Sep 282012

I’m extremely pleased to be hosting October 2012’s RPGA Blog Carnival! Seeing as it’s October, let’s make this downright horrible!

What is it that makes a gaming session horrible? It could be wonderfully horrible, such as that time you were playing Call of Cthulhu and the hair stood up on the back of your neck as your cat screeched at an ’empty’ closet!

Or it could be horrible as in that time you ran the convention game and the only people who showed up were a set of quadruplets who were all rules lawyers in the system you created.

Tell us your horror stories! Make them scary, make them poignant, offer tips on how to increase the horror factor or decrease the chances of your game turning out horribly!

Here at TC we’ll try and roll out some interesting posts this month to cover this theme – posts and podcasts!

If you would like to participate, and you have a blog, then click here to read all about it! Then contact me and let me know when you’d like to schedule your post. I’ll do my best to get weekly updates of everyone’s material here on TC and spread the love. Also, you’re quite welcome to submit a guest post which I can publish here. Again, simply contact me!

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

  13 Responses to “The October RPG Blog Alliance Carnival shall be HORRIBLE! (In the best possible way)”

  1. I like to describe an eerie sound that has no real bearing on anything. It’s nothing they can find; it’s just there to facilitate the mood. A scratching sound, an occasional low thump, the sound of the wind but no one feels a breeze.

  2. Well, I’ve already done a fair bit of writing about horror games (, but I’m sure I could come up with something new for this one.

  3. […] October begins today, the eighth month of the Roman Calendar and tenth of ours.  It seems the Romans had no special association for October beyond Autumn, but we have Halloween at the end, so this month the Sea of Stars Design Journal will have Monsters as our theme as has become traditional for October.  I am also hoping to participate in this Month’s Horrible Blog Carnival […]

  4. […] at the Inquisition, we tend to tackle the broader questions that face us gamers, and since we’re featuring horror stories in the month of October, we’ll ask ourselves one of the most basic, salient questions: what, exactly, is the nature […]

  5. […] mood, among others. In keeping with this tradition of asking questions about RPGs and Halloween, Troll in the Corner is hosting this month’s RPG Blog Carnival on the theme of Horrible Games. It struck me that […]

  6. […] hope that was some help to everyone, but don’t forget to keep checking back with the Troll in the Corner, for more blogs on how to bring the scary to your horror RPGs. This entry was posted in […]

  7. My take on this is here. About monster horror and personal horror.

  8. […] quick post in response to this month’s RPG Blog Carnival being hosted over at Troll In The Corner. This month’s topic of choice is about horror whether at the gaming table, or in your games […]

  9. […] when you're done. Thanks for visiting!]Pin ItCourtesy of the great folks at Troll in the Corner, the RPG Blog Carnival topic for October is downright horrible! No, the topic isn’t horrible (not like the time this Gassy Gnoll got too near the fire and […]

  10. Great topic! Here’s my post, which takes the topic in a slightly different direction… The Gassy Gnoll: Oh, the Horror! Hard Lessons Learned from Self-Publishing.

  11. I did a posting with some thoughts on running a horror game on my blog at

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