[color=#ffffff]Below began life as a Failbetter game, but it’s been my personal project for a while now. Many late nights and early mornings have been sacrificed to its hungry tunnels! I hope you enjoy it! You can learn more at its G+ community or its website.
What drives you to descend,
To these deep places.
Below is a story-driven, dungeon-delving game of folkloric fantasy. Brave the horrifying dungeons under Gallowmoor on desperate quests. Play Below cards to explore the dungeon. Play Above cards to renew your spirit and marshal resources. But beware: the Sea-Kings raid your homeland in their serpent-prowed ships. The more you rely on the Above Deck, the more your people suffer, and the more your quest complicates.
Play Below here!
Its inspirations include Beowulf, Moria, the Tombs of Atuan, and a whole pile of folklore. You can learn the Giant-Tongue, sway the judgements of the Althing, battle a Sea-King deep beneath the earth, forge a Lion-Helm, outwit a Troll-Wife, and leave legacies for those who follow you (like a Streak of White Hair, Words of Caution, or Family Secrets).
[/color][ul][li][color=#ffffff]All-new, custom art by Yasmeen Khan, illustrating the gloomy horrors of the dungeon and your shining memories of the world above![/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Explore the Bellringer’s Tomb, where a saint’s rest has been despoiled by dark powers. Face a Wolf-Lord, navigate the Scarrows’ pantry, and retrieve the saint’s bell and its one last miracle.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Play a stalwart Barefoot Friar or a resourceful Smith’s Daughter, each with their own distinct playstyle, advancement tracks, and Above cards.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Your deeds will unlock reputations that grant valuable abilities for your character. Have you gathered so much treasure you are called a Gold-Shepherd? Are you Moon-Wise? Fire-Hearted?[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Form bonds with your Father, Sister, and Tutor to unlock new items and stories. Watch them become drawn into your quest. Is anyone safe?[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Explore the Above Deck to learn your character’s history. Discover Gallowmoor’s secrets. Unlock potent new Prestige cards to improve your chances. [/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Unlock the Treasure deck to acquire powerful new items and lost lore.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Bargain with the White-Handed Lady who is sometimes called death. Perhaps she will release you. Be careful what you promise.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Build a legacy: your characters will fall, but when they do they will leave something for those who come after: experience, and powerful Legacy Items. Nothing’s forgotten. [/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Establish and improve waypoints as you travel. Unlock their hidden potential.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Fallen Heroes: if your character dies, send their remains into another player’s game. If they find you, perhaps they will find treasure. Perhaps they will just learn a valuable lesson.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]The Outlaw: hunt wily outlaws in a randomised quest that can be played in any dungeon. Choose a difficulty, and the game will match a quarry with a complication to provide an unforgettable challenge.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Purchase a second dungeon, the Sea-King’s Grave, for 30 Nex. The grave includes three extensive new quests and randomised dungeon challenges to add variety to your visits. It also unlocks new treasures and new Above cards! Return a barrow-blade to the smith that made it, face down the smiling Crimson, and rouse the Restless King for one last bloodshed.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]Purchase a Bond with your Cousin for 10 Nex: meet your firebrand cousin! Acquire and improve his Whittled Charm and Bitter Knife. Follow him into the woods to discover ancient secrets on a new, lore-rich Above card.[/color][/li][li][color=#ffffff]And much more! [/color][/li][/ul][color=#ffffff]
edited by Chris Gardiner on 4/11/2015
edited by Chris Gardiner on 4/11/2015