So yesterday I decided I would run a one-shot for my friends. The thing is I want it to be as creepy and firmly in the horror genre as it can get. (:<
Here's the rules they got.
Core Rulebook only
20 point buy.
Then I added a bit of randomness.
Player 1 (Personality trait: Proud. Focus: Knowledge)
Player 2 (Personality trait: Frugal. Focus: Magic)
Player 3 (Personality trait: Emotional. Focus: Combat)
Player 4 (Personality trait: Religious Focus: Arcane)[/spoiler]
So far, my plan us rough. Around the time a carnival/circus troupe comes into town, people start disappearing and the population of stray dogs seems to boom overnight. A few people will be found torn apart, supposedly by the dogs.
Wether if not the carnival/circus has anything to do with the real villians(a cult of Lamashtu*) is undecided, but there will be a Gray Jester with them(heroes of horror monster).
So what I'm looking for is ideas. Traps? Haunts? Monsters, some tweaked to look different to avoid meta gaming? NPC's?
3/4ths of the group are experienced gamers, so I really want this to be memorable!