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Author Topic: Against the Darkmaster - a new Epic Fantasy MERP-inspired game  (Read 11153 times)

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 05:50:13 AM »
Not even character Vocations are safe from the Darkmaster's clutches!

After many internal discussions and much deliberation, we decided to remove the Strider Vocation, substituting it with a new Background Option.
Read about what led us to this difficult decision in our latest blog post: https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2018/11/25/the-strider-is-dead-long-live-the-strider/

And come tell us your thoughts and opinions on our discussion boards! https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/forum/

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« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2018, 03:24:34 AM »
I like Strider as background instead of class. That was a good call.

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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 05:30:34 AM »
Quote from: Spinachcat;1066527
I like Strider as background instead of class. That was a good call.


Thanks for the feedback, we're glad you like it!
It wasn't an easy decision, because the "ranger" archetype is really rooted in the mind of most gamers/fantasy readers. However, we think that in this way players will be able to build their own ranger, without being forced into a not-so-great vocation.

And now for something completely different, this week we interviewed Rich Longmore, our Creature Concept Artist, who breathed life into some of the most terrifying Darkmaster's servants!
Check out his work on the link below!
https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2018/12/01/meet-the-artist-part-ii-rich-l/


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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2018, 03:16:09 AM »
A new interview with Heraldo Mussolini, showcasing some of the stunning pieces he prepared for Against the Darkmaster!

https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2018/12/22/meet-the-artist-part-iii-heraldo-m/


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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2018, 02:48:58 AM »
Tonight, Sunday 30/12 at 8pm MST don't miss the Against the Darkmaster live stream at Jowzam's Den Twitch channel! https://www.twitch.tv/jowzam

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2019, 03:29:12 AM »
Warrior or Rogue? Help us decide which Maedoc to use as one of our iconic characters!

https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/01/06/maedoc-vs-maedoc/


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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 08:57:33 AM »
Hi everyone!

We're having a very short survey on our website about some of the core game mechanics.

We'd really appreciate any feedback you can give us based on playing or reading the game, so if you have a couple of minutes to spare please consider taking it and making us know what you think about it.



You can find the survey right here: https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/forum/topic/passions-drive-survey/


Thank you for taking the time to fill it out, we're really looking forward to reading your feedbacks!

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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2019, 06:38:42 AM »
Ready your weapons!
Gandrell and Athelstane will teach you all there is to know about combat in VsD in our new tutorial: https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/01/20/the-darkmaster-arena-part-1-combat-example/

And remember, if you have any comment or question about the game, just ask us! Or come join our Discord Channel and chat with us: https://discord.gg/NScrZPw

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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2019, 03:50:20 AM »
Athelstane and Gandrell face a formidable foe in their Battle at the Standing Stones! Will they survive the assault of the Dark Troll?

https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/02/03/the-darkmaster-arena-part-2-extended-combat-example/

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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2019, 03:38:11 AM »
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:
https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/02/18/the-darkmaster-arena-part-3-opponents-in-combat/

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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 04:28:53 AM »
You don't have to be old to be wise! Take a look at the Sage, an optional Vocation for Low-Magic games that will be featured in the full Against the Darkmaster Rules:
https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/03/09/the-sage-a-low-magic-vocation/

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« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2019, 04:05:30 AM »
New blog post! This time we talk about Save Rolls, some minor but pretty important changes in the game mechanics, and some anticipations of what's to come!
https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/03/23/revisiting-save-rolls/

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2019, 03:31:07 AM »
Oops, we did it again! Learn everything about the upcoming Quickstart Deluxe and the demise of leather armors in our new blog post!
https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/2019/04/14/quickstart-deluxe-new-attack-tables/

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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2019, 11:47:33 AM »
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!

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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2019, 07:09:48 PM »
I picked up the new quickstart. It's really good! This is going to be THE d100 *master-style game to play. It's super well designed, streamlined and made wonderfully understandable. I'm super excited for this game.
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