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Essence: A Savage Worlds investigative horror one-shot


A master perfumer has created a fragrance that steals the life force of all who wear it. Samples distributed at the VIP tent of a recent street fair hospitalized several people. At least three have died. He is bottling 400 bottles of the perfume for distribution to exclusive boutiques worldwide. Two college students are missing. The truck leaves in the morning. No one but your investigators will help. But can they?

Essence is a Savage Worlds investigative horror adventure for four to six heroes of Novice to Seasoned Rank. It can be played as a standalone one-shot or dropped into a modern horror, Gothic horror, noir, or weird pulp campaign, or any setting with an investigative slant.

The adventure includes seven customizable, gender-neutral Investigator Archetypes (and one rabbit). The Archetypes are Novice with 2 Advances.

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February 20th, 2020
A great short adventure! I adapted it to be run in my Eberron game and it worked perfectly. Has elements of investigation, research, social interaction, and confrontation. I loved running this one! [...]
August 6th, 2019
This is an enjoyable short adventure for any modern era setting (easily adapted to a different era) especially if you like investigation-heavy game with an explosive end (and I do). The archetypes offer ready made non-action hero characters and the Ess [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 09, 2019.