Skip to content

Wicked Ones RPG Up On Kickstarter

Sure, there's tons of RPGs out there that let you play as mighty heroes looking to go slay the evil in the world, adventuring into dark and dangerous dungeons to mete out justice. There's a lot fewer that let you actually be the evil in the world, looking to slay do-gooders in your dark and dangerous dungeons. But Wicked Ones is just that. The fantasy RPG is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Wicked Ones is a Forged in the Dark tabletop RPG where you play fantasy monsters raiding human lands, hoarding the gold they loot, and building a dungeon to protect it. Your notoriety lures increasingly greedy and powerful adventurers to your dungeon. Can you  stave off the inevitable onslaught of heroism that your notoriety brings?

Wicked Ones is essentially Dungeon Keeper meets Blades in the Dark.  You spend most sessions going on raids and building your dungeon, then every few sessions you put your dungeon to the test against invading adventurers. You play as monsters doing monster stuff and it's a hell of a good time.

You play as one of the wicked ones, monsters with the rare ability to see the bigger picture, to develop plans, work together, and use minions to further their goals. Every monster is flawed, with something deep, dark, and terrible lurking inside their heart - and you choose what your flaw is. It hinders you, leading you away from your goals, but play into it and you'll be rewarded with bonus dice called dark hearts to spend in play and XP at the end of each session. This balance makes it fun to play a monster that has goals, but is still pushed towards monstrous tendencies.

Wicked ones follow one of nine callings, each giving unique abilities to choose from and XP triggers that reward you for playing into that calling's play style.

The campaign's about halfway to their goal with 27 days left to go.