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FEAR OF THE DARK skirmish wargame

FEAR OF THE DARK skirmish wargame

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What is Fear of the Dark?

Fear of the Dark is a solo horror skirmish wargame set in the worlds of madness created by H.P. Lovecraft.

Solo as this game is designed to be played alone, just you trying to make your warband survive another day. Although it could be played with two or even three players in cooperative mode, that is, fighting together against the forces of darkness.

This is not an usual wargame (competitive mode / player vs player) with some solo rules designed ad hoc, this is a solo game.

Horror as the supernatural and the mystery will be the common thread of our scenarios.

Our characters will have to face haunted houses, gangsters, supernatural beings drawn from the worst nightmares, groups of cultists who want to awake forgotten gods, mysterious murders, ancient curses, and dusty books that predict the end of the world as we know it.


Skirmish since the games will be played with just a few miniatures on a table with some scenery, although this game is not attached to any specific brand of miniatures and you can use any that you like. Forget about huge armies and lots and lots of miniatures on the table.

Another strong point of this game relies in its narrative aspect. The focus is on the story since the plot in each scenario will have a great narrative weight, not just fighting without any reason or random encounters of wandering monsters.

The scenarios will have a story that connects everything, all the events that happen will have a reason, and even may never be known by the player until the scenario is over.

The background of this wargame is set in the worlds of madness created by H,P, Lovecraft, where a strange universe of gods and monsters underlies our reality, twisting our world upside down and throwing ourselves into a bottomless pit of madness.

In this game you will play a group of characters during 1920-40 fighting supernatural beings and their acolytes who unconsciously try to wake up the long dormant evil, exploring ancient ruins, hiding from shadows that could devour you, and struggling to live another day.

This is not going to be easy, but it´s going to be fun... that´s for sure.


Fear of the Dark is a 130 pages complete ruleset with 4 scenarios, cards, tokens and everything necessary to play.

And four free scenarios have been added to the rulebook (almost 100 pages the four scenarios together), and they are not going to be the last free scenarios available...

You get two copies, one of them with quality shown on the previews and pictures and a printer-friendly copy so that you can print it and read it easier. 

Rules have been added as a separate document that you can download apart from the rulebook.

For more information you can check the facebook group and the blog of Fear of the Dark, which gathers information, support material and battle reports.

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William B September 23, 2021 4:48 am UTC
What is the status on additional scenarios? Are some available now? I'm interested, but only if the additional scenarios materialize.
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DAVID F October 26, 2021 10:46 pm UTC
Right now there are 4 free additional scenarios, and there Will be more.
The game has right now 8 scenarios (4 in the core ruleset and 4 additional scenarios).
If you want to be informed you may join the Facebook group or visit the blog.
Thanks a lot!
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JJ P April 14, 2021 3:00 am UTC

Don't know how valid the one review is but if you are still thinking of doing an update, I might be interested / abls to help. Do you know the best way to exchange contact information?
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DAVID F April 14, 2021 10:01 am UTC
You may contact through Facebook, in the Fear of the Dark skirmish wargame group you can see my Facebook profile.
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JJ P April 27, 2021 1:47 am UTC
Thanks David.
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JJ P March 29, 2021 3:27 am UTC
Hi David,

Is the solo such that it is a “one time through and you’re done” type game or does it have replay value?

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DAVID F March 30, 2021 11:01 am UTC
As it is highly narrative, once you play the story you know what is it about, so it would be like viewing a movie a second time (it may be fun, but not as the first time with plot twists and not knowing what is happening).

In the rulebook you have 4 scenarios, and I'm working on more scenarios that will be available for free to all those who purchased the rulebook.
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Frederic M March 19, 2021 7:05 pm UTC
Just came here after a fast look on BGG and a great, long read on Fear of the Dark blog!!
Q: will there be a POD edition?? I like so much to have in my hands the rulebooks (and they are so great to see on a shelf too!! =^^= )
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DAVID F March 20, 2021 8:10 pm UTC
At this moment I'm afraid that only digital version is available.

I hope you like the game!
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Mark W March 06, 2021 12:48 pm UTC
Looks great! "story that conects everything" Should be "connects". Just trying to help. It's a great write up.
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DAVID F March 20, 2021 8:11 pm UTC
I corrected the mistake.
Sorry and thanks a lot.
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