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SHIVER: Roleplaying in the Strange & Unknown

A project in Nottingham, UK by Parable Games

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A Tabletop RPG bringing your favourite Scary Movies, Pulp TV Shows & Stories to life.
Backers: 870
Average Pledge Per Backer: £56

Funded: £49,146 of £10,000
Dates: Oct 27th -> Dec 3rd (38 days)
Project By: Parable Games
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Latest News

450% Funded - 6 Hours Left!

December 3rd - via:
The End Is Nigh! We're almost at the close of SHIVER's Kickstarter. We've just unlocked another stretch goal and will be bringing 'Mr Husk' into the physical world! We've only got 6 hours left to go so make sure to share the project out with your... (Read More)

400% Funded! Another stretch goal unlocked & revealed.

December 2nd - via:
400% Thanks so much Thank you all for helping us reach 400% funded. SHIVER is coming to life with a bang! Crossing this threshold has unlocked our second standee pack, 'Bigger stories', which will be full of enemies, characters, allies and markers... (Read More)

Tick Tock, The Doom Clock is counting down in hours now!

December 1st - via:
When the Doom Clock chimes... be ready Time is running out. This imposing sense of dread, this rising tension, is one of the main themes we wanted to explore in SHIVER. How could we link the actions of players both in their story actions but also... (Read More)

Death is just the beginning! - Only 3 days left

November 30th - via:
A visit to the other side... In SHIVER character death is more commonplace than in some other role-playing games. Characters dying and being bumped off one by one is a staple part of the horror genre and so we wanted to explore it as part of SHIVER's... (Read More)

Any setting any time - 4 Days Remaining

November 29th - via:
How about the same story... but in space! One of our favourite things about SHIVER is that you can play any time, any place, and as anyone. We really wanted to create a massive sandbox for players to be able to tell the tales that they want to tell!... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Revealed - 5 Days Remaining

November 28th - via:
Bring a scarecrow to life We unlocked our expanded Art Book stretch goal yesterday which means it's time for us to reveal another stretch goal!  At the start of our Kickstarter we set an early bird goal. If we funded before Halloween all backers... (Read More)

An Even Bigger Art Book - 6 Days Left to Back

November 27th - via:
Art Book Double Up Thanks for much for helping us get to 350% funded! As a thank you we've increased the artbook size to a whopping 64 pages. This means we'll have plenty of space to explore SHIVER's art and how it was created and developed over... (Read More)

Character Backgrounds & Actual Plays - Only 1 Week Remaining!

November 26th - via:
What's your backstory? So, the first part of making a character in SHIVER is picking your Archetype. This will give you a good idea of what your character is good and bad at, and gives you access to abilities that suit that skill set.  Whilst... (Read More)

What lurks in the deep - Only 9 days remaining

November 24th - via:
What dwells below? Slowly the doom clock ticks forward with only 9 days left until the end of the Kickstarter! We're having a fantastic time talking to you all about your ideas for stories you want to play in SHIVER and what enemies you want to... (Read More)

Companions in SHIVER

November 23rd - via:
They always chase after the dog... always In today's update we wanted to talk about one of our favourite branches in the Socialite Archetype, the 'Companion' branch. This particular branch of the Socialite's ability tree focuses on your characters... (Read More)

Weapons of the Heart

November 22nd - via:
So what if I don't have a gun...? One question we've had from players is, 'What kind of weapons don't use Grit and Wit in SHIVER?' The answer is, actually, quite a few.  Whilst Grit and Wit generally are associated with classic weapons (guns,... (Read More)

Another Social Stretch Goal Unlocked

November 21st - via:
Even more undead content! Thanks so much for helping spread the word about SHIVER, we're happy to unlock our next social stretch goal for social media shares! This adds some even more awesome content of which you can find a teaser below. As you can... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal - Standee Pack 2!

November 20th - via:
Terror on the tabletop! We unlocked our latest stretch goal yesterday and will be bringing the expanded 'Corporate Risers' story to the physical world! But as always, when we unlock a stretch goal, we reveal another. This next stretch goal will make... (Read More)

300% Funded - 'Corporate Risers' unlocked in the flesh!

November 19th - via:
'In the flesh' is a great name for a zombie story... Thanks so much for helping us reach 300% funded, we're so stoked to bring 'Corporate Risers' to life (or undeath) in print form! All of the social stretch goals that you've been helping unlock will... (Read More)

1000 Facebook Followers! - Social Stretch Unlocked

November 18th - via:
Corporate Risers gets more tech! Thanks to everyone who has followed us on Facebook to help us reach 1000! This unlocks some more content for 'Corporate Risers'. This addition sees the R&D department get some upgrades, it's time to tool up and... (Read More)

Play SHIVER your way - Our OGL Plans

November 17th - via:
Want to bring your own twist to SHIVER? We've had some of you asking about creating your own content for SHIVER to bring your favourite twists to the game and we're so excited to see what everyone is going to bring to life! We're currently developing... (Read More)

Watch SHIVER's creators play live with some amazing players!

November 16th - via:
Coming to you live... Is that a wig?! We had a great time playing through 'Corporate Risers' this weekend with some amazingly talented role-players. We had some incredibly creative characters featured including 'Linda from accounting' played by... (Read More)

New stretch goal unlocked!

November 15th - via:
I'm still standing... We've passed another stretch goal milestone today and we're pleased to announce that the 'Corporate Risers' standee pack will now be added to all 'Directors Cut' pledges. We've also included it as an add on for £5 ($6.50) which... (Read More)

A different kind of ghost

November 14th - via:
That's the spirit SHIVER's Core book is jam packed with loads of great item ideas to work into your stories, so today we wanted to give you a sneak peak at some of them. Although a few might be harder to spot than others though! Some items of armour... (Read More)

Friday 13th... Slasher Spoilers Incoming!

November 13th - via:
Nothing marks Friday 13th like a good ol' Slasher A true staple in the Horror genre, the singular threat of a Slasher can be an interesting dynamic to manage by both players and Directors so we've done lots of work in SHIVER to make them feel just... (Read More)

Woodsman Teaser

November 12th - via:
A story sneak peak Today we have a little trailer for what to expect from 'The Woodsman' killer case file that has just been unlocked in SHIVER's stretch goals! This is one summer camp you'd probably avoid, there's strange goings on just beyond the... (Read More)

The Woodsman Unlocked! But what's next...?

November 11th - via:
If you go down to the woods today... We'd like to thank you all for helping us reach our £25k stretch goal and cross us over the 250% funded threshold! We'll be adding 'The Woodsman' case file to all pledge levels for you to enjoy. But wait...... (Read More)

Listen to SHIVER played!

November 10th - via:
SHIVER in action! Check out our band of miscreants exploring a haunted house on Halloween night! This One Shot podcast episode is a compressed version of 'All Hallows Eve'. This is one of the stories that features in 'The Cursed Library'. If you like... (Read More)

A sneak peak at some of our favourite character abilities

November 9th - via:
A very specific set of skills... There are a wide variety of abilities that characters can gain access to in SHIVER and we wanted to show off a couple of our personal favourites today. First off we have an ability from the Fool tree that we spoiled... (Read More)

New stretch goals inbound - SHIVER's art on the tabletop

November 8th - via:
Here comes the horde... Want to bring your SHIVER stories alive (or undead) to the tabletop. Well we've ben beavering away with our craft supplies. We're pleased to announce that we'll be delivering SHIVER's art to you in standee form so you can... (Read More)

Create And Play You Own Scary Story With The Shiver RPG System

November 8th - via:
A new tabletop RPG hit Kickstarter in late October and successfully achieved its funding goal within 24 hours. Shiver is a tabletop roleplaying game system from UK-based Parable Games designed to bring “your favourite Scary Movies, Pulp TV Shows & Stories to life.” (Read More)

Ability Tree Sneak Peak

November 7th - via:
Ability Tree Bonanza For today's update we thought we'd give you all a sneak peek into what ability trees look like in SHIVER. Each Archetype has it's own ability tree with different branches that suit different types of characters. You can mix... (Read More)

Social stretch goals coming soon!

November 6th - via:
Brrraaaiiinnnss... We're so close to unlocking a double unlock for the corporate risers campaign. We've already unlocked some extras in our pre-launch stretch goals including adding this little fella as a playable enemy: We're are just a handful of... (Read More)


November 5th - via:
Hope you enjoyed that little teaser for our stretch goal 'Protocol'. We've got loads of stretch goal announcements coming shortly so keep an ear to the ground...  (Read More)

No one can hear you scream in space...

November 4th - via:
200%, to the Moon & Beyond Well, we've crossed the 200% funded threshold and to say we're excited is an understatement. Thanks so much for all your support and messages! Crossing this level has propelled us into space, quite literally. Our epic... (Read More)

Something is taking the children..

November 3rd - via:
The Scary Tooth Fairy Today we're showing off some extracts from our 'Incident at Eskerbay Bog' expansion. This has been added to all pledges as a PDF and explores the terrifying folklore behind friendly little faeries. Tooth fairy eat your heart... (Read More)

Dark Prospects Spoiler & A Little Teaser

November 2nd - via:
There's Gold in them there hills We're still powering through these stretch goals at a rapid rate. We've just unlocked the Eskerbay Bog expansion & we're moving onwards to expanding 'The Cursed Library' once more with 'Protocol'. For today here's... (Read More)

Pumpkin Murder leads to Pumpkin Murders

November 1st - via:
Mr Husk wants revenge After all that pumpkin action over Halloween we thought we'd give you all a taste of one of our Killer Case Files. We funded well in time for Halloween so our earlybird stretch goal has unleashed Mr Husk into every pledge!... (Read More)

Happy Halloween

October 31st - via:
Pumpkin Competition Were running a little competition on our Twitter today in celebration of Halloween! To enter @ us with you amazing pumpkins, follow us on Twitter and retweet the competition! Our favourite pumpkin will win an all in pledge for... (Read More)

The Cursed Library Grows

October 30th - via:
The Cursed Library gains an extra wing! We're 150% funded! That means more stretch goals! The Cursed Library is getting an extension, in this case we'll be adding to the 'West' wing... The Dark Prospects story and all of the weapons, backgrounds and... (Read More)

Two stretch goals already!

October 29th - via:
Two stretch goals already! Thanks to everyone for their support, it's been a wild ride thus far. We're happy to announce that we've unlocked two stretch goals for SHIVER already! Both the 'Giggles, the clown' & 'The Wailing Lady' expansions will... (Read More)

Thankyou! SHIVER - Funded in less than 24hrs!

October 28th - via:
Thank you for all your support The  community response has been truly mindblowing and everyone on the  SHIVER team want to say thank you for helping us bring SHIVER to life.   We've funded and in plenty of time for Halloween so our spooky friend... (Read More)

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