Welcome to The Dark Times Fanzine (DTF), a direct and spiritual descendant of Demonground and Protodimension Magazines (PDM). Fostered in part with the laying to rest of PDM, DTF is the newest online free gaming magazine with a focus, still, on the “horror-conspiracyweirdness” sphere along with Modern, Post-Apocalypse and Realism genres. Where our predecessors had a more focused approach to settings & systems, DTF plans a broader, sometimes systemless approach to our fare and offerings.
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- Elements by Davide Quatrini – A look at Additional Philological Elements on ‘Cthulhu’ Name
- Dark Times Interviews author I.E. Lester – A quick chat with the writer of The Stairs Lead Down
- Using Qi by Yicheng Liu – Optional rules for Asian Cultures in Call of Cthulhu
- The Voshkod Incident, an alternative future terror by Davide Quatrini
- Libram Memoriam by T. Mike McCurley – A tome for all game systems
- The Vanishing Varigotti – An adventure for Trail Of Cthulhu, set in the weird world of stage magic by Joe “Citizen X” Klemann
- Part 2 of Kevin O’Neill’s A Short Guide to Australia – What to do with all that unoccupied space?
The inaugural issue of The Dark Times Fanzine.
- Fantastic cover art ‘Stairway‘ by Michael Marshall Smith
- An introduction by assistant editor Tad Kelson
- The regular In The Editor’s Attic editorial musings from Lee Williams
- The Open Veil, this issue’s featured adventure. A Dark Conspiracy-styled ghost hunt in an abandoned sanatorium by Paul Riegel-Green
- A Delta Green Shotgun Scenario First Hand Accounts by Eric Rodriguez
- A short adventure for Trail of Cthulhu Carcosa Fringe Festival by Sean Smith
- Web of Deception – a quick & dirty scenario for Dark Conspiracy by Tim Bisaillon
- Ten Spiritual Parasites, a list of unpleasant undead infestations by Eric Fabiaschi
- A Short Guide to Australia, travel advice for Dark Conspiracy by Kevin O’Neill
- The Trouble With Dr Murphy, a Silent Legions scenario by Eric Fabiaschi
- The IDEAL Conceal, a handgun for Dark Conspiracy & Call of Cthulhu by Lee Williams