From publisher blurb:
It is the dawn of the American Revolutionary War of 1776. A tangled web of conspiracy spans North America. In the war for survival, it does not matter what your creed, color, culture or gender is – all stand together. But as the Revolution has begun, something far more mysterious stirs. Agents of the occult entreat both the Rebel Continental Army and Loyalist Red Coats. Freemasons conspire in the City of Brotherly Love. Maryland is in the throes of a witch hunt by the Knights Templar. Amid the chaos, other grim fairy tales have emerged.
Reports of witches have been seen in the Great Dismal Swamp. Indigenous sachem say that devils called Manitou walk among the living. Flesh-gobbling ghouls have been tunneling beneath Boston. The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are haunted by what the locals call the "Leeds Devil".
In this game, most people have either chosen to deny the supernatural or rationalize it away. A rare few accept it for what it is and act. You are among those heroes, and are destined for greatness… or death.
Welcome to Flames of Freedom, where your grim & perilous tale hangs in the balance!
Flames of Freedom is an American gothic horror RPG, powered by the Zweihander RPG d100 game engine. Intensely researched by Richard Iorio and developed by a diverse group of game designers, this game explores a range of cultures beyond the history of Europeans in North America. Developed with Black cultural consultants in key decision-making roles, interwoven with Indigenous writers of the nations represented in the work and guided by RPG safety and trauma experts, this game will show that colonial horror can be represented in a mature way.
This game represents a melange of heritages and conflicting beliefs, one where cultures and genders outside traditional standards were equally as instrumental in fomenting and conducting the rebellion. And, although traditional games set during the Revolution place men at the fore of the conflict, Flames of Freedom calls upon the true history: one where heritage and genders outside the norm were just as important – and, oftentimes working behind the scenes – during this pivotal time in America’s founding.