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Dark Metal: Solo SciFi Tabletop Adventure RPG

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A mercenary company is stranded within a star system after a battle, resulting in the destruction of the only wormgate in and out of the system. Not wanting to stick around and get caught up in an unprofitable war, they take a multi decade loop out into deep space and back in stasis. They awake to find no new wormgate, fractured civilizations, and broken cities. The Captain's first order of business is to find some food for the ship to eat. And to figure out what the frak is going on.

Are you looking for an adventure? Dark Metal: Mercenaries in the Deep is a solo or co-op, narrative driven, open miniatures science fiction tabletop adventure RPG featuring tactical combat.
  • Create your own squad leader and allies, or select from one of the 8 premade squads
  • Play through a variety of missions, campaigns, and scenarios as you try to figure out what's happened within the star system since you left
  • Choose whether to actively grow your squad from rookies to elite mercenaries or focus on your squad leader's own self improvement
  • Use either distance or hex based movement on a board created by you!
  • Includes a full set of print and play reference cards for easy handling at the table
  • Set in the Walking Steel scifi universe, where AI, humans, and space travel collide
This base rulebook also comes with three scenarios and the first full campaign, Terradome 39, where your squad sets out to find food for the Captain in a contest spanning several campaigns to become the new Alpha Squad.

This collection contains pdfs featuring the rules, reference material, three scenarios, and the first campaign spanning a total of 219 pages. The game also requires d10 and d6 dice, access to a printer, a measuring device or hex map, standard playing cards, and miniatures (or proxies) to play.

The tutorial pdf is also available for free so that you can preview the gameplay. You can find it here:

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Mary M May 11, 2020 5:40 pm UTC
Will this have a print option at some point? I really want to pick this up and give it a try but I prefer print versions.
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Dark M September 21, 2020 11:58 pm UTC
Sorry for the late reply @Mary M, I never got a notification. The short answer is yes, but I don't know when. I'd like to continue to improve the rulebook and provide the updates for you for free here via digital files for the time being. There is a whole stack of printed versions of the game sitting next to me that I've been playtesting with, and the files provided to you here can be printed at home and 3 hole punched for your own physical copy. I don't know of a good way to provide incremental updates to you using the DTRPG systems for a physical copy that wouldn't force you to purchase a second version at full price if there was an update. So I'm holding off on that for a bit until the game has received enough feedback and tweaks that I'm comfortable enough with its state to have people purchase an official physical copy.
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February 07, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on January 20, 2020.
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