Quietus is a one shot, prepless RPG of melancholy horror. It's a game for a GM and one or two players, and emulates tragic horror movies like Oculus, The Strangers, The Babadook, Inside and the recent Netflix version of The Haunting of Hill House. If a piece of fiction can make you cry and scream, then it's a great model for the sort of stories that you can tell with Quietus.
This is a game of slowly building dread, tension and tragedy. With only one or two main characters, there's no pressure release via a high body count.
The mechanics of Quietus are inspired by Forged in the Dark, the award winning system behind John Harper's Blades in the Dark, streamlined and repurposed for one-shot play and the horror genre.
Character and scenario creation is quick and intuitive, based around a series of leading questions that drop your characters right into the action. The small player count, minimal to no prep and short time to run the game - it usually lasts anywhere from one to two hours - makes it ideal for pickup sessions, or for horror fans who want to try roleplaying.
Released: 04 February 2020