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 Author: Sam Clark  Category: horror, modern

SLASH! is a tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the slasher and horror movies of the eighties and nineties, from The Thing to Nightmare on Elm Street to Scream. Play as a classic horror archetype, like the Nerd, Fool, or Virgin, and face a terror that threatens to pick you off one by one. Or, play as the Director, and control the Killer and the horror at hand. You’ll fight tooth and nail for the chance to live another day, making tough calls and split-second decisions in a desperate bid to escape.

Narratively, SLASH! feels like a movie night, tailored fo cinematic play over quick scenarios that last one to three sessions. The game follows the classic three act structure of a horror film, with your character developing based on their decisions in a way that mirrors their Archetype. We’ve also infused a trove of horror tropes into our game, so whether you want to think like a detective or run up the stairs when you should be running out the door, there are unique abilities and character options for you!

Mechanically, SLASH! uses a unique dice system to bring unintended consequences, tense Setbacks, and game-changing Opportunities to life. Each check creates a dice pool of Bonus, Penalty, and Skill Dice, which determine both the success of the roll and side-effects that occur. It’s both simple enough for RPG newbies and engaging for veterans.