Darkmoor, hardback roleplaying game
“Darkmoor is a game set in a self-deprecating fantasy universe, full of action and magic, where anything is possible! Giant apes and huge, colourful pandas train in the art of kung fu in remote monasteries in preparation for the Steel Fists Tournament. Huge robot toys chase one another through different parallel dimensions waging an automated miniatures war. Coins, jewelry and all kind of possible treasures pop out of the monsters you just killed in dungeons created by crazy robot butlers!
In Darkmoor combat is pure hyper-cinematic action! You will unleash your “epic-named” special moves while the whole universe stops to watch! Fighting is based on a variety of factors: your character’s stats, the Attack and Defence Dice, customized Special Moves created by each Player, the Symbols that make each Move unique and the various effects they trigger, and Special Weapons and the bonuses they provide. You will even upgrade your moves by describing your cinematic actions— the cooler the better!!
In this fantastic world where the incredible becomes possible and anything can be a source of inspiration or comedy, the important thing is always and only FUN. The game design of Darkmoor maximizes the fun and streamlines every other aspect of the game, generating adventures, enemies and rewards… all in addition to the thousands of ideas offered by the absurd world of Darkmoor itself! In Darkmoor, players are NOT puppets in the hands of the Guide. The Guide trusts them and enjoys the game, telling the story and describing the NPCs’ actions.
Darkmoor is a VERY tongue-in-cheek, humorous game. Anything is possible: PCs literally shine brightly when they level up, they can choose to fail a task on purpose in order to earn more Experience, and they may belong to any race, ethnicity, profession, class and background you can imagine. Best of all, you can combine all of this (and more!) to create absurd and bizarre results! Plus, when you finally kill the Boss, you will be showered with coins and treasure! Seeing is believing!”