A downloadable game

You did not choose this path of desperate adventures. Your traumas brought you here, and now you need to grow by them.


What is Dark Designs?

Dark Designs is a rules-lite tabletop roleplaying game where you take on the roles of desperate adventurers forced into this bleak profession by traumatic experiences - and now, they are living by them. 

Is it a group or solo game?

The game system and its multipurpose table on the back page is directed at GM-less solo or coop play (though it certainly can be played in a traditional fashion).  The game was originally designed for and submitted to the Lone Wolf Solo TTRPG jam Mk2 as a solo game.

What's the system?

The game system is particularly inspired by Cthulhu Dark (Graham Walmsley) and Trophy (Jesse Ross) and is designed to fuel your fiction as well as it encourages you to push your characters to the brink, and beyond.

Is it just this one sheet?!

Yes, all of it fits on a sheet of A4 (why the game was also submitted to the One-Page RPG Jam 2022).


What will you see? What will you learn? When will you perish? Desperation awaits, that’s for certain. What form will yours take?



Dark Designs v1.0.pdf 699 kB

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