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Greetings Herophiles, I realized that I hav been avoiding this one for some time. I have never liked role playing the Horror Genre, but I did not mind the occassional visits. When it comes to topics I dislike I tend to avoid them. Anyway I needed a project to distract me from another one (Tiger Squad). A way to relax and recharge. So here it is. The one you have been waiting for Horror Hero Resources.

 

 

Hero Games Sourcebooks

Horror Hero by Alan Dickerson, Robert O'Neal, John Tucker, and David Utter Horror genre book for the HERO System

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Horror+Hero+by+Alan+Dickerson%2C+Robert+O%27Neal%2C+John+Tucker%2C+and+David+Utter+&meta=

 

Creatures of the Night: Horror Enemies by Dean Shomshak Enemies compilation for Champions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Shomshak

 

New Bedlam Asylum by Chris Avellone Organization sourcebook for Dark Champions

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=73115

 

DEMON: Servants Of Darkness by Allen Thomas Organization book for Champions

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=201768

 

Murderer's Row by James Andrysik, David West, Cliff Christiansen, and Steven S. Long Enemies compilation for Dark Champions

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27073&page=3

 

The Kandris Seal by Lisa Hartjes Campaign setting sourcebook for Champions

http://www.thekandrisseal.com/

 

The Last Dominion -- Echoes Of Glory by Randy Madden Campaign setting sourcebook for Fantasy Hero

http://www.pencil-pushers.net/Downloads/Print%20Preview.pdf

 

The Echoes Of Heaven by Robert J. Defendi Campaign setting book for Fantasy Hero

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=208101

 

Post-Apocalypse Hero

https://www.herogames.com/viewItem.htm?itemID=223390

 

C.L.O.W.N. by Stan West Organization sourcebook for Champions

;)

 

The Asian Bestiary, Vol. I

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63111

 

The Asian Bestiary, Vol. II

http://www.herogames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63112

 

 

Horror Genre Role Playing Games

All Flesh Must Be Eaten - Zombie survival horror game by Eden Studios, Inc.

http://www.allflesh.com/flesh.html

 

Army of Darkness by Eden Studios Inc.

http://www.edenstudios.net/aodrpg/news.html

 

Beyond the Supernatural by Palladium Books

http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=700&Category_Code=

 

Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic by Tri Tac Games

http://members.aol.com/TRITACGAMES/Bureau13.htm

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Eden Studios Inc.

http://www.btvsrpg.com/main.htm

 

Call of Cthulhu by Chaosium

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Call+of+Cthulhu+by+Chaosium&spell=1

 

Chill by Pacesetter/Mayfair Games

http://www.mayfairgames.com/mfg-shop/rpgs/chill/mfg-chill.html

 

Deadlands: The Weird West by Pinnacle Entertainment Group

http://www.smithandrobards.com/index.php?cPath=1_18

 

Dead Inside by Atomic Sock Monkey

http://www.atomicsockmonkey.com/products/di.asp

 

Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium by ???

http://www.dread-rpg.com/dread.html

 

GURPS Horror by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/horror/

 

GURPS Atomic Horror by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/AtomicHorror/

 

GURPS Cabal by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/cabal/

 

GURPS Chaos in Kansas by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/ChaosKansas/

 

GURPS Creatures of the Night by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/CreaturesNight/

 

GURPS Cthulhupunk by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/CthulhuPunk/

 

GURPS Flight 13 by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Flight13/

 

GURPS Hellboy Sourcebook by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/hellboy/

 

GURPS Zombietown U.S.A. by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/ZombietownUSA/

 

GURPS The Old Stone Fort by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/OldStoneFort/

 

GURPS Undead by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Undead/

 

GURPS Voodoo by Steve Jackson Games

http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/voodoo/

 

Kult by 7th Circle

http://www.kult-rpg.com/

 

Little Fears - The Roleplaying Game of Childhood Terror

http://www.littlefears.com/

 

My Life with Master by Darkshire

http://www.darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/mylifewithmaster/

 

Nephilim by Chaosium

http://www.io.com/~jwtlai/nephilim/main.php

 

Nightbane by Palladium Books

http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=N730

 

Over the Edge by Atlas Games

http://www.atlas-games.com/overtheedge/

 

Unknown Armies by Atlas Games

http://www.atlas-games.com/unknownarmies/

 

CJ Carella's WitchCraft RPG by Eden Studios

http://www.edenstudios.net/witchcraft/

 

Vampire: The Masquerade by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Werewolf: The Apocalypse by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Mage: The Ascension by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Wraith: The Oblivion by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Changeling: The Dreaming by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Demon: The Fallen by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Mummy: The Resurrection by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Vampire: Kindred of the East by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Hunter: The Reckoning by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Vampire: The Requiem by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Werewolf: The Forsaken by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Mage: The Awakening by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Promethean: The Created by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Changeling: The Lost by White Wolf Inc.

http://www.white-wolf.com/

 

Colonial Gothic by Rogue Games

http://www.rogue-games.net/colonialgothicrulebook

 

Don't Look Back by Mind Ventures

http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=6161&editionid=6901

 

Ravenloft by TSR/White Wolf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenloft

 

Against the Darkness by Tabletop Adventures

http://tabletopadventures.com/Horror/

 

Arduin by Grimoire Games/Dragon Tree Press/Emperor's Choice Games and Miniatures

http://www.arduin.com/

 

Dark Conspiracy by Game Designers' Workshop/The Gamers' Conglomerate

http://darkconspiracytherpg.info/

 

Delta Green by Pagan Publishing

http://www.delta-green.com/home.html

 

Diomin by OtherWorld Creations

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diomin

 

Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium

http://www.dread-rpg.com/dread.html

 

Forbidden Kingdoms by OtherWorld Creations.

http://www.otherworlds.cx/fk2.asp

 

In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Nomine_%28role-playing_game%29

 

InSpectres by Memento Mori Theatricks

http://memento-mori.com/inspectres/

 

Kult by Paradox Entertainment/7th Circle

http://www.7emecercle.com/

 

Little Fears by Key 20 Publishing

http://www.littlefears.com/

 

Monastyr by Wydawnictwo Portal (Portal Publishing House)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastyr

 

My Life with Master by Half Meme Press

http://www.halfmeme.com/

 

Nemesis by (Chaosium's Basic Roleplay System)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesis_%28role-playing_game%29

 

Nightbane by Palladium Books

http://www.palladiumbooks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=N730

 

Nightlife by Stellar Games/Tri Trac Games

http://members.aol.com/tritacgames/Nightlife.htm

 

Pokéthulhu by Cumberland Games and Diversions

http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/pokethulhu.htm

 

Revelation by Happy Nebula Adventures

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revelation_%28game%29

 

Sorcerer by Adept Press

http://www.sorcerer-rpg.com/

 

Spaceship Zero by Green Ronin Publishing

http://www.greenronin.com/catalog/grr1010

 

Supernatural by Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd

http://www.margaretweis.com/page.php?4

 

Violence by Hogshead Publishing

http://www.hogshead.demon.co.uk/

 

The Whispering Vault by Pariah Press/Ronin Publishing

http://www.roninarts.com/

 

Witch Hunter: The Invisible World by Paradigm Concepts

http://www.paradigmconcepts.com/witch_hunter/

 

CJ Carella's WitchCraft by Eden Studios Inc.

http://www.edenstudios.net/witchcraft/index.html

 

 

 

Horror Fiction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_fiction

 

Horror Film

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film

 

Horror Music and Sound Effects

http://www.eng.umu.se/monster/john/sound_music.htm

 

 

Very Scary Stuff

 

 

QM

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Re: Horror Hero Resources

 

Very Nice,

 

Additions off the top of my head

 

I'm not sure what your criteria are for including publishers but if you didn't have them, Chill was Pacesetter and Mayfair depending on edition (I think someone else has the rights now)

Nightbane was Palladium

Over the Edge and Unknown Armies are Atlas Games

 

For additions there's "Colonial Gothic" from Rogue Games, "Don't Look Back" from Mind Ventures (I think), GURPS Horror from Steve Jackson Games and I'm pretty sure Web Games did a "Web of Horrors" suppliment (I've got it in a box, in a closet somewhere), plus obviously Ravenloft in its many incarnations.

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What about the Army of Darkness RPG?

 

That's Eden Studios right? I guess Angel and maybe Conspiracy X qualify as well (Since we're talking Eden).

 

There's also the Supernatural RPG theoretically 'coming soon' from Margaret Weis Productions

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Chill is the big one that jumps out in my mind; one of the few books I genuinely regret losing in a move. The system was dodgy but the setting was diesel. Great supplements as well.

 

I ran a Chill game every friday night for 3 years and semi-regulary for about a decade after that. It's still my run home and suck my thumb setting. You know when a campaign you've spent months putting together crumbles after 3 sessions, there's a setting/genre that you run next to get back on the horse. Chicken Soup for a GM's soul :) Unfortunately my current group has less than no interest in Horror of any kind

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Man, my group still hasn't had a real Horror game yet.

We've had splatter before, but that's not horror any more than gore is all that is needed to make a movie scary.

I do think powerlessness - especially in a roleplaying system which rewards players by making them more powerful - is key for portraying horror.

If you can work that into your game, the rest is easy.

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I do think powerlessness - especially in a roleplaying system which rewards players by making them more powerful - is key for portraying horror.

If you can work that into your game, the rest is easy.

 

Yes, true; that and isolation to exacerbate the feeling of powerlessness.

 

To me, Horror is the hardest mood to accomplish in RPG's because of the commitment it requires.

 

That and I wish there was a Horror HERO book.

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Because horror is also such a personal emotion, there is a difficulty in getting players to overcome the disjunction of playing a game, being a character and themselves.

There is a huge leap in GMing skill between players saying "my character is horrified" and the player being horrified on behalf of their character.

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The Asian Bestiaries should be added to the list of Hero resources.

 

Also, Shadows Angelus as a web-resource for horror meets action/adventure.

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Because horror is also such a personal emotion, there is a difficulty in getting players to overcome the disjunction of playing a game, being a character and themselves.

There is a huge leap in GMing skill between players saying "my character is horrified" and the player being horrified on behalf of their character.

 

That's how I see it too. I guess that one thing that annoys me is when one of them says they are going to run a horror game and it just becomes splatterpunk.

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Horror doesn't even need any violence in it at all to be horror.

Although usually this is thought of as a subgenre of "psychological horror".

 

Theoretically, in the Hero system, whenever a character makes a check against some of the major disads they have, and fail - they should feel horror.

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For what it's worth...

 

Palladium's Beyond the Supernatural in either version, and its only supplement to date, Boxed Nightmares.

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