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A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS is a tabletop roleplaying game based on the ghost stories of the master M.R. James, whose tales of malevolent entities thrilled readers and listeners at the turn of the 20th century. In this game of gothic horror players become obsessive scholars who investigate the eerie and macabre, praying they will once again see the light of the sun once more.

Create your Obsessive Scholar whose tragic background and unshakeable beliefs will help and hinder them as they delve deeper into strange mysteries in abandoned churches, strange manor houses and secluded seaside hotels. 


  • A push-your-luck system with the Obsession Die
  • A Haunt Crafter to quickly create your own ghost story scenarios
  • Your character is doomed! Their Doom continually increases, and as it does they become more likely to fall into a spiral of obsession that will be their inevitable undoing
  • Simple rules that weave the horrors your character witnesses to their tragic backgrounds

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
AuthorTrollish Delver Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsGhosts, Horror, rules-lite


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A warning to the curious RPG.pdf 4 MB


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German review of the game:



Supplement for a dark future, modified the scenario generator:



Heyup, added your game to Goodreads, and wrote a review. Nice work!


Awesome. Thank you