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Dark Deeds!

Dark Deeds, the cult favourite card game from Andy Chambers & Mark Gibbons, gets a deadly new edition brought to you by Rookery Publications in partnership with Modiphius Entertainment!


Dark Deeds is a darkly humorous card game for 2 to 5 players set in a sinister fantasy city. It casts players as malicious minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous Patron. These minions must perform acts of thievery, violence, and betrayal, all while avoiding suspicious authorities, interfering do-gooders, and the machinations of their rivals. Rich rewards shall shower the most successful minion. Horrific punishments await those who fail.


Are you the kind of malevolent minion the Patron needs?

Team players need not apply.



To bring this new edition of Dark Deeds to life, our Art Director, Mark Gibbons, who is best known for his decades of creative contribution to the likes of Games Workshop, Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games – and, of course, as one of the creators of Dark Deeds – had a great deal to consider.


'Andy Chambers, Ryan Miller and myself created the original Dark Deeds over a frenzied six months back in 2015. Indie publisher Games & Gears was good enough to indulge our collective passions and put the devious little game on the shelves for a limited run the following year. We sold every copy, and thanks to the encouraging buzz from a hardcore fanbase, we even made a Darker Deeds expansion.


'Despite that cult success, I always felt the game had the potential to be a much bigger hit. When COVID forced us all inside for 18 months, Dark Deeds: Second Stab became my new hobby/obsession. Taking our original designer's notes, enthusiastic player feedback, and the uncontrollable urge to noodle endlessly on my art, I made a new and (even if I do say so myself) greatly improved version of the game that was published with minimum fanfare on the digital platform, Tabletopia.


'It was here that Modiphius's Chris Birch and I played an online transatlantic game of Dark Deeds, after which he said he'd like to publish a new physical edition.

 

'At that point, the real work began!


'That's when the rest of the team at Rookery Publications stepped in. The game received an industrial level of polish: revised and rebalanced rules, extra cards, new art (of course, I really can't help myself), and after yet another frenzied few months, a completely new edition of Dark Deeds is now poised to leap from the shadows!'

For more information on the forthcoming release, sign up over at Modiphius here to be the first to hear of news of how you can join the evil Patron’s ranks!


IT'S TIME FOR A SECOND STAB!

About Rookery Publications

Rookery Publications Ltd is an Edinburgh, Scotland-based independent publisher of tabletop games and their related products. Founded in 2020 by five award-winning gaming industry veterans, the Rookery launched its first line of system-agnostic tabletop roleplaying supplements, The Coiled Crown, in 2021. It also produces a live-streamed show called Inside the Rookery, featuring weekly guests from across the gaming industry. The company is currently preparing to launch its first card game, Dark Deeds, in conjunction with Modiphius Entertainment.


About Modiphius Entertainment

Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched its own IP, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013, and has since released a huge range of tabletop games, including the Star Trek Adventures TTRPG with Paramount, the official Dune RPG with Legendary, The Elder Scrolls Skyrim The Co-Operative Board Game, the official Fallout: The Roleplaying Game, and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game with Bethesda. The company has since launched new IP's Cohors Cthulhu and Dreams & Machines.

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Love Is On The Road
Love Is On The Road
2월 14일

Congratulations on the project reaching this stage!

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