Nightfall – Gothic horror in the 13th Age RPG
13th Age, Pelgrane Press’ upcoming answer to the modern fantasy RPG (read: 4e Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder), has generated a lot of buzz pending its release, including a successful expansion already funded by Pelgrane Press. However, Fun Tyrant and designer Darren Pearce are trying to expand 13th Age to include gothic horror thanks to Nightfall. Nightfall is set to include three new character races, three new classes, new play options, GM advice for running a horror campaign, and appropriately horrible monsters to throw at the players “ranging from the least poltergeist to the greatest demon”, according to the Kickstarter page. Beyond that, it sounds like Nightfall will devote a lot of time to the world that Fun Tyrant has developed: six chapters of the book will detail the world of Solenset, with each chapter focusing on a separate realm. For those looking to get into 13th Age once it is released, I’m definitely intrigued by Nightfall and hope we’ll see some more information about the kinds of options it offers and what the world looks like. Those interested can find more information about the Nightfall supplement for the 13th Age RPG can check out the Kickstarter page.
So, now that you’re done checking out Nightfall what are your thoughts? Do you like the idea of fantasy Gothic horror? What would like to see in this kind of setting? I’ll be honest, besides some Ravenloft back in the day (and some Vampire, but it was never horror oriented), my horror RPG experience is pretty weak. I’d love to hear your thoughts and what you think it’s important to see from Nightfall down in the comments.