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At first glance, Shadywood High, circa 2002, is the typical American High School you’ve seen in hundreds of teen movies. But spooky stories have always surrounded the school. Stories of missing students, feral creatures, and strange, late-night rituals.

On this cold December evening, as the blood-moon rises, a group of students sit through the final hour of a Friday-night detention. And nearby, a terrible ceremony is taking place…


Weird Fiction is a simple rules system for role-playing games. It allows players to quickly develop a set of unique characters and then provides straightforward rules that allow players to focus on the story.

When playing Weird Fiction RPGs, players don’t need to worry about tracking abilities, health points or counting ammo. They just need to think about their own character’s motivations, relationships, and role in the dramatic and exciting story that you, as a group, will uncover together!

Trouble in Shadywood High is intended to be played within 1-3 game sessions, depending on the group of players and their particular approach to the narrative.


This download is a 48 page booklet, containing all of the Weird Fiction rules and the scenario notes and guidelines for Trouble in Shadywood High.

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