WEDNESDAY MATINEE! The Brotherhood of the Wendigo [a one-shot of campy B-movie fun]

WEDNESDAY MATINEE! The Brotherhood of the Wendigo [a one-shot of campy B-movie fun]

They Came from Beyond the Grave! on Roll20, Discord, Theater of the Mind

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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

"You sit down at the bar of this small town pub, reaching for a pint of warm ale to shake off the cold of the winter snow outside. Before you can take a sip, the entrance door flies open and a cowering older man tumbles into the room, slamming the door shut behind him. The bartender glowers at him, 'You can't be here.' 'Please,' the man begs. 'I didn't do anything, you have to protect me!' A couple of local patrons slide their chairs back and stand up, advancing on the man. His pleading eyes find you as they force him back out the door. 'Please, don't let them do this to me!' The bartender slides you a fresh drink. 'Pay no mind, friend. It's not our concern, nor yours. He's marked. Those that interfere, they don't come back.' You look around the room, meeting the gaze of a handful of others who share your concern. But what will you do about it?..." This is a short single-session one-shot of They Came from Beyond the Grave, a role-playing game of camp and funny horror inspired by the obscure horror B-movies of the mid-20th century [think House on Haunted Hill, or Manos: the Hands of Fate]. I've got characters for you to choose from, and there's no need to know the rules before you play. It's a fairly simple system where your successes are determined by rolling d10 dice, and even failures move you forward. Jump in with both feet, it's a cheezy movie and boring characters never last long. Over-acting is encouraged.

Voice Actor

3 years on StartPlaying

102 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Sets the Mood

Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a decent microphone for Discord chat and a free Roll20 account. A webcam is a nice-to-have. The rulebook will also be available in the Roll20 Journal tab, but it is not required reading. Players will get more enjoyment of the Cinematic gameplay mechanic if they peruse the available Cinematics in the back of the book.

What I provide

I've got the rulebook and the character sheets. This is going to be run theater-of-the-mind, but there will be art drops for visuals occasionally.

Gameplay details

This game contains the following themes: horror and gore. Players can make use of the safety tools available, and can always message the DM privately if they wish about any issues they might have. I use the Safety Deck add-on from Roll20, which includes an "X" card for any situation that makes you uncomfortable. I also use Lines and Veils. Lines are subjects that are off-limits, Veils are topics that are mentioned but not described. Players are free to message me if they would other topics to be added to the Lines and Veils. Current Lines: sexual violence Current Veils: torture, violence against children.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Lines and Veils
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

We're using the pre-generated characters only. Hopefully, this helps keep this one-shot to a single session. When you sign up for the game, you will get access to the Roll20 game and the characters will be in the Journal tab.

Players can expect

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

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