4 against darkness is the first game of a series by Ganesha Games. It is a great success and one of the bestsellers in the history of Ganesha Games. Caves of Kobold Slave-Masters is the first supplement, an adventure for characters of 1 and 2 level. More books will be in this format and new different adventures with this engine will be published. One of them is setting in Arthur world, and maybe another one will be a campaign for gladiators. But before this one I have to publish the second part of Ferrum et Gloria.

It is basically a solo play dungeon exploration. No miniatures are needed. All you need is the book, a pencil, two six sided dice, and grid paper. You choose four character types from the classic classes (warrior, wizard, rogue, halfling, dwarf, barbarian, cleric, elf), equip them, and start adventuring in dungeons created by dice rolls and by your choices. When you enter a room, you generate its content on a series of random tables. You will meet monsters, fight them, hopefully defeat them (or decide that discretion is the better part of valour!), you will manage your resources (healing, spells, life points, equipment), grab treasure, dodge traps, find clues, and even accept quests from the monsters you meet. Your characters can level up and become better at what they do, but it will not be easy. You may use miniatures to remember your characters’ marching order if you wish, but that’s it. It is not a roleplaying game. You may run it as a simple cooperative, GM-less game if you want. It is not a game-book or a choose-your-own-adventure book: there is no prose to read or numbered sections to go to, even if it could be something like that in new supplements.

There is also a small competition valid until May 25th, 2016. You have to write up one or more playthrough reports of the game, and publish them on social media (Facebook, Twitter, G+, etc) or on your gaming-related blog. The more reports you write, the more chances you get to win. Unleash your purple prose and tell us about the glorious victories or the rotten luck of your heroes. Post photos of your completed dungeons on Instagram! Use the #4AgainstDarkness hashtag and always add a link to the product page. Make sure that each report includes a link to the product on www.ganeshagames.net and send an email to andreasfiligoi@gmail.com to let him know of it. On the 25th, the day after his birthday, Andrea will put all names in a hat and draw a winner who will get a lifetime subscription to all 4AD products.