A uniquely interesting looking horror roleplaying game is currently up for crowdfunding for Nerdy Pup Games. The Curse of the House of Rookwood will tell the stories of cursed families across the generations as they deal with terrors both natural and supernatural. You can reserve a copy of the game and unlocked stretch goals for a $15.00 pledge or grab the physical book, PDF, and stretch goals for a $25.00 pledge through December 9th.
About the project:
The Curse of the House of Rookwood is a gothic horror tabletop roleplaying game where you create a cursed family with supernatural powers and troubled relationships, and take them on strange adventures in an alternate history haunted by mythical monsters and dark magic. Will you work together to bury your skeletons, or will family drama bring your house to ruin?
Blood will out.
In The Curse of the House of Rookwood, you play members of the cursed Rookwood family. Long ago, your ancestor formed a pact with dark forces, granting power to the Rookwood bloodline at the cost of their humanity. The more you use the gifts of your Curse, the more inhuman you become.
Your family is haunted by Skeletons — unresolved matters that strain your relationships and threaten to tear the family apart. Ultimately you will either put your Skeletons to rest, ensuring the future prosperity of the family, or bury your Skeletons in a shallow grave, hastening the family’s demise.
During play, a Chronicler serves as facilitator, historian, and game master, portraying the dark world in which the family must survive. Together, the players and the Chronicler collaborate to tell the story of your family, either as a standalone game focused on a single generation, or as a legacy-style campaign that spans multiple generations of the family.