Influenced by the works of Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, JM Barrie, Lewis Carroll, Carlo Collodi, The Brothers Grimm, and Charles Perrault, Scairy Tales is an apocalyptic survival game set in the now ruined world of the fairy tales, called Wonderment. The player characters are fairy tale folks who have survived this apocalypse and must seek a way to save the world of Wonderment from lasting destruction. Wonderment has been all but abandoned by the mundane world’s belief and the survival of the fairy tale world lays not with hope that humans will find their way back to it, but with the fairy tale folks themselves. Wonderment has been inherited by the fairy tales, and if their world is to be rescued, they must be the ones to do it.
Once upon a time, I wrote Scairy Tales, a full blown fairy tale apocalypse setting fully intended by all to be a published Savage Setting in the early days of Savage Worlds. I was working on projects for Shane Hensley, and he even played a game of it. All was good. That was 2003. I finished it in 2007. A lot of stuff happened. Things change. People change.
Over time I've long hoped that it would see the light of day as a published setting, if not under the official banner of PEGinc, then maybe someone else. I've given up on that particular dream. So now I offer my bittersweet baby, Scairy Tales, up to you anyone who wants it. I hope you will be gentle with it. It never saw an editor, never saw a rules revision beyond the original 1st edition of Savage Worlds.