silverelf
 member, 266 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 18:56
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability.”
― H.P. Lovecraft


Hello, I have recently gotten the urge to run something horror wise and so I am looking at Savage Worlds. Since it has a easy smooth system for what I want to do, which is tell and interactive story have a plot that is encompassing that will include the characters, where the characters are not just in the story but the story is their own as well.

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they've all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds... Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.”
― Neil Gaiman, A Game of You


Background
Welcome to Abby Grace, MA  it is a town like any other. It is the town you grew up in and on the outside a town like any other. On the outside, it is beautiful, a tourist spot, with its crystal clear water, with its warm sand beaches, with the quaint little book store on the corner of Elm Street and Main. With the marry go round in the center of the town, where the children run and play in the garden square. All of these things that have been here before you, and gods allowing will be here when your gone. Yet, that's what people see on the outside when the inside is riff with darkness, a coat of pain over rust and rot, it might be hidden but it can still be felt. There is something wrong with Abby Grace, and it has been for such a long time.

The town itself is over eight hundred years old, and one might think it would have become a sprawling city by now. Yet, it remains a town of considerable size. A place where people know each other business, where small businesses are more frequent then the larger corprate owned places are.

It just happens to be the holiday season.

Everyone expects the sounds of music, children running around throwing snow balls at each other. Cars slowly rolling through the slush of the cobblestone streets. School has been cancelled so its chaos with the children running loose, in their warm clothing and bright colored scarfs. Tourists have come for Santa's Workshop, to take a picture with Jovial Hans Delvirr. Who makes wooden toys, well known for his rocking horses that look like a carousel horse. You could get one but he only makes  twelve customs a year.

Then it happened on December 13th something that had not happened since 1922. Everyone in the town heard them. The bells, which had not sounded in sixty year. Rang out loud and clear. So loud it was heard as far as the Pine Barrens, into the Industrial Area of Abby Grace. So shrill it burst the windows at The Church of Golden Light. Set dogs to barking and then the subtle sense of dread fell over the town.

The bells always led to disaster, the town knew it. The people knew it. All legends and fables are born in some level of fact.

Welcome to a holiday or horror.

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
― Neil Gaiman, Dream Country


So this game will happen in the small town of Abby Grace, it will be horror there will by combat, and there will be stories in this haunted town. I would like to run it past this adventure. The characters will be at the very least acquainted with one another. Working together will be required.

I am looking for 5+ characters for this.
[x] Human characters only
[x] Magic & Psionics are allowed.
[x] Savage Worlds Core Rule Book, Savage World's Horror Companion, and I will allow stuff from East Texas University, adjusted for Abby Grace.
Nu_Fenix
 member, 168 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 19:25
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
Savage Worlds, Lovecraft-esque setting, and inspirational quotes from Neil Gaiman - Sign me up!
Delirious Edd
 member, 13 posts
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 20:03
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
I am interested in learning Savage Worlds, and OK with a modern horror setting. Count me in.
Gaffer
 member, 1666 posts
 Ocoee FL
 45 yrs of RPGs
Mon 15 Feb 2021
at 21:14
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
Definitely interested and with a slot free just now.
Waxahachie
 member, 173 posts
 The horn that wakes
 the sleepers
Tue 16 Feb 2021
at 05:20
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
This sounds like great fun.
silverelf
 member, 267 posts
Tue 16 Feb 2021
at 19:11
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
@Nu_Fenix we love mr.Gaimain and much of his works and stories inspired me to write.
Edds - I am no master of the system, but I have played it a lot.
Gaffer- Excellent.
Waxahachie- I am glad to hear that.

It seems like I have at least 4 people interested, and that is good enough for me, I will see about setting this game up and will link you good folks to it once I have done so!
dparasol
 member, 29 posts
 looking to uh have fun
 and destroy civilization
Wed 17 Feb 2021
at 07:55
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
I'd like to say that I'm interested as well!
Yun74
 member, 25 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2021
at 09:08
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
Voicing my interest as well.
silverelf
 member, 268 posts
Sun 21 Feb 2021
at 02:23
IC: Savage Worlds Small Town Horror
link to another game Here's the game. I am still setting up! But RTJ is set up!