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A Ghastly Companion to Gothic Icons

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THEY’RE ALIVE! ALIVE!

Let history, literature, and folklore come alive with A Ghastly Companion to Gothic Icons!

Inside the virtual pages of this macabre PDF you will find such Terrors and Wonders as:

  • Ghastly Affair stats for Carmilla Karnstein (from Le Fanu’s “Carmilla”), Count Dracula (from Stoker’s “Dracula” and “Dracula’s Guest”), and Lord Ruthven (from Dr Polidori’s “The Vampyre).

  • The Clockwork Impostor (inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman”), Victor Frankenstein (from Mary Shelley’s immortal classic “Frankenstein”), and a book-accurate rendition of Frankenstein’s Creature – in all his fast, agile, and literate glory!

  • The Amorous Revenant (inspired by Goethe’s “The Bride of Corinth”), the Reclaiming Revenant (inspired by the classic folktale “the Golden Arm”) and the Woman in White (inspired by folktales of ghosts such as La Llorona).

  • The Fire King (from the writings of Matthew Lewis and Walter Scott), the Hell Beast (a template for creating folkloric monsters such as Hell Hounds, Hell Horses, and Hell Cats), the Pact Devil (inspired by both medieval European and American Hoodoo lore), and the Seducer Devil (inspired by medieval demonology, and Lewis’s “The Monk”)

  • A writeup for Deacon Brodie (the real-life Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), Ghastly Affair stats for Heathcliff (from Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights”), and stats for none other than the Marquis de Sade himself!

  • Ghastly Affair stats for three giants of early 19th century Gothic and Romantic literature – Lord Byron, Doctor Polidori, and Mary Shelley!

  • A complete system for randomly generating villages filled with strange inhabitants and dark secrets.

  • A fun set of table for randomly generating the baroque (and bizarre) titles of 18th century Gothic Romances.

  • A complete discussion of converting Ghastly Affair creatures for use with other OSR systems.

Plus, OSR-compatible stats for the Clockwork Impostor, Amorous Revenant, Reclaiming Revenant, Woman in White, Fire King, Hell Beast, Pact Devil, and Seducer Devil.

Guaranteed not to drag your soul down into awful and eternal torment. At least, probably not. Unless the man with that odd black book was misrepresenting the terms of our agreement.


A Ghastly Companion to Gothic Icons contains some material intended for mature readers.

 
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108
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File Last Updated:
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This title was added to our catalog on October 21, 2020.