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CWs: Horror and the supernatural, disappearance of a teenager.

So you’ve been dared to spend the night in the old Sallow house. Abandoned, decrepit, bearded with weeds. So what? A house is a house. It’s just rooms, and doors, and the sound of the wind. Yeah: just the wind.

A House, Perfectly Normal is a postcard-sized (5.5 x 4.25 inches) horror RPG for two. One player will play a doomed Teen exploring an abandoned house. The other player will play the House. The Teen narrates their explorations of the rooms of the house and what they find within. The House injects flashes of weirdness and horror - an ooze welling up behind the walls that will eventually drown the story.

Though the postcard design features an old New England mansion, a haunted house can be anything: An abandoned theme park, an old hospital, or even a perfectly normal apartment building.

Thanks to my doomed sailor for helping me shape and refine this game, and my students for giving me a reason to write it. The layout uses the Sling and Junicode typefaces.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Authoranna anthropy
Tagshaunted-house, Horror, teens, Tabletop role-playing game, Two Player


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A House, Perfectly Normal postcard.pdf 1.7 MB
A House, Perfectly Normal plaintext.txt 1.7 kB


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I would like to report that I got a shy, nervous friend to try playing this roleplaying game with me and she really liked it! This game was a great way to push a newbie RPG gamer friend into trying something new. We played on a Google doc which worked quite well. I played the House. As a newbie to the horror genre myself, I found it a bit hard to think of appropriately spooky things to happen, but I found it a fun challenge. We played this game over several non-consecutive nights and it was always easy to pick up where we left off. So, yeah! This was fun. 

Nice! I'm glad she enjoyed it!


Who are the game? The pdf it's only a pdf...


It's a TTRPG, the pdf is the game.