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Dark Horrors & Hidden Places RPG (Scenematic Edition)

Dark Horrors & Hidden Places RPG (Scenematic Edition)

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It is the year 1884. Many places sank beneath the earth after a worldwide tremor. Strange creatures spill forth onto the streets of towns and cities, as governments struggle to keep these monstrosities a secret. The lawful and wealthy hire the bold and adventurous to fix their issues and recover their possessions from places of wonder and danger, unseen but for myths and legends. Worlds have collided and adventure awaits the brave. 

Imagine mixing the worlds of Jack the Ripper, H.P. LovecraftHammer Horror, and old science-fiction fantasy movies like Journey to the Center of the Earth in this roleplaying game of dark gothic horror, featuring:

  • Five archetype characters, ready to play -- or create your own : Arcanist, Brute, Engineer, Pistoleer, and Scoundrel.
  • Fast-paced, rules-light system focuses on rolling six-sided dice to lower a scene's difficulty or overcome a challenge.
  • Some battles and tasks have deadlines -- face consequences if you can't break down the door to escape in time!
  • Lists of arcane spells, mundane and exotic weapons, and random tables to create new ones.
  • Horrific beasts, adjustably dangerous through a variety of measures.
  • Includes an adventure and an exotic locale with unknown dangers to face
The Scenematic Edition introduces the concept of whittling down scene difficulties for a streamlined conflict rather than tackling individual threats that slow down play (although both methods are certainly possible).

Note: This download contains the same content as the Softcover.

OSR Edition also available here.

BRETT'S EDITORIAL
Take the scene difficulty rules from Foreign Element, mix it up with bits from Story Engine, give it a bit of polish, and this edition of Dark Horrors & Hidden Places gives you a fast-paced and exciting experience using lots of six-sided dice. Same mood as the OSR edition, but more modern mechanics -- if that's your thing.

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Pages
86
Publisher Stock #
PLIDHHP002
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12.29 MB
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File Last Updated:
September 16, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on September 16, 2021.