrations by the insanely talented artists working with us!

If you're new to Against the Darkmaster, with our 122 pages, fully illustrated Quickstart you get a complete, ready to play d100 based Epic Fantasy RPG, inspired by classic sagas like The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time.

Create your hero, ready your dice and rise Against the Darkmaster!

Grab it NOW!

You want more? Download the FREE Playtest Kit from our website, including the introductory scenario The Beast of Willow Lake, plus 6 pregenerated characters to start playing immediately!


[FONT=&quot]We've released a Map Pack with all the maps from The Beast of Willow Lake scenario (including a new "players' map" of the Willow Lake area), plus high detail tokens of the PCs, critters and major NPCs found in the adventure.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Perfect for playing on any virtual tabletop, or to be printed out and used in your next session![/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]And the best part is that it's completely FREE! Get it on DrivethruRPG: https://bit.ly/2YOE6mx [/FONT]