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The Curse of the House of Rookwood RPG Up On Kickstarter

The Curse of the House of Rookwood is a new gothic horror RPG that's up on Kickstarter now. Players take on the role of a cursed family with various skeletons in their closets (possibly literally). But they are not the only creepy things in this world. Some are out to get them. Will the family be able to work together or will inter-personal rivalries and issues tear them apart? That up to you to decide.

From the campaign:

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?  

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.

The campaign is up and over its funding goal with 28 days left to go.

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