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INTO THE DARK is a science-fiction role-playing game inspired by books like Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon, Iain M. Bank's Culture Cycle, or Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga.

At 66 pages, it allows you to explore complex science-fiction settings with a rules-lite 2D6-based system (the GM doesn't roll the dice, focus on the setting, not the rules!).

Inside the book you'll find character creation rules, equipment, antagonists and plenty of advice to let you create and run your own sci-fi campaign. Additional rules cover space battles, vehicles, mechas and psi powers. All this is done in a short and synthetic way, run the game, not the numbers.

INTO THE DARK focuses on change. How does a specific change affect Humanity and therefore the characters. The book gives you advice to define what that change is and how to build your game sessions around it.

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Alexis F June 13, 2024 8:13 pm UTC
What is the license of Into the Dark ? A CC 4.0 like Rats in the wall ? If no, how is it possible to use this system for commercial game ? Thanks ! :)
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Alexandre J June 14, 2024 7:23 am UTC
No, Into the Dark wasn't released under a CC 4.0 like Rats in the Walls. It is not possible to use this system for a commercial game.
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Miguel V March 18, 2022 9:11 pm UTC
Does this use the same basic mechanics as Rats in the Walls?
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Alexandre J March 18, 2022 9:53 pm UTC
It's still 2d6+attribute > Difficulty and the Referee doesn't roll dice as in Rats in the Walls, the rest is a bit different especially attributes. One of the game's goal is to make body swapping (à la Altered Carbon) easy.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 18, 2022.