Over the years many different companies and authors have published material compatible with Dark Conspiracy. In our reviews we attempt to provide an objective comment on each product, it design, art and content, allowing you, the reader to determine whether or not you should add this product to you collection.

  • [Review] Nightsider

    Written by Michael C. LaBossiere

    Nightsider was the second and final 'folio'-style adventure released by Games Designer Workshop (GDW) in the Dark Conspiracy line. Well, when I say adventure, I actually mean a collection of three loosely connected scenarios based in Maine, New England (but easily transferable) that all involve an otherworldly invasion by the the titular Nightsiders. These creatures, beings able to inhabit the bodies of the dead, are slowing but surely infiltrating our dimension, and, as always, it falls on the Minion Hunters to stop this invasion before it is too late.

  • [Review] A Gathering Evil – A Dark Conspiracy Novel

    Awakening in a speeding ambulance, with the scream of its undulating siren ripping your brain apart, is not a pleasant experience. It becomes even less so when you realize you’re in a body bag zipped up tight and you can’t move. Trapped in suffocating darkness, with the rubberized canvas pulling at your flesh, you realize that if this is death, eternity in a grave will be hell itself.

    And so begins A Gathering Evil, Michael Stackpole's first novel in what was to become the Fiddleback trilogy. Be warned spoilers follow!

  • [Review] Minion Hunter

    Minion HunterWith Game Designers' Workshop starting life as a boardgaming company, it was probably little surprise that Dark Conspiracy eventually got a its own boardgame - Minion Hunter. Created by Lester Smith, and developed with both a solo and co-operative style play (for up to six players) in mind, it turns out that this game, hasn't aged well.


  • [Review] New Orleans

    Written by Eric W. Haddock (1991, GDW)

    GDW2101 - Dark Conspiracy - New Orleans (MJS)New Orleans hit the shelves in 1991 as the first book produced by Game Designers Workshop (GDW) in support of their new Dark Conspiracy game-line. More than simply an adventure, New Orleans is part scenario, part city supplement, and in many ways the blueprint for the books that were to follow.

    Note that this review accompanies an interview darkconspiracytherpg.info conducted with the author of this supplement, Eric Haddock. This can be found here - Eric Haddock - Author of New Orleans

  • [Review] Challenge Magazine – The Scenarios (Issues 53-56)

    By Eric W Haddock, Lester W. Smith, Dr Michael C LaBossiere, & Charles E. Gannon

    From the release of Dark Conspiracy in 1990 through to the closure of their doors in 1995, GDW supported our favourite horror game through their in house magazine 'Challenge'.  Over 40 issues and five years this magazine provided numerous scenarios, stories and other support material for the Dark Conspiracy, and saw the emergence of numerous well respected authors. As an ongoing feature, DCtRPG.info will be reviewing this material and giving our frank and honest opinions on how it pertains to the game today...

  • [Review] Darktek

    Written by Charles E. Gannon (1991, GDW)

    The Darktek sourcebook is a bit of a departure for this site and its reviews; it is the first non-adventure (or campaign) that we have looked at. Weighing in at just over 100 pages, the Darktek sourcebook is a collection of devices, tools and weapons that are examples of the advances in technology that have come about since the arrival of the ET races and the Dark Minions.

  • [Review] Detour

    Written by the 3Hombres Team (2011, 3Hombres)

    Detour is a 14 page Dark Conspiracy adventure that explores portions of New BosWash and the Outlaw lands that surround it. The first by the new DC licensee, 3 Hombres Games, it is available only as a pdf (via RPGnow and DrivethruRPG), for a price point of $6 US. With a new and interesting approach, it offers an insight into the direction that 3 Hombres Games is to take Dark Conspiracy in the future.

  • [Review] Ice Daemon

    Written by Creede and Sharleen Lambard (1992, GDW)

    Ice_Daemon_fullIce Daemon is a 16 page adventure published in 1992 by Game Designers Workshop for the Dark Conspiracy gameline. It is the first of a new type of folio style adventures produced by GDW, and was indicative of a shot-lived change to the company's publishing methodology (this format would be used in one other Dark Conspiracy adventure – Nightsider – and at least one adventure for the company’s MERC: 2000 gameline). Generally well received at the time of publication, Ice Daemon remains a good addition to the line, especially as an introduction to new players entering the world of Dark Conspiracy!

  • [Review] Among the Dead

    Written by Mark Galeotti and Loren K. Wiseman (1992, GDW)

    Among the Dead is an 82-page adventure published in 1992 by GDW for the Dark Conspiracy game line. Complete with GDW’s higher than average layout and art standards (at least for the time), this scenario is one of the best produced in the series. A good read, it brings Russia—in the world of Dark Conspiracy—to life, but fails to provide a completely compelling story at points.