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It’s a big afterlife. What are you going to do in it? 

Handbook for the Recently Deceased is a guide for those who are new to the Underworld - players, Shadowguides, and Storytellers alike. It offers advice on how to handle new players, new wraiths, and new chronicles, all with an eye towards the inexperienced at being restless dead.

From the first words of the Shadow, to the first Harrowing, to the first time a player asks, “What do we do now?” the Handbook has the answers. Let it be your guide to the Underworld as you set foot in the Shadowlands for what could be the first time.

Handbook for the Recently Deceased includes:

  • Chronicle ideas for campaigns featuring new wraiths — and new players.
  • Advice on handling first Catharsis and first Harrowings.
  • Helpful hints and suggestions for players just starting out in the world of Wraith: The Oblivion.
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The abandoned lover, waiting for her paramour to return, only to die, alone. Now she waits in her house forever.

The murdered family, killed in a spree so violent their spirits couldn’t pass on to the hereafter, now wreaking an untampered revenge on anyone they find.

The serial killer, who never made his tally complete in life, now determined to possess the bodies of the living to continue his gruesome campaign.

These ghosts, and more, haunt our world. They watch us, they torment us, they play with us, they find themselves locked in Sisyphean cycles, where the only respite comes through the haunting of the living.

It is our role to hunt these spirits down. Some believe we’re laying them to a deserved rest. Others hunt for the renown and to put down the homicidal dead. Others believe they’re doing God’s work, or with every hunt, their knowledge of the paranormal world increases.

We are ghost hunters, and regardless of our motives, it is our task to ensure the dead may no longer torture the living.

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Justin K October 01, 2023 4:01 pm UTC
Having followed Wraith: The Oblivion since first edition, this is an excellent primer for a new Player or Storyteller to get the basic concepts down for the game without burdening anyone with statistics, charts, or calculations. The three key chapters are for the Player, then the Shadow (run by Players), and the Storyteller, each summarizing and offering seeds on how to generate and manage a Chronicle. It is only 43 pages long, so can easily be read as a PDF compared to longer books. Honestly, the only thing that could add to this introduction would be bullet points in the text to point the Players and Storytellers to additional books for more clarification on the basics laid out here.
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Brian R July 11, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
Awesome. I will be buying this for sure. I just need to know if it reads like stereo instructions
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John C July 12, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
You beat me to it.
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RODRIGO R July 12, 2018 8:57 pm UTC
I'll read it next Saturday and then be able to review it.
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