Dread Nautical draws inspiration from a large assortment of games and our favorite stories from books and film. This Lovecraftian rogue-lite roots itself in a setting that is relatively unique as far as RPGs go--a mostly modern cruise ship at sea--but it also leverages classic ideas that have made the horror and psychological thriller [...]
For the Dread Nautical experience, we felt that the tactical RPG genre naturally fit with the mechanics that define the Rogue-like and Rogue-lite genres. These are our top 4 reasons for why tactical RPGs are perfect for Rogue mechanics.
Virtual Reality RPGs: How Operencia’s Classic Grid-Based Formula Became the Foundation for Innovation
Our team grew up dragging manuals and character sheets and dice bags from house to house. When we couldn’t meet to game, we filled the downtime with CRPGs, crawling through dungeons in games like Bard’s Tale, Eye of the Beholder, and the Ultima series. Adventure was always on our minds, and we wanted to [...]
We took the Hungarian lore of the Buso and used them in Operencia as the keepers of the gate of the underworld, always guarding it to keep the gate closed preventing catastrophe. Download our Buso PDF for your next tabletop game!
Operencia was born from three loves: our infatuation with tabletop roleplaying, our deep roots in grid-based RPGs, and our passion for central European mythology. Many of the ideas we developed for Operencia started years before as experiments in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns—the stories, the enemies, and the dungeons. Sharing those experiences with players around [...]