Beneath grey skies of falling ashes, corpse-like denizens beckon for scraps of flesh, kneeling in filth and ecstasy before their slumbering god-kings. Wasteland tribes fight against the armies that come to take them as cattle. Witches are hunted and bred to serve as psychic slaves to sorcerers at war, and things of nightmare are birthed from the cracks in the earth, where reality is twisted into... [click here for more]
Strain is a hardcore survival horror system.Difficult. Unforgiving. Brutal.
Designed to challenge players in all aspects. Your success is up to you.
Struggle against stress, doom, psychosis, blood loss, and permanent injuries. Customize your game with aberrant character traits for unique races and alien species, mechanically deep character advancement options, equipment... [click here for more]
2-page survival-horror RPG designed with a hardcore mentality to challenge the players in all aspects. It can be used to play any scenario where characters must struggle against stress, insanity, and a ticking death clock.
For more options, check out the following supplements that build on the Strain basic system:
Agony Brutal combat, equipment options, and adversary templates.
Abomination... [click here for more]
Agony is an optional set of rules that adds mechanical depth to combat in the Strain Basic system.
Players will have to balance their actions between offense and defense, bandage their bleeding wounds, and deal with permanent injuries. Players will also find equipment to be more meaningful, with armor and weapons gaining ratings based on their design, size, and material. Adversaries have statistic... [click here for more]
Abomination is intended for use with the Strain basic system, but may be used with any system to create character backgrounds and weird adventures.
Abomination provides options for randomized character background elements to help form character concepts, and Aberrant traits that allow players to transform those characters into alien species.
Abomination also serves as a toolkit for Game Masters,... [click here for more]