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Offline tereydavi

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FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« on: March 06, 2021, 01:37:56 AM »
I would like to share with all of you that after a lot of work I have made a wargame.

FEAR OF THE DARK skirmish wargame

Fear of the Dark is a solo horror skirmish wargame set in the worlds of madness created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Solo as this game is designed to be played solo (or full coop if played by several players)

Horror as the supernatural and the mystery will be the common thread of our scenarios.

In this game you will play a group of characters during 1920-40 fighting supernatural beings and their acolytes who unconsciously try to wake up the long dormant evil, exploring ancient ruins, hiding from shadows that could devour you, and struggling to live another day.



Do you really want to know more?

Are you sure?
Ok, enter at your own risk...

This is a blog created to give info, scenarios, support material...
https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/

This is the link to the facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fearofthedarkskirmishwargame

I really hope you like it, as it will make all this effort worthy.
My personal blog on pulp and weird ww2 games always solo...
https://thelonewarriorenglish.blogspot.com

Offline Spinal Tap

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 11:17:06 AM »
I've enjoyed your The Lone Warrior blog for a while and have been waiting for this ruleset since you announced it.

Just bought and will have a read later with the hope it will transfer easily to a more Victorian Sci Fi/Gothic Horror environment.

If not I still think the purchase of the rules is just reward for your efforts and might start me painting pulp figures too.

I really am going to have to get round to selling unused or redundant rulebooks though.

Offline pauld

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 11:53:07 AM »
Just purchased also - have lots of pulpy minis and scenery and a solo based rule set in this genre is always welcome.

130 pages - I look forward to a good read.

As a side note, the support material link on the page does not work for me and general articles takes me to All Express.  Has some weird otherworldly source infiltrated your web page?
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Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 01:11:31 PM »
Thanks a lot for the support!!!
Thats really motivating!!

The game has just been released, and thatīs the reason that there are no more support material or scenarios in the blog...

I plan to post scenarios, battle reports and material as soon as possible.

I've enjoyed your The Lone Warrior blog for a while and have been waiting for this ruleset since you announced it.

Just bought and will have a read later with the hope it will transfer easily to a more Victorian Sci Fi/Gothic Horror environment.

If not I still think the purchase of the rules is just reward for your efforts and might start me painting pulp figures too.

I really am going to have to get round to selling unused or redundant rulebooks though.

most of the posts from the lone warrior blog will be posted as well in Fear of the Dark blog, mainly those related to generasl wargaming and solo wargaming.

Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 08:03:35 PM »
A player has made a couple of videos while playing two of the scenarios.

In the videos is explained the game system, the activation, how the AI works...

https://youtu.be/E9Yk3bU5QQk

https://youtu.be/dnB4PU9H6P4

Offline Isasi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 05:18:27 AM »
Great rules!!!.

I'm going to play it on Darkest Africa.

The IA looks great and the narrative aproach it's wonderful.
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Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 12:13:21 PM »
Great rules!!!.

I'm going to play it on Darkest Africa.

The IA looks great and the narrative aproach it's wonderful.

Thanks a lot!!
I hope you enjoy the game!!

It is set in 1920, but in can be reskined to be played in a western, Victorian or even modern background.

If you want to follow the blog or the Facebook group, I will be posting support material, scenarios...

In fact, I already posted weapon cards so that you can use them while playing the scenarios:
https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/2021/03/weapon-cards.html?m=1

Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2021, 08:48:51 AM »
This is an AAR of the game explaining the main mechanics of Fear of the Dark:

https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/2021/03/aar-battle-report-1.html?m=1

And this is a third gameplay video where all the basic mechanisms can be seen in an actual scenario.

https://youtu.be/4nyMa6dH7JI
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 12:03:33 PM by tereydavi »

Offline mendoza

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2021, 06:51:14 PM »
Ooohhhh it look great.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline Dan55

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2021, 12:42:03 AM »
I've been hearing good things about this game.

Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2021, 08:42:27 AM »
Ooohhhh it look great.  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thanks a lot!!
I hope you like it!!

I've been hearing good things about this game.

I hope you like the game!
That would mean that all the effort was worthy!!

Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2021, 11:41:49 PM »
I made a couple posts on the blog about low cost wargames or how to make a gaming table on a budget:

https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/2021/03/low-cost-wargames.html?m=1

And a post on solo wargaming, as Fear of the Dark is a Solo skirmish wargame, and many times I have been asked about solo wargaming:

https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/2021/03/solo-wargaming.html?m=1

As always, I hope you like them!!!

Offline Ballardian

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2021, 02:07:00 PM »
Hi tereydavi, I recently bought FotD from Wargame Vault, and am looking forward to playing it - I subsequently recieved notification that the files had been updated & was wondering (as I like to have a print copy to hand), what the changes broadly were. Would it be a matter of replacing a few pages, or should I print the whole thing again? 

Offline tereydavi

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2021, 09:19:21 PM »
Hi tereydavi, I recently bought FotD from Wargame Vault, and am looking forward to playing it - I subsequently recieved notification that the files had been updated & was wondering (as I like to have a print copy to hand), what the changes broadly were. Would it be a matter of replacing a few pages, or should I print the whole thing again? 

First of all, thanks for supporting this project, and I hope you like it!!!

The problem was in the Melee weapons table that had a mistake in the special rules of two of the weapons, so I corrected that table (and in the tables at the end of the book)

It would involve pages 28 and 126, where I wrote "+1 to CaC" it now has written "+1 to melee combat"

Right now I'm working on a new scenario that will be given for free to all of you that purchased the game.

There is a Facebook group where you can get information or ask any doubt you have.

I hope that you like the game as that would make all the effort worthy!

Offline Ballardian

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Re: FEAR OF THE DARK solo horror skirmish wargame
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2021, 12:33:54 PM »
Many thanks :)

 

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