Vaesen || A Nordic Horror TTRPG
Vaesen on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
Vaesen is a chilling Nordic Horror Roleplaying Game from Free League publishing (Alien, Twilight:2000). Set in the "mythic north" in the nineteenth century, Vaesen births a world where all of the eerie myths from Nordic and Scandinavian folklore are very much real. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine. You are cursed with Second Sight which allow you to see the Vaesen, mythological creatures who are normally unseen by man. Each player will have a special role as either a negotiator, detective, executioner, etc. who are invited to reform "The Society," a pan-Scandinavian group that was dissolved ten years ago in Upsala. You and your companions in the Society were born different. You have the Sight.. You know that Vaesen have lived beside humans for centuries, mostly in peace...Not anymore. Embarking on journeys to remote villages in the wilderness, you will uncover the secrets of the Mythic North. Armed with nothing but your ability to see the supernatural, you will face the creatures of the forest only to discover...nothing can stop them. To drive them off, you must understand them. Find their weakness. **Please note: this game is strictly 18+ (no exceptions!), all players will be required to fill out an RPG Consent form (created by Monte Cook Games) in order to play. This is due to the horror aspects and potential mature content of the game.**
How to prepare
There is no experience required for this game. This is a brand new TTRPG, we will all be "new" to the game! If you are interested Dave Thaumavore on Youtube has an excellent overview that doesn't spoil any major "plot points" of the game, but will give you an insight on how the mechanics and characters work! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-go3yWMIRV0 I use Roll20 for VTT, Discord for audio, and SyrinScape for the soundscapes. Prior to playing you will receive a message with a link to my Google Drive folder with resources and instructions for game play to make everything super simple :D
What I provide
The digital maps, the story, an immersive ambience via SyrinScape, and of course the villains.
Vaesen is a D6 based horror role-playing game that thrives on investigations of mysteries and bumps in the dark. Vaesen’s rules are based on the award-winning Year Zero Engine that was used for Alien RPG, Tales From the Loop, and more. The core mechanic of a “skill check” is straightforward: grab a number of dice for your attribute score, skill level, and gear, and roll them all together. You need at least one six to succeed, and extra sixes can give you stunts and other bonus effects.
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How will character creation work
For one shots or mysteries (1-3 sessions), players will be provided with pre-generated characters. For a full campaign, we will make your characters together as part of a "session zero." Your session zero will be your first booked session with me and it will be 50% off list price! We will focus on character creation, character backgrounds, your questions, and game play mechanics.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: None
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