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Crowdfunding progress:

FUNDED! Editor has been informed, and shešs working on it.

This is the Domains Horror Roleplaying System Core Rulebook Crowdfunding!

Yes Crowdfunding.

What does that mean? It means that this book with the 4.99€ price is in fact the complete ruleset. It contains everything you need to play the game.

BUT, due to the country restrictions and legal things where I'm from, I cannot start a Kickstarter or any other crowdfunding site. And if I go with a 3rd party I need to pay some 67% of tax in my country.

So to counter that I decided to put my game on here in it's current state.

What is the current state?

The layout and rules are done. But I will need a few other things before I can finalize the whole game. Here is the actual cost list of the game that I calculated and already coordinated with the other parties:

  • Translator [300€] - As I'm not an English speaker, and English isn't even my second language, I employed a translator to help fix up the text fully, I need to compenstate him for that
  • Editing [1500€] - The rulebook isn't edited yet and thus has a few discrepancies. Most of them will be fixed with the full editing of the rulebook by the editing team which are going out of their hand to help me. They are ESL specialists so I'm expecting quality work like they displayed on prior projects
  • Art [1000€+] - This would be the baseline art required to call the book complete. As the artist is also from my country, this looks a bit of a low price. But multiply that by 10 and you have about the correct cost.
  • Additional tools and resources [200€] - While the layout right now is done, I would need some additional tools, typefaces, brushes, and other things to fully complete the rulebook

In total that is 3000€ that I need to finalize the rulebook. While that might be easily done with a crowdfunding, I cannot do that and will therefore resort to this platform as that.

What does that mean for the buyer?

Well if you bought this book, it means once the 3000€ have been successfully raised, you will get the WHOLE and FULLY COMPLETE WITH ART version of the game on this purchase. The game currently is in v0. I will update and "artify" every chapter and update the PDF accordingly. Meaning YOU as the purchaser will get the full version of the game for 4.99€.

Once the game is fully founded. The cost will be set to the original 9.99€ and then any other buyer will have to buy it at full price.


So with this here are my goals for this game. Until all goals have been fulfilled I will be keeping the game at the current 50% off price.

  1. Get all tools needed to finalize the game, this would take 58 purchased copies
  2. Pay off the translator, this would take 145 purchased copies
  3. Edit the rulebook, this would take 572 purchased copies
  4. Buy the art and finalize the book layout, this would take 858 purchased copies

The full rulebook will then contain all the chapters currently present, an introduction scenario, and two appendices. The fully finalized book would also include reference lists at the back and other tools to make searching the book easier.

Now we get to the actual game part!

Welcome to the Domains Horror Roleplaying System

This is the Core Rulebook of the Domains Horror Roleplaying System, a framework made to create a narrative horror experience. The system uses a single 4d10 roll to give the players and game master the opportunity to weave an intricate story. Meaning that the dice roll itself will give both the positive and negative parts of the narrative.

The characters are created with a simple and fast system offering character customisation with 120+ traits in 5 Aptitudes: Survival, Awareness, Larceny, Knowledge, Social. This should help them get through their everyday while facing various horrific situations. Some mundane some more eldritch. 

These characters will progress via a natural growth mechanic which allows the characters to progress depending on the story and how the player envisions them, while not allowing a fast increase in power. They will advance between sessions with growth being awarded for participating in the story, advancing the story, pushing personal goals, and for giving post game insight in what your character learned. 

Shape the very story with powerful Abilities that allow you to add unchangeable narrative structures to the game at the cost of Threat, a resource the GM can use to do the same with negative story structures! Allow yourself to generate possible negative outcomes in the future to gain a fast and secure way to clear issue in game with your abilities.
Explore a full NPC and Monster creation system allowing you to handcraft the perfect horror experience for your party and delve into various tools that allow the GM to fully induce Bleed with the players by letting them scare themselves! With the GM section advertising on how to play with safety tools and proper game prep, involving communication and cooperation between the GM and players to further enhance the possibility of bleed. The GM also can tailor that experience to anything with the robust system for prepping a story from the world itself to various happenings in it.
So, grab your pen, paper, and dice; and get ready to be scared

The Core Rulebook

This book contains all you need to:

  • Make characters
  • Make them grow in a natural manner
  • Gear them out with tools required for them to survive
  • Make them delve into ancient magics
  • Prepare a Story
  • Create a Domain of your own
  • Create NPCs and Monsters

Furthermore once the v1 is out the book will contain:

  • An introduction Story
  • Sample NPCs and Monsters
  • Full lists and references for easy character creation
  • Character creation guide with Charater sheet explanations
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Dustin M February 20, 2020 5:05 am UTC
Definitely check this out if you want a fresh take on horror. Actually the rules are clearer and more simple than the big name horror systems I've played, with real character development and a meta element that doesn't feel like a gimmick.
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March 05, 2020 2:36 pm UTC
Thank you!

Hopefully the system will be better once fully funded and we have it eddited!
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Sean F September 01, 2019 3:25 pm UTC
Its an amazing book to pick up and play, laid out and easy to view, I can't wait to see it all glossed up with art and the like.
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September 01, 2019 8:28 pm UTC
Thank you, hopefully the game will soon reach the fully founded status.

I will try to get the updated version with visibility fixes and a few polished up soon.
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Simon M August 24, 2019 9:39 pm UTC
I couldn't wait to get this in my folder. It's a worth while game as testing it from the beginning has been a fin experience.
Even if you are not a horror fan this game is worthy of your time and a few dollars to get it finalised.
So, buy, download and play a little.
It's that good.
Customer avatar
August 24, 2019 9:47 pm UTC
Thank your for the kind words. Hopefully this game will get even better once it's fully done!
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