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ASHCAN version 1.0

It’s 1985, and summer is almost here. Everything should be normal: time at the pool, hanging out with friends at the mall, babysitting jobs, the bummer of summer school. 

But everything is not normal. 

Everything is not all right. 

There is something strange in the air, you can’t quite put your finger on it, but it’s there, like an unseen gaze boring into the back of your neck. There are disturbing rumors whispered in the hallways and even weirder stuff on the evening news. Stuff about disappearances, cults, ritual killings, vanished towns and the world on the verge of a cataclysmic nuclear war

There are rumors around town, scary stuff. Escaped prisoners and mental patients, weird religions popping up in people’s basements, secret government projects going on in the woods outside of town. Mass hysteria. You should be getting ready for the fourth of July, fireworks and cook outs, but the weirdness is all around you. You don’t know it yet, but normal’s over and this is the last carefree summer you’ll ever know.

Welcome to the Summer of Strange.

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This version of the Sumer of Strange offers a range of content from the final book.  We've got new story hooks, antagonists and a couple of Story Modules on the way for the final release.  We'll be updating the ashcan periodically. 

Be sure to fill in the errata form if you find any issues you'd like to bring to our attention.

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorDirty Vortex
Tags1980s, Horror, occult, Retro, Slasher, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionA few hours


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