Acclaimed author Michael Stackpole was contracted by GDW to write a tie-in novel that was to come out at the same time as the original edition of Dark Conspiracy. As he began writing while Lester W Smith was still editing the game, the two began bouncing ideas off each other. Eventually, rather than a single novel, there were three. The titles are, in order: A Gathering Evil, Evil Ascending, and Evil Triumphant. An edition of GDW's Challenge magazine mentioned a follow-up short story named 'Evil Scooting Sideways' but this was just an April Fool hoax.