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Guide to the Village by the Sea Kickstarter

Posted on July 11, 2012 by Flames

I like writing about beautiful, horrible things. The Village by the Sea is a beautiful, horrible place. And I want to take you there.

The Guide covers neighborhoods, families and coverups and over a hundred years of history, for a town that exists outside of time and place. This could be the town you stopped in as a child on your way to see family. It might be your hometown. This could even be the town just down the road from yours.

The Village by the Sea was founded on the coast in 1850. Its founding families still exert force on the course of Village history, its borders have crept over devoured nearby settlements, and its piers are washed in blood. The monuments to dead sailors cast shadows in the park. There are always new missing posters outside the market.

There is never a year without a candlelit vigil for the dead.

I’ve got the village in my blood. I may not be nice all the time, and days of cutesie teen detective work are long behind me. I may have issues, but letting people die isn’t usually one of them. I came back here because I didn’t have a choice, and writing the guide is all I have left.

-“The Guide to the Village by the Sea,” Ashley Hart

This is a work of fiction, end to end. You can read it and walk away, or read it and bring your friends on a trip to the Village by the Sea. No matter what role-playing game system you pair the Guide to, That Which Sleeps Beneath will still be waiting.

The Guide to the Village by the Sea is a manual for surviving the coastal home of modern horror.

Find out more about the Guide to the Village by the Sea and back the project at!

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    One Response to “Guide to the Village by the Sea Kickstarter”

    1. Definitely like the sound of it, and appeals to the Unhallowed Metropolis GM in me. If I wasn’t so strapped for cash right now, I would love to help you out. The one bad thing about Kickstarter is how guilty it makes you feel for supporting stuff that you believe in.

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