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English Eerie: Rural Horror Storytelling Game for One Player

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English Eerie is a storytelling game about horror in rural England. The game takes inspiration from folklore, along with the works of M.R. James, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to help players tell their own haunted tales of the English countryside. 

Ghost and horse

The game is designed to be played over one or a series of dark evenings by the flicker of candlelight. The player, you, will need a journal, a pen, a ten-sided die (d10), a set of tokens in two colours (beads etc) and a deck of playing cards.

The aim of English Eerie is to tell your own tale of rural horror through entries in your journal - just as many protagonists do in horror literature. The card deck will be the engine that drives your story, presenting scenes for you to flesh out and for your character to overcome - all of which is recorded in physical journal entries. As time goes on tension rises and the horror is ramped up until the climactic end scene. There are several scenarios at the end of this book that offer you an inspirational framework to build a terrifying tale. You can choose to play the game in a single sitting or to draw out the experience over a series of nights.

This book contains five spine-chilling scenarios to inspire your tales of terror:

  • The Beast on the Moor
  • The Lost River
  • Detox
  • A Rattle of Chains
  • The Inn
For those who want a group game, the Campfire rules offer suggestions for playing English Eerie with friends.

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Serzh C August 02, 2023 11:12 am UTC
What the point to make a character with more Resolve then Spirit points? The Resolve points just add +1 to the roll, which looks as very weak substitution to Spirit point.
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Christopher D June 05, 2020 12:33 am UTC
Hey, just want to say that the image file for the cover on drivethrurpg is corrupted and should be replaced. It won't load beyond halfway for me.
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Andrew M January 23, 2020 2:48 am UTC
Bought it, sight unseen, on premise alone. As someone who was once stationed in rural England, I often found myself alone in the wilds, with no other company than my stout English walking stick, my cozy long scarf, and a pocketful of cold iron nails. No street lights. Not another soul to be seen. Why, then, were other footfalls constantly audible when I would stop and listen? Whose voices, soft and somehow all around me, did I hear? How closely the fog would cling to one's heart on those delightfully dreadful outings! I'm lookin' forward to diving into English Eerie...
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Ozzy B September 22, 2019 12:11 am UTC
Quick question to the card setup: 4,5,6,7 times 4 plus 3 Queens can't be divided into three even piles, I assume this isn't an issue?
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scott M September 29, 2019 9:18 pm UTC
No that isn't an issue.
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Ozzy B October 01, 2019 12:38 pm UTC
Great, thanks!
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Noah S November 16, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Thursday, 16 November
From the desk of N. Stevens, Esq.

Dear Sir or Madam, as the case may be:

I am pleased to say that this appears to be a handful of coin very well spent. I have a packed pipe of Lord Turnbull's Blend, a pint of bitter next to me on the side table, and a deck of antique (possibly haunted) playing cards at the ready. Although I have secured the latches on all the shutters, barred the door, and sent away the help for the evening (well, to the oubliette, at least) - still - the house is unquiet and the scratching at the panes must merely be a bit of bad Stilton. A third of the way through the rules-book, I felt uneasy for reasons I could not explain. 2/3 of the way, I think my pluck gave out, and I could not finish owing to a foreboding that I could not account for, nor hand-wave away. I gazed upon the cameo of my poor lost wife and children, and my various trophies from India and the lands of the Toltecs, and I knew that all my accomplishments were as nothing...See more
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Roger E March 17, 2021 3:25 am UTC
l would immediately purchase any book you had written.
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Noah S March 24, 2021 11:18 pm UTC
Thank you so much for your very kind words!

I think I wrote one, but take it freely, instead! It's on here! you can get it softcover for pretty cheap. Track me across the gorse-covered heath and I will sign it before Doom comes for us both

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Ed S May 22, 2023 9:14 am UTC
Noah can you give us a link to your title?
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Ranjith B November 07, 2017 10:27 pm UTC

Reading through the rules, I was wondering about having different events for the three Grey Ladies depending on their suit (and when they were drawn). I could imagine that it would be even more inspirational, as the lines of the original story get blurred more strongly that way (so, a story template would have 12 entries for the Ladies instead of 3).

Looks very promising, I will try to give it a go.

BTW, in the example, there is a typo with "prayed on my mind" instead of "preyed on my mind" at the end of the morning of the second, before the Grey Lady is reached.

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