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[Interview] Eric Haddock – Author of ‘New Orleans’

In 1992 Dark Conspiracy was on a high. The core book had proven popular and under the direction of the Games Designer Workshop (GDW) team numerous new products were in development. The first of these to hit the shelves was New Orleans, a sourcebook and adventure that explored this venerable old city and the evils that now dwell within its limits. It is DCtRPG’s pleasure to have been able to recently chat with New Orleans’ author, Eric Haddock (who currently hosts the World of Warcraft podcast, 30 Minute Cooldown), and lure him to reveal some of the details about the creation of this supplement, and his time at GDW.

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[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…

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[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.

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[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!

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[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.

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