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FEAR OF THE DARK skirmish wargame 2nd edition


Fear of the Dark skirmish wargame is back with a second edition!

After a year and a half from being published an improved second edition is available: Rules have been checked and modified, the AI controlling the enemies has been made easier to use, layout has been improved, typos have been corrected and checked...

Fear of the Dark 2nd edition is now available and it is made of two books including the whole set of rules (tokens, cards and everything needed to play), eight scenarios and a short campaign... 

More than 260 pages full of chances to fight nameless horrors...


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 263 pages complete ruleset with 8 scenarios and a short campaign, cards, tokens and everything necessary to play.

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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Antonio R October 21, 2022 7:59 am UTC
Buenos días compre hoy mismo el reglamento creyendo que estaba en castellano'hay alguna manera de poder cambiarlo ya que no domino el idioma da por supuesto que era en castellano,gracias de antemano.
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Vladimir M August 03, 2022 7:21 pm UTC
Español porfa
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richard H August 03, 2022 5:41 pm UTC
A really cracking game ,fairly easy to learn you don't need loads of figures and it is not tied into any specific line of miniature so you probably have enough figures to play anyway .
Online support is great with lots of scenarios and stuff and lots of fan support on face book
Just buy it and try it ,you will love it.
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Aaron L July 31, 2022 10:56 pm UTC
This really is a great game.
It's fairly simple rules so easy to pick up and play. Low model count with interesting creatures and opponents although easy to replace with what you already have. Probably more so than other games if that's even possible.

The adventures/missions/scenarios are "sort of" like a "choose your own adventure" until you get to the battles which are tabletop with a good AI and combat rules.

Support from the author is good.
Fan made cards and sheets are freely available on the Facebook page.

It really is a great little game. Set in a cthulhu style 1920's but easy enough to put anywhere.
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JESÚS JAVIER F January 17, 2022 12:30 pm UTC

I bought the English version but the Spanish version isn't in the downloaded files, how could I get the Spanish version, please?

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JESÚS JAVIER F January 17, 2022 1:34 pm UTC
I read in the Facebook group about the Spanish version. I will wait for the professional edition and about the possibility of rewards to the purchasers on this site.
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DAVID F February 08, 2022 6:13 pm UTC
Unfortunately the spanish versión is not available anymore as It is going to be published by a profesional company.

If you may get in touch with me through the Facebook Messenger, I may Fix the problem.


La versión en español no está disponible en español ya que va a ser editada por una editorial profesional.

Contacta conmigo por Messenger e intentaré solucionar el problema.
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JESÚS JAVIER F February 16, 2022 9:30 am UTC
Hola David,

gracias por responder, te contacté por messenger hace unos días.

Un saludo.
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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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Charles J August 14, 2022 6:24 pm UTC
That said, is it only played with scenarios written by others? E.g. you can’t write your own scenario and have a fun game?
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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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