Enter the Shadowside
is currently undergoing a second edition, and we would love your help!
Enter the Shadowside is a game of occult conspiracy. Characters are often normal people who investigate mysteries and creepy online stories. These lead to an alternate reality known as the Shadowside, which is part dream, part imagination, part afterlife, and part nightmare. Yet the Shadowside is the other half of reality, inexplicably linked as two sides of the same coin. When characters return to the normal world they can join with spirits and entities to become something more powerful than mortal. Heirogamy: one body, two spirits. Allowing the spirit a chance to experience life again and resist the dissolving tides of the spirit world, and allowing the mortal to gain supernatural powers. Then there are secret societies that fight to control the world or destroy it, drafting their best from those in Heirogamy.
The creator has set up a Share the Game
for a look at how the game plays. As well, the Shadowside subreddit
and our new Play by Post
website are open for discussion and new players. See, we have a philosophy about open gaming. Enter the Shadowside exists under an open canon agreement, listed at the back of the core book. Anyone who wishes to make anything for the game can do so at no cost. The creator gets to declare whether it's official canon or not, but that's it. It's a community effort.
Right now, we're busy at work to upgrade the current edition to a much prettier and far more expansive book. It's undergoing layout design changes and filling with content. This is where you come in!
If you would like to playtest this with your friends and report results, not only will we make sure your data and opinions go towards the new edition but you'll immediately get a free copy of the current book for free. That's right! Limited time free copies of the Enter the Shadowside core book. The only catch is that you have to actually play it and report back results. Email Blacksmith@fableforge.org under the title "Playtest Copy for Enter the Shadowside Revisions" and you'll receive a code to download the book. As well as a one page sheet outlining what changes will be happening between editions!
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Blacksmith@fableforge.org for more info.
I'd love to hear any ideas, comments, opinions, or anything else from you guys!
S L Koch