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Cold & Dark

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Dying is easy, living is hard and pain is a given…

Centuries from now mankind lives on in the Sirius galaxy, an enormously vast and dense system of stars. It’s a greedy industrial society run by corporations and the Governmental Industrial Complex. The onslaught of strip-mining has stirred something terrible best left buried and forgotten.

The sci-fi universe of Cold & Dark is a frightening and violent world. In the reaches of space the protagonists have to face known as well as unknown horrors. The players take on the roles of people who have chosen to live on the edge as site engineers, corsairs and deep space salvagers. Only out there in the big empty, on the verge of disaster facing the horror, do they flourish and realize their full potential. This is sci-fi at its darkest.

Some Game Features

  • Starmap and information on 18 solar systems.
  • A look into the mysterious religion known as Infinitology.
  • 19 avatar packages the players can use as inspiration in order to create their avatars.
  • Stats and examination of the violent and parasitic Ripper race – The greatest threat to life as we know it.
  • Unique equipment such as the COG – Customized Operation Gear- the personal nano-tech suit worn by those working in space. Calibrate it by choosing among dozens of applications and upgrades.
  • A simple and cohesive system which allows the players to manage their own ships and engage in everything from piracy to deep space salvage operations.
  • Rules and information regarding VPS – Void Psychosis Syndrome, a mental illness which has the power to bring the whole of humanity to its knees.

Cold & Dark is a standalone roleplaying game. Suited for mature players.

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Patrick S April 16, 2020 6:04 pm UTC
What a weird little review by Mr JDS ...
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Nathanael C April 16, 2020 6:47 pm UTC
Right? It's like he didn't even read the product description before buying it.
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Thibault G October 19, 2019 9:07 pm UTC
Not sure why I can't review this but anyway, I'll do this here ;)
Promising but eventually boring RPG offering an Alien+Expanse and cie universe.
- cool novel-like introduction
- cool illustrations
- a somewhat large universe

- multiple D8 based rules. Why, but why?
- simulation oriented rules. Some might like it but the issue is that it sure increases your investment in this game before you have any chance to run it.
- The universe is large but somewhat lacks of imagination. You end up with your space zombies, alien hive connected race and some god-like race that gave humans tech and hangs around for whatever reason.
- lack of intro scenario to help you understand what the creators had in mind.
In the end, I didn't want to run once I've read it and I would expect a 2nd version to really dig into the universe (cleaning up the rules wouldn't hurt either). Not a bad product per se but really not an enthusiastic one either.
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Kristin S April 03, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
This file won't download.
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Jeff M April 05, 2018 11:12 am UTC
same here.

But works well with the download zip option.
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Nathanael C June 19, 2015 12:10 am UTC
I would kill for a POD version of this game!
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Chris O June 04, 2017 5:19 pm UTC
Modiphius doesn't do POD, but they do have print version up for pre-order here:
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This title was added to our catalog on October 31, 2012.