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DC1 Dark Conspiracy, 1st edition rulebook

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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 world's 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, humankind's 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?

 
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Nicholas B September 09, 2014 11:12 pm UTC
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I am interested to know what format the print version takes, since the PDF includes the PC Booster Kit. Is it bound in the back as an add on, or its own separate book? Also, is this based on a clean edition or a print version of a scan? Anyone who finds out please post, or anyone at GDW I would love to know this info before purchasing.
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Paul E May 22, 2014 3:04 pm UTC
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I have loved this game since I first picked it up, when it was first coming out. I had purchased everything for the game, and intend to purchase all of the 1st Edition stuff, again, followed up by anything I can find for 2nd Edition, and all of it, all editions, in the end. The really strange thing is that I am not a Horror genre fan, but the way this game tackles Horror, as a truly alternate aspect, is brilliant, so I can run this temporarily as a Horror game, but then bust it out as something more akin to Shadowrun and Millennium's End. Mr. Smith did an extraordinary job on this game, and there is little I have ever changed in the rules or setting whenever I've run this game in the past.

The novels, by Michael Stackpole, my favorite author of all time, build the setting for this game so brilliantly that, having read them, it was actually easier for me to picture the game, the setting, and to run it better as a result. Fantastic.
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338
ISBN
1558780769
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GDW 2100
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