Nigh Infinite Nightmares: What Horrors Lie In Wait Challenges You To Survive Its World Or Create Your Own

In a strange world that exists within our own, do you believe you can survive? Do you fight to uphold the balance between the two? Or are you the reason people should always be looking over their shoulder...

Nigh Infinite Nightmares: What Horrors Lie In Wait Challenges You To Survive Its World Or Create Your Own
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What Horrors Lie In Wait is a love letter to decades of Horror, in its many forms. It is an ambitious Rules-Lite Modern Horror TTRPG that aims to not only provide a living, breathing, world to experience - complete with an interesting cast of characters and organizations to potentially run into, but also the tools to recreate your favorite Horror movies, books, comics, video games, etc. If neither are of interest to you, there are still plenty of mechanics and suggestions that can be used to create a uniquely terrifying world of your own!

The Kickstarter launches April 3rd, 2024 and will last until May 2nd, 2024, in the hopes of covering the costs to spread the system to the masses, in both a bookmarked + hyperlinked digital form and hardcover book.

"Journal sketches" of the Soulbound, Werewolf, and Aquian playable entities

This version of What Horrors Lie In Wait is Rules-Lite in nature, making it easy to pick up, learn, and play for those that are new to tabletop roleplaying games and veterans alike.

There are several mechanics to choose from, using as few or as many as desired for the tale that's about to unfold. Players may find themselves in a classic Slasher scenario, where they constantly question who the killer among them really is, which could be an NPC or one of the players themselves! For those that are strong of stomach and not weak of heart, a tale could see the players coping with drastic and horrific changes in themselves or those around them, experiencing Body Horror firsthand. Maybe the players will come face-to-face with a creature beyond comprehension, Cosmic Horror so unimaginable that it makes them question the fabric of reality and their place among the cosmos, mentally crushed by the realization of how insignificant and powerless they are by comparison.

If all of that sounds a little too heavy, What Horrors Lie In Wait can also be played more like a pulp Horror adventure, where elements of tension and terror might still come into play, but it all takes a backseat to the player's journey and their exploits. Something more along the lines of the Supernatural TV show, B.P.R.D. series of comics, or even the Army of Darkness film.


Belial provides a little more insight into "What Horrors Lie In Wait"

Combat is fast-paced and lethal, with no rolls to hit, only for damage. This forces players to think before they act, as any wrong move may be their last. Think fast! Use the environment! Do whatever it takes to survive or seal your target's fate!

Besides the fast-paced and lethal combat, there is a heavy emphasis on exploration, investigation, and roleplaying, each rewarding players narratively as well as mechanically. Discover a weakness, open up new plot lines and places to explore, get invested in the world and the beings who inhabit it!

Example Character Sheet

Players even have the freedom of being entities beyond the typical Human, unless otherwise restricted by a tale or the person running the game, known as the Fate Weaver. There are a total of 12 playable entities to choose from, each with their own interesting lore and special ability.

Be sure to share and back the Kickstarter today, and watch as your wildest dreams, or nightmares, become reality!