We’re closing out Horrific New Horror Week with this suggestion from my friend, Mark Carroll, a true aficionado of good horror gaming. Designed as a self-contained single session RPG experience, The Shivering Circle also serves just fine as the launch for an entire campaign of nerve-wracking and psychologically-bending horror gaming. It’s also an excellent delve into British folklore.
WE DON’T GO BACK…
An abandoned landscape, soaked with unresolved histories;
a village, hiding an age-old conspiracy;
a shadowy thing, whispering terrible secrets to children;
a tortured house, playing back the traumas of the past;
a stone circle, where the ley lines meet.
Although you don’t belong here…
although you don’t understand this place…
it was you they wanted all along.
A complete role-playing game for one-shot or prolonged play.
The Shivering Circle has a rules-light, intuitive system designed for quick pick-up horror games and a brief sample setting allowing you to dive into the haunted territories of British folk horror.
Sean Patrick Fannon
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