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Four Against Darkness: A solitaire dungeon-delving pen-and-paper game: Volume 1

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For those who have had fun with Four Against Darkness but feel they have exhausted all of its content, there are many new elements in Four Against the Abyss to deepen and renew the game.

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Let’s have a loot at an expansion that figuratively continues the basic manual. Four Against the Abyss is a set of rules and options to expand the game and raise the adventurers to the ninth level. The dice evolve from d6 to d8 (and explode with 7 or 8, so very volatile). It starts with casually generating Four Against Darkness dungeon but what is inside it is determined by new tables. Four Against Darkness must be tried and discovered. It is a game with a precise identity and important strengths. It does NOT offer a fast and immediate version of role-play in the old way. To be precise, it is not even a real role-playing game. It does its job, however: it does allow you to spend time in joy lost in corridors infested with monsters or lands in danger. You choose four character types from the classic classes ( warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and start adventuring in dungeons created by dice rolls and by your choices. When you enter a room, you generate its content on a series of random tables. You will meet monsters, fight them, hopefully defeat them (or decide that discretion is the better part of valor!), you'll manage your resources (healing, spells, life points, equipment), grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters you meet. Your characters can level up and become better at what they do, but it will not be easy.

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Entreaty of Eldritch Enchanters: A whole book of new classes, similar to concise classes, but all the classes are magic themed. Caves of the Kobold Slave-Masters is an adventure for 1st-2nd level characters divided into three parts lasting a couple of hours. It starts with a pre-generated dungeon, to continue instead with one to be generated randomly and ends with a decisive battle.

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Tournament of the Undead Viscount - Gladiator tournament rules for any level. Half the book is dedicated to town tables, including new unique weapons to buy. It is not a game-book or a choose-your-own-adventure book. There is noprose to read or numbered sections to go to, even if we coulddo something like that in a supplement.Heart of the Lizard- Official Novella of the game with gaming appendix for new spells. Thematically, I think these spells go good with Fiendish Foe dungeons.

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Knight of Destiny loses the chance of cooperative play, but gives the solitary player new challenges and new situations that can certainly entertain him for more than one game.

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