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Hell House
All-in-One Rulebook
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HELL HOUSE
ROLEPLAYING GAME
FIRST EDITION

外伝
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HELL HOUSE THE VICTIM
Hell House is where the mur- This element of the game is
derers of countless innocents live. known as the player character in
They (men or women) are other TRPG’s. The goal of this
cloaked in dread, socio-political constituent is to enter Harloch
mystery. All authorities (either Gate (or awaken within) and
vigilantes or cops) have vanished hunt down and slay the killers
in the houses dark chambers. Can that inhabit the manse.
you survive an evening in the The Victim is one, or even
mansion of killers? more, Sadisms (determined by
the player during the Murderer’s
WHAT’S NEEDED prep of the Night Dark) and is a
This All-in-One rulebook is all fearless hunter (I encourage the
that is needed to survive a Night players to act out an alter-ego
Dark in the Hell House. Con- complete with unique personality
tained within this tome are seven traits, nature, demeanor and any-
unique Sadisms that one can be to thing limited by the imagination
successfully hunt down the killers and rules contained within this
of the House of Murder. tome).
One Murderer (known in
other TRPG’s as the Dungeon THE NIGHT DARK
Master or Storyteller), one or Experienced Gamers need no
more Victims (players character). grandiose explanation. The Night
Sadism publications and night- Dark is the adventure, chronicle,
marish mansions are optional and quest or story.
forthcoming publication in the
immediate future. THE SYSTEM
The dLS (diceless Logic Sys-
THE MURDERER tem derived from Knight Medie-
This individual controls the en- val) is as follows: The Game
tire game-world but the actions of Master controls all things logi-
the Victims. The rules that pertain cally, and for whatever reasons
to this element of the game are revealed or concealed, deter-
detailed in this All-in-One Rule- mines what is logical, honest
book. and true.

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ZOMBIE 6

ROBOTIC 8

LICHEN 10

WIZARD 12

WEREWOLF 14

ANGEL 16

PSIONIC 18

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Zombie Legend and Lore
You were slain by the owner of the Hell It is believed that the Killers that live in the
House and cast into a dirty mound of soil to Hell House you find yourself arising from,
rot and stink for eternity. Unfortunately for are powerful Liches that have grand plans for
the one that made you experience your first you beyond your unliving understanding. If
death, the second is to come should you fail this is true, they may possess the ability to
in acquiring your revenge. With a deathless, bind you to their service if they discover you
gurgling moan you arise from your grave and have arisen. And if it is revenge you desire,
can smell your killer from afar. they are waiting for you.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Zombies may only use their bloody hands You understand the language of death and
and cannot use weapons or don armor. pain. Ghouls, Zombies, Liches and other
creatures thereafter the first death you can
Spell Casting comprehend, even if their dialect is that with-
Zombies cannot cast spells from any Clerical out true words.
or Wizard’s Spell List, as per any Spell Ad-
vancement Table. Each day, however, the Eat The Flesh
Zombie can attempt to cast selected spells You can dine on the flesh of the recently
from necromancer grimoires (if discovered). slain. Doing so restores all lost health that
you may have succumbed to during battle.
Saving Throw This meat must be recently slain within the
Zombies get a bonus on saving throws vs. last seven hours.
death, poison and disease.
Identify Undead
XP Bonus You can determine, by sight, if a corpse is
Zombies do not acquire XP. arisen and ‘asleep’ or a dead shell.

Screams Optional Mastery Abilities

Fear Cry Damned Legion
You can utter a powerful moan that chills With a scream that echoes throughout the
those soon to be your victims within the sight realms, you are capable of summoning an
of your rotting, dead eyes. Those that suc- army of undead creatures dozens strong.
cumb to this power cower in fear. These unliving obey your every command.

The Third Death Running Ghoul
If you are slain again, you can rise one more You can start into a fast, speeding charge for
time from your grave and attempt to triumph a limited duration (determined by the mur-
in battle...just one more time. Should you die derer) that will instill fear in your enemy and
again, it is the Final Death. cause them to run away in terror.

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Robotic Legend and Lore
You are an advanced artificial intelligence You are believed to be the creation of an evil
housed within a humanoid form that is robotics engineer. This possibility is evi-
equipped with energy weapons that can be denced by numerous files detailing your
emitted from the palms and hands of your creation that are stored in your software data-
form. You know not of your creator but you banks. Stranger is the whispering of your
awaken within the dark basement of a man- computer code that serves as the architecture
sion echoing with screams and cries from of your being. And scary is a text file urging
above. you to go offline, with your digital signature.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Robotics may only use their laser eyes, hands You understand the intricacies and nuances
and any other weapon but cannot don armor. of all programming languages known to hu-
mankind and some advanced civilizations as
Spell Casting determined by the murderer. You also are
Robotics cannot cast spells from any Clerical fluent in every known human language.
or Wizard’s Spell List, as per any Spell Ad-
vancement Table. Each day, however, the Harness the Satellite Weapon
Robotic can attempt to create a spell like ef- You can utilize a satellite gun of unknown
fect via scientific undertakings. origin that circles the planet of the realm you
inhabit. Once per day, you can irradiate an
Saving Throw area of choice with a poisonous, flesh dam-
Robotic get a bonus on saving throws vs. aging energy.
death, poison and disease.
Identify Technology
XP Bonus You can determine exactly what any scien-
Robotic acquire XP with great ease. tific device is with great ease.

Programs Optional Mastery Abilities

Computer Evolution Upload Mind
You possess the ability to enhance the power Your consciousness can be transferred into
of your energy weapons by running software any computer system regardless of compati-
updates daily. With each update, once per bility. You can even fuse with other Robotic
day, you acquire greater damaging power. forms, creating multiple bodies you control.

Self Destruct Download Mind
Should you desire, you can destroy yourself, You can interface with any life form that
and at the same time, others around you. An- possesses consciousness and acquire, by
nihilating your material form is akin to deto- touch, all their thoughts, feelings. Ultimately
nating a small bomb. all constituents of the mind.

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Lichen Legend and Lore
You were once a mighty and powerful Wiz- Occultists in the know, believe that the Kill-
ard with understanding and command of tens ers in the Hell House you are about to enter
of thousands of spells, a mighty stronghold are truly the ones that murdered you and
the size of a city and beautiful maidens to erased your memory of all your spells, pow-
satiate your carnal appetite. Now, unfortu- ers and even slayed your loyal maidens. Fur-
nately, you are a corpse of bones, ancient thermore, your dead yet still beating heart is
blood and have forgotten nearly all of your said to be in their possession and can end
spells. your second life if ritually burned.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Lichens may only use their Staffs and Spells You understand the language of death and
and cannot don armor. pain. Ghouls, Zombies, Liches and other
creatures thereafter the first death you can
Spell Casting comprehend, even if their dialect is that with-
Lichens can cast spells from any Clerical or out true words.
Wizard’s Spell List, as per any Spell Ad-
vancement Table. Each day, the Lichen can Necromancy
attempt to create a spell like effect via magi- You can ponder the art and discipline of the
cal undertakings. Necromancer and consequently acquire
spells and powerful rituals, gifted to you, by
Saving Throw the Gods of the Undead Powers (created by
Lichen get a bonus on saving throws vs. the Murderer of the Night Dark).
death, poison and disease.
Identify Grimoire
XP Bonus You can indentify any occult text as long as
Lichen acquire XP with great ease. it pertains to Necromancy.

Dead Spells Optional Mastery Abilities

Raise and Bind Ghoul Dead Legion
You can raise, once per day, any corpse You can raise an army of the dead, tens of
within sight and command it to do your bid- thousands strong to do your bidding, even
ding, even unto death. This undead creature unto death. Should you die, the unliving will
can sustain moderate damage. instantly turn to ash.

Shadow Citadel of Bone Blood Lord
The darkness that is bound to the planes, you When deemed worthy by the Gods of the Ne-
can enter and exit at will. One shadow to the cromantic Powers, you will come to own
next is your personal doorway into and out of your own palace forged of the bones of your
the planes of matter. enemies you have slain.

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Wizard Legend and Lore
You are a newly initiated man of the myster- Some of your fraters whisper that the Killer
ies. The revelations of magic that have im- of the Hell House is truly your master and
parted to you by your guildsman is not with- that your initiation is truly a death sentence,
out trial and tribulation. You are ordained to you have joined the wrong esoteric order.
enter the Hell House and slay the Killers as Strangely, once told of this rumor, grisly
proof of your might and right to wield the teeth are revealed from the smiles of the
powers of magic that be. If you are to die, so cracked and chapped lips of who you believe
be it. You weren’t worthy of initiation. are your comrades.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Wizards may only use their Staffs and Spells You understand the language of magic and
and cannot don armor. myth. Ancient Runes, Secret Alphabets, Eso-
teric Markings and other etchings you can
Spell Casting comprehend with ease, even if their script is
Wizards can cast spells from any Wizard’s that which is seen for the first time.
Spell List, as per any Spell Advancement
Table. Each day, the Wizard can attempt to Wizardry
create a spell like effect via magical under- You possess the ability to draw on the natu-
takings. ral power found in all things, yet secret. This
energy is limited by the degree of power you
Saving Throw possess, or in other words, how experienced
Wizard get a bonus on saving throws vs. you are in character.
death, poison and disease.
Identify Grimoire
XP Bonus You can identify any magical, sacred text or
Wizards acquire XP with great ease. scroll from any school of magic.

Sorcery Optional Mastery Abilities

Elements Spell God
You possess the ability to command and con- You can cast any powerful spell you have
trol the magic elements of antiquity. With seen but not mastered. This spell you must
will and imagination, you can permute how have perceived through one of the five
elements behave. senses.

Grimoire Unlimited Manna
You possess a Spellbook that contains the If deemed worthy by the powers of magic
spells you have mastered. If lost or de- that be, you possess unlimited energy with
stroyed, you cannot wield the power of wiz- which you can cast your spells without weak-
ardry to fulfill your desires. ening.

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Werewolf Legend and Lore
You cannot remember anything before your The Hell House is said to not truly be a den
first shifting. You lay now in a pool of blood, of Killers but of Wer Hunters. Worse, are the
naked and trembling. The moon was once howls you heard when returning from your
just full and you have just returned to your first shift. If you remember correctly, it
human form. If you have battles ahead, you’d warned of Wer Killers armed with Silver
better hope you can survive. You can only Bullets and dozens of Pit-bull dogs as flesh
assume your Wer form only on a full moon. hungry pets. Stranger is the sounds of barks
Next time, you will remember. closing in.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Werewolf may only use their claws and You understand the language of wolf and
Teeth and cannot don armor. nature. Howls, guttural utterances, animal
sounds and other primal instincts you can
Spell Casting comprehend with extraordinary ease. Re-
Werewolf cannot cast spells from any Cleri- gardless of creature, you understand the wild.
cal or Wizard’s Spell List, as per any Spell
Advancement Table. Each day, however, the Lunar Light
Werewolf can attempt to learn a nature spell When the moon is full, so are you fused with
from the Goddess of the Moon. the might and power of the mystery of the
Wer. During the entirety of this time, you are
Saving Throw fearless and invulnerable. Sadly, a single sil-
Werewolf get a bonus on saving throws vs. ver bullet can and will cease your life.
death, poison and disease.
Identify Kin
XP Bonus Moon full or not, you know upon sight or
Werewolf acquire XP with great ease. smell others of your kind.

Howl Optional Mastery Abilities

Wer Howl of the Night
You can, as long as it is a full moon, assume With the utterance of a powerful howl, you
the form of a half man, half wolf monstros- can instill fear into the heart of the most
ity. Note that anyone you bite, if they sur- powerful of beings. Maybe even the killers
vive, will become as you. Who bit you? of the Hell House fear your call.

Alpha Wolf Wolfpack
Whenever you find yourself in a social Only whilst in Wer form, you can howl a war
scene, you often find yourself in control and -cry and summon your kin to assist you in
with dominance over those that you are shar- battle. All Wer throughout the realm will
ing company with. here and answer your call.

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Angel Legend and Lore
You are one with the eternal mind that is Devils and Demons whisper in your mind
God. Equipped with Greatsword and Stave, and warn you that you are reincarnate and
you have been ordained to incarnate into the were once an infernal entity your damn self.
realms, enter the Hell House, and slay the They say you are going to experience the
Killers with wrath, fury and holy power. pangs of hell when your enter the horrific
Should you die or triumph, you will cease to mansion and that your crime was so egre-
be. You were created for this purpose one gious that there is no redemption for
and alone. you….even when there should be.

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Angels may only use their Sword, Stave and You understand the language of Holy and
wield Divine Spells and cannot don armor. Unholy. Hebrew Letters, Secret Divine
Words of Power, Esoteric Engravings and
Spell Casting other Sacred Scripture you can comprehend
Angels can cast spells from any Cleric’s with ease.
Spell List, as per any Clerical Spell Ad-
vancement Table. Each day, the Angel can Divine Magic
attempt to create a divine spell like effect via You can ponder the art and discipline of the
magical undertakings. Divine and consequently acquire spells and
powerful rituals, gifted to you, by the Gods
Saving Throw of the Righteous Powers (created by the
Angels are granted an immunity to death, Murderer of the Night Dark).
poison and disease.
Identify Scriptures
XP Bonus You can determine if a Sacred Text is of
Angels acquire XP with great ease. Godly origin, or not.

Divinity Optional Mastery Abilities

Archangel Let there be Light...
When in grave danger, you can ascend in You can radiate the Light of God throughout
power and become that of an Archangel. You the realms and vanquish countless demons,
can remain in this increased power for seven devils and brethren of the infernal hierar-
hours. All classical stats increase greatly. chies.

Holy Light Godmind
The power of God you can conjure into orbs You are endowed with the ability to slay one
and beams of light that deal tremendous devil, demon or infernal entity in an instant,
damage to demons, devils and any infernal once every year and if ordained that it can be,
entity you are battling. by God.

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Psionic Legend and Lore
You are a master of the Psychic Disciplines. If the voice that speaks in your mind from
A band of light, like a halo, hovers behind the halo like ring behind your skull is right,
your skull and endows you with powers such the killers of Hell House are your elder
as Telepathy and Mindbolt. Where this ring brothers and sisters of an order of Psionic
came from is a mystery. Regardless, it whis- Masters that dabble in the discipline of de-
pers to you often and has requested that you monology. Is it true they desire to harness the
enter the Hell House and learn of your ori- power of the infernal mind? The ability to
gins before your birth as an individual. then tap into the powers of the divine?

Class Abilities Skills
Weapon/Armor Restrictions Language
Psionics may only use their Mindbolt and You understand the language of Mind and
wield Psionic Spells and cannot don armor. Emotion. One’s thoughts, beliefs, opinions
and other constituents of the psyche you can
Spell Casting easily perceive with a mere glance and ex-
Psionics can cast spells from any Psionic’s penditure of miniscule Psionic Power.
Spell List, as per any Psionic Spell Advance-
ment Table. Each day, the Psionic can at- Psionic Spells
tempt to create a Psionic Spell like effect via You can wield the art and discipline of the
mental ponderings. Psimind and consequently acquire spells and
powerful mind rituals, gifted to you, by the
Saving Throw Society of the Grand Minds (created by the
Psionics get a bonus on saving throws vs. Murderer of the Night Dark).
death, poison and disease.
Identify Psionic
XP Bonus With a mere glance, you can determine if one
Psionics acquire XP with great ease. is of Psionic breed.

Psimind Optional Mastery Abilities

Telepathy Deadmind
You possess the ability to speak within the Once per year, you are capable of casting
mind of any entity you desire, provided you another’s mind into a dead, coma like sleep
know who they are. If they desire to reply, which lasts for many years unless awakened
you must instruct them to talk mentally. by another Psionic.

Mindbolt Puremind
With an instant flexing of your will, you can You can permute your physical form, once
cause severe, damaging pain (which will last per year, into that of pure consciousness for
for two to three seconds) in any entity you an unlimited amount of time and back into
desire, provided you know who they are. matter at will.

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