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Year Published
2002
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1 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 1–6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12+
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Language Dependence
Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
When Darkness Comes
Alternate Names
When Darkness Comes: The Awakening
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When Darkness Comes is a tile-based board game that combines roleplaying with boardgaming.

The first core set, called The Awakening, deals with the undead (zombies, mummies, vampires, etc). The objective of the game will depend on the scenario. Some may include finding and defeating a big bad guy, finding a certain object, defusing a bomb, etc. The characters (pre-generated or created) have 7 attributes with specialized skills. That will determine the amount of dice rolled for a skill check. The mechanic for skill checks is a poker variation instead of using straight high roll. Players try to get 6 high, one pair, 3 straight, 3 of a kind, 4 straight, etc.

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From the back of the box:

When Darkness Comes...
Be glad you're just passing through!

"The Awakening" is a modern day horror setting featuring all forms of undead nastiness. The game contains complete rules for both regular and game master run play, 6 complete scenarios, a GM run campaign, 15 map tiles, six character cards, counters, dice and features six specially designed pewter character figures for use with the base set.

The scenarios are written by some of today's top writers including: Matt Forbeck, Hal Mangold and Patrick Kapera.

Future expansions will contain additional scenarios by well-known writers, rules additions and alternatives, counters, additional minis and an ever-changing arsenal of evil.

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When Darkness Comes: The Awakening
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Publisher: Twilight Creations, Inc.
Artist: Dave Aikins
Year: 2004
Product Code: 823973010018
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When Darkness Comes: The Awakening
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Twilight Creations English version 2002
Publisher: Twilight Creations, Inc.
Artist: Dave Aikins
Year: 2002
Size: 9.50 x 6.50 x 1.50 inches
1.10 pounds
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Compendio de reglas del WDC básico y expansiones en Español
2006-10-26
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 8472
Thematic Rank: 732
Num Ratings: 520
Average Rating: 5.60
Standard Deviation: 1.74
Num Views: 104546
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Users Owning: 1134
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Users Trading: 124 [find trade matches]
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