The Darkest House

A project in Seattle, WA by Monte Cook Games

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A descent into horror for 5e or any RPG that will make your campaign and characters better—optimized for an awesome online experience.
Backers: 3038
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $222,860 of $45,000
Dates: Mar 16th -> Apr 2nd (18 days)
Project By: Monte Cook Games
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Latest News

Graphics Unlocked! But the House Has Other Concerns...

April 1st - via:
You have once again unlocked a stretch goal, and your games will now be graced by a suite of online graphics including backgrounds, wallpapers, and streaming frames. But the house does not care about that. The house is hungry. It wants to grow. It... (Read More)

The House Has Grown Again! (Plus New Art!)

March 31st - via:
Once again the house has grown. Your support has brought new rooms into being. This is perhaps fortunate for you, as your reward grows and you gain even more gameplay in the house. But it’s less fortunate for anyone who cherished those rooms in... (Read More)

The House Has Grown Again, but It Is Never Enough…

March 30th - via:
The House that Hungers: that’s another name by which the Darkest House is known. Its appetite for your dreams and nightmares can never be stated. It has many rooms, but they are never enough for it. Thanks to your support, the house has once again... (Read More)

Seminar Unlocked! Now the House Hungers Again!

March 29th - via:
The house is full of unexpected truths. Few of them are as astonishing as your success in driving us to another stretch goal so quickly after we hit the last one! The seminar with Monte is unlocked. Monte will share his secrets and best practices for... (Read More)

The House Has Grown—Twice More!

March 28th - via:
The house has called to you. It is hungry; it wants to grow. And you heard its call. You answered. You brought it new backers and new worlds. And the house has grown accordingly. Over the past several days we have hit not one but two stretch goals,... (Read More)

GM Tools Added! What Does the House Do Next?

March 23rd - via:
Everything about The Darkest House is designed to optimize the GM’s experience when running games online. With this latest stretch goal reached, you've unlocked  a suite of GM tools that will make The Darkest House even easier to run. But that... (Read More)

The House Grows—and the House Acts!

March 21st - via:
You hear a sound from the darkness down the corridor ahead—or was it from above, perhaps upstairs? A muffled thump, and then a slow scrape. Something moving, or perhaps being dragged. It was brief—and now there’s only silence. What might it... (Read More)

The House has Grown, but So Has Its Hunger

March 19th - via:
The Darkest House is sometimes known as the House that Hungers. It hates you, but it wants you. It relishes its solitude, but it constantly lures new victims. It is itself a nightmare, but its appetite for your nightmares is never sated. It has many... (Read More)

New Sounds Drift through the House’s Lonely Hall

March 18th - via:
What whispers echo through the house’s empty corridors? The House that Hungers is a lonely place, but it is not alone. Throughout its many rooms, spirits, creatures, and aspects of the house itself linger, silently awaiting the return of the... (Read More)

The House Has Grown. What Does It Sound Like?

March 16th - via:
For better or worse, you have done it. After summoning the House that Hungers into our world—and, consequently, the worlds of your games—you have fed it, and it has grown. You’ve spread the word about The Darkest House, drawn more gamers to its... (Read More)

The Darkest House Has Gained Its Foothold in Our World

March 16th - via:
The Darkest House has heard you. It has seen you. It has longed to enter our world—and your worlds. And now it will. Congratulations, and thank you, for making the Darkest House a reality! We are now funded, so The Darkest House will now be... (Read More)

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