A one-shot horror game compatible with Trophy Dark.
Candlelight is a role playing game about the restless spirits of treasure hunters reckoning with their dark past and seeking hope in a haunted forest that wants to trap them there. It is a one-shot, rules-light game, focusing on collaborative and thematic storytelling and is designed to be flexible in how you bring it to the table: * An epilogue for any fantasy game following character death - especially a TPK! * A world-building prologue for any game exploring a haunted place * A stand-alone game exploring themes of dark fantasy and supernatural horror - with a glimmering of hope and redemption.
Candlelight is Rooted in Trophy, using the core system of Trophy Dark to tell a story of desperate characters pushing their luck in a place that constantly threatens to overwhelm them. The key difference here is that the characters have already met their doom - while Trophy Dark progresses through a series of Rings and escalating horror, Candlelight starts at that final Ring where the characters have just died. It is at the dark heart of the forest that they will begin their journey, retracing the steps they took while living, seeking hope and an escape from the forest before they become a monstrosity that haunts it forever.
Candlelight is compatible with any of the incursions (scenarios) from Trophy Dark. Detailed instructions are included for adapting your favorite Trophy Dark incursion for Candlelight, and any character creation options from Trophy are easily transferrable to Candlelight.
Here is the Candlelight playlist, including the theme song written specifically for the game, Dirge of the Lost: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5VAbKdJpFKRV2Jdk5brmxU