The Miswell Hill rookery is being tormented by a strange, poisonous miasma. Hargrave House investigates to determine if the source is supernatural in nature, or something entirely more horrifying: a mundane device to kill the poor. The rookery in this beautifully-researched Threat is like an entire setting all its own. It was written by Chloe Germain and James Smith.
The Between is a tabletop roleplaying game about a group of mysterious monster hunters in Victorian-era London. They are residents of a place called Hargrave House, and their job is to investigate and neutralize monstrous threats terrorizing the city—threats that Scotland Yard won’t or can’t handle themselves. As the story progresses, they become aware of the plans of a Moriarty-style criminal mastermind they will eventually have to face in order to save Queen and country.
The Between is directly inspired by the gothic horror TV show Penny Dreadful, but also takes a lot of inspiration from British horror classics, graphic novels like From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and pulp-era stories. Mechanically, it’s Powered by the Apocalypse but also uses the mystery system from Brindlewood Bay.
Available as part of The Between Season 3 on DriveThruRPG.