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In The Unseen World, you play a paranormal investigator traveling across Japan, visiting various towns, researching haunted locations, and trying to collect evidence of the supernatural. You’ll have to properly manage your resources and time while also trying not to succumb to fear during your investigations. Level up, gear up, and build your team of investigators!

The game provides the story, you provide the action

Card-driven Gameplay

The game’s main mechanism uses a deck of standard playing cards split into two decks. Your deck, the Action deck, uses the 2, 3, and 4 of each suit plus one Ace at the beginning (you can earn more Aces as you level). You’ll use a hand of 4 cards against the Challenge deck, which starts with the 6, 7, and 8 of each suit with one 5.

A Check is made by playing a card, applying modifiers based on the situation, then optionally making a Push by adding the top card of the Action deck to your total. Meet or exceed the Challenge card to succeed.

Endless Towns and Stories

Towns, locations, NPCs, and haunted backstories are generated using a series of tables, allowing for a near-endless variety of horror adventures. You’ll acquire various items and recruit team members from the NPCs you meet along the way during the game. Each campaign will have its own evolving story.

Mature Content: Contains stories of violence, murder, and suicide.

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Mario C June 26, 2024 6:10 am UTC
Are there options to play in a more traditional group format with this game. I like the sound of the setting and I think it would work really well with some of the various horror focused RPGs out there.
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Thomas K June 26, 2024 1:23 pm UTC
Sorry, The Unseen World was only designed for solitaire. But feel free to experiment with group play! I think the most important part is making sure the day passes in the same amount of time, so either all players have to spend an action card when any player does something, or use a separate communal time deck to track time with each time someone takes an action.
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Alan R May 27, 2024 2:20 am UTC
Can you play more than 1 card from your hand to beat a challenge?
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Thomas K May 27, 2024 1:16 pm UTC
"You may play one card from hand as your base value"

- Making an Action Check, page 14.

To play a second card, it's a Push and comes from the top of your deck. Knowing what's in your hand and discard pile can help inform you of your odds when doing a Push.

Thanks for checking out my game, and I hope you enjoy! :)
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James O May 12, 2024 12:13 am UTC
I rolled a 4 for old town , old town has two town locations and a unique town location of a antiques shop do I add the antique shop has a 3rd location or is this included in the two locations?
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Thomas K May 12, 2024 2:56 am UTC
Thank you for checking out my game! To answer your question, a Unique Location takes up one of the Town's Location slots. So for the Old Town, you will have 1 random Town Location (basically, it's a small town).

I hope you enjoy!
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