The crops fail. Then the banks fall, crushing every honest man on the ledgers beneath their rubble. The fertile lands turn to dust, the modern marvels into slums. Spirits are the last to go, but in the end they break like everything else.
The American dream becomes a curse. Hope – a memory. Some whisper about revolution. Others talk of Armageddon.
But for the unluckiest few, they are... [click here for more]
2018 Best Game Ennie Award Nominee Red Markets is a tabletop RPG about economic horror.
In Red Markets, characters risk their lives trading between the massive quarantine zones containing a zombie outbreak and the remains of civilization. They are Takers: mercenary entrepreneurs unwilling to accept their abandonment. Bound together into competing crews, each seeks to profit... [click here for more]
Nominated "Best Game" at the 2018 Ennie Awards.
The Red Markets corebook can be daunting with the sheer mass of options it provides players and GMs for alternate rules sets, setting exploration, and gameplay inspiration. Though a simple mechanic overall, the 500 page tome can intimidate some players, but worry no more! The Red Markets Quickstart Guide boils the game's core mechanics... [click here for more]
This systemless horror scenario originally appeared in the No Security kickstarter. In June of 1935, the Dust Bowl still plagued the American Southwest, a third of all people were out of work, and the government’s path to recovery was far from certain. Amidst this Great Depression, the Bryson Springs Ranch suffered a hardship altogether more extraordinary. People were dying in the migrant workers’... [click here for more]
This systemless horror scenario originally appeared in the No Security kickstarter. The police in Toil, Illinois have their work cut out for them when the sleepy town suddenly suffers an outbreak of bizarre events. Someone's been planting strange trees in the night, replacing bread with ash, and filling coffins with bees. As the day goes on, what at first appeared to be a series of unrelated pranks... [click here for more]
This systemless horror scenario originally appeared in the No Security kickstarter.The Fall Without End takes place at Mount McKinley in 1931. As America comes to grips with the real cost of Black Tuesday, the government becomes desperate to find distractions for an increasingly rebellious population stirred by endless woes. As Lindbergh proved, the people love nothing more than heroes capable... [click here for more]
This systemless horror scenario originally appeared in the No Security kickstarter. In The Red Tower, Capone’s reign has ended, and it remains to be seen how much of Chicago’s corrupt infrastructure will be dragged down with him. As two-bit criminals scramble to establish themselves in the power vacuum, the exposed corruption presents an opportunity for muckraking socialists to provoke... [click here for more]
This systemless horror scenario originally appeared in the No Security kickstarter. Barefoot Crossing seemed like any other sharecropping community on the rural outskirts of Savannah, Georgia. But when the murder of a Methodist preacher sends the community searching for answers across racial and economic divides, investigators stumble into an ancient, inhuman conspiracy. Can they overcome a supernatural... [click here for more]