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Welcome to the Mythic North – northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it.

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is written by Nils Hintze and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans. Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and the old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics utilize an adapted version of the awardwinning Year Zero Engine.

Key features:

· Ten ready to use archetypes let you create a character in minutes – or use the included life path tables and let the dice decide.

· Quick and flavorful rules for combat, investigations and horror.

· Rules for developing the player characters’ headquarters during campaign play.

· A detailed gazetteer of the Mythic North setting and the town of Upsala.

· A score of bloodcurdling vaesen to encounter, all beautifully illustrated by Johan Egerkrans.

· An introductory Mystery called The Dance of Dreams.

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Kip K January 16, 2021 8:01 pm UTC
This game is a lot of fun. At first I was quite concerned the "rules light" nature of the game would make it feel something less than Call of Cthulhu, but I was very pleasantly surprised at how great the system is at staying out of its own way, all the while making it feel like your character's abilities on the character sheet and your choices have a real impact on game play.

Highly recommend this game.
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December 19, 2020 2:36 am UTC
I purchased a hardcopy not via dtrpg, so the site isn't letting me leave a starred review, but dang this game is cool.

If you're looking for crunch, it doesn't really deliver too much of that, but it is very character-focused, very atmospheric, and very gorgeously illustrated.

If you like games that are about narrative and drama, or about slowly revealing the PCs' backstories and building suspense, you'll have a great time with this.
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Keith J November 23, 2020 2:24 pm UTC
I've now GMed a couple of games of this now. LOVE THIS GAME. Get it now!
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Cory H August 10, 2020 10:56 pm UTC
Will there be a way to purchase a high res map file soon?
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Alexander R July 30, 2020 5:12 am UTC
Will the character sheets be downloadable in the near future?
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Ahimsa K August 05, 2020 3:32 am UTC
They are available on the Fria Ligan website.
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Ahimsa K July 28, 2020 1:08 pm UTC
I kickstarted this and wow for me it's the game of the year for 2020. The art, the system, the vibe. It's 100% wicked and I can't wait to run it.
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Jarrod S July 10, 2020 7:21 am UTC
Two questions.
1) Will the "A Grim Secret and Other Mysteries" book eventually be available for purchase, or will that remain a Kickstarter only reward? I missed the KS, and I'd love to get my hands on that book as well.
2) I see from the table of contents, that there is magic. Is there magic for PCs, or is it strictly in the hands of the Vaesen?
Thank you, Free League!
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Jason R August 09, 2020 4:39 pm UTC
There are very loose rules for "exceptional circumstances" under which PCs can acquire the Magic skill, along with (again loosely-defined) potential effects. Mostly you need to do the work yourself on this, so think of it more as a plot device than a thing that is "balanced" with all of the other character options.
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Gilles T July 10, 2020 12:37 am UTC
Preordered the complete bundle from your website this morning and I did not receive'd any download links...
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Dean S July 10, 2020 10:48 am UTC
Same for me. A little disappointing considering its available here.
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Will S August 08, 2020 2:53 am UTC
Did you ever get yours?
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Matt K August 10, 2020 12:16 am UTC
I did the same. I received a download link directly from FLP, and not the normal DTRPG link like I did with Alien or Mork Borg.
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Corey C July 09, 2020 7:21 pm UTC
Could the preview be changed? Of the 6 pages, the first three have virtually nothing on them.
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Andrew R July 28, 2020 1:53 pm UTC
I came to say the same thing. 3 blank pages, a page of credits, a page of contents and an preface. I still have zero idea if this game is something that I'd be interested in.
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