The Roleplaying Game of Personal Horror Fear Itself plunges ordinary people into a disturbing contemporary world of madness and violence — and inexorably draws them  into confrontation with creatures of the Outer Black, a realm of alien menace. GMs can re-create all the shudders and shocks of the horror genre at their table, whether they use the game’s distinctive mythology or one of their own choosing. Powered by the GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying system, Fear Itself is ideal for one-shot horror games (where few, if any, of the protagonists are expected to survive) or ongoing campaigns in which the characters gradually discover more about the disturbing supernatural reality that hides in the shadows of the ordinary world. Will they learn how to combat the darkness? Or spiral tragically into insanity and death? Read what reviewers are saying about Fear Itself. “I have given this product 5 stars: 4 because it delivers everything it promises; is written to a standard that I, as an ordinary gamer, cannot find fault with; and the 5th star because it brings truly new and innovative content to the industry. If you want scary and investigative – get this.” – William G., DriveThruRPG “This is very much a game of personal horror — so be prepared […]


Get a sample of the game and a character sheet here.

Layout and Introduction

Fear Itelf has been beautifully laid out and illustrated by Jérôme Huguenin. These introductory pages should give you an idea of what to expect.

Character Sheet

Download an improved character sheet by Sune Nødskou as a PDF file.

Download Spencer Sanders’ fillable version of Sune Nødskou’s character sheet, with space for the stereotype and a few languages , as a PDF file.

Download the Fear Itself character sheet as a PDF file.

Matrix of Misery

Created by one of our playtesters, Erik Weissengruber, this is a GM’s reference for the PCs in the game. Download the Matrix of Misery as a PDF file.

Our Lady’s Hospital – Invasive Procedures

Two layouts of Our Lady’s Hospital from Invasive Procedures – one for the GM and one for the players – by Sune Nødskou. Download Our Lady’s Hospital as a PDF file.