Darker Hue Studios

Scoring a critical hit for diversity by creating a more inclusive world of geekdom one game at a time.

Darker Hue Studios is an independent company aimed at increasing the level of diversity in gaming and geekdom through building community, developing new material, and promoting inclusion within the existing gaming industry.

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Harlem Unbound
System: Call of Cthulhu & Gumshoe
Publisher: Darker Hue Studios


Prohibition is in full swing and bootlegging is high. The first Great Migration is coming to an end as African Americans flee the oppressive South for greener pastures. Lurking beneath the land of promise creep Lovecraftian horrors on the city streets. Classes and cultures collide, turning Harlem into a powder keg. Can you hold it together and keep the mythos at bay for one more song?


From Gnome Stew: "You NEED to check out Harlem Unbound – it’s a brilliant game and a brilliant discussion about running games."

From Reckoning of the Dead: "We don’t give numbered review scores on this site, but if we did, Harlem Unbound would receive a close-to-perfect rating. I don’t make unqualified pronouncements often, but I’ll make one here: Buy it."

Capitol Colour, Cthulhu Confidential
System: Gumshoe One-2-One
Publisher: Pelgrane Press


Where is Lynette Miller? Can you find her before it’s too late? Her panicked father comes to you—part-time-private-eye, Langston Montgomery Wright—for help, but time is already running out before you even start the case. Set in 1940s Washington DC, the trail leads to a scheming villain, crooked politicians, a deadly trap, and the Beyond . . . 

Dreaming of a Better Tomorrow for 30 Dollars a Month
System: Out of the Woods
Publisher: Pelgrane Press


Amongst the crowded green precipices and muttering forest streams of Vermont, laborers from one of Roosevelt’s integrated Civilian Conservation Corps camps disappear in rapid succession. In an atmosphere fraught with political intrigue and Jim Crow laws, can a mixed bag of investigators find the primordial peril that threatens more than just their camp, but even an entire state, and perhaps the entire world?

Thousand Years of Night
System: Vampire the Requiem 2nd Edition
Publisher: Onyx Path


This book includes: 

  • Detailed instructions on creating elder vampires, including how to base chronicles around them
  • A look into the lives of elders, how they spend their nights, who they work with, and why including their roles in both their clans and covenants
  • New Devotions, Merits, and Rituals for elder vampires
  • The kinds of creatures that pose a threat to elder vampires, including Inamorata, Lamia, Sons of Phobos, a new elder conspiracy, and more

One for the Money, Cthulhu Confidential
System: Gumshoe One-2-One
Publisher: Pelgrane Press


Rhino Jones is one tough cookie, and he makes it impossible to turn down his demand to find out who stole from him and killed his crew. This leads Langston into a blurred otherworld of corrupt businessmen and Nazi spies, and the deadly weapon prototype that they're all trying to get hold of.

The Shadow Over Washington, Cthulhu Confidential
System: Gumshoe One-2-One
Publisher: Pelgrane Press


Langston knows an ancient enemy is rising, but he is trapped a million years away. An extraterrestrial intelligence inhabits Langston’s body, dodging bullets as well as a monster controlled by a madman. All the while, Langston’s sanity and the nation’s capital city are on the line.

The Whole is Greater . . . and 1918 Paris
System: Cthulhu Dark


An arm’s reach away from the blood-soaked battlefields of World War I, a horror from beyond the stars lurks, taking more than just a soldier’s life, but also his very existence. It dooms him to a worse fate than found any on the battlefield or the Homefront. Can a squad of Harlem Hellfighters brave the dangers to stop the horror from killing them all?

Keep an eye out for these upcoming projects:

Scion 2nd Edition
System: Scion
Publisher: Onyx Path
Estimated Date: 2017

Source Book
System: 7th Sea 2nd Edition
Publisher: John Wick Presents
Estimated Date: TBD

Modern Day Source/Campaign Book
System: Call of Cthulhu
Publisher: Chaosium
Estimated Date: TBD

[REDACTED], Cthulhu Confidential
System: Gumshoe One-2-One
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
Estimated Date: TBD

Old Business in a New Town
System: Trail of Cthulhu OGL
Publisher: Darker Hue Studios
Estimated Date: TBD

Brooksville, Oklahoma is like every other town in 1934, near the breaking point because of the Great Depression. Your town has rallied together, but the owner of largest farm in the region just turned up dead, his body riddled with holes. The sheriff has no idea of what to do and it's up to you, the Town Council, to solve the murder quickly, keeping the town out of the news and afloat until better times . . . and stay alive. 

Geist 2nd Edition
System: Geist
Publisher: Onyx Path
Estimated Date: 2018

Publisher: Darker Hue Studios
Estimated Date: Kickstarter 2018

The Black Panthers: Come Out Fighting
System: Godlike
Publisher: Arc Dream Publishing
Estimated Date: TBD

Step into the role of the 761st Black Panthers Battalion, one of the first African American combat units to serve in World War II. The players are a group of Talents commanding their own M3 Stuart Tank. Their first mission is to go behind enemy lines, get the Intel needed and make it back. What could possibly go wrong?


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