View Full Version : Against the Darkmaster Now on the Forge!

February 10th, 2022, 00:15




Open Ended Games will be selling the Core book (574 pages) This week on the forge. It is fully compatible with this ruleset.

Please post any feedback and bugs here. I included a very small quick start guide to help you navigate this ruleset.

Please make sure you watch the video!

Special thanks to the guys at VsD and Imaginary Turtles Discord for playtesting.

Core Book link

I added an image that shows each record in case you do not want to wait for the core book.

February 10th, 2022, 00:36
Holy crap!

February 10th, 2022, 00:45
Holy crap!

Run us some old MERP stuff now.

February 10th, 2022, 13:42

Core book is now live

Open Ended Games
February 10th, 2022, 14:18
Hi everyone, Max of Open Ended Games here, just chiming in to thank bayne7400 for his awesome work and to say we're very excited about this project!

Any question about the game, you can reach us here or on our discord channel!

February 10th, 2022, 16:20
Power to the people! Ruleset edition. :)

This looks really exciting, am looking forward to giving it a whirl.

February 10th, 2022, 19:25
Great. The guys at Imaginary Turtles put it through a stress test but please post any issues here and I will address them asap.

February 10th, 2022, 20:44
Holy smokes WOW dude, this is crazy awesome.

February 11th, 2022, 00:38
I'm glad you guys are psyched. This one was probably never going to get made. So I thought what the hell I'll make it. OEG has been super cool so if you guys want to develop some products for them for FG let me or Max know. I can provide technical support.

February 11th, 2022, 23:35
Loving the ruleset, but I'm having an issue. The box where you write you Allegiances, etc. is super duper tiny. It also uses that darkmaster font (sorry not a fan of that font), when the other text boxes on the character sheet do not.


February 11th, 2022, 23:38
Yeah good feedback. I'll update that font. I made a font extension , I'll include in next build.

To keep the box there I would scrap the logo. I'll add it as a decal for next update. What are your thoughts?

Also your saves update as soon as you make level 1.

Edit: New build is up along with VsD font extension for those that find that font hard to read.

February 12th, 2022, 08:02
So much better. Thank you Bayne, you're the man!

I've been waiting on this ruleset for over a year, and I'm definitely not disappointed. I can't wait to use it.

As for the logo, I took a look at some other FGU rulesets and many don't seem to add one the character sheet. It's a nice touch, but it's still taking up valuable real estate. I dunno.

February 12th, 2022, 14:14
Yeah let me mess around with it. If you need the space then the logo should go

February 12th, 2022, 17:16
Alright I did some pixel shaving. Its easier to tell which line goes with allegiances etc. This lets you get two wounds in there still and not have to scroll. Ill push it later this weekend.


February 14th, 2022, 19:26
Looking forward to checking this out.
Why is this on the forge and not the store?

February 14th, 2022, 20:57
It was just a choice we made.

March 1st, 2022, 13:27
Updated build on test:

Armor skill was not offsetting move penalty- Fixed
Spell casting was not properly accounting for move penalty- fixed

I will flip this to live when the CORE RPG update hits.

March 4th, 2022, 00:28
I've noticed a couple of typos. On the front area, Medium Range is spelled "Medium Rang". Also, in the Marauding culture section, some words have way too many ffffffs. I just gave some things a once over, so there may be more typos.

March 4th, 2022, 00:37
Hey thanks. We have our own forum now. Shoot me the list and I'll get it fixed. The fff was a copy paste issue I thought I fixed them all!

That med range button is a ruleset thing. I might just go abbrev. Them all

Blue Haven
March 30th, 2022, 17:02
First of all thank you for your work :)
Second...ok...i have got the file on the forge and it says owned and...what tha heck i'm supposed to do now?? how do i get the file?? Sorry im very old school and since the Devs crushed the classic version and the ppl that real supported them since the begining and only cares about money...i just moved away...can anyone explain me how do i use the files?

March 30th, 2022, 17:15
Second...ok...i have got the file on the forge and it says owned and...what tha heck i'm supposed to do now?? how do i get the file??
You need FGU and you just run an update.

And as for your second comment, I don't think providing backwards compatibility with all purchased DLC and most community developments and paying a reduced rate for an upgrade to a new platform is caring only about money and not about everyone who supported them over the years. Every software platform has to undergo a redevelopment every now and again, and FG had to move from its 15 year old platform to allow future development - a new platform, backwards compatible, no need to re-buy DLC, with approx. 4 years of development. SmiteWorks can't be expected to keep supporting the older platform, nor can they be expected to give away an upgrade to a new platform with 4 years development. You obviously think differently, but I don't think the way SmiteWorks went about the move to the new platform is as bad as you say.

March 30th, 2022, 17:27
Ok step 1. Subscribe the the VsD ruleset.

Step 2. using FGU update your system

Step 3. create a new campaign selecting the VsD ruleset. Optionally you may load a theme and a font package included with the ruleset file. The white font turns the letters white and makes them more readable. the normal font package leaves them black and just uses a font that some find easier to read.

once inside I made a Quick Start guide you can load as a module to give you some basics.

I HIGHLY encourage you to buy the core rulebook. I converted 574 pages of information, data, and records.

Also we have our own Forum. Ill see if I cant get this thread locked!


March 30th, 2022, 17:32
Also we have our own Forum. Ill see if I cant get this thread locked!

I've closed the thread as requested.