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You are a low-rent vagabond monster hunter in the arse end of Eastern Europe, working for the Baron (who you hate) to hunt the Beast that's been taking people from their homes and tearing them to shreds. Learn what you can about it and its minions, and stick together, because if you go in alone and unprepared you're all going to go mad and die.

Download files include the hand-written version and a text-only version, for ease of reading. Art graciously donated by Galen Pejeau.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(30 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsHorror, One-page, Tabletop


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The Beast.pdf 2.3 MB
The Beast (text only).pdf 80 kB


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Hi there!

Really cool game, and cool design +art. What is your stance on adaptations or hacks?


Upon reading this I could just imagine the poor adventures cold, miserable, ill-equipped and covered in mud, sheltering from the heavy rain, there moans about the Baron 'volunteering them' suddenly interrupted by the roar of The Beast in the distance. This strong evocation of setting isn’t even the best bit of this One Page RPG, the best bit is the way The Beast is incorporated into the world.

Both of the Weakness tables and the Wants, and Lair tables all embed The Beast deeply into its setting, and influence the world of the game. Other touches are nice such as the equipment rating, and the 18th Century setting (yes, flintlocks!), but the stand out thing is the Beast generation tables, Lots of meat to love on this beast of a bone. (5 out of 5 Stars from me).


I can assume that this is its own game but will it possibly function as a D&D campaign?