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Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by Antonio G. I. A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/01/2017 22:42:42

This game is dangerous. It is filled with bits and pieces of story and fear and hands you just enough to gain a sense of hope. But the true horror of the game is less in what is already in the book, and more in what the players will end up doing to each other or to the other children in the story to survive.

Schauermarchen is a masterful work that invites the group to trust in each other to tell a tale of horror and despair and yet gives you just enough tools to make you believe there is a way to get home in the end. Highly recommended especially for groups that are searching for a zero-prep horror experience.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by Daniel D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/31/2011 22:00:55

4 stars but barely. It took me 15 minutes to read. Like any sucker that bought this book I failed to really read the reviews and bought in on John Wick's name alone. For what it's worth it is good. A evocative, creepy setting, that could be adapted to Little Fears, Grimm or WOD Innocents. Yet you could probably do just as good on your own by reading the teaser. So my complaints have less do to with the material and more the price. For as long as this book has been out and how much material it encompasses it could drop to 99 cents and probably be worth it. Art doesn't exist and layout is alright. If you want something to fill your sessions between your regular game or something to add to your kid centric game this would fit but for the price I would get it only if you really had nothing else loaded. To the author: stick this in the Big Book, because alone it doesn't feel worth it.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by David C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/01/2006 00:00:00

There really isn?t much to this ?game.? It consists of 18 side-by-side pages, 6 of which are title pages and filler The rules are simplistic and bland, summed up in a couple of pages. The story takes place in a village and its surrounding area, but no map is provided. Instead, we get an extended list of shops, each with a line or two of description and a list of things to be found inside. As for the plot, it is little more than a countdown to the inevitable confrontation with the villain, who seems to have no motivation except to be bad. Overall, this isn?t much of a game or a scenario, more like the idea of one that was never finished. I plan to adapt my copy for ?Little Fears.? Still, at $3 I feel overcharged.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Some interesting descriptions of places in the village<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: feels incomplete<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Disappointing<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Disappointed<br>



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by Aaron M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/28/2005 00:00:00

Not nearly enough material to play. Had a lot of promise, but fell short.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: I mined it for a few ideas for other games.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Too short, not enough setting.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Disappointing<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Disappointed<br>



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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by Pablo V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/11/2005 00:00:00

A cool mini game about children trapped in a apparently abandoned (?) village, which looks taken straight out from of a german nightmarish fairy tale. Playable in one session. <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The setting and the mechanics. <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Schauermarchen by John Wick
Publisher: John Wick Presents
by Philip R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/06/2005 00:00:00

Excellent! A creepy, imaginative game that's sure to freak you out. Definitely perfect for late night parties in dark, scary places. Highly recommended to anyone that enjoys horror roleplaying. Not for the faint of heart.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Well written and dripping with atmosphere.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you, Phil! You say such nice things about us! :)
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