Four Against Darkness

Number of Players: Solo

Game Time: 45-75 minutes

Components: Core book (not included), pencil & eraser, two six-sided dice, grid paper

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*NOTE: As of 4-15-2020, the core scenario book for Four Against Darkness is not available for download.

Four Against Darkness is a solitaire dungeon-delving game.

No miniatures are needed. All you need is the book, a pencil, two six sided dice, and grid paper.

You choose four character types from the classic classes (warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and start adventuring in dungeons created by dice rolls and by your choices. When you enter a room, you generate its content on a series of random tables. You will meet monsters, fight them, and hopefully defeat them (or decide that discretion is the better part of valor!). You'll manage your resources (healing, spells, life points, equipment), grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters you meet. Your characters can level up and become better at what they do, but it will not be easy.

What the game is not:

It is NOT a miniature game. You may use miniatures to remember your characters' marching order if you wish, but that's it.

It is NOT a roleplaying game. You may run it as a simple cooperative, GM-less game if you want.

It is not a game-book or a choose-your-own-adventure book. There is no prose to read or numbered sections to go to.

The PDF is 90 pages with plenty of black and white illustration, plus a color cover and a flowchart.

Image Credit: Bill Bachman