Thursday, October 4, 2018

System Shock - Horror in Pathfinder

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It's October again, which means another great opportunity to discuss horror elements in Pathfinder. Today's System Shock entry features a robust chassis of horror rules for use in Pathfinder, designed to provide a unique roleplaying experience for GMs and players looking to add a little terror into their games. The rules presented in this article are a pastiche of the variant fear rules presented in Pathfinder RPG Horror Adventures as well as the old Ravenloft Core Rulebook from Sword & Sorcery Press. Additionally, elements from this system also are derived from the brilliant Blades in the Dark by John Harper. Together, these systems create a unique experience that can change the feel of a horror-themed Pathfinder game. If you use these rules in your own games, drop us a comment and let us know how it works!