Dark Conspiracy 2nd Edition: Minion Hunters
Imagine an Earth where chaos reigns. an Earth of the very near future. Runaway population growth. diminishing resources, and human greed have all taken their toll on the planet. Megacorporations have slipped the reigns of national regulation, and now they wage a continual economic war on political governments. A global economic collapse has plunged all but the most privileged into poverty. The superpowers have collapsed from inertia and economic stress. In some places those federal republics still exist in name, but their individual states have stepped forward to fill the vacuum of power, and where those states fall short, local governments take up the slack. The result is a political crazy quilt of bizarre and contradictory laws and practices. What is the custom in one locale may well get you shot in another. But economic and political chaos are only the symptoms of the disease. Its cause
lies in the roots of humanity’s deepest, darkest nightmares. Somehow, an ancient, unspeakable evil has been unleashed on the Earth, an evil which thrives on the anguish of a billion tortured souls. This malevolent power now twists the minds of men and women, using their base instincts to serve its purposes. Parts of the world have fallen completely under its control, and from them emerge its Dark Minions, creatures of another time and space that feed not only on human flesh. but also on the human spirit.
But there are still people fighting to drive back the Darkness. Sometimes they’re agents of organizations that retain some small residue of their former power and independence. Sometimes they’re members of what remains of the free press. Most often they’re just victims who’ve escaped the horror and are now fighting back. But always, they have to walk softly, because thousands of people disappear every day, people who simply know too much. People who know what Darkness has returned. In Dark Conspiracy, the players play the role of normal, or perhaps not-so-normal, human beings who are fighting a global menace of unprecedented proportions. An alien, malevolent intelligence, imprisoned for eons, has been released to wreak havoc on the world.
Your character has become aware of this menace. and. along with a small band of like-minded companions, has set out to uncover and destroy the menace. The difficulty is that this in no simple back-room conspiracy. The driving force behind it is an other-worldly presence of profound power and evil. Its minions that roam the Earth are hauntingly similar to creatures of dark legend from around the world. Similar, but never quite identical. But regardless of the power of the enemy, there have been victories. Some were small victories. Some were costly. But enough small victories can turn the tide.
Playing the Dark Conspiracy Minion Hunter Campaign
The campaign setting for Minion Hunter is set in the year 2014 in an alternate Earth similar to our own. The only difference’s are political and social conflicts, conflicts that have left the world plunging into chaos as the corporations of the world gain political control through shadow governments and the privatization of war. As players in this bleak alternate reality you are set against these social-political challenges but also a less known threat. A great evil has been unleashed on the world and with it comes great suffering. Strange sightings of apparitions, creatures, mutations, and other oddities are growing in occurrence and as a Minion Hunter you set out to unravel these strange mysteries and with each hopefully come closer to ending its continued growth. Characters in this game come from all walks of life whether military, academic, political, scientific, religious, or entertainment fields your character has been exposed and survived some odd experience that has led them down a road of mystery and horror. This experience opened the door to you meeting with others of similar experiences who have chosen to dedicate their lives to studying and ending the continued emergence of these nightmares.
John Carpenters the Thing: http://youtu.be/ouZkkIsLiNg
Event Horizon: http://youtu.be/THxBHDsgTDw
The Fourth Kind: http://youtu.be/Evu0xPVo9Gg
The Objective: http://youtu.be/fjz-J4Tq218
The X-Files: http://youtu.be/2Dauoy3H764
6 Souls: http://youtu.be/LKeEHP4Y5rM