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The skies over the Verrotwood have turned a pale sickly gray. The hopes of men have withered as fast as the crops. Desperate for salvation, people have begun to turn to the long forgotten and unspeakabe things that rest in slumber, deep within the forest.

Venture into the Verrotwood, a folk horror skirmish game. Verrotwood is an easy to learn skirmish game set in a dark world of pagan cults and twisted rituals. The rules have been written with a focus on letting you create your own dark narratives.

Verrotwood has

-A focus on kitbashing and making Verrotwood your own.

-A simple yet robust D10 dice pool system that grows the more strategically you play. 

-A very low model count. Each cult is made up of only four models.

-A flexible cult creation system that lets you make the cult you want.

-60+ rituals to personalize how they play.

-AI creatures and special terrain to make every game you play unique.

-A versatile campaign where your cults will battle for power to please their sleeping gods. 

Also check out "Verrotwood- The Village & The Hare" to add in solo play!

Learn more with this video flip through of the Verrotwood rules


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José Antonio G March 29, 2023 6:29 am UTC
Hi Mike Crutchett! First of all: I love the game you create here. In fact has made me get to work transforming miniatures, preparing terrain pieces and writing new scenarios. I don't have Facebook and I wanted to ask you if you plan to create a discord channel for the game. I would like to be able to share experiences with other players, as well as contribute house rules, new creatures, rituals and new scenarios over time :)
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Ron D February 22, 2023 8:15 pm UTC
Interesting little thing.
The 'folk horror' aspect is kind of missing as only a few of the (optional) creatures and rituals appear to have a 'folk horror' background.

Mork Borgs' "Forbidden Psalm" has more content and theme compared to this.

It does need some kind of index/table for the various rituals.
Why have one for weapons (when there's only a dozen) and not equipment or creatures?
Equipment and creature lists are a bit too basic.

Rules don't state if multiple rituals can be active on a single cultist, but it kind of feels illogical (and more than a bit overpowered) .

Cost is a bit high, but it still is within 'budget range' so it doesn't hurt too much.
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Stuart K February 12, 2023 11:50 pm UTC
Interesting ideas, but poor execution. I didn't really get a sense of the "Folk Horror" I was expecting in the game play and the rulebook is riddled with typos and grammatical errors. Overpriced beta draft that I can't recommend. I hope this gets developed further.
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Oz R February 12, 2023 1:47 am UTC
The artwork and the PDF rulebook...simply outstanding. I love the atmospheric feel to the visuals in the rulebook and the game in general. Folk Horror is a fun genre you don't see often. I've got tons of models I'd love to field but can't because I didn't have a game to put them in.. until now! I've read over the rules and it seems very easy to pick up with a small model count of 4. Nice fun games that I would imagine are not too long nor too short. I love the fact that you are encouraged to kit-bash your models and create creepy terrain for your games in Verrotwood. Great facebook community. Super excited for the solo rules to come out. Thanks, Mike, for the great game! Looking forward to all your supplemental material for the Verrotwood. Perfect theme that right up my alley!
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Stuart K February 11, 2023 5:00 pm UTC
I'm keen to know more about this game before I decide to buy it. The couple of blog posts I've found about the game during playtesting are interesting and the theme seems great, but unsure what it sets it apart from all the other skirmish rulesets that are available for free. For example, I'd love to know how "Rituals" work in the game and some examples. Looking forward to reading some reviews or hopefully Mike may release some more info on gameplay.
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Michael C February 11, 2023 6:57 pm UTC
Verrotwood used a D10 dice pool system. Which is a great way to keep all of your potential bonuses Very simple. Yeah rituals are basically special abilities that your entire cult shares. You perform the rituals by spending ritual points which are determined at the beginning of every match. You can also gain more ritual points by taking pray actions.
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Marco R February 11, 2023 3:13 pm UTC
The description is highly captivating. Any chance to add a full size preview? Quick preview is useful to see that the book has a nice layout, but having a feel of the actual content might help in the purchase decision.
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Michael C February 11, 2023 6:55 pm UTC
Sure I'll do a full page preview some time this week
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Alexander A February 11, 2023 11:05 am UTC
Solo play, co-oop or PVP only?
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Michael C February 11, 2023 6:44 pm UTC
Sorry about the delay on the response. Pvp in the core rules with AI Creatures. Soon I'll be releasing free solo/coop rules though.
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Dingyan Z February 11, 2023 11:54 pm UTC
I'm sure to pick it up once solo/co-op is out. Thanks OP and publisher!
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Michael C February 12, 2023 12:28 am UTC
No problem at all
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