A Terribly Grim Fantasy RPG
From the introduction:
In the 17th century, Central Europe was going through a rough time. It was wracked by war, pestilence, famine, death … one might even say the Apocalypse was knocking on its door. In this maelstrom of misery, men and women struggled to survive, and some even thrived. Can you?
Black Death is a role playing game set in a fantastic version of Central Europe’s troubles in the 17th century. It is based loosely on the Thirty Years War fought between Protestants and Catholics, encompassing the rise of the bubonic plague and witch hunt-ing in that era. The adventurers are pitted against the very forces of Hell, which is bub-bling to the surface and preparing to ignite an apocalyptic battle between good and evil.
The game is managed by a Game Master (GM), who acts as referee and describes the sights, sounds and actions occurring in the game to the players. Each player has a player character (PC), through whom they interact with the world of Black Death.