Monday, July 30, 2018

Krevborna is Electrum, On Sale, and Some Ways to Play it

Krevborna: A Gothic Blood Opera recently hit the "Electrum Best Seller" status on DriveThruRPG, which is frankly mind-blowing. Also, it's still on sale as part of DriveThru's Christmas in July sale, but that's only going to last for a few more days so if you've been meaning to pick it up in pdf, this is the time to do it.

Also, I saw a thread where somebody was saying that Krevborna was their favorite setting book of all time and that is totally unexpected and awesome.

Nevertheless, I'd like to offer a few system suggestions for the setting so that this post isn't just a drive-by advertisement:

  • Call of Cthulhu. If the default idea of slaying monsters isn't your bag, I think Call of Cthulhu would be a good way to emphasize the investigative side of the setting. The extra rules in the Cthulhu Through the Ages book look like they'd help add equipment and skills that would be anachronistic in the game's default setting. Pdf link.
  • Monster of the Week. If you'd like to run games in Krevborna with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer feel or you'd like something Powered by the Apocalypse as the engine behind it, Monster of the Week looks like a pretty strong bet. Pdf link.
  • Blades in the Dark. I could see running a Blades in the Dark game set in Chancel. Replace the Doskvol factions with Krevborna's, and you're ready to scoundrel about in the shadows. Pdf link.
  • Miserable Secrets. I haven't taken a look at this game yet, but it sounds great and it's definitely pulling from the same pool of inspirations I was when I wrote Krevborna. Anybody with experience of the game should hit me up on G+ if they don't mind fielding a couple questions I have about how easy it would be to run Miserable Secrets online. Pdf link.
Note: None of the links above are "affiliate links" because not everything in the hobby needs to be monetized.