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Post by Marcus Bone » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:03 am

Hi All,

I just thought I's maintain an updates thread for the main site. For starters I have uploaded a review of Detour, 3 Hombres Games first new DC offering.

As always comments and feedback is welcomed!
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Post by ReHerakhte » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:40 am

I like what you've done so far, obviously more informative than the old style but I think the real winner is the review page. I don't know of any other site that has (or had) actual buyer's reviews (aside from such places as DriveThruRPG) and I believe the review page is a very good thing (I even plugged the update on my Dark Con posterous blog before I posted here!)
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Post by Marcus Bone » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:41 am

ReHerakhte wrote:I like what you've done so far, obviously more informative than the old style but I think the real winner is the review page. I don't know of any other site that has (or had) actual buyer's reviews (aside from such places as DriveThruRPG) and I believe the review page is a very good thing (I even plugged the update on my Dark Con posterous blog before I posted here!)
Hey! Thanks for the blog post (and the kind comments!)

P.S. I'm thinking of doing the Darktek book next (as structurally it is a different type of book)...

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Post by Linden » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:16 am

Marcus Bone wrote: P.S. I'm thinking of doing the Darktek book next (as structurally it is a different type of book)...
I'd be interested to see what you think of that. I always thought it was one of the weakest of the Dark Conspiracy supplements (second only to the Empath sourcebook). A lot of the non dark-tek devices strike me as a bit useless. I also found the art rather comical as most of the pictures try to cram as many of the book's gadgets into the frame as humanly possible. Plus you've got the incredibly deadpan descriptive text which tells you exactly what's going on, and who's fiddling with what gadget, just in case you haven't worked it out for yourself.

The review page is stylish, nice looking format you've got for it.
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Post by Marcus Bone » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:32 am

Here you go, an interview with everyone's favourite DC author, our very own Lee Williams - http://www.darkconspiracytherpg.info/20 ... es-editor/

I have a couple more reviews to come as well!

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Re: Updates to DCtRPG.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:34 am

Hi All!

Another review, this time the Darktek book - http://www.darkconspiracytherpg.info/20 ... w-darktek/

Linden sums this one up nicely BTW... a dog that had so much potential!
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Re: Updates to DCtRPG.info

Post by Linden » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:59 pm

Marcus Bone wrote:Hi All!

Another review, this time the Darktek book - http://www.darkconspiracytherpg.info/20 ... w-darktek/

Linden sums this one up nicely BTW... a dog that had so much potential!



Nice review, although you were far too kind about the artwork. It's not that it's bad in itself but the situations it depicts are just completely inane, plus the captions which seem designed for the terminally hard of thinking.
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Post by ReHerakhte » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:17 pm

Like Linden mentioned, a good review but I too think the artwork is a major failing in DarkTek. While I hadn't thought about it specifically in those terms, I think you summed up exactly how I felt with DarkTek, the missed potential and so on.

I really liked the concept behind it but I hated (still do) a lot of the illustrations (in a number of cases it seems that the artist had no sense of perspective what-so-ever and the art looks like the sort of drawings I did when I was 10 years old!)
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Post by Linden » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:04 am

Marcus, I entirely agree with you about how Dark-Tek can be utilised in a campaign. Shame this part of your review wasn't in the book - it's far superior and a lot more concise than the intro to The Nature of Dark-Tek chapter. I ended up using the items very much as described in your review in both the campaigns I ran.

The items I made significant use of were: Cloner, Obedience Bug, Rejuvenator, ET Stun Gun and the X14. How about everybody else?
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Re: Updates to DCtRPG.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:08 am

Hi All!

Another update to the darkconspiracytherpg.info website, this time a tabloid style adventure seed - A Murder of Crows, that has been floating around my hard drive since the early days of my acquisition of DC licence (back in 2006).

Always interested in hearing if this sort of thing is of interest to you, and I have a few others I could pop up over time!
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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:38 am

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I've finally got around to updating that annoyingly silly looking header banner on the front page. I like the new one much better, but again all comments are welcome!
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Post by vadersson » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:08 am

Cool! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading it.

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Marcus Bone » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:38 am

Man, I'm obviously in a DC mood at the moment. I've done a bit more background work to the website, and have also created a couple of new pages - one for links (if you run a DC site or have links to one, PM me and I'll add them), the other as a list of DC products (which I'll add to as a get a chance...)

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Post by vadersson » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:37 am

Good timing as I am in a DC mood too. Be working on writing up some of my old adventures and even looking to start a group back up. Such a wonderful game.

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Re: Updates to www.darkconspiracy.info

Post by Morthrai » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:02 pm

I like the new banner Marcus, it's quite similar in style to the ones I used for my old campaign handouts. I'm a sucker for that font style anyway! I'm very keen on Murder of Crows too, nice and simple but with plenty of scope to add more depth...I'm thinking Ptero-Ravens from the old Dark Races book :twisted:
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