Gothic Horror is a game of combat against the Children of the Darkness,
Vampires and Werewolves, and is set in a world beset by these terrors. The
game uses groups of individual figures, with an open scale for time and
movement, and can be used for small or large battles. The game is designed
for quick play and the system is flexible and adaptable to suit the level
of enjoyment for the gamer(s).
A player can choose to be one of the Defenders of Mankind, standing
against the Children of the Darkness, or they can choose to lead the
Children of the Darkness against Mankind in a battle for domination of
their enemies and the survival of their own kind. You may choose to be the
leader of a party of Vampire Hunters, Wolfen-Jaeger (hunters of the
Werewolf), or holy warriors of Blessed Mother Church. These defenders of
mankind seek their enemies in battle to cleanse the world of great evil
and protect the defenseless and the innocent.
You may choose to oppose Mankind as a Master leading his dreaded
Nosferatu (a race of natural vampires) or Vampire Lord (the classic
vampire), leading his servants and slaves against mankindís defenders,
or a Loup Garou, leading his pack of Werewolves and wolves, serving the
cycles of the moon and his bestial calling. Even the Mad Doctor,
Frankenstein and his evil assistant Ygor are here, with his horrible
creations, bringing terror to the night. You can attempt to raise the Mob,
the local townspeople and farmers against the terror. Or seek out the
Gypsies, who possess ancient secrets and special potions and talismans to
aid you in your battles against the Children of the Darkness.
There are several different parties of Vampire Hunters, Werewolf
Hunters, and servants of the Church to choose from, as well as Nosferatu,
Vampires, and Werewolves, the Mad Doktor, and even the Gypsies available
to the player. The time is the early 1900ís; the place is the Balkans,
or one of the many other dark places in Europe, the British Isles, or even
the U.S.A. So choose, defend mankind or attempt to conquer it. The only
objective is survival of your race, whether human, Vampire, or Werewolf.