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Ghastly Affair is the Gothic Game of Romantic Horror, set in the fevered age of Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Sade, and Napoleon. It's a world of haunted castles, desperate love, and wicked Libertines, where High Society is filled with human monsters as terrifying as any werewolf!

The rules of Ghastly Affair utilize the familiar terms and concepts of Old-School role playing games, but with a modern twist. The basic system is a simple “roll-under-Ability” mechanic. Character Classes include such classic Gothic tropes as the Bandit, Grave Robber, and True Innocent. Each Class has its own flavorful array of Special Abilities and Weaknesses, and can also be customized with free-form, player-defined Assets and Afflictions.

The illustrated Ghastly Affair Player's Manual contains all the information needed to be a Player in the Ghastly Affair RPG. It includes complete rules for creating and advancing characters, with nine Gothic Character Classes (and optional rules for playing Vampyres and Werewolves). Guidelines are given for situations ranging from flirting at the masquerade ball, to fighting supernatural horrors. Plus, extensive information on the culture, clothing, objects, and attitudes of the Georgian, Regency, and Napoleonic eras is woven throughout the text. Experience Love and Death in the decadent and disastrous times of the late 18th century (and early 19th century).

Now available on DriveThruFiction: Hunter's Song” by William Rutter – a thrilling tale of Georgian-era horror, set in the shocking world of Ghastly Affair!

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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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This title was added to our catalog on February 20, 2017.