Spooks! Welcome to the Great Beyond is a tabletop roleplaying game currently being developed by Nathan Reese Maher that allows players to take on the roles of the recent departed who now, as undead creatures (or the polite term, “Spooks”) must find a place for themselves in the world of the Great Beyond.
The Great Beyond is an endless world with no boundaries or dimensions that opens to an endless place of adventure. Player characters find themselves in the city of Necroplois in one of the graveyards. The graveyards are massive, but lined with convenient maps to aid the new arrival find Line 9 – Train Station, an old victorian inspired delapidated building next to a set of rail tracks. In the old station there are postcards and pamplets that detail the city of Necroplois as well as other travel destinations. One particular pamplet stands out among the others, called “The Gravedigger’s Society Welcomes You”, boasting of a free horse drawn tours of the city including complimentary tradable collector cards and twenty-five skullies to help the newly deceased find their way. The skeleton at the ticket counter stares with his hollowed eyes and motions to approach the counter, “You get one ticket to any location for free, the rest will cost you. We don’t need you haunting up the graveyard, so you can’t stay here. Better choose soon, the 1313 will be arriving shortly and you don’t want to miss it.”
Spooks! uses a simple stat system and d6 skill list that aids in fast character creation and challenge rolls. Characters pick up spell cards, which can be used to create their own spell decks which are useful for casting spells or enhancing a spooks abilities. Meet characters from history! Have lunch with George Washington on an ever-fought over battlefield and discover technological wonders with Nikola Tesla. Explore haunted locations, uncover conspiracy and hidden treasure. The Great Beyond holds limitless possibilities.