Upcoming Releases

The following Ghastly Affair supplements are currently in progress. Much of their material has (or will) premiere on this blog in draft form. All information is naturally subject to change as the projects evolve.

A Ghastly Companion to Castles, Mansions, and Estates

Proposed Contents:
Preface: Places as Characters
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1 – An Overview of Grand Houses and Estates (Including information on Grand Houses in various regions)
Chapter 2 – Building Your Grand House (Over 100 tables for procedurally generating Grand Houses, parklands, and their inhabitants)
Chapter 3 – A Guide to Servants and Retainers
Chapter 4 – The Open (or “Sandbox”) Saga

Appendices A – D: Traveling and Side-Locations
A. Notes on Coaching Inns and Guest Houses
B Encounters on the Road
C. Ruins
D. Crypts and Caves

Appendices E – H: Events in and Around the House
E Random Generation of Meals.
F. Events and Catastrophes at Dinner
G. Events and Catastrophes at the Dance
H. Events and Catastrophes of the Morning Promenade

Appendices I – M: Characters
I. Random Aristocratic Titles
J. Random Twisted Histories for Aristocratic Families
K. The Loves and Hates of Aristocrats
L. The Inherited Peculiarities of Inbred Noble Families
M. Most Memorable Characteristics of NPCs

Appendices N – P: Hauntings
N. The Desires of Restless Houses
O. Spectral Activity
P. Cursed and Haunted Beds

Appendices Q – T: Supplemental Tables
Q. Paintings in a Grand House
R. Random Names for British Country Houses
S. Poetic Names for Castle Towers
T. Technological Marvels in Grand Houses


Target release date: 2019
Expected approximate page count: 320
Status: Text draft is 90% done.

A Ghastly Companion to Gothic Icons

Proposed Contents: A selection of iconic creatures, historical figures, and literary characters. The attendees at Villa Diodati in the Summer of 1816 – Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Doctor Polidori, etc. More creatures from Gothic fiction – the Bride of Corinth, Clockwork Impostors, etc. Famous Vampyres such as Carmilla and Lord Ruthven.
Target release date: 2019
Expected approximate page count: 60
Status: Work on text has begun.

A Ghastly Companion to High Society

Proposed Contents: Noble and aristocratic titles across Europe. Life in High Society, and tips on role-playing aristocrats. Scripts for scenes set during the morning toilette, dinners, dances, and other events. Hunting, gambling, and other pastimes of High Society. Visiting spa towns. A discussion of fashion across the Ghastly Age. Random generation of High Society outfits, including Masquerade Ball costumes. A complete system for creating multi-course feast with 80 or more dishes. Timeline of incidents in European High Society from 1765 to 1820. Tables for determining events in High Society.
Target release date: 2019
Expected approximate page count: 150
Status: Work on text has begun.