- What is Dark Tomorrows? What is
Dark Aeons: The Atlantean Chronicles for that matter?
- Put simply, Dark Tomorrows is
a fan-run organization that runs the Dark Aeons: The Atlantean
Chronicles diceless role-playing game. The Actors (Players) take
part in an interlinked series of storylines through the various Dark
Tomorrows Companies throughout the United States and Abroad. Dark
Aeons is a Lovecraftian horror game of mysteries and intrigue that
is set in modern day world. The primary Protagonists of the Dark
Aeons setting are the descendants of the survivors of Lost Atlantis;
the Atlanteans secretly attempt to manipulate the human world while
hiding their existence from humanity.
- How old do you have to be to play??
- You need to be at least 18 years old to
join. The reason for this is purely legal in intent, we don't want a
situation to arise that could critically damage the entire organization
because of the misjudgment of one Company Director.
Can My friend who is 17 and really mature play even
though they are not 18?
they have parental consent?
the Company Director truly wants this Actor in play, they need to
draw up some form of parental consent form so that both the Parent
and the Company are protected. Organizationally speaking, if a minor
does something in a Company, we aren't responsible for it. The
responsibility falls squarely on the Company Director's shoulders.
So in short, be absolutely certain that you want to take the risk
before opening this door.
What about props?? I have this really cool sword can I
bring it to game?
Anything that could be misconstrued as a real weapon stays home. All
weapons in this game are written on weapon cards. A prop like a really
neat cane is allowable, but the moment a member even brandishes it
as a possible weapon they will be sent home for the day or night and told
to leave it at home the next time they come to an event. Use common
sense, if it look bad, it generally is bad.
- What about Dark Aeons games entering
- This mainly deals with
Directors that want to bring their games into the organization, but
they have give their Cast of Actors more than 200 Study Points each
to build their Personas. Simply put, there are reasons why new
Companies that are entering the organization game perks, it an
attempt to help the starting Cast get themselves established in the
Global Continuum. The thing is, if we were to simply allow every tom
dick and harry into the Global Continuum with whatever ridiculous
amount of Study Points that they decided to build their Personas
with, it would quickly take the more or less even playing field of
the Dark Tomorrows Global Continuum and turn it into a Battle Royale
free for all, and honestly, those groups that are joining for the
role-playing of their Episodes (rather than the combat elements)
would quickly find other more intriguing hobbies than risking the
lives of their Personas every time they came to games. So if
your Cast of Personas are starting out with more than 200 Study
Points, then yes, you will need to create new Personas for the
Please, tell me how that benefits us?
The benefit is being able to
network with other Actors from across the US and Abroad to enhance
stories already being told by your Cast. Please keep in mind that once
a Cast joins, it does become a Company and does need to follow all of
the Approval guidelines as set down by the Dark Tomorrows Charter. But we
believe, in the end, the benefits of joining outweigh the draw backs.
Once a Cast becomes Company, it becomes part of the larger whole. When
the Company isn't doing well, the whole isn't doing well and we will
take steps to make things better for the Company that is having
Does Dark Tomorrows reward its members for community service and
helping out in the Organization?
Yes, absolutely. Dark Tomorrows
has an incentive that we call Merit Points. In Dark Tomorrows, we have a Rank system that determines what your
voting rights as a member are and what Approvals that you can apply
for in regards to Persona Types. Merit Points are spent towards new
Persona types when a Persona is
forced to retire or is killed in the line action. The Merit Points
that are spent will dictate the amount of Study Points that the
Actor will be able to spend into their next Persona.
So in a sense, we feel that making the rewards more tangible tends to
get the members attention. It gives them a real reason to help out
their community and the organization.
Do you have character creation Packets or are those coming in the
To be truthful here, all of the necessary information that an Actor
needs to play the Dark Aeons: The Atlantean Chronicles diceless
role-playing game is in the Dark Aeons Core Book. To create seperate
Persona Creation packets would be counter-productive in regards to
helping Stardust Publications keep the Dark Aeons line of books in
print, so to answer it simply, no.
What are the
One of the big
perks that is being discussed right now is allowing the first 5 members
of a starting Company to make their Personas with 200 Study Points.
Right now we're working out the details of it, but at this point it
seems like that is the path we are going to take to help new Companies
get their starting Personas established.
Is there a membership points program set up and if
so how will that work?
Yes, we have a Merit Points system. The way it works is members
do "good works" that help benefit their chapter or the Dark
organization as a whole. Whether it is by holding an organizational position or
company position, or whether the member helps recruit new members, or by
helping to clean up after a company game, attending chapter meetings,
superior Roleplaying, Superior Costuming, etc,..
members earn more Merit Points, their MP Total Accrued is logged with
their Company Auditor and at the International Level; that helps
determine what their Membership Rank will be, and the Membership Rank
also determines Voting Rights and Approvals (for Persona Types). When a
member wants to create a new Persona, their Membership Rank determines what that the member will have access
to. Merit Points are "spent" to "buy" into the new character type that the member wants
(after the Persona Type has been approved by whatever Approval Officers are
required). The Current Merit Points rises and falls when members start
new PCs. Their Total Accrued Merit Points never changes.
What is the overall Global Continuum trying to achieve in ways of
plot and story?
We are trying to knit together a grand quilt of stories into a
larger Global Continuum. The overall goal is to create a dynamic story
that all members of Dark Tomorrows can take part in. So an event that
occurs in Boston MA can reverberate all the way across the country if
enough Personas are connected to the overall storyline.
What is the chain of command from
player on up?
The chain of command is member to Company officers (Company Director,
Company Auditor, Assistant Company Director), to District
(state) officers (District Director, Assistant District Director -
Auditor), to the Directors Council, to Coordination Directorate
(International Coordinator, Assistant International Coordinator,
Director of Admissions, Director of Public Relations, Director of
Grievances, & Director of Technology)