This reviewer liked the inevitable doom of Shiver and now there’s more.
Parable Games has quickly and successfully Kickstarted Shiver Gothic, an expansion of the game. Geek Native has “Shiver sliver” of exclusive art to share here. Don’t want to wait? Pop over to Kickstarter to join the project.
Oh, look, Geek Native is quoted in the pitch when I said, “Worthy of your vile consideration”. So, let’s see what Shiver Gothic offers for your new consideration.
There’s a free download quickstart for Shiver.
You will need Shiver to use the expansion but can get it as an add-on.
Shiver Gothic comes to unlife as two books; Secrets of Spireholm and Disciples of Dregstone. They add new Archetypes, adventures and monsters.
Also, in Shiver Gothic, there’s art, dice and limited editions.
SHIVER GOTHIC brings to life classic tales from the fantastically macabre genre of gothic horror. From the blood-sucking ghouls of Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the madness and mystery found in the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Fight the dark forces in the Spireholm & Dregstone stories, or use the books as a guide to create your own gothic adventures. This expansion for the SHIVER RPG also adds a variety of new rules and character options to delve deep into the Gothic genre!
Exclusive art preview
I backed the original Shiver, and it wasn’t just the horror fan in me that made me click that button, it was the art over too. Here’s a sneak peek inside the new collection that you won’t have seen elsewhere yet.
The boat enters a narrow corridor of ruins, the buildings above you creaking as they lean together. The sides of the boat bump and scrape against the edge of the passage before you emerge into a more open area encircled by sinking buildings. A ship lies wrecked upon the remains of a large eroded statue. It looks like it has run aground at pace, its prow jutting into the sky at a diagonal. The strange thing however, is the wreck is suspended in the air, as if the crash was frozen in time. A network of thick gossamer webs cover the rotting hulk, keeping it afloat and the two cracked halves joined by a tunnel of webbing. As you approach, the webs shiver outwards from the boat and eventually fall still. Something appears to have made its home here.
Shiver Gothic pledge tiers
A pledge of £15 will get you into the digital stretch goals, the add-on system and a digital copy of Secrets of Spireholm.
At £30, backers also get physical stretch goals and a physical copy of the book.
Stepping up to £59 rewards supporters with copies of Disciples of Dregstone, in physical and digital formats, as well as monster dice and an art print.
The special editions and more art are included at pledges of £89, and the tiers continue up to the super backer £650. You’ll be in one of the books at that level and get access to the Cursed Library as well as the Director’s Screen.
Irrespective of which tier you back, the expected fulfilment date is around July 2023.
- Free download: Shiver quickstart.
- Kickstarter for Shiver Gothic.
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