Horror in Tabletop Gaming: Maintaining the terror through pacing, tone, and tension

Do you love horror movies but are unsure of how to maintain the same tension and deliver the scares at your gaming table? We’ll explore how to set the mood and tone of a horror game with appropriate themes, setting, and pacing through a single session or across an entire campaign. These tips and tricks can be applied to any game setting, whether it’s a traditionally horror-based TTRPG like Call of Cthulhu, or a heroic adventure games like Dungeons & Dragons.


Ian E. Muller [Gehenna Gaming], Mark Q Anderson [Gehenna Gaming], Mike Andryuk [Darker Days Radio], Chris Dyer [The Botch Pit], Nick Almondo [The Botch Pit]