Dark Deeds – New Edition Coming Soon


Dark Deeds, the cult favourite card game from Andy Chambers & Mark Gibbons, gets a deadly new edition

London, ENGLAND: 9th February 2024
Publisher of tabletop games, wargames and board games, Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has announced a licensing deal with Rookery Publications to publish the new edition of Dark Deeds, a darkly humorous card game for 2 to 5 players created by gaming legends Andy Chambers and Mark Gibbons.

Set in a sinister fantasy city, Dark Deeds casts players as malicious minions in service to a powerful, mysterious, and clearly villainous Patron. In the service of this dark power, minions must perform acts of thievery, violence, and betrayal, all while avoiding suspicious authorities, interfering do-gooders, and the machinations of their rivals. Rich rewards await the most successful minion, alongside horrific punishments for those who fail.

Are you the kind of malevolent minion the Patron needs? Team players need not apply.

To bring this new edition of Dark Deeds to life, Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. has partnered with Rookery Publications, a team of industry veterans, including Art Director Mark Gibbons, who is best known for his decades of creative contribution to the likes of Games Workshop, Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games – and, of course, as one of the creators of Dark Deeds.

Mark Gibbons said: “Andy Chambers, Ryan Miller and myself created the original Dark Deeds over a frenzied six months back in 2015. Indie publisher Games & Gears was good enough to indulge our collective passions and put the devious little game on the shelves for a limited run the following year. We sold every copy, and thanks to the encouraging buzz from a hardcore fanbase, even made a Darker Deeds expansion.

“Despite that cult success, I always felt the game had the potential to be a much bigger hit. When Covid forced us all inside for 18 months, Dark Deeds: Second Stab became my new hobby/obsession. Taking our original designer’s notes, enthusiastic player feedback, and the uncontrollable urge to noodle endlessly on my art, I made a new and (even if I do say so myself) greatly improved version of the game that was published with minimum fanfare on the digital platform, Tabletopia.

“It was here that Modiphius’s Chris Birch and I played an online transatlantic game of Dark Deeds, after which he said he’d like to publish a new physical edition.

“At that point, the real work began!

“Andy Chambers and I partnered up with Rookery Publications and the game received an industrial level of polish from that veteran team. Revised and rebalanced rules, extra cards, new art (of course, I really can’t help myself), and after yet another frenzied few months, the new edition of Dark Deeds is poised to leap from the shadows!”

For more information on the forthcoming release, contact Modiphius Entertainment Ltd. or sign up at https://www.modiphius.net/pages/dark-deeds to be the first to hear of news of how you can join the evil Patron’s ranks! If you can’t wait to see what all the skullduggery is about, head over to Tabletopia to sample the game’s dark delights.

About Modiphius Entertainment
Modiphius Entertainment is a London, England-based entertainment publisher of tabletop games and related hobby merchandise. The company launched it’s own IP, the Achtung! Cthulhu Roleplaying Game, in 2013, and has since released a huge range of tabletop games, including the Star Trek Adventures TTRPG with Paramount, the official Dune RPG with Legendary, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – The Adventure Board Game, the official Fallout: The Roleplaying Game, and Fallout: Wasteland Warfare miniatures game with Bethesda. The company has since launched new IP’s Cohors Cthulhu and Dreams and Machines.

About Rookery Publications
Rookery Publications Ltd is a Scotland-based independent publisher of tabletop games and their related products. Founded in 2020 by five award-winning gaming industry veterans, the Rookery launched its first line of system-agnostic tabletop roleplaying supplements, The Coiled Crown, in 2021. It also produces a live-streamed show called Inside the Rookery, featuring weekly guests from across the gaming industry. The company is currently preparing to launch its first card game, Dark Deeds, in conjunction with Modiphius Entertainment.

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