They Came from Beyond the Grave!

A project in Macungie, PA by Richard Thomas

Status: Active

A dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror.
Backers: 751
Average Daily Pledges: $2,538
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funding: $40,605 of $20,000
Dates: Jul 21st -> Aug 20th (30 days)
Project By: Richard Thomas
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Tension-filled Tales VII - The Queen

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Willa draped amulets around each of her friends’ necks. They were surprisingly well-constructed for something she’d assembled from trinkets and baubles obtained from antique stores across London’s East End, but no one was going to question her... (Read More)

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview # 3

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Alarming Anecdotes VI - Something in the Vents

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Alvin DeWitt, maintenance man, got the call at three o’clock that afternoon. “Something in the vents at town hall,” the bored-sounding council clerk said when he picked up. “You’d better come see to it, hon.” “Probably blasted squirrels... (Read More)

Powers Preview - Cinematics and Stunts

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, A small taste today from our next manuscript preview, which will be shared on Tuesday. This is from Chapter Five: Cinematic Powers, where you’ll find some of the best powers and tools for your horror games. If you’ve ever... (Read More)

Actual Plays ... part 2

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, Last week, I shared the first first two episodes of Red Moon Roleplaying's Cult of Abaddon, an Actual Play of They Came from Beyond the Grave! Today, I'm happy to share the exciting conclusion with Part 3... And, as one tale... (Read More)

Fearsome Fables V - Hellhounds

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
The hellhounds harried the trio across the moor, their hellish barks inciting terror in even the hardiest of the trio. This all started when Forsythe enlisted them on what was supposed to be a rural romp, taking in the best of Queen Victoria’s... (Read More)

More Movie Talk! Thursday Trailers!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers! So, to state the obvious, 2020 has been a weird year. Normally, last night would have been Gen Con Eve, and if the past 20 years has developed any rituals, I'd have spent a good portion of that evening catching up with Rich... (Read More)

More Monsters from the Crypt!

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Great news, Gravediggers! We're barely into the second week of our campaign, and we've just knocked down our 4th Stretch Goal! ACHIEVED! - At $36,000 in funding– More Monsters from the Crypt! – Another host of horrors and haunts will be created... (Read More)

Frightening Fiction IV - There’s safety in numbers

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
“There’s safety in numbers,” said Herb, for the millionth time. He’d been muttering it for 10 minutes now, as if saying it might make it come true. “There’s safety in numbers. There’s safety in numbers.” He lit his third joint of the... (Read More)

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview # 2

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Monday Movie Inspiration

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Gravediggers, We're going to continue the showcase of trailers for the inspirational movies for this game that we began last week. As noted, there are so many different tones and takes contained within this seemingly narrow band that often only... (Read More)

Stories of Suspense III - Lord of Karnstein Manor

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
The village pub bore a smell of old alcohol and old men, as if the same patrons occupied this place since George IV sat the throne through to now, in 1889. Certainly, the crusty, cracked, and rugged faces of the drinkers at the bar looked like... (Read More)

Monsters From the Crypt!

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers! You've done it again! We've explored further into Stretch Goal Manor and unearthed another strange artifact! It looks like... yes... another Stretch Goal achievement! ACHIEVED! - At $32,000 in funding – Monsters from the... (Read More)

Voices from Beyond the Grave - Podcast and Actual Play

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, Today I wanted to share a few pieces of fun audio with you. The first comes from the Onyx Pathcast, featuring a special episode in which the Terrific Trio (Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew) discuss the game, researching movies,... (Read More)

Tales of Terror II - And All Teeth!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
“Three bodies in as many days. We’ve got a rabid wolf on our hands.” Inspector Jim Aberforth pulled the sheet over the body and straightened, brushing dirt from his trouser legs. “Inspectah, I’m telling ya, this ain’t just any wolf!”... (Read More)

Path Preview - Origins and Ambitions

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers! The first two steps in creating a character for They Came from Beyond the Grave! are  Step One: Concept. Decide on an overall concept. Choose two short-term Aspirations and one long-term Aspiration.  Step Two: Paths. Choose... (Read More)

Inspiration Trailer Time!

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Gravediggers, They Came from Beyond the Grave! isn't just a generic horror "encounters with the supernatural" game. While it can be used to run stories in a variety of formats and related genres (in the comments, we've talked about Scooby-Doo,... (Read More)

Clifftop House

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The first guest tore up the long, twisting driveway in a flashy convertible. With the top down, the radio blared out something new by Bowie while the aerial on the bonnet bounced along with every bump in the road. If there were ghosts, or neighbors,... (Read More)

Funded!!! And Stretch Goals!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Brave Backers! Well, I can honestly say that I didn't plan to send this update so quickly. I was hoping this game would get some love, but it's been really really gratifying to see everyone come out in support so quickly! It's James, your... (Read More)

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview # 1

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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