Sunday, July 3, 2022

OSR Commentary & Reviews - 'SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Core Rules' By Josh Palmer & Eric Bloat For The 'SURVIVE THIS!! Rpg System

"STWSH is a modern horror and investigation game in the same vein as the X-files, Supernatural and Hellboy. In the game you will go head to head with evil secret organizations, the occult, supernatural and cosmic horrors."

"Created by Eric Bloat & Josh Palmer, SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide is a standalone roleplaying game and does not require any additional gaming material to play. However, as part of the SURVIVE THIS!! game line, What Shadows Hide is 100% fully compatible with SURVIVE THIS!! ZOMBIES!, DARK PLACES & DEMOGORGONS, VIGILANTE CITY, and SURVIVE THIS!! FANTASY, We Die Young, and can be used to mix and match to create your own custom play experience"
'SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Core Rules' By Josh Palmer & Eric Bloat is an OSR dark horse of a horror rpg. And if I hadn't been on the ball looking around then I would never have even known about it. That's a real shame because of the fact that Josh Palmer does a really decent supernatural & occult Lovecraftian OSR game. The SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Cthulhu Sourcebook came at me with the 'Survive This!! What Shadows Hide' rpg  book as a part of a one two punch offer last month.
What  'Survive This!! What Shadows Hide' rpg is offers a 'Survive This rpg' system horror  & occult  alternative to many other horror OSR rpg systems on the market. And it works quite well with other OSR systems. What Shadows Hide actually does is allow the DM to bring the pain of Eighties & Nineties classic horror into an OSR campaign centered around the classic horror races:

  • Dimensional Forsaken
  • Doppelgangers
  • Fairies
  • Ghosts
  • Ghouls
  • Greys
  • Half Mer-men
  • Humans
  • Jari-Ka
  • Negator
  • Reptilians
  • Vampires
  •   Were-beasts

These are perfect for constructing both PC's & NPC creatures within your own horror or supernatural campaigns.  What SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide'. 'What Shadows Hide' has a decent array of PC classes as well; Academic,Arcane Thief, C.A.R.E. Field Agent, Exorcist, Medium, Monster Hunter, Mystic,Necromancer,Occultist, Paranormal Investigator, & Void Master. And this is all in the main book which also features a very simple & easy to understand alignment system.  A really solid dice mechanic, layout, and much more. Best of all  'SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Core Rules' are fully compatible with the other  'SURVIVE THIS!!  Core Rules' systems. Allowing one to run both  'SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide' & 'Vigilante CIty Core Rules - SURVIVE THIS!!' together. 
So a dark OSR  supernatural superhero campaign is easily done. And that's one of my goals with this.. 
 'SURVIVE THIS!! What Shadows Hide - Core Rules' By Josh Palmer & Eric Bloat is a solid addition to an OSR DM's tool box. 

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