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There is far, far more to this world than meets the eye... a darkness that exists just beyond the light of the world that most of us know and observe.

It is there, on the fringe of reality, patiently lying in wait...

The tales of evil beyond our comprehension that have been whispered for millennia around the campfire. The urban legends about dark rituals, blood sacrifices and secret societies. Terrifying rumours of witchcraft and black magic being used to raise the dead and summon demons under the light of the full moon.

All of these stories are true.

Evil and wickedness exists. It can be found violently piercing the veil for those few who know how and where to look.

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Something Wicked is a roleplaying game of pulp horror and mystery for 3–5 players by Gareth H. Graham (Children of the Fall, KARMA, Downfall). It uses a lightweight, streamlined engine to get you up and playing fast!

See what your story holds, if you dare...

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Brandon J February 10, 2020 6:15 pm UTC
We need to see some rules or else I know I will never seriously consider it.
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Gareth G February 10, 2020 7:06 pm UTC
I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. There will be a podcast going live this week and review videos soon to follow that may help you to decide.
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David J February 14, 2020 2:09 am UTC
Agreed. Even with additional pages in the preview, we still have zero idea how mechanics work in this game.
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Gareth G February 14, 2020 6:51 am UTC
As I have said above, there will be podcasts and videos coming out soon that detail the rules etc.
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Gareth G February 15, 2020 4:51 pm UTC
In very broad terms, the game uses a 2d6 system with 7 core stats designed to facilitate pulp and horror storytelling. The primary mechanic is rolling 2d6, adding or subtracting modifiers based on character abilities and talents and trying to meet or exceed a target number (challenge rating). Combat is entirely player facing and there is a moxie system, allowing your characters to spend moxie point to dramatically swing the odds in their favor. Therenis obviously a lot more to it but this should give you a rough idea. I'm just nervous about sharing too much of the content of the book online. I'm sure you understand.
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David J February 08, 2020 8:08 pm UTC
Any chance that preview could include a sample of rules (and not just cover, ToC, and other things we can kinda already figure out are going to be in the game)?
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Gareth G February 08, 2020 8:14 pm UTC
Hi David. I have added a few pages to the previews thanks.
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