Strain is a hardcore survival horror system.
Difficult. Unforgiving. Brutal.
Designed to challenge players in all aspects. Your success is up to you.
Struggle against stress, doom, psychosis, blood loss, and permanent injuries. Customize your game with aberrant character traits for unique races and alien species, mechanically deep character advancement options, equipment templates, settlement building, quick enemy creation, adventure generators, and a GM guide.
Strain is about survival in horrific situations, serving as a high-tension system that works well in dark settings. Ideal for psychological horror, dark fantasy, and gritty survival stories.
For the bare-bones version of the core mechanics, see Strain Basic
For the premier setting that uses the Strain system, see Xas Irkalla
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