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Ghastly Affair is...

The Gothic Game of Romantic Horror.

You can live shocking stories of love and death, where the supernatural is always near, and the Devil himself may be your next paramour. Passions are writ large, and madness threatens at every turn. Some men transform into wolves at night, but not all monsters lose their human shape.

Role-playing in the age of Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and Napoleon.

Experience the fevered time of the Georgian and Napoleonic eras, when soldiers fought with muskets, and ladies battled with colorful hand fans. When courtesans in sumptuous silk gowns glided through filth-choked streets, and revolution brewed in the coffee houses. When poets and philosophers challenged a decaying society, and men dueled for the honor of their mistresses. When a continent exploded, and lovers held close in the growing darkness.

A simple, easy-to-learn system.

The basic rules of Ghastly Affair can be learned in a few minutes, using widely known terms and concepts. Game-play is fast and smooth, with mechanics designed to support a deeply immersive experience.

A world where the masquerade balls are as dangerous as the battlefields.

Debate blasphemous books at the salon, dance at court, or evade a murderous husband to pursue a desperate affair. The hazardous world of High Society is filled with terrors as frightening as any ghost.

Your chance to be the villain, the heroine, or anything in-between.

Defy the law as a Bandit, or fight the darkness as a Demon Hunter. Grow rich off the dead as a Grave Robber, or command the spirits as a Magician. Indulge your vices as the Libertine, or be the True Innocent inspiring the virtuous. The choices are yours.

A true Gothic experience for adults.

The full panoply of the Gothic is here for you, in all its decadent glory. Experience a world of desperate addicts, syphilitic aristocrats, and forbidden passions, where the innocent are victimized by monsters both supernatural and human.

The 196-page Black & White Hardcover Version has a text-based, two-column layout which takes full advantage of the 8.5 x 11 inch format.

The 370-page PDF Version has been designed for on-screen viewing and usability, with a large font and single-column layout. It is fully bookmarked, indexed, and extensively hyperlinked throughout.

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Tim L November 17, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
According to DT I own this product, though I can't remember buying it, but when I download it I get a pdf that looks nothing like the preview? The file i get is an illustrated two column file of 196 pages without hyperlinks, just like the description of the actual book rather than the hyperlinked pdf?
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Tim L November 17, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Same thing for the presenter's manual apparently..
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Daniel H November 17, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
There seems to have been a brief period when the interior print file of the Hardcover Version was inadvertently available as a free download. You appear to have been one of the beneficiaries! Since that file was not actually intended to be public, it does not have the extensive hyperlinks and bookmarks of the Illustrated PDF Version.

Originally I had made the Hardcover B&W and Illustrated PDF Versions two separate titles on the site, because of the difference in interior layouts. The two versions are now merged under a single title, with the option to buy in either format. The Previews above show the Illustrated PDF version. As you see, the the interior of the Hardcover version differs in having a two-column layout, which better utilizes the 8.5 x 11 inch format of the printed page.
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Tim L November 17, 2017 11:57 pm UTC
Ah, I see! I remember trying to download what I thought was a free preview version of some kind given the nil price (presumably that was the inadvertently exposed file you talk about then I guess) but getting some errors and giving up eventually.

I do like what I read in the 'free' version I got here, so I'll try to rebuy it during my next spending spree and hopefully that'll swap it with the correct pdf file then! :)
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Thilo G July 14, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Any plans for a print version for the books?
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Daniel H July 21, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
Sorry for the late reply. Right now, the print version is only on Amazon.
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Daniel H November 08, 2017 2:19 pm UTC
The Hardcover Print version is now available:
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Daniel James Hanley
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