If you ever wanted to know what the world looked like from the villains' point of view, Soth is the game for you.
Soth (26 page .pdf)
It's a roleplaying game where you play cultists in small town
trying to summon the dark god Soth. America
I call it ‘the horrible game’: it starts with your cult having just completed your first ritual sacrifice, and continues with you having to juggle four things:
- covering up your crimes
- continuing with your cult’s rituals
- fulfilling your mundane responsibilities so your family, friends and workmates don’t get suspicious
- warding off the growing number of investigators looking to bring you down.
The tone of the game is noir. In my playtests, it's felt very much like a ‘cat-and-mouse’ thriller. Sometimes the cultists are on top and their evil plans seem unstoppable; sometimes they're very much on the back-foot, scrambling to save themselves. It's got a very competitive ‘players vs. GM’ dynamic.
If it sounds like your sort of thing, feel free to download, share, play and comment here.