Welcome to the Mythic North – northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it.
Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is written by Nils Hintze and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans. Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and the old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics utilize an adapted version of the awardwinning Year Zero Engine.
- Ten ready to use archetypes let you create a character in minutes – or use the included life path tables and let the dice decide.
- Quick and flavorful rules for combat, investigations and horror.
Rules for developing the player characters’ headquarters during campaign play.
- A detailed gazetteer of the Mythic North setting and the town of Upsala.
- A score of bloodcurdling vaesen to encounter, all beautifully illustrated by Johan Egerkrans.
- An introductory Mystery called The Dance of Dreams.
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Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher and game creator dedicated to speculative fiction in various forms. We have created and published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games, board games and art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. Through the distorting mirrors of fantasy and science fiction we reflect on our own world, its history and future.
Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Nordic horror roleplaying game Vaesen based on the works by the praised Johan Egerkrans, the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG Mörk Borg, the alternate ’90s RPG Things from the Flood and the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game) based on the worlds of the acclaimed Simon Stålenhag, the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), and the space adventure Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) as well as the praised dark fantasy RPG Symbaroum.