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For questions about the 5th edition of The Dark Eye ("Das Schwarze Auge").

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How do I subtly convey that the PCs’ reality is fake?

I am currently planning a campaign for two players (more would very likely not work in this scenario) in the Dark Eye. The idea is that a demon got hold of their minds and they are now being shown 5 ...
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How many skill points should I give my players for winning an encounter?

I am about to start my first game with The Dark Eye system (5th edition), and I am wondering how many skill points I should give my players for winning an encounter (not necessarily combat). ...
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Cannot find Wood Harness reference

In the The Dark Eye Aventuria Compendium, page 215 has a break down of the stats and equipment for the Dajin-Buskur template. Its equipment section makes a mention of a Wood Harness as the first item....
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How can I balance high-impact characters with "simpler" characters?

We are a group of 5 + me (dm) playing TDE (in German that is). We love role-playing and throughout the last years we developed our own style of playing, which is strongly focused on role-playing ...
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How to handle social skills in combat?

Is there any official or community guidelines on how to handle the use of social skills in combat in The Dark Eye 5? Sometimes one of my players would like to intimidate an attacking orc, while in ...
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Where to Find the Level 1 Focus Rules for Hit Locations

I am trying to find the Level Focus rules that are talked about on page 49 of the Aventurian Bestiary under the special rules of the Giant Stag Beetle. Weak Spot: The giant stag beetle has PRO 2 on ...
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How can I run a large battle in The Dark Eye?

I assume we all know the epic battle scenes from the Peter Jackson's movie version of LotR: Return of the King: Cinematically speaking, it can't get any more epic than this. Creating such a battle ...
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How to deal with rumors

Me and my friends just started got into p&p and I am currently preparing our 3rd session of TDE 5. While playing our first adventures we don't know how to deal with rumors. I checked the rules we ...
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Is this Tiredness Effect balanced?

In The Dark Eye/ Das Schwarze Auge v5, there are multiple 'status effects' (Zustände) a hero can be in. One example would be "poisoned", or "afraid", or "in pain", all having consequences on the ...
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How to help a player choosing the right character-class?

Let's consider a player, whom we shall call Bob. Bob loves to be a warrior and loves exiting stories about how he's the best in killing others and about how badass he is. Bob's pretty new to Pen &...
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