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They Came From Beneath the Sea! Style Guide


What was supposed to be a relaxing family vacation has become a nightmare! The beach is crawling with communist crabs, the sea contains a giant, hungry octopus, and the tea and coffee making facilities at the hotel leave a lot to be desired! I’ll be leaving a scathing review in the guestbook; I can tell you that — at least after I’ve helped defend the town from the encroaching aquatic menaces!

The Style Guide for They Came from Beneath the Sea! sets out to tutor you on everything you need to know when it comes to writing community content for b-movie and science-fiction-inspired They Came From... games!

The Style Guide includes:

  • Guidance on outlining chapters, breaking them down into appropriate sections, and do’s and don’ts of content inclusion.
  • Tone guidelines for They Came from Beneath the Sea!
  • Advice on building your own Archetypes, Tropes, Cinematics, Quips, and monstrous threats.

For more information on the Storypath Nexus Community Content program and how to publish your own They Came From Beneath the Sea! supplements be sure to check out the Content Creator Guidelines today!

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They Came from Beneath the Sea! is a dramatic and farcical tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and humor of 1950s and 1960s science fiction. This game allows you to play with all the great content from the B-movies of decades ago, and promises a dynamic, fun time for all involved!

In They Came from Beneath the Sea! you play humans in a world under attack. The attackers? Aliens from beneath the sea (obviously). Adventures range from the one-shot defense of a small coastal town, to the lengthier liberation of a cruise ship infested with gill-folk, all the way to the story in which characters seize an alien submarine and ride it all the way down to the sea bed to take the fight to the invaders. In this game, your protagonists are strong-jawed war veterans, cunning and resourceful explorers, utterly insane scientists, and blue-collar heroes, just looking to defend their patches of land. 

They Came from Beneath the Sea! contains a mix of serious threat and unbridled farce. While the book plays it straight with no winking at the camera, your game will include ludicrous statements and events taken with all the gravitas of your boat being set on fire. While this game provides rules for funny quips and amusing cinematics for incorporation in a scenario, we leave it to the players and Director to discover the correct level of humor for your game.

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File Last Updated:
January 04, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on January 04, 2023.