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What is Quantum Black: Dark Designs?

Quantum Black Dark Designs is the second book for the Quantum Black RPG.
What is Quantum Black: Dark Designs? Quantum Black Dark Designs is the second book for the Quantum Black RPG.
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 Quantum Black Dark Designs is the second book for the Quantum Black RPG. It has been created to enhance your campaign and build upon the existing Quantum Black universe.

Quantum Black is a cinematic, story-driven game that is powered by the lightning fast rules engine of Exile Game Studio's Ubiquity Roleplaying System.

In the Quantum Black setting, you play an employee of Quantum Black, on a secret team out to save the world from the rising tide of unimaginable horrors. Equipped with the best weapons, cutting edge electronics, and a collection of drones, you will board the corporate jet, track the monsters down, and save the day. You’re prepared for anything—or so your bosses say.

 No. It builds upon the existing Quantum Black game.

This book contains all new specific content and details that are designed to augment your existing campaigns and be used as a supplement to the Quantum Black Core rule book or any other Ubiquity based RPG adventures.

This book is packed with new information, including:

  • World Building! New information about Quantum Black's divisions and facilities, including new secret bases
  • Character Options! Additional character options, featuring an emphasis on characters for the combat-oriented “Spider Teams” who tackle the most dangerous missions. A variety of new Archetypes, Team Roles, Motivations, Talents, and Flaws are presented. 
  • Rule Enhancements! New rules to allow characters to start with Default Skills, which are basic Skills anyone can be presumed to be able to use without training. 
  • Vile Foes! Four new Organizations for your teams to battle, ranging from the environmentalist Cthulhu-worshiping Church of the Starry Dawn to the nihilistic Unholy Order of the Infinite Hunger. Meanwhile, two new corporations are introduced to confront your characters. Biosafe Technologies, who wish to twist the very DNA of humanity to serve the Elder Gods, and Wynne Intelligent Systems, a dark doppelganger of Quantum Integrated Technologies. This chapter also includes information on their minions, the cosmic horrors that work with these groups, and a new, never seen before anywhere else, Elder God!
  • New Weapons and Gear! New weapons ranging from the Vanquisher shotgun weapon system to the Mjolnir railgun! Plus flamethrowers, flechette weapons, grenade launchers, specialty grenades, net guns, and chemical weapons, such as gases, aerosols, and liquids. What if you’re not that into guns? Well we also have rules for cages, trackers, and ground penetrating radar.
  • Drones and Vehicles! We provide you with expanded rules for using vehicles and drones, including jamming and hijacking drones. And you’ll need those rules, because cultists and companies like Wynne Intelligent Systems use drones to battle Quantum Black teams. We also present new vehicles and a wide variety of new drone models, including aquatic drones. We also include a new rules for designing and building drones for your campaign, and rules for modifying drones on the fly while in the field.

Check out our  previews and updates in our designers Blog at:

www.quantumblackgames.com/blog.html

As a Kickstarter exclusive this book will be printed in 8.5 “x 11” hardcover. Commercial printings of the book will be in a soft cover format. The book is approx. 64  pages and will be printed with full color art. It will be written in English.

The book will be available in PDF format as well.

So you wanna’ work for Quantum Industries? Well as a new Operative, you help us hold back the chaos. We give you the tools. –Duke Smith, CEO Quantum Black

Why are we asking for your help? We are asking for your help to realize this dream of expanding the Quantum Black Universe to be able print out and distribute the book to all those want it. The funds will also be used to pay the artist and editors for their wonderful work.

NEW... Dedicated supporters Pre-stretch goal!!  At $3000, we'll automatically add to every backer at the Quantum Black Digital Operative Plus or above level a free GM screen PDF. Project must fund for this goal to activate.

At $3800, we'll make available for download a fully colorized PDF version of the elite Brown Recluse Spider Team. These characters will be ready to print and deploy on adventures.    

At $4000, we'll provide anyone at Quantum Black Digital Operative Plus or above a PDF of a four-hour adventure.  

At $4500, we'll provide anyone at Quantum Black Digital Operative Plus or above with a PDF of five new horrors to confront operatives in your games.

At $5000, we'll provide anyone at Quantum Black Digital Operative Plus or above a second PDF of a four-hour adventure.

At $6000, we'll provide anyone at Quantum Black Digital Operative Plus or above with a complied, one stop, PDF bestiary of all current horrors + the five new horrors from the $4500 level + 5 additional new horrors. 

At $7500, we'll upgrade any backer levels that include a PDF of our first book, Quantum Black Core Rules, to a fully colorized PDF of that book. That's right--we'll completely revise the art and layout of our first book to match our new one. We'll include a full-color interior and full-color art! And this will help us keep offering color books in the future.     

At $8400, we'll upgrade any backer levels that include a hardcover of our first book, Quantum Black Core Rules, to a fully colorized edition of that book.  That's right--we'll completely revise the art and layout of our first book to match our new one. We'll include a full-color interior and full-color art! And this will help us keep offering color books in the future.

Risks and challenges

This project is very low risk. This is our second project, and we learned a lot with the first. Our manuscript, art, and layout are in excellent shape. We are an established company, with our first book available to purchase in stores and online.

The book may be delayed while we work with the printer to produce a finished version. This is our first full color book, and once we view a test copy of the printed book, we may have to alter the art to improve how it prints in color. This would only be a temporary delay.

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