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Purgatory House
by Jordy W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/15/2019 12:27:33

I prepped and ran this just the other night. The group had a great time.

I would say that, as simple as the game actually is, I had to do more prep than I should have had to because the actual editing isn't very strong. References to rules are made in a sort of scattershot at times and things like the lists of Rooms and Obstacles aren't cross-referenced with the page-numbers containing their descriptions. Another idea would be to make a kind of flow-chart for the various results a Survival Test can have instead of bullet lists that don't 'flow'.

The black jack resolution mechanic is a little weird at first but it's such a universally known game that the group really latched on to it quickly.

Another review referenced the art being a bit cartoony and I'd agree, though that's not really a big problem.



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Creator Reply:
Jordy, Those are two EXCELLENT ideas that we will be implementing very soon. While the editor we used on this game is a good editor for grammer and such, they are not experienced enough with games. It is very hard for a designer to edit their own work for flow and comprehension, as we know all the ins and outs already. We are using an experienced game editor going forward and will attempt to address these issues if we ever do a 2nd edition of the game. I will admit that I did not think about how helpful page numbers would be on the room & obstacle chart and I agree that it will make running the game much easier. Expect to see a free cheat sheet PDF in the next few weeks! Thank you! -Robert
WyrdScouts - Playtest Preview
by Mab M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/15/2019 12:59:06

Full Disclosure: WoD Changeling the Lost is my fav RPG, so this is absolutly intriging to me. I like how accessible this is, and it looks like it's rather easy to ramp up. it might be a fun quick one shot, but I can totally see a nice campaign coming out of this. This is totally going to be my gateway game for younger gamers! muahahaha!



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WyrdScouts - Playtest Preview
by Kimberlie C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/04/2019 18:00:31

The preview looks really cool. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the actual game. I like the part in the preview where it talks about not dumbing down the language for children. All the different badges look fun too. Excellent.



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Purgatory House
by Lauri M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/27/2018 01:52:49

Purgatory House is an excellent example of simple idea turned into an entertaining game. It pits a group of investigators/survivors against a house that is clearly there just to torment them. The gaming mechanics are kept simple by design so that Purgatory House works as a pick-up-and-play kind of game.

The essence of the book are the random locations of the House. They are vividly described giving the GM not only a fun game to run but a toolbox to be used in any kind of game where haunted house is needed.

As constructive criticism goes I think the game could have used a bit more coherent editing and maybe not so cartoonish illustrations. These both are minor details and do not hinder the actual gaming experience in any way.

To summarize - I really liked how this game takes a simple premis of a horror story and gives you the tools to run a quick game as effortlessly as possible. You do not even need maps for the house (and I would actually advise you against them). A solid gaming book.



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