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Bringing more Magic to the ENnie-winning The Dark Eye RPG with new rules and adventures.
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Explore the deeper mysteries of The Dark Eye with Magic of Aventuria and enhance your gameplay with additional rules, professions and archetypes on 240 pages! Magic of Aventuria gives you access to new magical traditions, perks and spells and gives you the background of what magic is like in Aventuria. Magic of Aventuria allows you to take complete control over the mystical art by delving into some of its strangest and most powerful practices of every kind of magic – from word, to song, to dance. Expand your magical repertoire with new traditions, spells and enchantments! Nearly two dozen profession packages expand options for starting characters and new focus rules for spell workshops allow mages to develop new and exciting spell effects!


With Magic of Aventuria you get this and a lot more. Are you ready to explore the magical realm of The Dark Eye? 

We've kept our pledge levels very straightforward for your convenience. Here's what you get: 


Currency conversion: May 21, 2019

Our available library of The Dark Eye® products has grown so much that there are just too many to offer all of them as individual add-ons. We will still offer some of our most popular products individually through the pledge manager, but we are supplementing those products with our new Add-On Bundles!

These bundles are a great chance to start or expand your collection at discounted prices and there is no additional shipping charge no matter how many bundles you grab! These deals will get even better as the campaign progresses, so keep an eye on them!


Are you new to The Dark Eye, or need an additional set of books? This  bundle is built to make you happy! Three digest-sized rulebooks and one full sized solo adventure (choose-your-own-adventure-style)! Enough to get you started and keep you and your friends playing for years.

  • The Dark Eye® Core Rules Pocket Edition
  • Aventuria Almanac Pocket Edition
  • Aventurian Bestiary Pocket Edition
  • Solo Adventure: Vampire of Havena
  • Deluxe Character Folio

Spice up your ‘The Dark Eye’-party with this wondrous bundle! Together with the four handy card sets, you make your game a smoother, more efficient process and your hero’s journey in the world of Aventuria and even more dynamic, colorful experience!

  • Advantages and Disadvantages Card Set
  • Combat and Special Abilities Card Set
  • Liturgies and Ceremonies Card Set
  • Spells and Rituals Card Set
  • Aventuria Map Pack
  • GM-Screen
  • Figure Pawns Set
  • On Aves' Path

In every adventure you get to the point where enough has been spoken and diplomacy ends. Deeds, not words! Now comes the time for action. Where sword, shield, arrow and spear skillfully wielded by heroes clad in armor of leather and steel make a name for themselves. With the Compendium Bundle you get extra weapons, armor, new foes and several more options for your characters in combat. We would be remiss if we didn’t offer you a thrilling adventure to bring it all to your gaming table. 

  • Aventuria Compendium - Hardcover
  • Aventuria Armory - Hardcover
  • Adventure: One Death in Grangor
  • Deluxe Mundane Adventurer Folio
  • Hit Zone Dice Set
  • NPC Card Deck
  • Compendium Card Set
  • Armory Card Set

The Warring Kingdoms - Nostria and Andergast. A multigenerational feud continues to lives on in these two troubled kingdoms. With this well grand bundle, you will be able to set your adventures in this classic Aventurian setting for The Dark Eye! Where knight battles knight over fueds both old and new, and slights both real and imagined. You even get a captivating soundtrack to better set the mood for your adventure. Follow the path of New Bonds and Ancient Quarrels and discover the Warring Kingdoms! 

  • The Warring Kingdoms - Sourcebook
  • The Warring Kingdoms - Map Set
  • The Warring Kingdoms - Armory
  • The Warring Kingdoms - The Hero's Breviary
  • Adventure: New Bonds and Ancient Quarrels
  • The Warring Kingdoms -  Card Set
  • The Warring Kingdom - Sound of the Spheres Soundtrack
  • Andergastan (Graphic Novel)

Ancient Aventurian history, long forgotten legends and political intrigues. All this builds the background to the enthralling Theater Knight Campaign. Your party will take a deep dive into the very history of the land itself. What dark and sinister intrigues await your heroes? Have they what it takes to save the brave people of the Bornland? 


    Adventure 1: The White Lake

    Adventure 2: The Blue Tome

    Adventure 3: The Black Forest

The wooden card chest can accommodate about 750 cards. In the middle of the box, you can use several removable compartments for dice, instead of the card separator. The box is made of laser-cut wood and shows one of several iconic motives from the The Dark Eye universe on the top flap and the Aventuria and The Dark Eye logo on the sides. The perfect addition to your Aventuria or The Dark Eye card collection!

The card chest is delivered in individual pieces and has to be assembled. A detailed guide is available.

The following designs are available:

A Map of the fantasy realm Aventuria from the Dark Eye RPG. Produced under licence with images from the hugely popular fantasy game. Versatile, compact hobby wrap; can hold more than 100 polyhedral dice, plus up to 10 pens and pencils, as well as index cards or a small notepad.

  •  Product Dimensions: about 210 x 103 mm (or 8.3x4.1 inches)

This square folding dice tray, made from quality printed neoprene - similar to a trading card game playmat or a mouse mat. Plastic snaps on the corners allow you to pinch the edges to create a tray to soften the clatter of dice and contain your rolls. When stowed away, fold in half and use the snaps for a narrow, wallet-like profile that fits perfectly inside an All Rolled Up, your bag, or game box.

We offer two sizes! A square dice tray (about 205mm x 205mm or 8x8 inches) for 13,00€ (~14,00$) and a smaller version (about 190mm x 167mm or 7.5x6.5 inches) for 11,00€ (~12,00$).

Books, Dice, Pens, Cards and other image dressing not included.

The following designs are available:

Square Trays (about 205mm x 205mm or 8x8 inches)

Small Trays (about 190mm x 167mm or 7.5x6.5 inches)

The Deluxe Mundane Character Folio - Now available as an addon product!

Like our previous Deluxe Character Folio for Mundane Adventurers, this Folio is more than just a character sheet. It includes 20 pages organized worksheets for specific aspects of your character, handy reference pages with the rules you'll need most often and more! Now available as an addon product!

This 48 pages sourcebook provides extensive background material for the ongoing Theater Knights campaign, perfect for anyone running the campaign or for those who want to know more about current events in Aventuria. Now available as an Addon Product!

People have been playing The Dark Eye for over 30 years! It’s a well-crafted, believable medieval world created by masterful German designers native to a land of dark woods, deep mines, and high castles.

Over 30 years, those designers and a vast fan base of hundreds of thousands of players have created a rich fantasy lore without compare!

The Dark Eye (TDE) has the largest active community of any European roleplaying game. Years of gaming and stories provide a depth to the world not commonly found in other games. 

The latest edition of The Dark Eye brings together decades of design refinements and player suggestions, all coordinated by a passionate and skilled team who have been playing for years.

The Dark Eye is rich, complete, and incredibly real! 

Aventuria is a vast and detailed continent and a world in need of heroes. The heart of Aventuria is the Middenrealm, an empire nominally ruled by the young Empress Rohaja  but in reality controlled by powerful regional lords and ladies. It is a land where knights and daring heroes fight for the order of the gods and grim dwarves delve their mines and subterranean cities deep in the mountains.

Some years ago, human servants of the dreaded archdemons conquered a province of the Middenrealm. Now called the Shadowlands, this haunted realm is home to demon summoners and necromancers. The Middenrealm remains ever vigilant for signs that the armies of the Shadowlands are once again on the move. 

The progressive Horasian Empire,  home to artists and poets, lies south of the Middenrealm. The cities of this fertile land are ruled by patricians, nobles, and councilors who strive constantly to outdo or weaken their rivals via intrigue.

The orcs of Aventuria make their home in the Orclands, steppes that stretch along the northwestern border of the Middenrealm. 

Thorwal lies west of the Orclands. The Thorwalers are brave seafarers who enjoy a reputation as feared pirates. Emboldened by their whale-god, Swafnir, the longboats of the Thorwalers threaten much of the western coast of Aventuria. 

Further south lies the Empire of Al’Anfa. Its capital of the same name, called the Boil of the South by some, is a city of decadence and intrigue where a stranger’s life is worth only what it can fetch in the slave markets.

Novadi tribes rule the huge Khôm Desert that lies east of the Horasian Empire, beyond the mountains. Even further east, sultans and emirs rule over the Lands of the Tulamydes. 

The northern forests and steppes surrounding the Salamander Stones are the traditional homelands of the elves. Beloved for their beauty and grace but feared for their sometimes cruel treatment of invaders, elves are magical beings who seem to be born from light. 

The Dark Eye derives its name from the most intriguing magical artifacts in Aventuria—the Dark Eyes. These rare and powerful magical items allow users to view far away places and glimpse scenes from the distant past. Creating such an artifact calls for very powerful magic and a sizable quantity of raw meteoritic iron. Few spellcasters have ever mastered the necessary enchantments. When completed successfully, the iron assumes the form of an orb or an eye. 

The Dark Eye uses a unique, time-tested game system refined over decades of continuous play. The designers honed the feedback of thousands of players into the most balanced and playable version of The Dark Eye yet!

The Dark Eye incorporates module rules, as well, where general rules can be set aside for more in-depth rules when warranted by the situation. These focused rules offer more realistic options when such detail is wanted, but need not encumber the game when they are not.

The game system lets your group play any game style they prefer, be it a fun, quick dungeon crawl or a more elaborate storytelling session, or they can play The Dark Eye as an immersive simulation game. The game rules offer depth and detail, yet they are still fast to learn. 

This crowdfunding offers you a unique chance to get started with The Dark Eye. Check out our special offer bundles above!

Do you want to know more? Check out our Website and follow us on Facebook!

 The actual Let´s Play beginns at 3:08.

Ulisses Spiele started to develop and publish it´s own games since 1997. In 2007 the opportunity arose to acquire Germanys iconic and most popular RPG system: “Das Schwarze Auge” (“The Dark Eye”) and a list of other internationally very successful games where added to the publishing portfolio: Pathfinder, World of Darkness, Dungeons & Dragons, Savage Worlds and other games. The latest addition is HeXXen 1733, an original RPG developed by Ulisses Spiele. 

Since 2015, Ulisses Spiele has hosted several crowdfunding campaigns for special projects that could not be implemented without the direct support of fans and customers. On social media and with streaming different RPGs Ulisses is keeping in touch with its fans. 

Ulisses Spiele was awarded numerous prizes for their games including the Silver ENnie award for The Dark Eye – Aventuria Almanac for the best setting, one of the most prestigious international role-playing awards.

Working in the hobby games industry since he turned 18, Markus started out as a salesman for WDS, at that time the premiere RPG distributor in Germany. After his apprenticeship he left to study economics but could not keep himself from reentering the games industry, despite his best efforts. He bought “Ulisses Spiele,” a tiny games distributor and over a span of 20 years managed to change a humble store with no employees into one of the leading hobby games companies in Germany.

Niko discovered The Dark Eye as a child in the late 80s. Even if he has been taking trips to other roleplaying games and their world since the 90s, The Dark Eye always remained his home as a role player. 2011 another author recruited Niko as a GM for a big convention event and soon after as an author for a major campaign. One thing came to another and by the end of 2015 Niko left his career as a teacher and marine biologist to become editor in chief and line developer of The Dark Eye for Ulisses Spiele.

In the year 1991 Nadine Schäkel was born in a region where you know it is summer because the rain is getting warmer. The north of Germany. Still she has a sunny disposition and a healthy dose of forwardness. Because no one could convince her to give up the dream of doing  “something creative” with her life, she got an education at the HTK Academy of Design in Hamburg and finished with honors. At Ulisses Spiele she is the art director and the person to talk to about anything relating to images. 

As a kid, Alex Spohr discovered the second edition box set of “Die Helden des Schwarzen Auges” in a toy store and has been captivated by the fantastic world of Aventuria ever since. With the help of a teacher who had been playing the game since it first edition, Alex and his classmates rolled their first d20s and created their first characters while on a class trip. After defeating an evil wizard, he knew he wanted to contribute to the game, and he has since gone on to write and edit adventures, and eventually became one of the designers for the current edition of the rules. Alex still plays almost every weekend with his friends from that fateful class trip.

Any questions? Please check the FAQ section. If your question is not listed do not hesitate to hit the "Ask a question" button in the FAQ section. You can also contact us via feedback@ulisses-spiele.de if you want to let us be part of your thoughts about The Dark Eye or if you have feedback.

Thank you!

The fees for shipping will be added in the pledge manager after the campaign is finished. We have four distribution centers, shipping from the US, Germany, China and Australia. The cost of shipping will be determined at the moment of distribution not purchase, should rates change in the meantime.


We are located in Germany, which means we have to enter our prices in Euro. Because of this the dollar values might be off by a few cents. We always adjusted the prices to your advantage.

Risks and challenges

We are always working to improve our fulfillment processes, and we expect this campaign to fulfill more smoothly than previous campaigns. That said, translated products always require additional steps, and sometimes unexpected delays can occur during the steps that are out of our hands. We will always share updated information when we have it, and we will always fulfill no matter what.

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    • Conspiracy of Mages (PDF)
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    Get Aventuria Magic in Hardcover and PDF, both sets of Cards, Fate Points Set 3, the PDFs listed above, and all our Stretch Goal!

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    • Fate Points Set 3: Magic
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    • Legacy of the Theater Knights (PDF)
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    • Magic of Aventuria - Card Set 2 (Digital)
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    Get Aventuria Magic in Deluxe Leatherette and PDF, both sets of Cards, Fate Points Set 3, the PDFs listed above, and all our Stretch Goal!

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    • Magic of Aventuria (Deluxe Leatherette)
    • Magic of Aventuria - Card Set 1
    • Magic of Aventuria - Card Set 2
    • Fate Points Set 3: Magic
    • Magic of Aventuria (Digital)
    • Conspiracy of Mages (PDF)
    • Deluxe Character Folio for Spellcasters (Digital)
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    This is the Pledge Level for new players and starters. You get all you need to become a specialist for The Dark Eye and even more!

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    • The Dark Eye - Core Rules (B5)
    • The Dark Eye - Aventurian Almanac
    • The Dark Eye - Aventurian Bestiary
    • Aventuria Map Set
    • Advantages and Disadvantages - Card Set
    • Combat and Special Abilities - Card Set
    • Adventure: Vampire of Havena
    • Liturgies and Ceremonies - Card Set
    • Spells and Rituals - Card Pack
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    Get Aventuria Magic in Handbound Leather and PDF, both sets of Cards, Fate Points Set 3, the PDFs listed above, and all our Stretch Goal!

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    • Magic of Aventuria - Card Set 1
    • Magic of Aventuria - Card Set 2
    • Fate Points Set 3: Magic
    • Magic of Aventuria (Digital)
    • Legacy of the Theater Knights (PDF)
    • Conspiracy of Mages (PDF)
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