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Unbidden: Horrors, Secrets, & Legends

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Unbidden is also included as a sample setting in The genreDiversion 3E Manual as Unbidden & Forsaken.

You would give anything to be normal. What is normal? Normal is not having to live on the streets because you can't keep a job and your family can no longer get along with you. Normal is not knowing the truth about reality - that it is engineered by creatures of Darkness. Normal is not having to cope with strange powers which afflict you. No, none of this is normal.

Unbidden is a game of modern horror - both psychological and real. It presents a world where evil terrorizes the weak and a handful of desperate men and women, cast out of normal society, are mankind's only hope. This unique game focuses on the character's journey from mortal to strangely powered outcast, struggling to survive with the help of others like him, for living beside mortals drives them mad. Will you join the fight against the Darkness, accepting your role in destiny or fight who you have become and struggle to rejoin society?

Unbidden uses two or more 6-sided dice. Its system features special twists such as dementia which leads to shock and mental illness, personal demons such as secrets, fears, and temptations, and over 90 endowments which separate the Unbidden from their mortal brethren. They must fight either their own demons or those from the Darkness which feed off of negative emotions and dementia, thereby fueling a vicious cycle of cause and effect. Not an easy task, but someone has to do the lousy jobs.

"Unbidden is more than just a horror RPG. The game plays in the horror wrapper but is also about personal discovery...the finer details here help push [Unbidden] forward into the ranks of excellence."

Page Count: 80, plus 10 alternate pages containing easier-to-print introduction, blank sheets, and reference.
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January 16th, 2009
Fascinating book, wish it would come out in print form. Even if you don't run any games with it, you'll probably find some interesting ideas for other horror games inside. Nice layout and design, as well, and although I have never had an opportunity to [...]
December 31st, 2004
Unbidden is another extremely well designed little RPG by Politically Incorrect Games. The setting is post-modern, urban dystopian Horror, superficially similar to "Kult", "the World of Darkness", and "Unknown Armies". How [...]
May 14th, 2004
Rich background, and system which really goes about the business of getting players involved in the stated dynamic- people struggling against both themselves and the evil assaulting the world. Unbidden is more distinctive than a passing glance w [...]
February 25th, 2004
Interesting premise, well thought out game. The only problem I have is the setting is yet another secret war going on fighting the forces of evil while the general public goes about their business. However this one atleast has a really good reason why [...]
February 24th, 2004
Evocative, original, very dark, well worth picking up if this is a genre which interests you at all. [...]
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