Last night Jason Marker (check out the interview I did with him back in 2011) got in touch with me to tell me about his latest project: Accursed. Accursed is a Savage Worlds setting Jason, Ross Watson, and John Dunn are currently working on. So, what’s Accursed all about? Let me quote the official blog for you:
In such a world, those who remain uncorrupted by wickedness must rely upon monsters to fight against the darkness. Witches have ruled the land since the last battles of conquest, but their Grand Coven has been sundered, leaving behind remnants of a once-mighty army. The remnants of the horde include captured citizens of the conquered nations that fought as the Witches’ shock troops.
These are the Accursed—the Witchmarks burned into their flesh and souls transformed these men and women into monstrous forms. Now, unable to return to their former lives, the Accursed wander the land, giving aid to those in need in an attempt to atone for past sins. Some have joined the Order of the Penitent, an organization devoted to ridding the world of the Witches and their evil influence. Others offer their skills as warriors, alchemists, and spies to the highest bidder. Yet others have succumbed to corruption, greed, or insanity.
Light has failed, darkness is ascendant—only those bearing the forms of monsters can stand against the tide of the Witches’ evil. The Accursed are this world’s only hope—they must learn to embrace their curse or to fight against it, and find some way to free themselves forever of their Witchmark.
This is the world of Accursed.
The characters you can play are Dhampirs (half-vampires), Golems, Vargr (werewolves), Mummies, Mongrels (men with bestial limbs etc.), and Revenants (living dead). If I understand the pitch correctly the players are some kind of supernatural A-Team helping people and fighting back the darkness around and within them. There will be a Kickstarter later this year and the website already provides some background on the various aspects of the setting. I can’t wait to learn more about the world of Accursed!