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The new Space: 1889! The first Steampunk RPG will return with new artwork, more background, new illustrations and new rules!
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New crowdfunding by Clockwork: DARK CONSPIRACY

Posted by Angus Abranson / Chronicle City (Creator)

If you enjoy our Space:1889 books we at Clockwork Publishing / Uhrwerk Verlag have good news for you: We are bringing another one of GDW's classic games back into print in a new edition! 

Lester Smith’s DARK CONSPIRACY is a dystopian roleplaying game of supernatural horror. First published in 1991 by Game Designers Workshop (GDW), DARK CONSPIRACY was a startlingly original action-horror game, depicting a bleak, retro-futuristic, totalitarian America where corporations rule everything and the countryside has been abandoned to violent gangs and alien horror. 

You can support the game on Game on Tabletop (which we are using instead of Kickstarter this time):

In DARK CONSPIRACY, the players taken on the roles of normal citizens in an era marked by a Greater Depression, drawn into investigating the sinister alien horror that has infiltrated human society. With a variety of high-tech weapons and paranormal abilities, these “Minion Hunters” wage a clandestine war against these dreadful forces of darkness and fight them on battlefields ranging from sprawling, dystopian metroplexes to the open countryside, haunted by weird creatures and corrupted by alien influence. The ultimate horror is that this malefic force is apparently aided by human collaborators, corporations and governments who have sold humanity out for their own survival and profit. 

This new edition updates the game system and setting to modern sensibilities and heralds a robust line of accompanying sourcebooks and accessories. The team is led by veteran author and designer Jason Durall (RuneQuest, Conan, Basic Roleplaying, Serenity, Achtung! Cthulhu, The Laundry Files, World War Cthulhu, etc.), and consists of a wide and diverse team of talented newcomers and industry veterans, with additional team members to be announced. 

The crowdfunding went live just minutes ago and runs until 7h of May. It includes the DARK CONSPIRACY core rulebook, a quickstart adventure, a referee screen/resource, an equipment sourcebook, a guide to paranormal phenomena, a bestiary describing the bizarre and horrific creatures of the Conspiracy, three separate card decks, and an adventure anthology. 

Make sure to check out the DAY ONE specials on the project page: We have prepared a special discount for everybody who joins the project right from the beginning as a little thank you for the early support.

We hope to have gotten you interested in the world of DARK CONSPIRACY and look forward to you joining the ranks of the Minion Hunters!

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      I may pick it up if it actually hits the shelf. One crowdfunding site is enough for me.

    2. Jussi Myllyluoma

      No Kickstarter...?

      Oh well. Sorry, but you lost me there ... one crowdfunding platform is quite enough to keep track of.