Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying

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Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying

In dark forests, beyond the mountains, by black lakes in hidden groves. At your doorstep. In the shadows, something stirs. Strange beings. Twisted creatures, lurking at the edge of vision. Watching. Waiting. Unseen by most, but not by you. You see them for what they really are.


Welcome to the Mythic North - northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment - a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it.

Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying is written by Nils Hintze and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans. Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and the old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics utilize an adapted version of the awardwinning Year Zero Engine.

Key features:

  • Ten ready to use archetypes let you create a character in minutes - or use the included life path tables and let the dice decide.
  • Quick and flavorful rules for combat, investigations and horror.
  • Rules for developing the player characters' headquarters during campaign play.A detailed gazetteer of the Mythic North setting and the town of Upsala.
  • A score of bloodcurdling vaesen to encounter, all beautifully illustrated by Johan Egerkrans.
  • An introductory Mystery called The Dance of Dreams.

The digital edition of Vaesen for Fantasy Grounds includes:

  • Three modules - Player Section, Gamemaster Section and The Dance of Dreams adventure
  • Token module with 133x tokensThe core 10x archetypes, 12x skills, 54x talents
  • More than 100x weapons, armor, gear and services to pick from
  • 49x Facilities and Personnel for the Headquarters
  • High-resolution images of sceneries, maps, portraits and vaesens from the rulebook
  • 21x NPCs, 10x animals and 22x vaesens
  • 33x rollable tables
  • Combat tracker automation for close and ranged combats
  • And more...

Adapted for Fantasy Grounds by: Aleksandar Velkov, and Pixeldiet

Requires: An active subscription or a one time purchase of a Fantasy Grounds Unity license and a one time purchase of the Vaesen ruleset. Compatible with Fantasy Grounds Unity

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Copyright (C) 2022 Fria Ligan. All Rights Reserved.

Released on January 13, 2021

Designed for Fantasy Grounds version 3.3.7 and higher.