Dark Age Games has some big announcements. There is a lot to be said for customer service for Dark Age, not to mention that I personally love the game and its miniatures (I started playing the game last December). Check out the latest information for Dark Age below, and if you still do not know what it is.... I've included that below as well.


For those that do not know what Dark Age is.....

Abandoned in the collapse of their star-spanning empire the humans of Samaria must battle for survival; against each other, the monsters they have created and the harsh planet itself. This is no place for weakness, only through courage and determination can a man hope to endure in the savage wasteland. 

Dark Age is a gritty, D20 driven, post-apocalyptic skirmish miniatures game for your tabletop. The game contains rules that are easy to learn and get you into the action right away. You can tailor how you play your game by Activation Points and alternate activations. The game is illustrated by a number of top artists including the inimitable Brom; the world of Samaria is brought to life as never before. 


The Latest News
via Mr Black from Dark Age Games
Mr. Black here, dear players, and I have some very exciting news for you all today!

First things first, over the last weekend was Adepticon 2013, and with it we got the chance to personally meet and speak with many of the Dark Age players over the course of the weekend, several of you learning small hints and whispers of things on the horizon- so I hope everyone who came out to see us had fun!

But now for the big reveal that everyone was promised throughout the weekend...

Over the last year we here at Dark Age have been striving to make our beloved game the best we can possibly make it via the March to Immortality, rules updates, Dark Prevailer IPhone App, and unit updates... Well, that has all been leading up to one major announcement the staff and myself have been waiting with baited breath to tell you, so here it is:

We here at Dark Age are proud to announce that very soon we will be releasing a brand new Core Rulebook!

It's all been leading to this, dear players, the culmination of over a year's worth of player feedback, play-testing, and rules revamps! We've looked over every aspect of our game,how it is played, what works, what doesn't work, and refined every element of it. Now, I don't want to worry any of you- we didn't rebuild the game- Oh no, we love our dark little world just the way it is- all we've done is go through each component of it and refined it to an art!

We've very proud of the changes we've made and believe this will escalate Dark Age in every way!

More than just new rules though, we've taken a look at our credence as a company, just how we wanted to function in regards to our player-base and our game as a whole, and with that here are some facts about how we will be progressing in the future that I believe you all will enjoy:

1. Rules Available Online: We do not believe that rulebooks should be a barrier of entry into our game- the fact that you, the players, have chosen to play our game in which to spend your hobby hours and time playing is reward enough, so in that light we are announcing that to coincide with the physical printing of the book we will also be offering it for free as a downloadable .pdf for your tablets/to print/to do whatever you wish with. Of course you can expect the same quality and production value in our new book, as we have displayed in our previous releases, but for those who prefer the digital medium, we are giving that to you as well.

2. Book Trade-in System: As an added bonus to all of you out there who already own our Core Rules we're giving you guys some rewards as well- As many of you know, we here at Dark Age love to make the convention rounds, and love speaking to our fans at either our booths or the various MTI events we hold at said conventions. So as a reward to you guys we're offering a Book Trade-In System wherein you can bring us your old copy of the Dark Age: Apocalypse Core Rules, trade it in, and walk away with a brand new copy of our new rulebook absolutely free.

3. New Content, New Beginnings: The new Core Rulebook will encompass everything you need to play, from the rules, to special and weapon abilities, to our recently released Faction Documents, as well as the Extreme Tournament Format and Scenarios for that year- You may have noticed I said that year. Well that is because we want Dark Age to be ever-improving, creating the best gaming experience possible for all our current fans and those to come, and to answer that we are adopting a yearly revision of our rules, meaning our players wont have to wait 3-4 years in between new revisions. We plan to have this coincide with our Immortals tournament at Gencon each year- so every August we will be releasing the revamped Core Rules for that year- of course available immediately for download and also qualifying for the above-mentioned trade-in system on the previous years book.

4. Themes: Of course, for the collectors out there, each years book will carry a certain theme for the storyline/fluff entries in it, usually relating to the sub-faction/armies released for that year- we're not creating some drab and mechanical book of rules for you guys, [i]these are going to be exciting and interesting catalogs of secrets and stories, enough to sate any fluff and fiction aficionado!


Now, we here at Dark Age wanted to wait and announce this when we physically had the books ready for distribution, but unfortunately plans changed a little while back when we were notified by our warehouse that we were almost out of Core Rulebooks and needed more. Needless to say, when we put in a book order it's a large order, and that presented us with an interesting problem- We could either print more books, knowing that we were going to make them outdated in just a few months, or we could work double-time with the layout and printing of our new book and have it ready sooner than expected- we decided to go with the second option.

As a result, our new book is currently being finalized and will be shipped off to print very soon, a process that takes a few months in and of itself. In the meantime we unfortunately don't have any physical Core Rulebooks to sell! No worries, however, as we take care of our player-base, and are releasing the Dark Age: Apocalypse Core Rules for free download via the link below:

Dark Age: Apocalypse Core Rules

That being said, we're working diligently on finalizing our new book, and will have it up for digital download as soon as it's shipped off to print.

This is only the beginning, dear players, we have so much more to tell you and so many more awesome things waiting for you- but those items will remain undisclosed for now, but keep a close eye here in the coming weeks and months, as we'll be revealing more and more items and secrets...


This is a new beginning for Dark Age, and things are only going to get more badass from here.

4 Comments:

  1. Cheers for the news. Wow that is customer service for you, and they appreciate the fluff followers as well.

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  2. Now That is how you should treat your customers.

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  3. Free PDF? Wow. I'll be grabbing that release day. Honestly more of a gamer than a hobbyist, but a free lok at the rules could get me into the game. Such a good idea.

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  4. Yay... A Dark Age comment. Love reading them.

    Also, thanks for giving a link for the Core Rules. Been curious about the game, now I can look at it.

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