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On plantations, slaves cobbled together a powerful system of magic, learning to gain luck, manipulate minds and even to kill using common objects.

On lonely country crossroads, desperate people made bargains with the Devil for wealth, talent and power.

On the shores of Louisiana Bayous, under overhangs of spanish moss, free Blacks met to practice an ancient and secret religion, calling powerful beings into their bodies.

In isolated cabins and shacks, bitter outcasts waited until night and travelled forth in another form to prey on the communities that had rejected them.

Under "hanging-trees," in graveyards and on old battlefields, the spirits of those who had been murdered returned to terrorize the living.

Deep in ancient mountain-side forests, ancient and terrible beasts stalked, preying upon first the native people and then the Scots-Irish settlers that came after them.

And today, on the city streets, on the lonely country roads, in the swamps and mountain forests of the South, these powerful humans, spirits and creatures still seek to settle old scores, satisfy their various hungers or find redemption for their sins.

The South is haunted by its past, in more ways than one.

  • A complete game: no other products needed to play.
  • Flexible, yet realistic, character creation system.
  • Play as the ageless, people who have seen decades or centuries of Southern history.
  • A complete and accurate guide to the supernatural beliefs of the South.
  • A detailed description of Southern history and geography.
  • Rules for Flashback Play allow for adventuring in any era of Southern history.
  • Includes Hoodoo Blues-L, a light character creation and rule system suitable for light or live-action play.
  • Uses Organic Rule Components, the rule system of Fates Worse Than Death, Tibet, In Dark Alleys and KidWorld.
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May 2nd, 2017
My RPG experience goes back to the 1970's and the beginnings of role playing games. I learned D&D from con dealers long before the rule books came into being. Hoodoo Blues appealed to me for many reasons, so I splurged the $5 to get a full [...]
February 28th, 2014
Well, this book is just awesome. For a price of round about 5$ this is a nobrainer if you have any interest in this setting. It are not the rules - which are a bit cumbersome - but the great and carefully researched background informations that make th [...]
January 27th, 2011
As has been said before, the game enjoys a very original and cool setting, and the mechanics are generally good, the rules are deep without being overwhelming. However, the mechanics also have some serious flaws. One is that two of the character classe [...]
November 1st, 2010
First, a little about the reviewers relationship to RPG's.. I have played RPG's for 13 years, and have tried a lot of different games. I am mostly interested in small game lines, and is not much for the bigger ones (D&D and such). I have owned Hood [...]
July 15th, 2010
This is seriously one of the best games I've seen this year. The PDF price at less than five dollars makes this massive book a must-have for any gamer with a supernatural bent. The setting allows players to take on the role of various immortal types fr [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on April 10, 2010.