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Leave the Mythic North and set sail for the mist shrouded isles of Mythic Britain & Ireland. Explore the fog shrouded streets of London, discover the secrets of Rose House and the British Society. Discover the islands and walk the moors in search of long lost tales and ancient remnants.

This book provides a new setting for the ENNIE-winning Vaesen Nordic Horror Roleplaying. Letting you experience Gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker. Written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis (The Enemy Within) and beautifully illustrated by multiple award-winning artist Johan Egerkrans, the acclaimed cartographer Francesca Baerald and talented portrait artist Anton Vitus.

Leprechaun – Art by Johan Egerkrans

But that’s not all! This campaign also includes Seasons of Mystery, a book filled with four new spine tingling cases for the game. Written for use in the Mythic North, each mystery also contains advice so that it can be used in Mythic Britain and Ireland as well. 

These two books expands Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying to new horizons and will be produced with the same high quality as the original rulebook. Join the Society and discover the horrible truth behind the old tales!

Svenska? Mythic Britain & Ireland släpps bara på engelska men äventyrsboken Seasons of Mystery släpps även på svenska som Årstidernas mysterier. Du kan välja språk på äventyrsboken efter kickstartern är avslutad.

Mythic Britain & Ireland – Map by Francesca Baerald

CONTENT WARNING: The old folk tales often expressed dark and mature themes, and thus the Vaesen RPG explores such themes as well. This is a horror game and not suitable for children, at least not without the Gamemaster first modifying the content. 

 

In this book you will find a complete guide to the supernatural British Isles and Ireland including the great city of London, the countryside beyond, and the four nations that occupy the islands: England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The union, based on conquest and maintained by force when necessary, is fraught with cultural differences and ancient grievances. National and regional differences are further complicated by conflicts between the declining nobility and the rising industrial class, between the wealthy employers and the struggling workers, between the native townsfolk and the new arrivals — and between the mortal and supernatural worlds.

Hag – Art by Johan Egerkrans

CONTENTS:

  • Information about the British Society, its founders and headquarters.
  • A gazetteer over the sprawling city of London complete with adventure locations and secret societies.
  • A guide to the mythology of Mythic Britain and Ireland, with a score of mythological locations across the islands.
  • A chapter detailing a number of mythical beings, vaesen, with stats, background information, story seeds and variants.
  • Old Meg: A mystery which takes the player characters to Gloucestershire to investigate a slew of gruesome killings and discover an ancient evil.
  • The Llantywyll Incident: A mystery wherein the characters travel to Wales and a mine stricken with strange misfortunes.
  • The Hampstead Group: A mystery in the heart of London, where the characters are invited to an artist’s commune with some very weird habits.

 

Banshee – Art by Johan Egerkrans

In this case book, we present four brand new Mysteries spanning four seasons across The Mythic North. Similar in format and scope to our previous case book A Wicked Secret and Other Mysteries, this volume will feature four mysteries by four different writers. These adventures take place in the Mythic North setting of the original game, but includes notes and guidance are provided for running them in Mythic Britain & Ireland as well.

Art by Johan Egerkrans

CONTENTS:

  • Dance of Death:  The player characters travel to the idyllic springtime countryside of Dalarna in northern Sweden to solve a deadly mystery. Written by Gabrielle DeBourg.
  • Fireheart: Religious fervor runs high in rural Småland as the hottest summer in living memory trigger massive forest fires, crop failure, widespread poverty, and a mass exodus to America. Will the player character uncover what's behind it all – and live to tell the tale? Written by Tomas Härenstam.
  • The Devil on the Moor: Journey west to the windswept autumn moors of Grimsted Lyng on the Danish island of Jylland and investigate a tale of terror where modernity is pitted against the old ways. Written by Andreas Marklund.
  • A Winter’s Tale: The characters travel to the snow-covered forests of Ingria east of the Baltic Sea and are challenged by a mysterious adversary under the glittering winter stars. Written by Kiku Pukk Härenstam.

 

The Neck – Art by Johan Egerkrans

Welcome to the Mythic North. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it. Vaesen.

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is based on the works of the acclaimed artist and author Johan Egerkrans and presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine.

The game was released in 2020, was awarded Best RPG (People's Choice) at the UK Games Expo Awards this year, and won three Gold ENNIES (Best Cover, Best Art, Best Monster) at Gen Con 2021.

"Vaesen is a fresh and interesting addition to the horror/mystery tabletop genre and one with far more character than all the shoggoths and elder gods that usually hang out there." Editors Choice, Comics & Gaming Magazine

 

 

Industry legend and veteran RPG writer Graeme Davis is the author of many roleplaying books and supplements, such as the classic campaign The Enemy Within for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. He has also contributed to Vampire the Masquerade and Colonial Gothic as well as computer games such as the Total War series.

His career has been driven by a lifelong interest in history, myth and folklore, and especially in the monsters that haunt a culture’s stories. Davis has written books on fey and undead creatures around the world, as well as a survey of werewolf lore and retellings of Greek and Norse myths for adults. 

A native of the UK, Davis studied European archaeology at one of Britain’s leading universities and has published books and articles on the Romans, the Vikings, and the Middle Ages for readers from 5th grade to adult.

 

Johan Egerkrans is a critically acclaimed Swedish illustrator and author. Drawing and doodling has always been part his life – at age two he picked up a pencil and haven’t quite been able to put it down ever since.

Johan has worked as a professional illustrator and concept artist for more than two decades, producing artwork for books, games, comics and films. In recent years he’s picked up writing as well, and has written and illustrated a number of hugely popular books including: Vaesen about scandinavian folkloric creatures, Norse Gods about, not surprisingly, the Norse gods and The Undead, which sinks its teeth into the lore of vampires and revenants from across the Globe.

He’s also obsessed with paleontology and has to date made four books delving into the natural history of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other extinct critters.

In addition, Johan has worked on covers and illustrations for a number of internationally acclaimed authors such as J.R.R Tolkien, Astrid Lindgren and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

 

You can complete your pledge with extra copies of the Mythic Britain & Ireland and Seasons of Mystery books, additional Vaesen products, other Free League RPGs - all at discounted prices, and amazing cloth maps of the Mythic Britain and the Mythic North!

All add-ons will ship together with the rest of your rewards from this Kickstarter. (If you want to get these items immediately, you'll find most of them in our webshop.) Please note that add-ons can incur additional shipping fees.

Cloth Map Addon (format 78x100cm) – Art by Francesca Baerald

Unfortunately, import laws and customs in some specific countries have made it impossible for us to ship to them. We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. 

 

Retailers, we're looking for you! We don't have a retailer pledge for this campaign, but we love friendly local gaming stores all over the world and want to forge an even closer relationship with you. So, if you run a gaming store, please drop an email to sales@frialigan.se if you're not already on our newsletter list. We can offer retailers early release information, help you find stock of our games from distributors, and more. Let's talk!

 

Free League Publishing is a Swedish game creator and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. 

Our upcoming games include the official Blade Runner RPG, Tales from the Loop –The Board Game and new edition of The One Ring™ RPG. Our game portfolio includes the recently released Twilight: 2000 RPG, the official ALIEN RPG(Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasyForbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction game Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum. 

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Electric State and The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.

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Double Feature in PRINT

[Approx. $69/€59/£50]

Get both Mythic Britain & Ireland and Seasons of Mystery in printed and PDF format. Includes all unlocked stretch goals.

Includes:

  • Mythic Britain & Ireland Printed Book
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland PDF
  • Seasons of Mystery PDF
  • Seasons of Mystery Printed Book
  • Unlocked Physical Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
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Starter Bundle

[Approx. $104/€89/£75]

All you need get started playing Vaesen.

Includes:

  • Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying
  • Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying PDF
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland Printed Book
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland PDF
  • Seasons of Mystery Printed Book
  • Seasons of Mystery PDF
  • Unlocked Physical Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
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Digital Double Feature

[Approx. $34/€29/£25]

The Mythic Britain & Ireland and Seasons of Mystery books in PDF format only. Includes all digital stretch goals.

Includes:

  • Mythic Britain & Ireland PDF
  • Seasons of Mystery PDF
  • Unlocked Digital Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals

Please select or upgrade your reward to the physical 298 SEK level or higher to purchase add-ons or physical copies of the book.

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Seasons of Mystery in PRINT

[Approx. $34/€29/£25]

The Seasons of Mystery case book in printed and PDF format.

Includes:

  • Seasons of Mystery Printed Book
  • Seasons of Mystery PDF
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Mythic Britain & Ireland in PRINT

[Approx. $40/€35/£29]

The Mythic Britain & Ireland book in printed and PDF format. Includes stretch goals relating to Mythic Britain & Ireland.

Includes:

  • Mythic Britain & Ireland Printed Book
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland PDF
  • Unlocked Physical Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
kr1,598SEK + Shipping

Kraken Bundle

[Approx. $184/€159/£134]

A mega bundle of Vaesen goodness.

Includes:

  • Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying
  • Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying PDF
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland Printed Book
  • Mythic Britain & Ireland PDF
  • Seasons of Mystery Printed Book
  • Seasons of Mystery PDF
  • A Wicked Secret Printed Book
  • A Wicked Secret PDF
  • Vaesen GM Screen
  • Vaesen Dice
  • Vaesen Card Deck
  • Unlocked Physical Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals
  • Unlocked Digital Mythic Britain & Ireland Stretch Goals

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