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SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons RPG Core Rulebook is an OSR roleplaying game set in the 1980s from Bloat Games.
SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons RPG Core Rulebook is an OSR roleplaying game set in the 1980s from Bloat Games.
SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons RPG Core Rulebook is an OSR roleplaying game set in the 1980s from Bloat Games.
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 “In the 1980s strange things happened everywhere!”

Bloat Games proudly presents our latest tabletop roleplaying game: SURVIVE THIS!! Dark Places & Demogorgons. Dark Places & Demogorgons is an OSR RPG set in the 1980s where you play as teenagers from a small town where strange occurrences began popping up all around. The adults seem lost as what to do, the police are as clueless as ever and aren’t helping. It’s up to you and your friends to figure out what’s going on and stop it from happening again!

Dark Places & Demogorgons (Blue Cover) Art by Tommy Stamper
Dark Places & Demogorgons (Blue Cover) Art by Tommy Stamper

Taking advantage of the Open Gaming License, Dark Places & Demogorgons use the familiar ruleset of 1970s Original Fantasy Roleplaying Game with some added modern mechanics and concepts to make a uniquely fun and entertaining game experience.

Here are some reviews:

UNDEADVIKING VIDEOS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTecvjNod6w&feature=youtu.be

RUNESLINGER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKD4wB9r44

IVANMIKE1968:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaMQvT9TcYc&t=247s

3 TOADSTOOLS BLOG:  http://3toadstools.blogspot.ca/2017/09/dark-places-demogorgon-review.htmlhttps://3toadstools.blogspot.ca/2017/09/a-review-of-character-classes-in-dark.html

QUEST WISE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu1l17Iq-UY&t=244s

GOD EMPEROR LETO II:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmcTfo2r-9E

SKINNER GAMES:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fMV1__8w68

YouTube Dark Places Playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTecvjNod6w&list=PLNbwSjGMX2NUzUMfwPjpzsCil-dmbyvrr

Dark Places & Demogorgons has been fully written, designed, laid out and play tested. 

*Note: The art, layout and design of the final game may change based on the needs of the Kickstarter with suggestions from our backers to enhance and make DP&D a better game.

Further details about the game:

Also included is Sample Characters, Example of Play, Full Bestiary, All rules for play, Adventure Hooks, Random Monster/Villain Generation, Adventure Seeds w/detailed Monsters, Recommended Reading, Viewing and Listening of all things that made that 80s awesome and so much more!

Dark Places & Demogorgons (Blue Back Cover) Concept, revisions forth coming
Dark Places & Demogorgons (Blue Back Cover) Concept, revisions forth coming

In its current state, the game clocks in at 200 pages in a 6x9 format.

Dark Places & Demogorgons (Retro Red Cover)  Art by Gary Dupruis
Dark Places & Demogorgons (Retro Red Cover) Art by Gary Dupruis

 

Dark Places & Demogorgons (Retro Red Back Cover) Concept, revisions forth coming
Dark Places & Demogorgons (Retro Red Back Cover) Concept, revisions forth coming

 Writing: Eric Bloat & Josh Palmer

Additional Writing: Jason Shain, Anthony C. Hunter & Bill Logan

Editing & Layout: Eric Bloat

Cover Art:  Tommy Stamper (Blue) & Gary Duprius (Red)

Interior Art: Bradley K. McDevitt, Joe Singleton, Eric Bloat, T. Glenn Bane, Jeremy Hart, Jeshields, Nikola Avramovic, Luigi Castellani, Shaman Stock Art, Dan Smith & Miguel Santos

Bloat Games Logo, DP&D Logo & Cover Design: Jeff Jones

Commissioned art by Joe Singleton
Commissioned art by Joe Singleton

 

Commissioned art by Joe Singleton
Commissioned art by Joe Singleton

 

Commissioned art by Joe Singleton
Commissioned art by Joe Singleton

 

Commissioned art by Dan Smith
Commissioned art by Dan Smith

 

Original Cover Painting by Tommy Stamper, 11x14, book shown for size comparison.
Original Cover Painting by Tommy Stamper, 11x14, book shown for size comparison.

 

We encourage Stretch Goal suggestions from our backers!
We encourage Stretch Goal suggestions from our backers!

 

Mr. B says, "I pity the fool that doesn't support this Kickstarter!"
Mr. B says, "I pity the fool that doesn't support this Kickstarter!"

 "Oppressive Gloom" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

The game is written, play-tested, laid out, filled with a mixture of commissioned and stock art and review copies have ordered to print.

There is of course risks and while I believe that I have been thorough in my research of the Do's and Dont's while running a Kickstarter, this is my first Kickstarter, so I'm planning for surprises and hiccups along the way. This is why the promise date is in May 2018. I feel very confident that I can deliver the rewards well before then but I recognize the need for a contingency in case problems arise. I will stay transparent in my campaign and will update the backers frequently to what is happening and the current status of things.

Some potential problem areas that I will be monitoring closely are: Printing, Shipping, Additional Playtesting or Art ordering if any thing extra is added during the compaign to name a few.

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