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Author Topic: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?  (Read 279 times)

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Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« on: February 21, 2021, 09:45:07 PM »
Any thoughts on Against the Darkmaster by Open Ended Games? ​https://www.vsdarkmaster.com/

It appears to be a bit of a retro-clone of Middle Earth Roleplaying (MERP) or Rolemaster to a degree but looks heavily improved from what I've been able to see.  Has anyone out there ran and/or played it?

How well does it play?

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Re: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 03:05:48 AM »
I backed the KS and read several early access editions and the final product. I have not had a chance to play yet.

I played Rolemaster with some peeps here in the Seattle area and I really enjoyed it. It was nowhere as complicated as the rumors made it out to be. However, it was a tad long-winded or difficult to understand in places.

Well, VsTD is a pleasure to read and easy to understand. It's hilarious really. The "retroclone" is wonderfully clearer than the original. Which makes it even easier to pick up.

It's still on my to do list to run. It will be a joy to teach it. :-D
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Re: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 12:07:47 PM »
Any word on when hardcopies will be available again?
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Re: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 12:44:52 PM »
I agree. Very readable. I hope to run a Third Age ME game with it... very off the beaten track stuff. Still pondering it all, but it has replaced our group's use of The One Ring.

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Re: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 04:24:46 PM »
Any word on when hardcopies will be available again?

They are still fulfilling the KS hard copies. They are at the US fulfillment center.

They have online store up where you can buy a hardcopy and/or GM screen.
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Re: Thoughts on Against the Darkmaster?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 06:58:29 PM »
They are still fulfilling the KS hard copies. They are at the US fulfillment center.

They have online store up where you can buy a hardcopy and/or GM screen.

Many thanks, and much obliged!
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