People have been playing The Dark Eye for over 30 years! In fact, it is the most successful role-playing game on the German market. Also, it has the largest active community of any European roleplaying game. So, if you have been debating whether or not to carry this roleplaying game in your store, it’s probably one of the safest investments that you can make. To get a glimpse of the game and how it works, here are the quick start rules.
Width and Breadth of the Dark Eye
Since it was originally published in Germany in 1984, it has continued to grow in popularity throughout Europe. With over 30 years of supplements, fiction, and licensed video games, there are a wealth of stories that provide a richness to the world not commonly found in other RPGs. Also, it’s worth noting that the latest release in Europe (their fifth edition) of the game debuted in August 2015, with the English translation released in November 2016 by Paizo.
One of the biggest concerns that retailers have when supporting a new RPG is its longevity. Before investing money and shelf space, they want to know the product is going to inspire return customers. Since its release in November of 2016, Paizo has been aggressively releasing a multitude of supplements and accessories to display their commitment to this product.
The Core Books
These three books can be the basis for enumerable adventures in the realm of Aventuria. With the Core Rules, players will have all of the mechanics and options necessary run the game. The Aventuria Almanac will provide details for every major location in The Dark Eye world. And, the Aventuria Bestiary will provide game masters with the abilities and background for the creatures of the world.
Action awaits your party! Travel the land as a virtuous knight, elven ranger, or erudite mage. Experience the breadth of Aventuria, The Dark Eye’s immersive fantasy world crafted by those steeped in medieval lore amid ancient forests, forbidding mountains, and fairy-tale castles.
The Core Rules present all of The Dark Eye’s refined, time-tested game system. Character experience earns additional skills, new spells, and special fighting styles to face ever greater challenges. To get started, all you need are pencil and paper, dice, and this book. Build the characters you want to play, or choose from a large selection of customizable character archetypes.
The Dark Eye Core Rules Book
Item Code: ULIUS25001
Explore the many facets of Aventuria with the Aventuria Almanac, your guide to the official setting for the fantasy roleplaying game, The Dark Eye. Immerse yourself in this exciting world and learn why the fantastic continent of Aventuria is like no other. This indispensable guide was designed both for players and GMs.
The Aventurian Almanac also includes two large-format poster maps of the continent, game stats for famous personalities, new creatures, useful plants, and fascinating new mysteries for the heroes to explore.
Item Code: ULIUS25002E
The Aventuria Bestiary describes 40 terrifying monsters and two dozen highly dangerous animals that can challenge even the mightiest group of heroes. This sourcebook describes supernatural beings such as demons, fairies, and ghosts, but also includes nightmarish flesh-and-bone creatures like the corpse-devouring ghoul, the foul pit worm, and the titanic gorger.
Each creature description features a full stat block, a colorful illustration, and notes on physical traits, habitat, and encounter tips. As a bonus, the Aventuria Bestiary introduces new advantages and disadvantages, new special abilities designed for combat with creatures, rules for creature swarms, and expanded rules for hunting and making use of quarry.
Item Code: ULIUS25003
Accessories, Adventures, & Supplements
No matter which side of the table that players are on, there are some great products to help flesh out their game table. These additional items will help to solidify the game’s presence in your store, as well as provide options for causal players and completists alike. From dice cups, to cards, to original fiction, there’s plenty of options for your customer to take advantage of.
The city of Arivor virtually bursts at the seams, and you marvel at the size of the crowds. Suddenly, the unthinkable happens, and joyous and carefree celebrations turn into desperate struggles for survival. This volume includes NPCs, maps, floor plans, a timeline of events, and challenging encounters – everything your players need to participate in an event with major consequences for the future of Aventuria. Arivor’s Doom is a TDE group adventure for 3 – 5 experienced heroes determined to survive.
Arivor’s Doom Item Code: ULIUS25304E MSRP: $19.99
You cannot trust your eyes, and your ears even less so. Too many sounds echo in the streets – the hiss of an alley cat, the flapping wings of an old raven, and footsteps that seem to approach from every direction… The Vampire of Havena is a “pick-a-path” -style solo adventure that lets you dive into the action when other players are not available. Familiarity with The Dark Eye RPG or the world of Aventuria is not required. This scenario includes a ready-to-play character and all necessary rules. Onward to adventure!
The Vampire of Havena Item Code: ULIUS25302 MSRP: $19.99
Fate is an important concept in The Dark Eye role-playing game. Heroes can use Fate Points to survive dangers that others could not escape. Often, a Fate Point can tip the scales, making truly heroic deeds possible! Designed especially for The Dark Eye, these high-quality poker chips bring this exciting aspect of play to your gaming table as you track your total. This set consists of 20 Fate Points printed with the symbol of the Twelvegods, for use with The Dark Eye role-playing game.
Fate Points Set Item Code: ULIUS25502E MSRP: $14.99
Essential dice for The Dark Eye game system: 8 specially colored d20s that match the suggested colors in the game rules. The Dark Eye is a d20 system, and these are the perfect dice for the game. Each one features a special face with The Dark Eye image.
Dice Cup With Dice Item Code: ULIUS25506E MSRP: $19.99
Players customize their characters in The Dark Eye by assigning persistent Advantages and Disadvantages. These game-reference cards present a handy, colorful reference for each possible Advantage or Disadvantage for easy, consistent game play! There’s no need to flip through the Core Rules to find the specific data.
Advantages & Disadvantages Cards Item Code: ULIUS25507E MSRP: $9.99
Characters in The Dark Eye specialize in fighting styles and maneuvers. These game-reference cards present a handy, colorful reference for each possible Combat and Feat specialization for easy, consistent game play! There’s no need to flip through the Core Rules to find the specific data.
Combat & Feats Cards Item Code: ULIUS25508E MSRP: $9.99
Wizard characters in The Dark Eye learn different magical spells and rituals. These game-reference cards present a handy, colorful reference for each possible spell and ritual that they can refer to easily and consistently during play! No need to flip through the Core Rules to find the specific data.
Spell & Rituals Cards Item Code: ULIUS25509E MSRP: $9.99
Blessed One characters in The Dark Eye learn different liturgical chants and ceremonies to invoke the powers of their gods. These game-reference cards present a handy, colorful reference for each possible liturgical chant and ceremony that they can refer to easily and consistently during play! No need to flip through the Core Rules to find the specific data.
Liturgies & Ceremonies Cards Item Code: ULIUS25510E MSRP: $9.99
When stars fall from the sky, the peoples of Aventuria see visions of impending doom. The signs are clear to everyone, from simple farmers to clergy and even crowned heads of state. Whether these visions will prove true, or even possible, none can say. The Walls of Alveran tremble, and the 13th god rattles his chains. When such a powerful entity moves even his little finger, monumental events are set in motion.
This collection of short stories gathers tales related to the fateful event known as the Starfall. Within these pages, you’ll find over 20 fantastical stories that transport you to the far corners of Aventuria, and beyond.
Starless Sky Item Code: ULIUS25702E MSRP: $14.99