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Against the Darkness

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Do you have what it takes to stand Against the Darkness? Find out in Tabletop Adventures’ exciting game of modern Vatican horror, conspiracy and investigation in which demons, ghosts and vampires exist to torment and feed upon an unprepared humanity. The only defense is a small and steadily shrinking cadre of holy defenders. The heroes can be Modern Templars, Treasure Seekers, Dispassionate Experts, Sacred Hunters, Blessed Non-believers or others, who face unspeakable evil with only faith, knowledge, and miraculous powers to keep them alive. Despite these powers, combat with a true demon is a terrifying proposition. Death, crippling injury and insanity are all more-than-likely outcomes of a mission.

This simple, easy-to-learn roleplaying game from Tabletop Adventures will suit the needs of both experienced roleplayers looking for the thrill of demon-hunting and atmospheric horror and players looking for an accessible system in which to learn the art of the game.

Against the Darkness allows you to dance upon the edge of the abyss and attempt to drive the darkness back into its depths. This product contains everything you need to understand the rules, create characters and begin playing. Sample and blank character sheets are included, as well as basic information on campaign design and various campaign types that can be run in this system. Whether you are looking for a horror adventure, a running-battle style action campaign, a campaign of terror and intrigue or a more light-hearted adventure, you can find it here.

This electronic product has been updated to include refinements from the second printing of Against the Darkness.

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Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
July 4th, 2013
Try to picture Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as Catholic priests instead of FBI agents, or Buffy Summers and her friends as seminary students instead of high school students, and you’re well on your way to getting into the spirit of “Against the Darkn [...]
July 22nd, 2011
This looks to be a really fun game with a simple mechanic that handles every situation. You don't have to consult a dozen tables and memorize different die calculations depending on whether your picking a pocket, wrestling or casting out a demon. One [...]
March 29th, 2008
Having played many contemporary role playing systems based upon the horror and/or supernatural genre, I found ATD to be fresh and lightweight with the rules. Character generation is simple and we have had a campaign going for a year. If you have tried [...]
February 7th, 2008
A complete product in which characters are Justiciars, fighting against the supernatural enemies of the church (Catholic and/or Episcopalian, given the female priest on the cover). A simple system allows for combat, skills, and miracles in the name of [...]
January 11th, 2008
Well, one of the best RPGs I seen EVER!!! It's simple, fast, light and "smart"! The rules system and the "vatican horror" mood are well rended in only 70 pages and I hope the Tabletop Adventures's guys will release at least a [...]
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October 10, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on August 01, 2006.