Dungeon Black is a two player roleplaying game about a group's inexorable descent into darkness, madness, and death. The Shadow is the game master, the darkness that will encroach upon the flame. The Player acts as the Delvers, a group of four ill-fated characters. They could be a band of survivors during an apocalypse, a group of highschoolers hounded by a slasher, or a company of would-be adventurers, descending into an ancient ruin. Each Delver is defined by a single noun, describing the type of situation the character is good at overcoming. The Player must divide 7 six-sided dice among the Delvers. A Player rolls all of a Delver’s dice to overcome a difficult a task; they succeed unless a 1 is rolled. If a 1 is rolled, that die is removed from the game. A Delver with no dice is dead, mad, or otherwise lost. The Player also has a tea-candle and a pile of five matches. A match may be spent by lighting it in the candle; this allows the Player to re-roll a single Delver’s roll. The Shadow may allow the Delvers to find items or characters that grant more matches or dice.
Additional thanks to Masha Lepire.