Its siren song calls to you in the small hours and for the better part of your life you have resisted it. But the song is sweet, honey and milk on your tongue. Its allure stands the hairs on the nape of your neck.
Here you stand now at the mouth of this great beast, the song still firmly in your head, the taste of it drying your throat. You know you must enter the maw of it, and it welcomes you like an old friend. You know you may not ever emerge from here again. But you also know you would die trying to reach what you seek.
Lost Below The Earth is a rules light, horror drenched storytelling game for one or more players. Using only a deck of playing cards you'll tell the story of a group of explorers, adventurers, or whatever the theme of your game demands, delving into a seemingly endless pit of spiralling caverns, unknowable sights, and abject terror.
Using a standard of deck of playing cards you'll traverse the winding darkness in an original higher or lower minigame to determine your fate each turn. A test of luck and skill in equal measure. With each failure the inky depths tightens its grip upon you and short passages and simple climbs will twist and distort into seemingly endless, hellish journeys.
Keep your wits about you, lest you lose yourself in the descent. Hope, Heart, Health, Humanity - the pieces of you this place will try to take away. Let any dwindle too far and your journey will come to a short and harrowing end.
A dark and foreboding RPG zine featuring cover art from Hexnovo and layout from Thorn Graphic Design inspired by the outlandish, oozing, maximalist design of games like The Magus and MÖRK BORG. Physical backers will receive a beautiful, full colour, saddle-stitched, soft cover zine dense and dripping with harrowing horror imagery.
Featuring over 100 prompts to guide your story, support for both solo and group play, optional rules for the feint of heart, and more.