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TONIGHT, WILL WE FINALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION... ARE GHOSTS REAL?

GHOULBOYS is a short horror/comedy game for 3 players, designed for 1-shots or short campaigns. It's about amateur paranormal investigators hunting for ghosts in supposedly haunted locales, interpreting evidence and bullshitting with their friends.

Inspired by shows and games like Ghost Files, Buzzfeed Unsolved: Supernatural, Phasmophobia and Most Haunted, you'll play as one of three classes:

  • The BELIEVER, trying to uncover evidence that the paranormal is real, and detail the nature of the supposed haunting.
  • The SCEPTIC, who believes that everything has a reasonable explanation, and the idea of ghosts is kinda funny. 
  • The PRODUCER, who’s recording this whole thing, and looking out for what the other two might miss.

EVERYONE will use their equipment & techniques to attempt to communicate with the other side, interpret the “evidence” you find and attempt to prove that ghosts are real (or not).

FEATURES

  • A GMless move-based "SOME DICE, NO MASTERS" system inspired by TTRPGS like Sleepaway and other Belonging Outside Belonging games.
  • What haunts these halls? Play to find out what caused the 5 LOCALES you'll visit to gain their haunted reputation, and what happened to the investigators that came before you.
  • Use your dice to communicate with the spirit realm with a variety of devices and techniques including spirit boxes, motion detectors, talking boards, seances and more.


"GHOULBOYS feels like the perfect pick for playgroups eager to keep their spines tingling into the nascent November days or anyone who likes arguing with their friends while juggling a Ouija board and a flashlight in the basement of a meat packing plant."

- Chase Carter (Dicebreaker)


For as long as we can remember, there have been those that believe in the Supernatural. Things that just can’t be explained with logic and reason. Spirits. Ghosts-

Santa. The Easter Bunny. Slenderman-

...Demons. Those spectral beings that inhabit the space-

The girl Street Shark. The Flat Earth Theory. Trickle-down Economics. Other made up things!

This is good, yeah. You got any more?

I’m done.

Those spectral beings that inhabit the space between our world, and theirs. Tonight we continue our journey into the world of the unknown, as we attempt to discover... are ghosts real?

They’re... they’re not.

I’m a Believer...

...and I’m a Sceptic.

And we are...

The GHOULBOYS

INFORMATION

  • Current Version: 1.0
  • Length: 38 pages
  • Included Maps: 5
  • Playtime: 2-4 hours per session

CREDITS

Photos from Unsplash.

DISCLAIMER

GHOULBOYS is not affiliated with Buzzfeed Inc. or Watcher Entertainment.

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In order to download this TTRPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Rules Reference 1.1 4 MB
Sheets & Locales 1.1 2 MB
Sheets & Locales 1.1 (Printer Friendly) 2 MB

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Horror, comedy, 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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A great way to spend an evening pretending to be yourself with a limited paranormal budget and too much time on your hands. Light on the rules, heavy on the laughs. Ideal for the times your regular crew can't get together to bother goblins. Bother some ghosts instead!

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RIP IT, RILEY

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INCREDIBLY charming. Big fan of this one!