With it being October and all I felt the need to write a post in keeping with the Halloween spirit. I decided I wanted to put together a pitch that embodied a lot of themes of Gothic Horror. I was inspired by such things as Frankenstein, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Blades in the Dark and of course Ravenloft. The result was the City-state of Blackport, a misty-streeted city ruled by necromancers, devil-worshippers, alchemists and gods know what else. Imagine a Victorian era London where Queen Victoria was an undying lich. With more interest in her necromantic experiments than ruling her empire. Leaving it in the hands of a parliament of backstabbing, double-dealing warlock families. That vie for supremacy both in the richly appointed halls of government and the mist-filled streets of the city.
Things I want to see in this campaign?
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- A Royal Palace guarded by an elite corps of skeletal guardsman, reanimated by the undying Lich Queen herself.
- Gangs of New York style thieves' guilds battling each other in the city streets. Armed with clubs, knives, revolvers and sword canes.
- Nobleman necromancers buying cadavers off of said thieves' guilds for use in their experiments.
- Vampire Jack-the-Ripper style serial killers stalking prostitutes in Blackport's version of White Chapel.
- University students bored with their studies, playing god and creating flesh golems to serve them until such as time as they tire from such distractions.
- Masquerade parties among the townhouse estates of the magocrats of the city. That usually end with a rival's assassination, kidnapping or an unspeakable ritual.
- Universities where aspiring necromancers and devil-summoners, rub shoulders with future magistrates and barristers.
So there you have it a pitch for my Gothic Horror Campaign. I don't know what system I would use, but a few come to mind. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Be sure to +1, reshare and follow. As always may the dice be ever in your favour. Until next time.