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Purgatory House: A Casual Horror Role-Playing Game

A project in Lancaster, OH by Robert Turk

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Pick Up & Play RPG! Easy to learn, card-based mechanics. Hardback book, professional art, haunted house horror! Will you alone survive?
Backers: 254
Average Pledge Per Backer: $38

Funded: $9,689 of $8,000
Dates: Oct 3rd -> Oct 31st (29 days)
Project By: Robert Turk
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Latest News

Last day! Amusement Park *UNLOCKED*

October 31st - via:
Here we are on the last day of the Purgatory House kickstarter! This has been one crazy ride and I am glad you have all jumped on it with me. I seem to have caught a cold and possibly developed a few ulcers along the way, and I am pretty sure my... (Read More)

Funded! 200+ backers! New Stretch Goal Survey!

October 30th - via:
Holy wow, folks!  We are now well past funding and chasing down the first stretch goal! You all ROCK! Just a few days ago I was chatting with the artists on how to move forward if we didn't fund, and now we are chatting about specific illustrations... (Read More)

Relentless Horrors & 4 Days Left!

October 27th - via:
Hello friends,I have literally begged my personal Facebook friends to share the link to this kickstarter this morning. And they are doing it. If we want to see this game get funded, those of you who aren't my friends on facebook may need to do the... (Read More)

5 Days Left! *Stretch Goal Poll*

October 26th - via:
There are only five days left in the Purgatory House kickstarter and we still have a great shot at making it!  The most direct way to get there means at least 40 more backers, which also achieves the next Social Stretch Goal and adds a new scenario... (Read More)

One Week to Go! Play through videos!

October 24th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Gandersnitch the Goblin: Interview with the creator of Purgatory House

October 24th - via:
Hello friends, faeries, and freaks. It is I, Gandersnitch the Goblin, Banished Barber, Brilliant Author, Head of the Naughty List, and Instigator Supreme. This morning I was forced to sit down with fellow author and game designer, Robert Turk, and ask him some deep probing questions about his new game, Purgatory House. (Read More)

Artist Spotlight: John Donald Carlucci

October 22nd - via:
I have never met John Donald Carlucci, so he might not even exist!  His body of work would suggest otherwise though, as Mr. Carlucci has been making art for film, advertisement, and horror magazines for many years. You may have seen his recent work... (Read More)

11 days! 2 New Reward Levels! Scooby Doo Unlocked!

October 20th - via:
Hello friends,First off, I know we didn't really hit the Scooby Doo social stretch goal in the time I had allotted. It was silly of me to push for 19 new backers over a weekend. But we have blown past that number now, and I really feel like I should... (Read More)

[Q&A] Robert Turk (Purgatory House)

October 19th - via:
[PODCAST] - Hello, my name is Robert Turk and I am the creator of Purgatory House, a pick up and play Haunted House RPG currently on Kickstarter! (Read More)

Mechanics: Creating the House

October 18th - via:
Creating the House (a brief overview) Step 1: Draw 2 cards from the House Deck Step 2: Check the Room/Obstacle Charts Step 3: Add Room to Map Step 4: Describe Room & Obstacle Step 5: Players decide "What to Do?" Step 6: Survival Test!  (Read More)

*Important* Mid-project Retooling

October 17th - via:
Hello Friends,Yesterday I said that projects slow down in the middle and that this gives us a chance to evaluate what is working and what isn't. Yesterday I did that. We re-crunched numbers, we brainstormed new ideas, I read up on best practices, and... (Read More)

Back from Oddmall & Clearling up Some Misconceptions

October 16th - via:
Hello everybody! I am safely back from my weekend at Oddmall in Toledo, where I met plenty of fans, talked a lot about Purgatory House, spitballed with some other successful game creators, and ran a new scenario.So far we have passed out over 500... (Read More)

50% + Combat Video + New Weekend Social Goal!

October 13th - via:
Hello friends, Yesterday was our best day yet! We blew past 50% funded and also past 100 backers! Kickstarter sent me an email suggesting I take you all out to pizza. While that sounds like fun, we probably need to focus on making a book instead :)As... (Read More)

Artist Spotlight: Tony Steele

October 11th - via:
This is Tony Steele. Tony is one of the professional artists working on Purgatory House. Fun fact about Tony, he is comprised entirely of beard, banana bread, and talent!  I met Tony several years ago at Con on the Cob. Though we had crossed paths... (Read More)

Weekend "Social" stretch goal achieved!

October 9th - via:
We did it! We hit 75 backers (77 at current count) before the 1-week mark! That is awesome! In honor of this milestone, I will be making a Kickstarter exclusive scenario based on the very creepy hotel I stayed at this past weekend. The hotel at which... (Read More)

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