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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ghost Drums - a game about pain and ignorance


Ghost Drums is a a short story game by Daniel Sojuel and me with art by Ismael Sosof. You can find it in the latest Gauntlet Codex issue, Dark 2. To buy a Codex issue you need to join the Patreon for the respective month (December) on the $4 pledge level. It will later next year be available on DriveThruRPG, too. 

With Codex Dark 2 you'll get the game twice: once in English and once in Spanish. 

The game is based on an old Tz'utujil Mayan legend. The legend is also included in Tz'utujil. 

Ghosts who drown in lake Atitlan (Guatemala) return to the town of Santiago Atitlan (where I currently live) to haunt the living. But they are forced to carry drums, so the living can escape them. One day a visitor from the North comes and steals the drums as they make nice souvenirs.