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Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying Game

Created by 9th Level Games

Roleplay in the Four Kingdoms! Take on perilous quests, raise an army, & defend your Kingdom from the malevolent forces of The Tower. Please Note: Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date. We will keep you updated through Kickstarter Updates for when shipping fees will be applied to your pre-order. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Week Two: Continue and Expand your Journey
4 months ago – Fri, Jun 17, 2022 at 04:19:49 PM

Actual Play Update 

The actual play with Restoration Games was originally scheduled for LAST NIGHT (6/14/22) but due to a family emergency on their end we had to reschedule it until next week. 

RESTORATION ACTUAL PLAY  now TUESDAY JUNE 21st at 7:30pm Eastern. 

Return to Dark Tower Board Game News

Yesterday, Restoration Games announced they are going to launch a crowdfunding campaign for another printing of Return to Dark Tower and an expansion. If you haven't been able to get your copy you will soon be able to! 

Plus, we have been working closely with Restoration Games about some of the expansion material. 

Return to Dark Tower board game EXPANSION & REPRINT

Thanks for your support!

~9th Level Games 

A Week into the Journey
4 months ago – Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 03:22:39 PM

Entering Week Two 

The second week of a Kickstarter tends to be a time when things slow down and that seems to be what is happening.  We need just over 100 backers to unlock the Full Color Poster Map! Digital backers will get the same map in PDF form.  We'd appreciate you sharing this project and spreading the word to get this stretch goal unlocked even quicker!

Origins Game Fair

9th Level Games is in Columbus, Ohio this week for Origins Game Fair! If you are here, please stop by Booth 1132 to say hi and check out the Mazes Fantasy Roleplaying game. We are also running a few Mazes events that still have seats - sign up HERE

Click to get an INTRO TO MAZES document.

Mark your calendars

June 14th - Restoration Games Staff plays Return to Dark Tower Fantasy Roleplaying! Link coming soon!

June 16th - Ask Me Anything! Your questions answered on DISCORD


Thank you for your continued support!

9th Level Games


Day Four: A Deeper Delve into the Dungeon
4 months ago – Mon, Jun 06, 2022 at 04:43:35 AM

ICYMI - Victory Condition Gaming Interview

Chris talks with Doug from Victory Condition about Dark Tower, nostalgia, and reveals more about the game and its design goals.

A Deeper Delve into Dungeons

When we talk about "Compatibility with Mazes" for RETURN TO DARK TOWER Fantasy Roleplaying - we mean it.  The core rules and processes in the game are the same.  You can use monsters from one game interchangeably, etc.  In fact, when you ENTER A DUNGEON within the framework of Return to Dark Tower - you are literally playing Mazes (just skipping over a few rules).  Now, within the R2DT Rule book - its scaled back, but you can just instead run the entire game with Mazes.


Good Night and Have a Pleasant Weekend

Tonight FRIDAY Night AMA with Chris on Discord, and we we'll be back next week with more exciting news (and hopefully, our next stretch goals!).


Thanks again for being a part of this journey with us!  We're just getting started!

Day Three: Across the Four Kingdoms
4 months ago – Thu, Jun 02, 2022 at 09:26:39 PM

Heroes of the Four Kingdoms! Heed my Call!

As we enter day three of our campaign, we are over 750 swords strong. Our army grows, and soon we can siege the Tower and free the lands from the oppression of not having a Dark Tower roleplaying game...

A large part of the epic nature of the game is focused on traveling across the four kingdoms that make up the world - as such, we are excited to announce the 1000 backer stretch goal - a poster map!

This map can be used as a playing surface (the game board from the board game is still a better option) or a decorative hanging (always needed in the cold drafty halls of heroes).   

Travel in the RPG

While playing, the heroes will have to travel across the realms to enter dungeons, haggle with lords and ladies, fight off vicious monsters, and raise their forces against the Adversary.  Travel in this way is recorded by the adversary as part of the TALLY phase - figuring out how much time is spent to get heroes and their forces from region to region.  Travel involves a little randomness (rolling against a travel chart) but is otherwise handled out of game - with the Heroes being at their destination - and the Adversary spending that time to unlock seals!

The World of the Four Kingdoms

Ask Me Anything

Tomorrow night (Friday June 3rd at 8pm) and Monday June 6th at 8pm Designer Chris O'Neill will be live on our DISCORD doing AMA Sessions. The first will focus on the History of the Dark Tower and the World of the Four Kingdoms and the second how Mazes and Return to Dark Tower came together.  Join us:

FRIDAY JUNE 3rd 

MONDAY JUNE 6th 

Thank you yet again, 

9th Level Games 

Day 2: Prepare for Your Journey in the Four Kingdoms
4 months ago – Thu, Jun 02, 2022 at 06:47:27 AM

Stretch Goals Unlocked 

We've only been live for a little over 24 hours and we've already unlocked three stretch goals and are closing on the fourth.  

✔️Form-fillable & printer friendly character and adversary sheets

✔️Bookmark ribbon to the Hardcover

✔️Gold Foil stamping to the cover of the Hardcover 

The Player Tower Accessory Set

Current items included with the Player Tower Accessory Set:

  • 2 piece storage box that converts into a player reference tower & dice roller 
  • 8 polyhedral dice (2 d4, 2 d6, 2 d8, 2 d10)
  • Full color character sheet pad 
  • Tokens for tracking spirit, hearts, and forces 
  • NOTE: More items are planned as stretch goals

Note that all imagery of the Player Tower is not final. We plan to work very closely with our manufacturer's engineering team to ensure the dice roller is effective and that all components and structures are safe during shipping and general use. 

You have options. Even after we make the necessary changes to the dice roller, you always have the option of using just the top half. This will still have the relevant information and act as the dice roller. 

Dice Roller shown directly on the table.

 Thanks again for your support. We look forward to going on this journey with you. 

~9th Level Games