Black Void: Core Book

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“A dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game
about the fall and resurgence of humanity” 

In the days when Babylon was the greatest city on Earth, mankind lived in placid ignorance of the grandeur, vastness and horror of the cosmos. Following cataclysmic events on Earth the fragile veil between reality and the Void was shattered and the truth of existence revealed. As mankind cried for salvation they were torn from their homeworld by Void-torrents and the surviving peoples of Earth were scattered among the stars. Countless were lost and mankind seemed all but perished. Over the decades the survivors, stragglers and ragged remnants of mankind’s tribes struggled for their lives across countless uncaring worlds. However, a few managed to go beyond mere subsistence and travel the Void-currents to congregate in fabled Llyhn, epicentre of the cosmos.

BLACK VOID takes place in a distant past which is both familiar and outlandish in its dark and exotic ambience. As descendants of the survivors of Earth, characters can adopt many roles such as:

  • Serving as emissaries, defending the enclaves and last remnants of human civilization.
  • Travelling the Void-currents as explorers seeking riches and glory across the cosmos.
  • Venturing to find Earth, the long lost cradle of humanity.
  • Seeking influence and claiming a new home for mankind, taking their rightful places as leaders of mankind.
  • Diving into the intrigues of Llyhn or perhaps building an empire in the dark depths of the city’s underworld.
  • Discovering the true essence of existence finding enlightenment beyond the veil of reality; in a Void filled with mindless abominations.

This is a 424 page full colour hardback book. You will receive a free PDF upon completion of order.

Black Void uses an original rules set: The entire system is based on a few basic principles, making the rules easy to grasp and implement, which in the end gives more time for the fun bit, namely playing the game. 

Game mechanics: Actions are resolved by a single roll using a twelve-sided dice to determine their success or failure. Actions have a difficulty rating, which is the value the dice-roll must equal or exceed for the action to be successful. Rolls are modified by adding Trait, ability and conditional modifiers - with the key feature that actions can be associated with differing Traits or skills enabling players to adopt their individual style depending on circumstances or personal preference.

Key features: Two main factors in the game are enlightenment and Wastah. Each factor significantly impacts the game as enlightenment grant characters the ability to traverse the Void as well as extraordinary powers and abilities while Wastah confers tangible and vital sway, authority and social influence with other sentient species. Aspects that are essential as mankind’s – and the character’s - very existence is threatened.  


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Call of Cthulhu in space

Buy this game!
Most fantasy rpgs revolve around European medieval settings. This game offers a rich dive into the history of the eastern world set in an alien landscape. It’s slightly familiar, but different enough to be fresh.

It’s a dystopian survival story of humans forced to live in a a world of eldritch beasts and superior beings who view us as trash. The challenge is to prove humanity’s worth, not only to them, but to yourself as well. You are rewarded not for being a murder hobo, but for being the best humanity has to offer.

It’s a refreshing break from mom maxing your class and species. This is truly a game where you are meant to role play, not just kill and loot. Not to say it lacks in combat! It surely does NOT. This is a well put together game and if you just want violence… you can do it… but there’s so much more!

Everything is new. You don’t just have another game filled with familiar beasts… this game breaks the molds and gives you all new creatures and beats with endless and infinite variety. The VOID offers you a chance to let your imagination run wild. So many worlds, so many game hooks.

If you’re anything like me, a life long game master (DM), you’ll enjoy researching every aspect of this from the source books to real life ancient history of Sumerian, Babylon and beyond. Tiamat isn’t a 5 headed dragon… she’s a goddess to the people of Earth… one who can guide them among these new strange stars.

Buy this book.

An review

My review is much too long to fit comfortably in the paltry 1500 characters available;

If you want a detailed look at the setting, please check out my full review here:

tl;dr: Inspired, genuinely awesome setting; rules are *SO CLOSE* to being just as good, offering a complex, yet quick to play game, but struggle in details.

Endzeitgeist out.

larry haught
Deep game with simple mechanics

Elevator pitch!:Arabian nights adventures helping humanity survive in a planar crossroads city on the border between the Void and what passes for our world. Characters are created using a point buy system that tailors to your games relative power level. Spend to make magic like abilities available, blood magic, psionic powers, it all comes at a cost. D12 +modifiers is the basic roll and there are many options for combat actions and skill uses. Have a go at this wonderfully illustrated and written game!

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