About this project
Hi everyone! I'm Mike Todd and I wrote two horror roleplaying game supplements, titled Bloody Hooks and Bride of Bloody Hooks. Both were well received and well reviewed and are still available on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.
The time has come to write a follow up!
I have discovered a kindred spirit in my friend Isaac Beach. We both have a love for all things horrifying, creepy, and macabre. We will collaborate on a new collection of "bloody hooks", and give form and use to all the strange and uncanny thoughts that cross our idle minds.
Night of the Bloody Hooks is a system agnostic collection of short adventure hooks and ideas suitable for modern horror gaming. Each entry is short, usually no more than a paragraph, containing only the strange premise, the hook, designed to spark your imagination and inspire you to craft a suitably diabolical and horrific scenario for your players.
What follows are examples from each of the three Bloody Hooks projects. They are representative of the different approaches to story seeds, from somewhat fleshed out to open-ended, that will be present in Night of the Bloody Hooks. .
A hook from the original Bloody Hooks:
A hook from Bride of Bloody Hooks:
A hook that will appear in Night of the Bloody Hooks:
Here are snippets of a few reviews from previous Bloody Hooks releases:
"This product is just perfect for minimum preparation games like 'Dead of Night', 'Fear Itself' and the like. - Alexie R., RPGNow Review.
"Writing is very good, and the plot hooks strong in their concepts and ideas." - Peter I., Featured RPGNow Reviewer.
"Very well done-probably the best buy in this genre." - JD S., RPGNow Review.
At the minimum funding level of $500 I'm asking for backers to pay for the time my writing partner, Isaac Beach, and I will need to complete the work on a ten-page Night of the Bloody Hooks roleplaying game supplement. Additionally I will be doing graphic design and layout on this full color pdf. The artwork used will be from royalty-free sources purchased from other independent game publishers.
Once the project in finished and backers receive their rewards, Night of the Bloody Hooks will join the other releases in the series on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.
Watcher in the Woods - $1: At this backing level you will receive the undying gratitude of the writers, and also a free copy of the original Bloody Hooks.
Dweller on the Threshold - $3: At this level you will receive the new Night of the Bloody Hooks pdf, and the original Bloody Hooks pdf.
Walker in the Attic - $5: At this level you will receive the new Night of the Bloody Hooks pdf, and both the original Bloody Hooks pdf and the Bride of Bloody Hooks pdf.
Scrivener of Shadows - $15: We will compile all three Bloody Hooks releases (new and old) into a trade sized print-on-demand book and ship to you. This special edition book reward will never be available outside of this kickstarter.
New Tier (Added 1/24/15) - $19: You will received both the compiled print-on-demand book and all three pdfs.
Keeper of the Mysteriis - $60: You will receive the compiled print-on-demand book and the three Bloody Hooks pdfs (new and old). Additionally we will personalize each book by hand writing a new and exclusive-to-you hook in the genre of your choosing!
Risks and challenges
Writing has already begun and we don't anticipate delays in completing the ten-page project. If the project meets its stretch goals, and the page count expands, delays could be possible as the amount of writing needed to be done increases. As stretch goals are met we will begin any necessary art commissions. We'll be using artists we know and don't anticipate any delays, but as with any artistic endeavor there can be unexpected delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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