Macabre Tales: A Dominoes-based RPG
We first covered this new roleplaying game back in News from Pnakotus 008
and now it's been released in PDF format
(with a print edition to follow).
, an RPG from Spectrum Games
, is based on the works (and only the works) of H.P. Lovecraft. The game has an unusual system mechanic - the use of dominoes. Dominoes are used in part as randomisers but also for resource calls (such as stat checks).
The 93 page PDF written by Cynthia Celeste Miller is available to download from sites like RPGNow
. There's also discussion of the game in the forums
is the dominoes-based RPG of Lovecraftian horror that strips out the "contributions" of later authors and focuses solely on what Lovecraft himself created. Spectrum Games, known for accurate emulation of various genres in their products, offers a brand new take on role-playing in the terrifying and abhorrent world of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Will you emerge from the experience unscathed? Or will your mind snap in the wake of all the hidden abominations that lurk in the shadows, just out of sight of humankind?
Author: Cynthia Celeste Miller
Format: 93 page PDF (184 MB!)
RPGNow also has a "sneek peek" of the game