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Stalkers of the Elder Dark


Lovecraft and his friends were on to something.  But here's the REAL story...

Stalkers of the Elder Dark is a rules-lite game of cosmic horror set in the pulp era and pitting a motley assortment of academics and artists, criminals and explorers against ancient and powerful things from beyond the Void.  These are complete rules for horrific narratives and include the following in Olde House Rules' style:

Simple, yet detailed, rules for creating and equipping characters suitable to the period and genre...

A unique phobia system where the characters must overcome (or work around) their greatest fears while fighting for their lives.  Worse than dying, they may have to go on living...

But not necessarily life as they knew it!  So beware the Servitor Races and their dark designs...

Cosmic horrors, elder plots, and weird science all spelled out in detail while still leaving much for the Watcher to flesh out on their own.  The game gets into everyone's head...

And, of course, simple and intuitive mechanics that don't get in the way of the action.  Or the cosmic fear...

Hard times await these stalkers of the dark, for nothing less than human survival is at stake.  Let's hope they make it and hold on to their precious humanity lest Earth become a place of unspeakable horror!

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David J January 13, 2018 4:39 pm UTC
The way you've labeled your tables is very odd--you have the title of the table UNDER the table itself. That is fairly confusing and opposite how tables are typically labelled.

I bring it up 1) to give fair warning to others so they don't spend time scratching their heads like I did, and 2) to request the author possibly shift those labels to the top of the table.
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James G January 26, 2018 12:53 am UTC
The product has been updated. All headings are now above the applicable tables. Thanks for your feedback, and be sure to spread the word!
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David J January 03, 2018 3:40 am UTC
I'm intrigued, but need a sample of the rules set to be convinced.

Any chance you could expand the preview to include a small amount of rules detail?
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James G January 03, 2018 9:58 pm UTC
We'll see what we can do. In the meantime, this might be helpful...
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David J January 04, 2018 6:41 pm UTC
Eh, for $4? Sold.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 02, 2018.