Don’t I feel legit now? John Dunn, one of the partners at Melior Via LLC, just sent me a press release for their upcoming dark fantasy Savage Worlds setting Accursed.
The Curse is Imminent
New Savage Worlds setting launches on Kickstarter on Friday, September 13th.Melior Via, LLC, publishers of the critically acclaimed Hope Preparatory School game setting are preparing to launch a crowd funding campaign for the creation of a new RPG setting. Accursed is a dark fantasy world, where the players take on the roles of classic movie monsters. They struggle to free the land of Morden from the dark influences of the Witches. The Accursed draw their power from their curses, while struggling against it to preserve their souls. Recognizing that the game is named Accursed, it became apparent that the project had to launch on Friday the 13th.
About the setting:
In Accursed, Hammer Horror films meet Hellboy, and Solomon Kane meets Castlevania. The game world allows players to take on the roles of characters with transformative curses, cast by the Witches of the Grand Coven. They are Dhampir (Half-vampire charming rogues), Golems (living creatures crafted from unliving materials, similar to Frankenstein’s monster), Vargr (werewolves), Mummies, Mongrels (humans with bestial limbs and other body parts grafted onto their bodies), and Revenants (the living dead). The Accursed must not only fight evil from without; each character’s Witchmark defines his curse and changes over time.
About the Creators:
Ross Watson, Jason Marker, and John Dunn have designed role-playing games for many properties, including Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Shadowrun, Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay, Robotech, and Malifaux: Through the Breach. They have decades of experience working in the gaming industry and are very excited about bringing a new twist on dark fantasy RPGs to life. The three members of the core team are bringing their combined creativity, experience, and passion to the project.
Accursed website: http://www.AccursedRPG.comKickstarter Preview: http://tinyurl.com/kgjk2pzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AccursedRpgTwitter: https://twitter.com/accursedrpgMelior Via, LLC website: www.meliorvia.com
I’ve had the Accursed website in the Gaming Links blog roll for a bit, but this definitely gets them promoted to Friends of Wine and Savages. From what’s been revealed on their site so far, it seems like Accursed will be a pretty interesting setting: fey, monsters, trains, the works. I look forward to being able to tell you all more as information is revealed.