What is Darkus Thel?
Darkus Thel is a high adventure role playing
game that has been enjoyed by gamers in and around Indiana for almost two decades.
The original Chronicles of Darkus Thel (Book
One) was published by the Sorcerer's Guild in 1986. That book was well received, but had
only limited distribution. Book Two is the revised version of Darkus Thel, based on many
years of play-testing and refinement. It includes corrections and changes in the original
rules, as well as many new additions to the game. There are new professions, new
creatures, new treasures and new weapons for the game. Players are urged to obtain a copy
of the original Chronicles, as Book One contains numerous illustrations and figures that
will help them come to envision the world of Darkus Thel. Included with Book Two is a list
that identifies and explains all of the illustrations in Book One.
Darkus Thel is an "audience
participation novel" that invites the players and the gamemaster to create stories of
high adventure and heroics. It is a world of sword and sorcery, of romance and danger, and
of trials and triumph. The game can be played on many levels, ranging from room-by-room
challenges to complex story lines, from simple slash-and-hack, to complex questions of
philosophy and morality.
Future supplements to the game of Darkus Thel will include an illustrated volume on the denizens, and a volume detailing the world and its peoples.