This is a large, systemless, fantasy sandbox campaign with a focus on the sinister rather than splatter. The style is Lovecraft and the campaign is a chunky toolkit of people, places and events all pointed towards a “horrific and unreal finale”.
The game is recommended for mature readers.
This is a successful Kickstarter project and its good to see these reach shelves. The Kickstarter, which closed in May 2012, asked for $800 and raised nearly $5,000. The result is a 312 paged adventure, with nearly 200 NPCs, 50 different story lines and 100 pages devoted to setting content.
There are 60 pages of maps and the download includes a PDF of handouts. That means King for a Day is nearly 400 pages of scary RPG stuff.
Here’s the original video pitch.
You can pick up King for a Day at DriveThru RPG.