Knights & Nightmares: Horror in Tabletop RPGs

Knights & Nightmares: Horror in Tabletop RPGs
  • Fri Oct 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • F. Wesley Schneider, Edward Turner, Eloy LaSanta
  • Panel
  • California A (Panel)
  • 1
  • 37 of 50


Unleash your nightmares on the game table. Veteran game designers reveal the secrets to crafting terrifying tales, ominous atmosphere, and tabletop “special effects” certain to leave your players quaking, no matter what RPG you play!

F. Wesley Schneider is co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, co-writer of the video game State of Decay 2, former editor of Dungeons & Dragons’s Dragon magazine, and architect of hundreds of RPG products. He regularly writes creepy fiction and speaks about horror, world-building, and LGBTQ topics in gaming. You can find Wes at and on Twitter at @FWesSchneider.

Ed Turner is a game designer and sometimes writer currently living in Fresno, California. His credits include By the Author of Lady Windermere’s Fan, Morts, and the Fate Adversary Toolkit; he’s also co-host of the podcast Undefeatable. His website is

Eloy Lasanta is an ENnie Award winning game designer, having created many of his own worlds, like Part-Time Gods, The Ninja Crusade, and AMP: Year One, along with several custom systems to power each game, like the newly released Pip System Corebook. Along the way, he has also helped to contribute to other games, such as the Firefly RPG, Urban Shadows, and Atlantis: The Second Age.

He has a philosophy of using games to bring people and families together, and provides a combination of family-style and traditional games through his company, Third Eye Games. In 2018, he became one of the founders of New Agenda Publishing, hoping to deliver even more impressive worlds (like the forthcoming Orun) with a focus on bringing more diversity to our industry/hobby.


Image credits: Horror, CC BY-NC 2.0 Sztanko Demeter.

Tags: GMing Advice, Horror, Safety Tools, Social Contracts

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