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Macabre Tales is the dominoes-based RPG of Lovecraftian horror that strips out the "contributions" of later authors and focuses solely on what Lovecraft himself created. Spectrum Games, known for accurate emulation of various genres in their products, offers a brand new take on role-playing in the terrifying and abhorrent world of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Will you emerge from the experience unscathed? Or will your mind snap in the wake of all the hidden abominations that lurk in the shadows, just out of sight of humankind? 



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Frank T August 11, 2022 3:13 pm UTC
Is the b&w book printed from the printer friendly pdf? I mean, is the background turned off or does it appear in the print copy? I would think it would be tougher to read in b&w with that background.
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Cynthia M August 11, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
The background is indeed included in the hardcopy version, though lightened so that it doesn't make the text difficult to read.
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Frank T August 11, 2022 4:52 pm UTC
Thanks Cynthia!
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Aaron S January 02, 2022 6:57 pm UTC
My wife gave me a hard copy of Macabre Tales for Christmas. Is there anywhere I can download a digital version of the character sheet?
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Cynthia M August 11, 2022 4:50 pm UTC
Not at this moment, though the one in the PDF rulebook can be printed out.
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Michael H February 08, 2015 5:46 am UTC
Hi folks,

I've read the blurb and the preview so I know this game focuses on single player and one-shot game.

Assuming the "stars are right" would this game work with a traditional party of investigators in an ongoing campaign?


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Cynthia M February 08, 2015 8:41 am UTC
Hello, Mike.

While the game is focused on one-on-one play, the book does describe how to use it for multiple players. As for support for ongoing campaigns, the game has no rules for advancement, though I'm sure you could whip something up with a few minutes of work.

I hope this helps. :)
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