New Storyset: Dive into the abyss of Lovecraft Country: Tidal Secrets ⚓️ (a Storyset 📚 for Tableau), where ancient tales meld with the ocean’s roar, guiding the curious and ensnaring the unwary. More details here!
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Dive into the abyss of Lovecraft Country: Tidal Secrets ⚓️ where ancient tales meld with the ocean’s roar, guiding the curious and ensnaring the unwary. A two-page Booklet Storyset 📚 supplement for Tableau: Collaborative Cinematic Storytelling system available through DriveThruRPG & as Print’N’Play.

Additionally, adaptable for use in other Belonging Outside Belonging style storygames to amplify narratives that blend seafaring lore, coastal enigmas, and the inexorable pull of the shadows of family history.

Anchor your tales with these five maritime Story 📖 Elements ☯ in your stories:

  • Setting: The Lovecraft Country 🏘️: Venture through a land haunted by its own myths. Here, every wind whispers an old tale, every creak could be a beckoning from the deep.
  • Setting: The Innsmouth 🏘️: Etched by time and tides, this quaint seafaring village echoes with the breath of the sea. Tradition seeps through its winding cobblestone streets, aged houses, and salt-encrusted boats, crafting a rhythm of life as enduring as the sea’s tides.
  • Theme: Family of Origin 💢: Dive deep into the heart of relationships, where every shared memory might be a treasure and every secret, a potential tempest.
  • Genre Beats: Generations 🥁: Embark on an odyssey through time, witnessing the rise and ebb of a family’s legacy. But be wary, for every era brings its own trials.
  • Faction: The Kin of the Deep 🫂: Engage with the veiled guardians of the abyss. Some seek to preserve age-old rituals, some long for transformation, while others guard their secrets with a fierce determination.

In Tidal Secrets ⚓️, every decision ripples with the ocean’s might, every bond can anchor or set free, and every legend might just reveal a truth waiting to surface. As the tide rises and falls on these stories, how will you navigate the waves of mystery and legacy?

We hope this Storyset 📚 inspires you to signup for future Lovecraft Country Playsets 🎞️ and Storysets 📚.

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Tidal Secrets 👑

Tableau: Tidal 👑 Secrets is available as a Booklet Storyset ⚓ from:

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Tableau Booklet Storysets 📚

Tableau Booklet Storysets 📚 ​supplement Tableau stories with additional rules and story Elements ☯, but you’ll require a Tableau Playset or the Tableau Core Rules to play. Storysets 📚​ also are easy to incorporate into most Belonging Outside Belonging style storygames, and are adaptable for use with many other styles of tabletop role-playing games.​​

Storysets 📚 don’t possess the same flexibility as a Tableau card-based Playset 🎞. Instead, they are designed for a similar style of play using small, card-sized Booklets easily printed on US Letter 8½’‘x11’‘ paper. To utilize a Storysets 📚​ just unfold the Booklet to a particular Story 📖 Element page and have a storyteller Take Up 🫰 that Booklet for control that Element just like they would a card with a Story 📖 Element. Tableau Booklet Assembly Illustration

Assembly: Print booklet, single-sided. Fold long way (11’’) with text out, then unfold. Fold short way (8-½’’) with text out, then unfold. Fold short sides ¼ and ¾ inward with text in. Cut center guide, stopping at the ¼ & ¾ folds—don’t cut to page’s end. Refold as per image. Ensure cover is on front. Tighten creases.


Tidal Secrets ⚓️ — A Booklet Storyset 📚 for Tableau Games was written & designed by Christopher Allen.

©2023 by Dyvers Hands Productions, LLC. — All Rights Reserved (no license is granted for redistribution or derivation without permission). Image “Black and White Light - Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, Acadia National Park” by Jonathan Miske on Flickr licensed CC-BY-SA.

Tableau Games™, Dyvers Hands™, and Castle Marrach™ are trademarks of Dyvers Hands Productions LLC.

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