Ten Candles | A Unique Tragic Horror One Shot | Beginners Welcome!

Ten Candles | A Unique Tragic Horror One Shot | Beginners Welcome!

Ten Candles on Discord

Price per player-session

You will be charged when a session starts



  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

Ten Candles is a zero-prep, time-based, tragic horror, cooperative storytelling game through which we will tell the story of a dark world and those who fall victim to it. Every game of ten candles is a completely unique one shot taking players on a harrowing journey they will not soon forget. Ten Candles is a ttrpg about telling a story. The story that we will tell is not a kind one, and far from a happy one. It is the sort of story that has sharp edges and lingers long after it has gone, nesting in nightmares and drifting on every shadow. When the last candle goes out, the story and lives of your characters will end. This game is a one shot that requires no preparation or experience to play. It’s a wonderful game for beginner and experienced ttrpg players alike, allowing players to really develop their role playing and storytelling abilities in an entirely unique gameplay experience.

Women/Femme Identifying

1 year on StartPlaying

54 games hosted

Highly rated for: Creativity, Inclusive, Storytelling

Average response time: 6 hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

This is a no prep game. We will make our characters and learn the rules as part of the game. You will need: - Discord! The entire game will be played in discord. Be sure that you have a working microphone so we can hear you, speakers or headphones so you can hear everyone else, and a way to watch my video feed. You will not need to turn your video on for the game. - 5 Index cards - Something to write with - 10 D6 dice. You can use your own or you can use the dice roll channel in the discord. - A dark, quiet, and spooky at home vibe to set the mood. (optional but highly recommended!)

What I provide

I will bring the spooky atmosphere, the candles, and guide you through this tale of terror!

Gameplay details

Ten Candles is a tragic horror game and the story we tell is almost entirely created during the game, so I cannot anticipate potential triggers that may arise in any given session. Players are always welcome to DM me an X for a full stop on any situation or topic at any time during the game or contact me before the game to let me know if there is anything to leave out to make the game a great experience for everyone.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Aftercare
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Character creation will occur as part of gameplay. Ten Candles is a no-prep game, so there is no need to prepare anything for your characters before sitting down at my table.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: High
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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