Dark Age is a science-fiction wargame that gives players seven distinct factions to wage skirmish-level battles on the distant, shattered world of Samaria. Faction gameplay runs the gamut, from hierarchical military technologists to psychic wasteland reavers to fierce alien headhunters. Although technology is incredibly powerful, 500 years of neglect and decay also means that it is unreliable. Most prefer the reliability of a strong sword, or handy length of pipe, to achieve their means up close and personal.
Alternating unit activation ensures rapid gameplay, leaving no one sitting on their hands during their opponent’s turn. Reactive abilities and powers (along with the d20 system) allow for amazing reverses that dramatically alter the ebb and flow of battle. Full forces can be as few as three models or as many as twenty or more, allowing for multiple games in an afternoon.