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They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Pineapple P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/16/2022 03:13:06

Game read Game review Game not bad. Game for you?

Game got jokes Game got peril Game got action. Game not sterile.

Game got rules. Game use d10s. Game got system. Play with friends

Game got monsters. Game is bloody. Game got quips Characters funny.

Game got stunts. Game got Cinematics. Game got action. Amateur dramatics.

Game kinda silly. Game whole bunch of fun. Game comedy gold. Worth buying one.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Alex D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/24/2022 05:39:10

Builiding on the excellent frame work from the came from beneath the sea, this addition focuses on the hammer horror vein of media. With refined rules and excellent new cinimatic powers and archtypes this is a must have for those who want to run a hammer horror style game with just so much blood and the same set but a diffrent movie. Do you neeed the print version if you have beanth the sea, not nessearily but you definatley need the pdf as the changes are not to be missed. Personally prefer the art style to beaneath the sea but I'm sucker for gothic horror b movies.

In short GET IT!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Karol L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/24/2022 04:39:57

Great game, combining horror and comedy. Want to run not-too-comical game of old horrors - get this one!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by CP H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/14/2022 13:51:26

Such a ridiculously fun game that captures the vibe of the 1970s-era horror films it's pastiching! I ran a one-shot session with my Vampire: The Masquerade group over holidays, and I had multiple players note that it was the most fun they've ever had playing an RPG.

Rules-wise, TCFBTG uses Onyx Path's Storypath System, but I found the description of it here more intuitive than in some of the other Storypath books. I'm not sure if the system is actually streamlined here or if I've just developed a better understanding of the system, but I think the OP crew has hit it out of the park with their write-ups.

I also love how much the fun of TCFBTG is integrated into the rules themselves, especially the Tropes, Cinematics, Quips, etc., which encourage the table to lean into the hokey humor of the game.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Ozzy B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/13/2022 05:52:04

I already loved They Came From Beneath the Sea! so when this game was announced on Kickstarter, I jumped in immediately because classic Brit horror is one of my favourite film genres. If you always wanted to play a game set in a film by Hammer or Amicus, this is the RPG for you. The Archetypes, Trademarks, Tropes and Quips reflect the genre perfectly.

If you know the Storypath (or even old WOD) system, the mechanics will already be familiar, with the various traits offering enhancements (bonus dice/successes etc.) to rolls. The liveblood, however, are Cinematics, which offer a fourth wall breaking way for players to directly affect the given situation. As you play not only a character but the actor playing that character, you can ask, for example, for a retake of a scene, for a standin/stuntperson to take over from you, for a means of escape because the set is made of cardboard, or introduce a missing scene that explains why you suddenly have that much needed flask of holy water you didn't have before, among others.

The Clue system used here means that the action is always moving along as PCs always find what they need to succeed. None of the "You didn't find a particular document/piece of information so this doesn't work" nonsense that plagues Call of Cthulhu etc.

Another special concept in this RPG are scenarios with the option that PCs exist in both the past (18th/19th century) and the 60s/70s of the 20th century whose actions can influence each other or provide insights/memories in certain situations. This is a brilliant way of using stories with long-lived/resurrected villains, lingering curses or hauntings and the like. It can also be used as a framework for portmanteau style campaigns (Dr. Terror's House of Horror, The House that Dripped Blood etc.).

The plot hooks, monsters and the two scenarios at the end of the book provide excellent starting points for both one-shots and longer campaigns so this book certainly has everything you need to run the game.

As with TCFBtS!, each chapter is preceded by a piece of brilliantly written, appropriately hammy, short fiction which serve as both scene settings and scenario ideas.

If this made you curious but you're unsure if you want to fork out for the core book, this jumpstart is cheap and contains the base rules as well as a fun scenario featuring satan-worshipping nuns.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
They Came From Beyond the Grave!
Publisher: Onyx Path Publishing
by Zachery N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/03/2021 23:12:20

They Came From Beyond the Grave! (TCFBtG!) is a comedic horror game that uses the Storypath system and the second release in the "They Came From..." series. Like it's predecessor, They Came From Beneath the Sea! this game is set as a movie or TV show where the Players have the meta-knowledge that it's a filim but the characters do not. For those unfamilar with Storypath games, the characters roll dice pools of d10s by adding an appropriate skill and attribute to determine the number of dice rolled. 8s and above are successes. Characters can add additional dice by saying a Quip or using a Trademark connected to their archetype. The gameplay itself is horror based and the comedic element is introduced through quips, one-liners the Players say before making a roll, which if deemed amusing enough for the situation add dice to the roll. The inspiratin of the game is the Hammer Horror films released in the 60s and 70s like Dracula with Christopher Lee (and the 5 or so sequels he reluctantly went on to star in due to contractual obligations). Tone at it's core is darker than the 1950s B-Movie based They Came From Beneath the Sea! but that doesn't take away from the humor or the fun that can be had. TCFBtG! shines in providing a monster hunter gaming experience while encouraging a relaxed and joking atmosphere. It works well with what I want out of game.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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