Fan Mission Series

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Over the years, The Dark Mod has accumulated a number of Fan Missions that form a larger interconnected series or an overarching/continuing narrative. Many series are connected by their main characters, some by other FM inter-related elements.

This article serves as an overview of the known existing FM series.

The FMs of each series are sorted in chronological order.

Beware of potential (minor) spoilers behind the character links.

Official campaigns

While all TDM missions are technically Fan Missions, the ones belonging to these official campaigns are as close as TDM will ever get to its own official in-game missions, or in-game story campaigns. These core missions for the base game are in slow and patient continuous development (due to TDM being a hobbyist project of a fan community), and have been gradually added to the base game over the course of several years.

For additional series by TDM authors, please see the next section.

Introduction campaign

The missions of this campaign serve as a gradual introduction into the setting and gameplay of The Dark Mod. The missions are shorter and fairly easy, and gradually put the player's newly acquired skills to the test.

Currently, this is the only series that is bundled directly as part of the base game. By installing TDM, the first three missions available to you will be part of this official mini-campaign.

Series' characters: Corbin (protagonist), Paschal Murnerus, Moorish adventurers (background)

Series' status: In development, but currently on hiatus. 3 missions currently available, including the (generally plotless) training mission.

No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
0 Training mission TDM dev team Icon_forum.png 2009-10-17 (original version) Unique. The official tutorial mission of TDM, with open-ended gameplay.
1 A New Job Springheel Icon_forum.png 2017-03-14 City Missions/ Inn/Tavern
2 The Tears of St. Lucia TDM dev team Icon_forum.png (original version), Icon_forum.png (current version) 2008-10-21 (original version), 2017-02-14 (current version, 3.0) Church/Cathedral Briefing

Individual authors' series

The majority of missions created for The Dark Mod. For the sake of easier searching, these FM series are arranged in alphabetical order, based on their titles. In terms of release, a Single-mission (S) series consists of several single-mission FM releases over time (the commonest sort), while a Campaign (C) series is an FM containing a storyline consisting of several missions.

The Accountant series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Corbin (protagonist)
  • Series' status: Currently on hold.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 The Accountant 1: Thieves and Heirs Goldwell Icon_forum.png 2017-11-08 Mansion/Estate Briefing
2 The Accountant 2: New In Town Goldwell Icon_forum.png 2016-05-08 Mansion/Estate Briefing
Gameplay trailer

Corbin series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Corbin (protagonist), cardinal Laurenti (background), Keshka brotherhood members (antagonists)
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 The Builder's Influence Railgun, Springheel Icon_forum.png 2010-03-20 (original version), 2010-03-23 (version 2.0) Castle/Fortress
2 A Score to Settle Springheel Icon_forum.png 2011-07-01 City Missions
3 A Reputation to Uphold Springheel Icon_forum.png 2014-04-18 City Missions
4 A Matter of Hours Springheel Icon_forum.png 2017-04-28 Warehouse

Crucible of Omens series

  • Description: Though originally planned as a major campaign for future releases of TDM, development progress has been halted.
  • Release: Released as Single-mission (S), possibly would have been a Campaign (C) if finished.
  • Series' status: Development halted, campaign apparently cancelled. Only 1 mission has been completed and made available.
Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
Behind Closed Doors Bikerdude, Crucible of Omens Team Icon_forum.png 2015-12-19 City Missions

In A Time of Need series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Terry (supporting)
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 In A Time Of Need Kyyrma Icon_forum.png 2013-11-12 Mansion/Estate
2 Breaking out the Fence Kyyrma Icon_forum.png 2014-03-17 City Missions

Master thief Corso series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Corso (protagonist), Mingus (background, supporting)
  • Series' status: On hiatus.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Lockner Manor buck28 Icon_forum.png 2014-08-02 Mansion/Estate
Inn/Tavern
2 Briarwood Cathedral buck28 Icon_forum.png 2014-10-29 Church/Cathedral
Horror
Winner of the 2014 Halloween Speed-build Contest.

No Honor Among Thieves campaign

  • Release: Campaign (C)
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Politics Goldchocobo, RailGun, Mortem Desino, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2010-04-29 (original version), 2015-05-30 (current version, 3.0) Church/Cathedral
2 A Night Out on the Town Goldchocobo, RailGun, Mortem Desino, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2010-04-29 (original version), 2015-05-30 (current version, 3.0) City Missions
3 No Honor Among Anyone (a.k.a. Forest) Goldchocobo, RailGun, Mortem Desino, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2010-04-29 (original version), 2015-05-30 (current version, 3.0) Outdoor/Pagan, Mansion/Estate

Of Brambles and Thorns series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 One Step Too Far Dragofer Icon_forum.png 2014-08-04 Pirate
Horror
2 Down by the Riverside Dragofer Icon_forum.png 2016-09-25 Mansion/Estate
Ship

Penny Dreadful series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Gerald Foxley (protagonist)
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Penny Dreadful 1: Grail of Regrets Melan Icon_forum.png 2013-07-27 Horror
2 Penny Dreadful 2: All the Way Up Melan, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2014-07-08 Thieves' Highway (Rooftop) Trailer
3 Penny Dreadful 3: Erasing the Trail Melan, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2016-07-09 City Missions

Quinn Co. campaign

  • Release: Campaign (C) (originally single mission (S))
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: Completed and released.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 La Banque Bienveillante Airship Ballet Icon_forum.png 2014-11-22 (original version), 2015-02-04 (current version, bundled with Chase Mercantile) Bank Jobs
2 Chase Mercantile Airship Ballet Icon_forum.png 2015-02-04 (now bundled with La Banque Bienveillante) Bank Jobs

Selis Woderose series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Selis Woderose (protagonist)
  • Series' status: Currently on hiatus.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Flakebridge Monastery Jesps Icon_forum.png 2010-12-05 Church/Cathedral
2 Rake Off Jesps Icon_forum.png 2011-06-19 Castle/Fortress

Shadowcursed series

  • Release: Single-mission (S) for the first mission and Campaign (C) for the second mission.
  • Series' characters: Bolen (protagonist)
  • Series' status: Ongoing, currently on hiatus.
  • Ancilliary materials: Shadowcursed novella (e-book)
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Requiem Moonbo Icon_forum.png 2013-10-08 Church/Cathedral
Lost Civilizations
Winner of the 2014 official Thief Mod Competition by Square Enix & Amazon.com.
2 A House of Locked Secrets Moonbo Icon_forum.png 2015-05-29 Church/Cathedral
Mansion/Estate
Trailer

Shadows of Northdale series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Corbin (protagonist)
  • Series' status: Ongoing, currently in gradual development.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Shadows of Northdale ACT I Goldwell Icon_forum.png 2018-03-23 City Missions Briefing

Sir Talbot series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Sir Talbot
  • Series' status: Ongoing, currently on hiatus.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Return to the City Melan Icon_forum.png (original version), Icon_forum.png (version 2.0) 2010-01-10 (original version), 2015-01-03 (2.0), 2015-01-03 (current version, 3.0) City Missions Winner of the 2009 Grand Christmas Contest.
2 Fiasco at Fauchard Street Melan Icon_forum.png 2011-05-01 Thieves' Highway (Rooftop)
3 Sir Talbot's Collateral Baal and Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2015-04-15 Mansion/Estate Trailer

St Alban series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 The Caduceus of St. Alban Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2010-08-23 (original version), 2010-08-26 (version 1.5.5) Church/Cathedral
2 St. Albans Cathedral Bikerdude Icon_forum.png (current, 2.0 version) 2010-11-01 (original version), 2014-06-11 (version 2.0) Church/Cathedral

Thief's Den series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Description: The de facto oldest FM series in The Dark Mod. Follow the skillful thief Farrell as he navigates the criminal underworld of Bridgeport and the surrounding world.
  • Series' characters: Farrell (protagonist), Sebastian Creep (supporting)
  • Series' status: Currently on hiatus.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Thief's Den Fidcal, greebo Icon_forum.png 2008-01-18 (original version), 2010-07-04 (version 2.0) City Missions
2 The Chalice of Kings Fidcal (original version), Bikerdude, Xarg (edits, version 2.0) Icon_forum.png 2009-10-15 (original version), 2015-09-24 (version 2.0) Castle/Fortress
3 The Heart of Lone Salvation Fidcal, Baddcog, Bikerdude Icon_forum.png 2010-04-02 (original version), 2014-04-12 (version 2.0) City Missions
4 The Alchemist Sotha, Fidcal Icon_forum.png 2010-06-01 (original version) 2010-06-04 (update) City Missions

Thomas Porter series

No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Mandrasola Sotha Icon_forum.png 2011-04-10 City Missions
2 The Knighton Manor Sotha Icon_forum.png 2010-11-09 Mansion/Estate
3 The Beleaguered Fence Sotha Icon_forum.png 2010-06-23 Jail/Prison
4 The Glenham Tower Sotha Icon_forum.png 2010-07-17 Castle/Fortress
Horror
Winner of the 2010 Summer Vertical Contest.
5 The Transaction Sotha Icon_forum.png 2011-03-04 City Missions
6 Phrase Book Sotha Icon_forum.png 2012-05-11 City Missions
Thieves' Highway (Rooftop)
7 The Lich Queen's Demise Sotha Icon_forum.png 2013-05-20 Horror

Ulysses series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: Ulysses (protagonist)
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Ulysses: Genesis sotha Icon_forum.png 2014-07-24 Mansion/Estate
2 Ulysses 2: Protecting the Flock sotha Icon_forum.png 2015-05-28 Church/Cathedral

Vengeance for a Thief series

  • Release: Single-mission (S) for the first two missions, Campaign (C) for the final release that also includes the new, third mission.
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Vengeance for a Thief: Part 1 Sir Taffsalot Icon_forum.png 2012-09-06 Jail/Prison
2 Vengeance for a Thief: Part 2 Sir Taffsalot Icon_forum.png 2013-09-06 Museum Heists
3 Vengeance for a Thief: Part 3 Sir Taffsalot Icon_forum.png (complete campaign, including the first two missions) 2015-02-16 Church/Cathedral

Volta series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: TBA
  • Series' status: TBA
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 Volta and the Stone Kingsal Icon_forum.png 2016-05-27 Mansion/Estate
City Missions
2 Volta 2: Cauldron of the Gods Kingsal Icon_forum.png 2017-11-30 Lost Civilizations Briefing

William Steele series

  • Release: Single-mission (S)
  • Series' characters: William Steele (protagonist)
  • Series' status: Ongoing, though the wait for the fourth mission was longer. A fifth mission is in the works.
No. Fan Mission Title Author(s) Forum link Releases Mission Type Notes
1 In the North grayman Icon_forum.png 2012-10-20 Mansion/Estate
2 Home Again grayman Icon_forum.png 2014-02-12 Thieves' Highway (Rooftop)
3 Cleighmoor grayman Icon_forum.png 2014-03-01 Sewers
Jail/Prison
4 The Warrens grayman Icon_forum.png 2018-09-01 City Missions

For a key to the descriptions of each Mission Type, please see this overview.


See also