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About the game
In Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, the player journeys from a
doomed Arkham into the depths of the Abyss. Create your own
character based on 1920’s archetypes and carve a path through a
broken and mysterious world.
Your desperate battle against forces beyond comprehension will
haunt you until the end. Physical combat will be challenging,
spellcasting will have dire consequences, and your sanity will be
strained to the breaking point by unknown abominations. Sometimes
the best solution will be to flee what lurks beyond the
A hand drawn 2D world reflecting Lovecraft’s themes of cosmic
horror and dread.
Enemies, environments and storylines inspired by Lovecraft’s
iconic original works. Take part in quests inspired by your
favorite stories and see them play out according to your own
decisions and role-playing style.
Choose from 8 main character Archetypes, each with its own
origin backstory and specialties.
A host of weird companions will accompany you on your
ill-starred journey: the lonely, antediluvian ‘Outsider’, a fallen
soldier of the Great War reanimated by Herbert West. Recruit these
and other outlandish beings to your crew.
Your character’s Sanity and mental state will influence
dialogue options. Mental illness comes with advantages as well as
hindrances. Sometimes it pays to be mad in a world gone mad!
Stygian’s Belief System determines how your characters cope
with the warped reality of the new Arkham, as well as the rate at
which they regenerate lost Sanity. Belief Systems also offer unique
dialogue options, expanding the breadth of role-playing
A new kind of spell system which sometimes takes more than it
gives. Being a master of the occult is not as simple as flinging
colored missiles from your fingertips. The black magic of Stygian
is potent but may cost you your mind, your health, and possibly
even much more.
Strategic, turn-based combat from a 2D perspective, similar to
the classic Heroes of Might and Magic games.
The struggle in Stygian is not to save the world, for that
battle is lost already. Pursue your own goals in these end times:
salvation, vendetta, or perhaps something darker.