Dark ConspiracyHalb Endzeit/Echzeit RPG. Mit Kanonen gegen Zombies und Co. Set in the early years of the new millennium¸ the world has suffered a global economic collapse¸ and a disintegration of the traditional nation-states. Nations still exist¸ but their actions are increasingly irresponsible. Populations have fled rural areas to swell the borders of already overcrowded cities. Free of government regulation¸ the megacorporations have become rival world powers. From the shadows¸ they orchestrate a conspiracy of events the plunges the earth deeper into the abyss¸ then feed off the fear and misery their influence has wrought. Only a select few individuals suspect these Dark Minions are among us. They band together and fight against overwhelming odds to bring humanity back from the brink. The Player"s Handbook contains everything needed to create and run characters in the world of Dark Conspiracy. In addition to essays introducing the game world¸ there are sections covering character generation¸ task resolution¸ combat and damage¸ wounds and healing¸ and equipment tables. Shapes that rip and tear. Shadows that live in corners. Windows in space and time that lead to realms of madness and decay. A dark lurking horror that feeds off the echoing anguish of a billion tortured souls. This is the center of a twisted¸ sinister conspiracy which threatens the very existence of all humankind.
Set in the near future¸ the world of Dark Conspiracy is dramatically altered from today and is fraught with peril and challenges. The Metroplexes¸ where most of the worlds population lives¸ are a blend of lawless gang turf and corporate fortresses ruled by men and women powerful enough to be above the law. The countryside is sparsely inhabited¸ its natives suspicious and violent. And increasing areas of countryside are turning into Demonground¸ from which few humans return.
When an ancient¸ brooding evil is released from its dimensional prison¸ humankinds worst nightmares come to life. What is the link between this sinister horror and the mysterious holes in the ozone layer¸ the rise of empathically aware humans¸ and the alien visitors from another star system?
Dark Conspiracy shares the same rules set as Traveller: The New Era and Twilight: 2000. Its of the genre I think of as Techno-Horror¸ a modern-day Call of Cthulhu¸ with inspiration from the X-Files TV series.
Something very strange is going on. Stranger than usual¸ I mean. Hell¸ I"m used to eco-commandos dynamiting oil refineries. I"m used to riots in the Farm Family Relocation Camps. I understand the wars that street gangs and corporate security goons are fighting for the inner cities. I can accept the steady breakup of the old nations¸ even if I can"t pronounce half the names of the new ones. I"m even used to grave robberies and blood bank heists in California. After all¸ it"s California¸ right?" "But a few days ago¸ the Eastern Australian Air Force nuked Melbourne¸ and refuses to explain why. Black spiky things that only vaguely resemble fish are attacking people in the Great Lakes. A radio station in Chicago is broadcasting only a single¸ oscillating tone - all day long. Whole blocks of Mexico City have been abandoned - by people anyway." "My contact in the Michigan Secret Service said we"re being invaded¸ part of a centuries-old plot. I wanted to find out more¸ but before we could meet¸ he turned up headless in a park." "Now I have this feeling I"m being followed..."