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They Came from Beyond the Grave!

A project in Macungie, PA by Richard Thomas
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A dramatic, hammy, and horrifying tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the shock, terror, eroticism, and humor of 1970s horror.
Backers: 1068
Average Pledge Per Backer: $52

Funded: $56,018 of $20,000
Dates: Jul 21st -> Aug 20th (30 days)
Project By: Richard Thomas
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Latest News

FINAL HOURS: CHECKLIST & WHAT COMES NEXT

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Gravediggers, Welcome to the final hours of this campaign. What an amazing ride this project has been! These past 30 days have been fantastic, starting with a great first day and continuing that enthusiasm and excitement right up until the end.... (Read More)

Final Days Review - Stretch Goals

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, We're in the final DAY countdown for They Came from Beyond the Grave! on Kickstarter - it ends on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 PM EDT - there's a tiny tiny amount of time to recruit additional backers, but that finish line is... (Read More)

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview # 5

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Final Fiction X - The house was angry

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
The guests hadn’t had a moment’s peace since Lana lit that match. Sure, it got them out of the music room, but now the house was angry. It slammed doors and knocked over heavy statues as its guests ran by. The harpsichord in the music room banged... (Read More)

Final Week Review - Add On Rewards

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, We're in the final week countdown for They Came from Beyond the Grave! on Kickstarter - it ends on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 PM EDT - there's still time to recruit additional backers, but we're definitely getting closer to... (Read More)

Final Week Review - Reward Tiers

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, We're in the final week countdown for They Came from Beyond the Grave! on Kickstarter - it ends on Thursday, August 20th at 2:00 PM EDT - there's still time to recruit additional backers, but we're definitely getting closer to... (Read More)

FINAL WEEK

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, We're officially in the FINAL WEEK of the kickstarter campaign. Over this final week I'll be sharing a bunch of instruction and review-type posts about Reward Tiers & Add-Ons, and What Comes Next, so if you've got any... (Read More)

Backers Only - Manuscript Preview # 4

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Setting Preview - Groovy Terrors and Gaslit Ghouls!

August 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Gravediggers, Another snippet today - a tease of our next Backers Only manuscript preview coming on Tuesday, August 11. We're moving a couple chapters around and sharing Chapter 6 and 8 this week, covering Monsters and the Setting for this... (Read More)

Scare-fulled Saga IX - No Holiday

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
It was a lovely day to have lunch by the shore. Mrs. Angela Rousseau enjoyed the sea breeze that reached up to her spot on the seaside inn’s veranda. She and Ben had always loved Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The summer sun here was just the right kind of... (Read More)

Panic-inducing Parable VIII - Allow me to remind you

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
It was the party of the year, nay, the century. Everyone in the room was somebody. They were rich, they were famous. They were the heads of music labels, actors and actresses, the rockers and crooners behind the Top 40 Hits. A small cluster of people... (Read More)

Playin' the Game!

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, A few weeks ago, I shared a link to Onyx Pathcast # 114, where the team took a deep dive into our game, They Came from Beyond the Grave! Today, I'm sharing episode 116, where they follow up the discussion with an actual game... (Read More)

Monsters Preview - Brides, Houses, and Dogs! Oh my!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, A small taste from our upcoming manuscript preview - let's look at some monsters! These are taken from Chapter 6, which is all about Monsters and will be shared with backers on Tuesday, August 11. And, speaking of monsters,... (Read More)

Inspiration Thursday

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings Gravediggers, We've got two weeks left in our campaign, and it's been an amazing run so far! We've unlocked SIX Stretch Goals with yesterday's latest, and have the next two on target as possible achievements before the campaign ends! I... (Read More)

Tales of Depravity! Monsters from the Crypt! Stretch Goal Achievements!

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, Gravediggers! You've done it again! We've unlocked yet another Stretch Goal! ACHEIVED! - At $41,000 in funding – Tales of Depravity! – A new supernatural scenario will be created and released in a supplemental Tales of Depravity! PDF,... (Read More)

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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