Halloween may be in the rear view mirror for another year, but that doesn't mean there's no excuse to slip a bit of horror flavouring into your RPG campaigns.
Here's a collection of random, useful, links to inject a bit of spooky spice into your games:
- While the murder-hobo mentality of D&D roleplayers has been captured perfectly in HBO's new Westworld, British TV has taken a different tack by allowing Derren Brown to curate a collection of Twisted Tales, where unsuspecting members of the public are drawn into horror story plots (featuring ghosts, cannibals, and psychics). What makes these interesting for gamers, I believe, is the genuine reactions of the 'victims' as opposed to scripted ones (and the psychological reasonings shared afterwards)
- RPG author, and the hardest working man in the OSR, John Stater (of The Land Of Nod blog)shares his own thoughts on how to infuse your games with a convincing horror vibe.
- Science debunks zombies - another wonderful Futurism infographic, full of 'real world' details that you can seed into your zombie-themed adventures.
- Five Famous Scientists Who Dabbled In The Occult - looking for some historical NPCs who can convincingly blur the lines between science and the occult, then Blumhouse has you covered.