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The Hunger Within
Publisher: White Wolf
by Steffie d. V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/08/2019 05:12:34

The Hunger Within explores everything that's creepy about rural England. Well, maybe not everything - rural England is pretty creepy! - but a LOT of it. The scenario is perfect for starting groups and GMs, while also offering a perfect one-shot for more experienced groups. Well worth the 5 bucks!



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The Hunger Within
Publisher: White Wolf
by DSC T. G. C. _. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/09/2019 14:45:11

The Hunger Within is a creepy adventure set in rural England. We found the setting dark and haunting as we played through the adventure. The story starts with an investigation during which a feeling of creeping dread starts to set in. We could say more but to be honest if we say to much more the impact of the product would be lessened.

The Tabletop Gaming Club strongly recommends this product. Its the ideal scenario for both new players and old.



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The Hunger Within
Publisher: White Wolf
by Jeremy M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/16/2019 16:54:10

The genius of this module is that while it follows the KISS principle impeccably, it offers great scope for customization and extension.

A novice Storyteller need only deal with a limited range of variables – a single adversary with a simple goal, based in an isolated location. Defeating the adversary requires the skills of a diverse but familiar range of character types who are well-represented by the pre-generated PCs. No possible scenario will ever cope with every combination of characters that a player group will come up with, but The Hunger Within does a fine job offering a role to many of the likelier concepts.

The setting is sufficiently well detailed that it might become the home base of the PC group, with history, demographics, economics and notable watering-holes all covered - and interestingly so. (I particularly enjoyed the historical background). It feels like a real and specific place, not an “everywheresville”. But with a little work, it could easily be transplanted to America’s eastern seaboard or Eastern Europe and the scenario would still work perfectly.

The scenario would also work well in other contemporary or near-contemporary horror/fantasy settings. It has a somewhat Cthulu-esque feel in any case, and a new Keeper looking for a start for his PC group may well find it ideal. It wouldn’t take a vast effort to use it in a Dresden Files or Buffy game either, either.

So, it’s flexible, adaptable and offers a “conventional” PC group lots for its different members to do. But it doesn’t have to stay simple; the background is rife for potential hooks for expansion, with the town’s past, the villain’s past, and the nature of the entity he’s associated with all ideal for exploration.

I also found it very atmospheric. Though it's contemporary, in my mind's eye, I pictured it in black and white, with lots of sinister fog, like a supernatural version of a Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes.

The writing style is clear and crisp, easy to follow and with a high “useful RPG stuff” to word count ratio.

Overall, it’s a model of how to write an introductory scenario. Excellent value and well worth a look.



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The Hunger Within
Publisher: White Wolf
by Michael A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/13/2019 18:07:49

I actually playtested this scenario nearly six years ago, so it's great to see it in print!

The Hunger Within is a tightly designed SAS adventure for Chronicles of Darkness divided in two acts - investigation with creeping dread followed by tense action. The story can be run in a three-four hour session, making it perfect for convention play, store demos, or one shots with friends. Additionally, the adventure comes with four pregenerated characters, so you can play it with minimal prep.

The adventure is set in rural England, which provides a nice alternative to all of the official SAS adventures that are set in the United States. There aren't many cops around, and the players will need to solve their problems without resorting to firearms. That said, The Hunger Within can be easily adapted to anywhere in the world!



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The Hunger Within
Publisher: White Wolf
by Michael J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/12/2019 18:26:26

I am a longtime fan of the darker days podcast and so when i heard that they would be posting their own content on the Vault, i knew that I would give it a try. I can honestly say that this was well worth the money. The Hunger Within contains an amazingly dark atmoshpere that will haunt old and new players alike. This is an ideal chronicle to run for new players and yet is full content that will engage more experenced gamers. I look forward to seeing wha else they will produce.



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