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Early Dark Role-Playing Game

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Early Dark is a world rife with human conflict, fearsome natures, and uncertain magicks. Millennia ago, kingdoms and empires witnessed the birth of a new power, a magick capable of controlling time, shifting continents, realigning the very stars. Through three generations of war, great Weavers wrought all forms of ill against nature, pitting mighty civilizations against one another before their own kind died out, taking the power of the Loom with them. Now, two thousand years later, this power is awakening again...

  • Dark, low fantasy setting inspired by a broad range of world myth and history
  • Every defense is a counter attack, Slay your opponent without wasting a turn 
  • Humans, animals, vegetation and viruses all measured by the same eight stats

Ours is a world of magick, yes, but not a world of high fantasy. Our goal in designing the societies of the Hara Sea was to invoke a world populated with realistic human minds and ecologies. The lives of heroes are both mythic and mundane, and Early Dark hopes to capture both the cosmic and the common sides of a world where morning fog lingers late, and dark falls early.

  • For Players: Take multiple actions per turn, Creativity and strategy count, Characters of any age and background, Gain levels by earning epithets and titles!
  • For GMs: Original d10 system, Endless monster customization, A world reminiscent of history but totally unique, Easy battle-recording system built in!
  • Purchasing this PDF counts as a Rebate Coupon for the gorgeous Hardcover Edition of Early Dark! Details in the confirmation note after purchase.
  • The FIRST Anthropos Games title!! From our indie hearts to yours...
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Alexander L. [Featured Reviewer]
April 9th, 2012
Originally posted at: Early Dark is the first game released by Anthropos Games, an Austin, TX-based outfit headed by Calvin Johns. Currently only a PDF version of the core book is [...]
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