Spooky: The Definitive Guide to Horror Gaming
Dieser Band soll sich sehr gut für die Ausgestaltung beliebiger Horror- und Spuk- Szenarien eignen. Der Band enthält Anregungen für Spieler und Spielleiter. Es werden Charakter-Archetypen beschrieben¸ neue Vor- und Nachteile... und Hinweise wie man eine Horror-Kampagne ordentlich ausgestaltet. Das 120 Seiten umfassende Softcover enthält die Illustrationen einer Reihe von Künstlern.
Just in time for Halloween Hex Games is releasing Spooky: The Definitive Guide to Horror Gaming. Whether you're planning an entire horror campaign or just want to add a little creepiness to an existing game¸ Spooky is full of ideas for both players and GMs. The player's section gives sample character archetypes¸ useful Gimmicks and Weaknesses¸ and tips on how to play in a horror game. The lengthy GM's section offers valuable advice on horror conventions¸ building the proper mood¸ running a campaign¸ creating a spooky setting¸ and much more.
Spooky is also Hex Games' largest release to date¸ a 100+ page trade paperback. Why did the company best known for releasing affordable 20-page game supplements make the jump to a full-sized volume? 'Basically¸' Creative Director Leighton Connor explained¸ 'We had to make the book this big just to fit everything in. Steve Johnson¸ the book's author¸ wanted to cover every possible angle of horror fiction. He covers all the major tones¸ from gothic to action-packed¸ from humorous to campy. Plus he gives original ideas for settings and campaigns... you could spend years playing any one of these campaigns¸ and he gives dozens of them. It became clear early on that all this material wasn't going to fit in a 20-page package. The result is a big¸ handsome book. It's going to cost more than our previous releases¸ but it's so jam-packed with information that it's easily worth it.'
In addition to the copious amounts of information¸ Spooky is fully illustrated by a number of talented artists. Coordinating the artwork for this project was hard work but ultimately very rewarding¸ according to Art Director Ryan Trimble. He explained¸ 'For our first full-sized release¸ we knew we wanted an attractive product¸ something that would really stand out on the shelves. Cover artist Mark Kidwell really came through for us. When you see this thing¸ it's going to knock your socks off.' This is not to say¸ Trimble hastened to add¸ that the interior artwork is lacking. 'All the artists did a great job. We're particularly happy to showcase some artists who haven't worked with us before¸ like Lee Martin. We've been fans of Lee's for awhile now¸ and we're glad we can bring his work to a larger audience.'
Spooky is the centerpiece of Hex's horror line¸ which started in June with the release of the Field Guide To Monsters¸ Volume One¸ and continued in August with the release of the adventure Terror at Camp Waka'Naka. The second Field Guide to Monsters will be released this December.