When Darkness Comes is a tile-based board game that combines roleplaying with
boardgaming. The first core set, called "The Awakening", deals
with the undead (zombies, mummies, vampires, etc).
Each set will contain 6 scenarios plus a GM run campaign story. The campaign
story will run through all the expansions. The background stories are written by
some great writers and add a lot of depth to the scenarios.
The objective of the game will depend on the scenario. Some may include finding
and defeating a big bad guy, finding a certain object, diffusing a bomb, etc.
The characters (pre-generated or created) have 7 attributes with specialized
skills. That will determine the amount of dice rolled for a skill check. The
mechanic for skill checks is a poker variation instead of using straight high
roll. Players try to get 6 high, one pair, 3 straight, 3 of a kind, 4 straight,
etc. There are ways of adding dice and re-rolls in the game, so all hope isn't
Disks are placed on the tiles face down and are turned over when a player lands
on them. These could be adversaries, allies, security or items. You will need to
use your skills to deal with these. Victory points are awarded for certain
successful skill checks, such as defeating an adversary. At the end of the game,
the person with the most victory points is considered the winner and can advance
their created character on (if they were playing with one).
If you enjoy this game, remember to check out it's expansions:
- The Horror Within
- Hell Unleashed
- The Darkness Before Dawn
- The Most Dangerous Game
- This is not Happening
- The Nameless Mist
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1 Rule Book
1 Scenario/Background Book
6 pre-generated character cards
6 pewter minis to match the pre-generated characters
15 board tiles
55 encounter disks
41 other disks
32 character sheets
The Horror Within (Expansion)
This expansion for When Darkness Comes... focuses on the world of shape shifters
and lycanthropes. It also contains part two of the GM campaign.
Hell Unleashed (Expansion)
This expansion for When Darkness Comes... features additional rules and
scenarios for cultists and more. Also contains part three of the GM campaign.
The Darkness Before the Dawn (Expansion)
Things can always get worse...and now they have! This expansion for When
Darkness Comes... wraps up the first campaign.
The Most Dangerous Game (Expansion)
You are a spy, a superspy if you will, working for a large world organization to
sequester the political and not so political entanglements that threaten the
calm and quiet existence of a world on the brink of disaster. A Spycraft
This is Not Happening (Expansion)
What if everything you thought was real was a figment of someone else's
imagination? This expansion for the When Darkness Comes... role-playing
boardgame focuses on cybernetic/ dreamworld themes where players are not limited
by the laws of physics and even reality itself can be altered.
The Nameless Mist (Expansion)
This expansion has been eons in the making...Arkham is a strange place and when you dorm at Miskatonic U. it only gets
weirder. Explore the darker side of college life. But, be sure to take notes...
there will be a quiz!