Grimdark Fantasy RPGs as Comic Horror

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Convention Panel

Any system can be played dark, but some have brutality, hopelessness, and dystopia baked into their core. What are the challenges and pitfalls of running a grimdark campaign? What systems and mechanics work to reinforce those themes? Our experts discuss systems, rules, tips and methods for keeping the brutal, nihilistic darkness fun at the tabletop, and the relationship between grimdark gaming and the larger philosophy and concerns of weird fiction.

Fiona Maeve Geist (M)

Mike Mason

Kenneth Hite

Badger McInnes

Luke Stratton

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