Psycho Raiders

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Psycho Raiders
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Psycho Raiders is the first Horrorgame in the magazine game series titled Halloween Nightmares.  Each game is horror in nature and takes place on Halloween.  

The first game Psycho Raiders takes place in 1978.  3 campers are pursued by a band of black clad men in gas masks.  

Psycho Raiders is a hex and counter horror simulation game.  Unlike many games that are very balanced, Psycho Raiders main focus is to deliver the terrifying ordeal that occurred on this grave Halloween night.  Camper characters are very weak in comparison to the murderous raiders.  The goal of the game is to escape the north end of the map but many characters could be massacred along the way.  

Game time: 45 minute average  Players: 2-8


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These guys are clearly making games to please an audience that consists only of themselves and their personal demons—without compromise. If you're not sure it's for you then it straight-up isn't—the velvet ropes are there to save the timid from any further discomfort.

But if you see yourself in this, if the howl from the page calls to something darker beyond the horizon of your eyes... well, then follow it home.

UPDATE: First play told an amazing story even though we botched a bunch of rules. If you think of this as a grindhouse simulator, a set of RPG skirmish rules, it ends up as a kick-ass party game. Can't wait to play again!
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ubarose replied the topic: #274478 01 Jun 2018 19:09
I just got a message that Psycho Raiders is available is limited qualities, if anyone is interested in getting a copy before they are gone.
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drewcula replied the topic: #274573 03 Jun 2018 14:53
I've enjoyed my copy of Psycho Raiders, and it's seen table time on three occasions.
IMO, it's just a little too dense with the amount of options available. I think it could have been streamlined just a bit.
Still, I was impressed enough to buy Freakface! I gave it the look over after it delivered, but boy oh boy. I just don't know about this one.
Has any FAT:tie played Freakface?!
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Deleted replied the topic: #274603 03 Jun 2018 22:53
I have Freakface if someone wants to trade me something for it.
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charlest replied the topic: #274626 04 Jun 2018 08:45

drewcula wrote: I've enjoyed my copy of Psycho Raiders, and it's seen table time on three occasions.
IMO, it's just a little too dense with the amount of options available. I think it could have been streamlined just a bit.
Still, I was impressed enough to buy Freakface! I gave it the look over after it delivered, but boy oh boy. I just don't know about this one.
Has any FAT:tie played Freakface?!


Freakface is a fun time. We prefer Psycho Raiders, but there's definite system improvements in Freakface (such as the Look tokens and the lovely DIE-O-RAMAs). I mentioned this in the buying thread - but my primary complaint with Freakface is the dark and mudled map. You can't make out the walls easily and it's a huge pain in the ass.
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Shellhead replied the topic: #274638 04 Jun 2018 09:39
I have played several games of Psycho Raiders, and it has played out differently every time. Although there is an official soundtrack at the website, I made my own 2-disc soundtrack and the players love it. Because the game takes place on a very specific date in the late '70s, I restricted myself to popular music that charted before that date, and mostly from the same or previous year. When I get a chance, I will post that soundtrack here.