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21st Jul '15 9:57:38 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* NightmareFuel/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar
10th Jun '15 3:34:02 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
** Of course, the fact that human life matters so little in the titular city, that humans are often treated by the many mutants and monsters that live there as test subjects, food and sometimes pets, might count as this. However, it is heavily subverted in that the humans of Mortasheen are rather nonchalant and lighthearted about it, seeing the attitude of "sometime's you're the eater, sometimes you're the eaten" as just the way it goes. Sometimes they actually volunteer for experiments for a chance at gaining more power.
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** Of course, the fact that human life matters so little in the titular city, that humans are often treated by the many mutants and monsters that live there as test subjects, food and sometimes pets, might count as this. However, it is heavily subverted in that the humans of Mortasheen are rather nonchalant and lighthearted about it, seeing the attitude of "sometime's you're the eater, sometimes you're the eaten" as just the way it goes. Sometimes they actually volunteer for experiments for a chance at gaining more power.
24th May '15 5:11:04 AM SorPepita
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Tribe 8}}'' almost anything about the [[BodyHorror Z'bri]].
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Tribe 8}}'' ''Tribe 8'' almost anything about the [[BodyHorror Z'bri]].
12th May '15 10:14:08 PM WanderingBrowser
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** And the one adult is kind of a dick.
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** And the one adult is [[JerkAss kind of a dick.dick]].

* Much of the artwork that comes in the newest edition of ''LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess'' is purely intended to be Nightmare Fuel. The "oopsie" effects of the Summoning Spell are also quite chilling, especially the abstract entities with names like 'Collective Unconscious Desire for Suicide' and 'Lament of a Mother for her Dead Child.'
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* Much of the artwork that comes in the newest edition of ''LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess'' ''TabletopGame/LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess'' is purely intended to be Nightmare Fuel. The "oopsie" effects of the Summoning Spell are also quite chilling, especially the abstract entities with names like 'Collective Unconscious Desire for Suicide' and 'Lament of a Mother for her Dead Child.'

** And then there's [=MemoMax=] technology. Whenever someone dies, his clone picks up where he left off, having downloaded all his memories. Including how he died.
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** And then there's [=MemoMax=] technology. Whenever someone dies, his clone picks up where he left off, having downloaded all his memories. [[MindRape Including how he died.died]].

* In ''Tribe 8'' almost anything about the [[BodyHorror Z'bri]].
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* In ''Tribe 8'' ''TabletopGame/{{Tribe 8}}'' almost anything about the [[BodyHorror Z'bri]].
5th May '15 9:02:55 PM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. Anything and everything involving the Exsurgent Virus. ** ''Eclipse Phase'' is ''made'' of this. Even the bits that don't involve the Exsurgent Virus or the [=TITANs=] can be incredibly creepy. ''Gatecrashing'' gives us the Iktomi ruins dotted with a warning to "Mind the Weave" and a picture of a Pandora Gate, and the virtual reality setup that could hold an entire planetary population but ''[[NothingIsScarier isn't]]'', to name just two.
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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' is ''made'' of this. ** Anything and everything involving the Exsurgent Virus. ** ''Eclipse Phase'' is ''made'' of this. Even the bits that don't involve the Exsurgent Virus or the [=TITANs=] can be incredibly creepy. ''Gatecrashing'' gives us the Iktomi ruins dotted with a warning to "Mind the Weave" and a picture of a Pandora Gate, and the virtual reality setup that could hold an entire planetary population but ''[[NothingIsScarier isn't]]'', to name just two.
5th May '15 9:00:59 PM Arivne
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' roleplaying game. The setting is in 1876 America with a few major changes. The civil war has gone on for 14 years and the country is still divided into north and south with an uneasy truce. The men killed at the many great battlefields in the Civil War, like Shiloh and others, have risen as zombies and formed the Black Regiment. The world is suddenly infested with strange monsters that range from Bigfoot to pod-people replacements, one of whom happens to be [[spoiler:Confederate President Jefferson Davis]]. But even that is not the worst: as it happens, it is all the result of something much worse. [[spoiler:Four powerful demonic spirits are 'terrorforming' the earth by causing ungodly amounts of fear and paranoia in the populace that eventually makes the area an uninhabitable 'Deadland' filled with monsters and unnatural weirdness. Oh, and those spirits? They become the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.]]
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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' roleplaying game. The setting is in 1876 America with a few major changes. The civil war Civil War has gone on for 14 years and the country is still divided into north and south with an uneasy truce. The men killed at the many great battlefields in the Civil War, like Shiloh and others, have risen as zombies and formed the Black Regiment. The world is suddenly infested with strange monsters that range from Bigfoot to pod-people replacements, one of whom happens to be [[spoiler:Confederate President Jefferson Davis]]. But even that is not the worst: as it happens, it is all the result of something much worse. [[spoiler:Four powerful demonic spirits are 'terrorforming' the earth by causing ungodly amounts of fear and paranoia in the populace that eventually makes the area an uninhabitable 'Deadland' filled with monsters and unnatural weirdness. Oh, and those spirits? They become the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse.]]
5th May '15 8:54:05 PM Arivne
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** The [[FallenStatesOfAmerica fall of the US]] and the “Collapse” was an economic depression ''worse'' than the crash of 1929. Then there was the [[BodyHorror Waisting Plague]].
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** The [[FallenStatesOfAmerica fall of the US]] and the “Collapse” was an economic depression ''worse'' than the crash of 1929. Then there was the [[BodyHorror Waisting Wasting Plague]].
24th Apr '15 3:15:03 PM SorPepita
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* In ''3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars'' the Terran Empire is a perfect utopia and Player Characters have gone half-insane with tedium; they have become soldiers exploring the universe supposedly [[BugWar to kill all potential threats to the Empire]], but their true mission is [[AbsoluteXenophobe to exterminate]] [[OmnicidalManiac ALL extraterrestrial life in the universe]]. Just because. Oh, and you can't return back, because deserters are killed. Isn't it a happy ride?
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* In ''3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars'' the Terran Empire is a perfect utopia and Player Characters have gone half-insane with tedium; they have become soldiers exploring the universe supposedly [[BugWar to kill all potential threats to the Empire]], but their true mission is [[AbsoluteXenophobe to exterminate]] [[OmnicidalManiac ALL extraterrestrial life in the universe]]. Just because. Oh, and you can't return back, return, because deserters are killed. Isn't it a happy ride?
23rd Apr '15 5:31:56 AM LahmacunKebab
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** The game actually tries to remain canon to Lovecraftian Mythos standards, as well. From the spell "Bind Lycanthrope" (which removes their humanity over the course of several days) to the fact that the Rat-things turn out to be, at least in some cases, [[spoiler: created from willing cultists and unwilling murder victims]], The Mythos is designed around the entire concept of Nightmare Fuel. ** Which makes sense, once you know that H.P. Lovecraft had horrible nightmares that inspired a lot of his work...
23rd Apr '15 5:02:02 AM LahmacunKebab
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* In ''3:16 Carnage Amongst the Stars'' the Terran Empire is a perfect utopia and Player Characters have gone half-insane with tedium; they have become soldiers exploring the universe supposedly [[BugWar to kill all potential threats to the Empire]], but their true mission is [[AbsoluteXenophobe to exterminate]] [[OmnicidalManiac ALL extraterrestrial life in the universe]]. Just because. Oh, and you can't return back, because deserters are killed. Isn't it a happy ride? ** The war is so brutal and pointless that literally the only way for those fighting it to avoid coming to despise Earth is to die before they get that far. It's far from unlikely for a long-enough campaign to end with the player characters seizing control of the Expeditionary Force, turning it around, and destroying or enslaving humanity.

* {{TabletopGame/Cyberpunk}} 2013 and 2020 had quite the nightmare fuel to pierce even the most jaded players. ** CyberneticsEatYourSoul if you're not careful. One supplement described people HearingVoices from their ''audio system'' (think an Ipod implanted in your head). Another said he couldn't stand “those sacks of blood and water hemming him in”. ** Made even worse for 'Borgs. Many full body conversions have a human brain as a plug-n-play WetwareCPU. They are like the Servitors of Warhammer 40K, but the brains can be put into another body. One conversion, the Dragoon, combines this trope with AndIMustScream. The cyberware and the drugs keep the thing (barely) controlled. It acts almost like a dumb robot. But your character can recover some humanity loss by moving into another body. Just now he/she has horrible nightmares and flashbacks from being was a 7 foot tall killing machine. ** The [[FallenStatesOfAmerica fall of the US]] and the “Collapse” was an economic depression ''worse'' than the crash of 1929. Then there was the [[BodyHorror Waisting Plague]]. ** Gangs built on a theme: Bozos were AxeCrazy killer clowns, “Posers” were all altered to look like someone or ''something”. Others were gangs on the edge of cyber psychosis. ** The worst part was that some people would just ''snap'' and get AxeCrazy. No ideology, no goals execpt KillEmAll.

* The German RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Engel}}'' comes close, though. Unless you play it as a superhero/[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] hack-n-slay setting, which would totally kill the creepy.
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* The German RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Engel}}'' ''Engel'' comes close, though. Unless you play it as a superhero/[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] hack-n-slay setting, which would totally kill the creepy.

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* The German Swedish RPG ''TabletopGame/{{Engel}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'' may well be one of the creepiest roleplaying games in existence. "Death is only the beginning", indeed. Roll ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' and a twisted version of Gnosticism into one, add evil angels and insanity-induced mutation into monsters, and you understand why most ''[=KULT=]'' characters start out already fucked up. Or cursed. * Much of the artwork that comes close, though. Unless you in the newest edition of ''LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess'' is purely intended to be Nightmare Fuel. The "oopsie" effects of the Summoning Spell are also quite chilling, especially the abstract entities with names like 'Collective Unconscious Desire for Suicide' and 'Lament of a Mother for her Dead Child.' * The original edition of ''TabletopGame/LittleFears'', where the players play children and one of the opponents is the AnthropomorphicPersonification of sexual molestation. * While most of the horror in ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' is usually played for BlackComedy, even there are a few stand outs in terms of horrors. Allongside the Devilbirds, who's reason for being NightmareFuel is detailed in TheHeartless, there is also the [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/lobotomask.htm Lobotomask]]. Created when a mind overloads and destroys itself with its own PsychicPowers, it feeds on a person's thoughts, memories, and emotions, almost literally "lobotomizing" them. It is also near impossible to see or hear unless you are its intended victim, can pass through all conventional matter, and sees only in thoughts. Needless to say, you are fubared if it decides to come for you. And you can't warn anyone because you're now a drooling vegetable. The creator actually said he created it as the scariest creature he could think of if it actually existed in the real world. He succeeded admirably. ** Of course, the fact that human life matters so little in the titular city, that humans are often treated by the many mutants and monsters that live there as test subjects, food and sometimes pets, might count as this. However, it is heavily subverted in that the humans of Mortasheen are rather nonchalant and lighthearted about it, seeing the attitude of "sometime's you're the eater, sometimes you're the eaten" as just the way it goes. Sometimes they actually volunteer for experiments for a superhero/[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] hack-n-slay setting, chance at gaining more power. ** Hell, almost everything in the setting could be considered this trope if it weren't all PlayedForLaughs. * ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' is known for playing horrible events for [[RuleOfFunny laughs]], but the Straight style plays them straight by focusing on just how horrible they are. Thousands of citizens may be killed or mindwiped for nothing even vaguely resembling a good reason, and it's probably all the fault of the [=PCs=]. And because it's always "year 214", pretty much no one knows how long this has been going on, or how long it will keep going on; one pre-written adventure actually examines this question over the course of [[spoiler: billions of years]]. ** The best example of this is a Straight mission where the players are put in charge of a food factory showing record levels of production. Of course, this is a lie and the "food" is mostly empty boxes, but if the players were to expose it, then they'll be executed along with the rest of the staff. As a reward for their incredible production, the quota for that factory is increased. And so the players lie again about how much food is being produced, so their quota is increased again, and that factory's defective methods are imposed all over Alpha Complex. All fun and games, until the players realise that their actions are causing mass starvation, and that pretty soon the best possible solution will be to [[ImAHumanitarian shove half the citizens of Alpha Complex into food processors to feed the rest]]. ** And then there's [=MemoMax=] technology. Whenever someone dies, his clone picks up where he left off, having downloaded all his memories. Including how he died. * ''TabletopGame/SLAIndustries'' is practically made of the stuff. Start with an already CrapsackWorld in which would totally kill more than 80% of the creepy.population is unemployed, and mental illness, serial murder and gang crime are at astronomical highs, but everything is owned by a somewhat malevolent corporation who want things to ''stay'' that way. * In ''Tribe 8'' almost anything about the [[BodyHorror Z'bri]].
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