Darkness over Daggerford is a classic Dungeons & Dragons® module for BioWare's award-winning PC role-playing game Neverwinter Nights™. Taking place in the Forgotten Realms, the most popular of the D&D settings, and produced by former BioWare producer Alan Miranda, Darkness over Daggerford gives players a 25-30 hour RPG with a strong Baldur's Gate feel.

Developed by Ossian Studios for over a year (and previously a BioWare Premium Module), the game achieved instant success in the NWN community with a never before seen response at IGN's Neverwinter Vault, breaking records for meeting all Hall of Fame requirements in less than 3 days!

The Darkness over Daggerford development team included some of the most talented members of the NWN community: Kevin Smith (aka codepoetz), Luspr, Brian Watson (aka MadWombat), Alan Tarrant (aka Lord Alex), Anya Clancy (aka Lady Oonagh), and Brian Dunn (aka BrotherRoth).


  • A brand new world map system, never before seen in Neverwinter Nights, enabling the player to better explore a large world, complete with random encounters.
  • A player stronghold to enable more challenging stronghold quests, and featuring cool player customization features.
  • 3 new TNO tilesets created by DLA and released to Ossian Studios through an exclusive agreement with BioWare, including a completely new exterior tileset with rolling hills, sea cliffs, and castles.
  • A custom spawning and leveling system for creatures, to always ensure the game is challenging for any level of character.
  • Over 100 new placeables made specifically for the game.
  • 5 new music tracks by premium module composer David John.

To many, the town of Daggerford is of little consequence. To others, however, it is of immeasurable value. The nearby great cities of Waterdeep and Baldur's Gate would do well to look over their shoulders at what is brewing in this once sleepy town. Prepare to delve into the dark mysteries surrounding Daggerford...

Download Darkness over Daggerford from the Neverwinter Vault and play the game for free!



Independent Games Festival
2007 Best RPG Mod Award
IGF 2007 Winner

NWVault 2006 Gold Award NWVault 2006 Gold Award

NWVault Reviewer's Award NWVault Reviewer's Award

NWVault Hall of Fame Award NWVault Hall of Fame Award

Reviews and Audience Response

GamerDad    4.5/5 Stars
"Daggerford is more than just my favorite NWN module to date, it is my favorite role-playing game of 2006 thus far." ... "It is perhaps ironic that my favorite of the Premium Modules is the one that was cancelled and released for free. That aside, this is just a tremendous game - and I can't think of it as anything but a 'game'. It has as much content as either of the NWN expansion packs, and is larger and more interesting than many full-priced role-playing games being released."

Neverwinter Vault    8.5/10, Reviewer's Award
"As a whole, Daggerford offers a wonderful gaming experience that should rank it among the most impressive, not to mention ambitious modules released this year, if not in the history of Neverwinter Nights."

Computer Games Magazine (Nov. 2006 issue)
"Many Neverwinter Nights conventions have been turned on their Elven ears here, courtesy of an expansive new world map that gives the module a spacious feel and extensive dialogue that makes the game play like a lost chapter in the Baldur's Gate series."

Fan Responses

"One of the best NWN modules I've ever played. Great tilesets, awesome world map, engrossing story line. This is what a NWN expansion should look and play like. Looking forward to seeing what Ossian Studios puts out next! Two thumbs up!"

"Exceptional balance of story line and combat. Much less driven by gamey gimmicks than is average, even for professional titles. It was very fun. You guys managed to direct me in such a way I never had to wonder where to go next, but I also never felt like I was trapped on too linear a path, something I don't see many developers capable of doing with story-driven RPGs these days. It's also exciting to see this much innovation in a free module, knit so neatly together. I forgot that I was playing NWN."

"This is the module that every modder has ever wanted to make, but didn't. AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Three thumbs up! I give it six stars out of five. Ossian Studios® Inc. has raised the bar. And every other cliché that says how great something is applies as well. Of course, this translates into hard news for modders. Henceforth, this shall be the standard by which all other mods are measured."

"Darkness over Daggerford is by far the best mod I have ever played, better even than the campaign modules; something I had never expected to see. I loved every minute of this mod. Except the credits. I was crying."


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