Nightbane–Gaming After The Heroes Lose

Inspired by the Chatty DM, I am leaning towards a campaign that involves the PCs trying to overthrow the victorious Evil Empire. I originally considered a d20 game, but then I remembered an older game that is perfect.


I am a big fan of Nightbane. You might also know it as “Nightspawn.” Palladium Books published “Nightspawn” in the early 1990s, but there was some  copyright issue with “Spawn” the comic book character, so they changed the name.

Not to go into spoiler territory, but the bad guys won. The fun thing is that only the PCs realize it. Even then, it has a good “X-Files” feel. Bits of the mystery come out throughout the campaign. There are no clear “enemies,” just government agencies lead by evil creatures, doing   bad things. It is a modern campaign, so modern politics and organizations will put in an appearance.  I am looking forward to throwing some FBI agents at the PCs.  If I am truly evil, I might invoke the feared IRS agent!

I love the storyline and the character classes available, but there is one major issue.

Palladium games have , in my opinion, a sub-standard rules system.    I am seriously considering a conversion to another system. Home-brewing a conversion is a lot of work, I may just tweak the existing system and muddle through.

I am actually excited about this campaign. Will float the idea to my group this week and hopefully they bite.

Trask, the Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.