Advanced Search

12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition

12TM: Fear Effects: Savaged edition

ZIP File

This is the Savage Worlds edition. A d20 System edition is also available.

This 11 page PDF (plus cover and product page) presents a quick, easy, and flexible system for incorporating the effects of extreme fear (aka Horror or Insanity) into your modern game.

The Horror check is an important mechanic in any horror roleplaying game. It's a mechanic that players have come to identify with horror gaming. In fact, Savage Worlds includes a Fear table. Now 12 to Midnight is proud to enhance the Savage Worlds fear system with one hundred ways to be afraid.

The Fear Effects system is designed to be simple, keeping the emphasis on the adventure and not on burdensome rules. There is no sanity score you must track, and the Horror check is still based on a Guts check. If the check fails, the Fear Effect is tiered based on the severity of the situation, ranging from anywhere from "weak knees" to coimetrophobia (fear of cemetaries), and even up to hysterical blindness (psychosomatic blindness).

However, the Fear Effects system is more than a single set of rules. It is also a GM toolbox for creating your own rules to fit your campaign, which is why it also includes nine rule options & variants. While Fear Effects was written with modern horror in mind, it uses nothing specific to one time period or genre. Use it in any campaign from fantasy to future to give your game a more realistic edge. Fear Effects reminds players that dangerous adventures can carry all sorts of consequences and helps stimulate role-play. At less than the cost of a matinee movie or a paperback book, there's no point in waiting. Add it to your shopping cart today and start feeling the effects of Fear Effects.

Ready to try out your new horror rules? Check out Brainwashed, the first adventure written for Fear Effects.

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (7)
Discussions (0)
May 20th, 2013
So far the best purchased Ive made on RPGNow! So useful and full of variety and awesome flavorful options! Thank you so much for offering this :) [...]
April 24th, 2009
A decent little addition to a Savage Worlds toolbox, considering the price. The 13 pages are reduced by the cover, credits page, intro page, and product placement page to 9 pages of content. Of these 9 pages, 6 pages are tables upon which you c [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
April 29th, 2007
Scaring people in a role playing game can be tough. It takes a lot of the right elements to make players experience the fear and it really does not take much to have them removed from fear. A simple car alarm going off, a player just not into it, a pho [...]
April 13th, 2007
All in all, another great product from 12 to Midnight.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br> [...]
August 24th, 2006
While not an adventure in itself, Fear Effects expands quite nicely on the Savage Worlds "Fear" table. Instead of the stock 10 items, now you have 5x fold (or more) options... A simple D100 role will give you a result, which makes it Fast, [...]
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Gold seller
Rule System(s)
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
0.9 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
August 25, 2005
This title was added to our catalog on August 25, 2005.