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"The most merciful thing in the world... is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."

- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Terrifying Tabletop is a New York City Horror Roleplaying group open to any and all who are interested in playing or running a roleplaying game! While focused primarily on Horror RPGs like Call of Cthulhu, World of Darkness, and Night's Black Agents; other games--especially indie or experimental games--are welcome and encouraged.

Gamers of all experience levels--including beginners as well as veterans--all are welcome!

And if you are interested in running a game yourself as a GM/Keeper/Storyteller just send a message to one of the Organizers and we'll get you setup as an Event Organizer! Anyone who wants to organize a game is more than welcome to do so!

Upcoming events (5)

Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed. - The Edge of Darkness - Session 1

"When knowledge is limited - it leads to folly... When knowledge exceeds a certain limit, it leads to exploitation." - Abu Bakr You have recently each been contacted by Rupert Merriweather, an aging man you have known for some time. Merriweather is unwell and seems not long for this world. He has asked you to meet him at St. Mary’s Teaching Hospital in Arkham at one o’clock on Thursday. You haven’t seen the man for quite some time, so this urgent summons appears to be quite important. Perhaps he has something to tell you before he dies? This is a beginner adventure for the Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game 7th Ed. In the year 1923, in the fictional town of Arkham, Mass. The players will be playing a group of "investigators" that are called to the bedside of a dying man, that has played an important role in your life in the past (a colleague, a teacher, a friend, etc). He leaves with you a great task, in regards to some unfinished business of his childhood. You will be creating Investigators in this first session as well as playing the beginning of the Scenario. This game will be the start of an ongoing campaign where your characters will first be introduced into the Cthulhu Mythos and begin their slow descent into madness. Because of this, character creation will be very important. This game will be the inciting incident that will get your group together and remove the wool from their eyes. They will see the horrors of this world and realize that they may be the only thing between humanity and the forces of the Mythos. Your character should have a motivation to face these insurmountable odds in order to keep the darkness at bay, even for a little bit. This game will be held online on the groups Discord Server via Voice Chat. We have a bot in the Server that can handle Dice rolls but Live rolling is allowed. The game will most likely be 4 hours or less, depending on the players. Please arrive early or on time, as we may have a limited time to play. We should be done by 10 but the game may go over that time. The goal is to run this game once every two weeks. If all members agree to ad hoc games between, we will schedule those accordingly. Game is limited to 5 players due to the desire for a more intimate game. Please respect fellow members and only RSVP if you can commit to an ongoing game. If you have any questions, we can chat before hand within the groups Discord Server. Any questions or concerns? Feel Free to ask in the comments. (The date is currently tentative, I'll notify if it changes)

Alien: The Roleplaying Game - Hope's Last Day

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“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned … to hope.” - Acel Heys Four days ago, a wildcatter named Russ Jorden was brought back, infected with... something. He died, and some snake-like parasite disappeared into the guts of the base. Security has had no luck catching the thing, and somehow more people were infected. Rumor has it that some of them have died, and that there are more of these snake-things than Supervisor Simpson is admitting to. Simpson spoke over the intercoms, calling for calm. But you have a job to do. 24 hours ago, you headed out on a maintenance run to Processor 9, happy to leave base until the crisis blows over. Unfortunately, Ten kilometers out, the tractor gave up the ghost. Now you're stuck and all attempts to contact Hadley’s Hope have been fruitless. No one is coming to help... What are you gonna do now...? Hope's Last Day is a scenario from the Alien RPG Core book and acts as a prequel to the movie "Aliens". You play as a maintenance crew on LV-426, that has left the colony to look into some problems on an Offsite location, when your Transport broke down. Now you're stranded and need to make your way back to the colony while some sort of infection is spreading thru the base. I will be bringing 5 Pre-Generated Characters for the scenario and I'll be teaching the mechanics as we play. Alien RPG uses a d6 Dice Pool System so have d6s of at least 2 different colors (or roll separately using the Discord Dice bot) Depending on the group, this can be 1 or maybe 2 sessions. This game will be held online on the groups Discord Server via Voice Chat. We have a bot in the Server that can handle Dice rolls but Live rolling is allowed. The game will most likely be 4 hours or less, depending on the players. Please arrive early or on time, as we may have a limited time to play. We should be done by 10 but the game may go over that time. If you have any questions, we can chat before hand within the groups Discord Server. Any questions or concerns? Feel Free to ask in the comments. (The date is currently tentative, I'll notify if it changes)

L5R 5th Edition: Mask of the Oni part 2, twisted tails part 2

In Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying, players take on the roles of samurai from the seven Great Clans serving their lords across Rokugan, a rich and complex setting based on a fantastical and romanticized version of feudal Japan (while also taking inspiration from other East Asian myths, literature, and history). Characters are warriors, courtiers, priests, and monks defending their lord’s interests while upholding the Code of Bushidō, a code that demands samurai ignore their own desires in favor of justice, loyalty, and honor. When a group of samurai pursues a dangerous master of blood magic to the ruins of Daylight Castle, they discover a secret that could redeem or stain the honor of the Hiruma family forever. These samurai must overcome threats to both body and soul if they are going to halt a wicked plot that could bring about the doom of the Empire… This is a pregen adventure of Legend of the Five Rings the new 5th edition ruleset. The players will make a choice of either using pre-generated characters or will be allowed to create their own character using the new edition rule set. This will be played on Discord with a Dice bot you as well need headphones in order to talk, you can chat but will take longer.

Curse of Strahd (DnD 5e)

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4th session, and expecting 5 players -- no room left. This Meetup is going up primarily as a scheduling reminder. **** IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, be sure to reach out to me on the group's Discord so I can work on the reschedule.*** IMPORTANT DM INFO: I'm not a new DM/GM, but I am new to DMing 5e. Please keep that in mind for the first few sessions especially. That said, I welcome help with the rules from more experienced players, but expect my final discretionary rulings to be respected as the DM of the game. I'm looking to run a spooky, dark, investigatory tale with plenty of milestone opportunities as well as combat. Humor is fine, but respect the tone of the story. Disruptive behavior will be addressed immediately and will not be tolerated in the long run. Respect your fellow players! That said, if you need to cancel, please reach out to me directly as soon as possible -- we all have lives, I want to make sure I'm not wasting people's time.

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