Tabletop Game / Beyond The Supernatural
"Beyond the Supernatural is a horror Tabletop Role-Playing Game
published by Palladium Books. It has seen two editions released, both of which have introduced innovations on Palladium's standard mechanics. A versatile horror-themed game, it lends itself well to wildly different play styles and narrative tones, from schlock splatter-horror to intense psychological horror, with an entire spectrum of terror (or humor, or action, etc.) in between. Beyond the Supernatural is implicitly set in the modern day, wherein magic and psychic powers are real and monsters and demonic cults exist, but out of the public eye. This, however, is not set in stone, and most of the character classes are flexible enough to account for variant settings or time periods." - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_the_Supernatural
Tropes in Beyond the Supernatural:
- Abandoned Warehouse: An acceptable location for use by any aspiring Bt S GM, also see Sinister Subway
- Background Magic Field: This is how magic works in all Palladium games, ala Ley Lines and Dragon Roads, Nexus Points, and places where reality weakens.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Many monsters and alien intelligences are not evil just... different.
- Layered World: Has multiple realms in the form of, the Astral Plane, and numerous others.
- Ley Line: See Above
- Muggles: Most humans.
- Monster of the Week: The game makes for easy use of Hook, Line, and Sinker one shot episodes.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Secretly controlled by monstrous alien overlords.
- Psychic Powers: Humans may develop psychic powers and many monsters possess pychic powers innately.
- Real After All: Sometimes crazy murders are just committed by plain old murderers.
- Shout-Out: To H.P. Lovecraft's and other modern horror literature.
- The Unreveal: The origin and motives for many creatures are left unknown.
- Urban Fantasy
- The Verse: The Beyond the Supernatural Earth is part of the larger Palladium Megaverse.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Many examples: Dragons, werecreatures, many monsters and alien intelligences.
- Mage in Manhattan: Many villains could fit this trope.