Bringer of Dread Effigy What the hell is that?

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The power to set traps that inflame the emotions of others when triggered.
Used by Mothman, Created by Redchigh.

Mothman can use straight twigs and string to create a simple 'doll' left in the woods. (A la the triangle wood things in blair witch)
Creepy on its own, Mothman closes his hands around it. The air around the sculpture vibrates with a tense pressure and fevered pitch, before releasing.


Exert your Mind and spend 30 seconds to place a trap at your current location. This trap lasts until triggered or disarmed. Roll a single D10 as a critical failure check. If you roll a 1, the Effect fails, and you It effects him and anyone around as he sets the trap. You must use up a collection of straight sticks and rope in order to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Influence at Difficulty 6.

The trap looks like ________. It can only be spotted as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any Living target that enters within 45 feet will trigger the trap. Affected targets can resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.

If you succeed, for the next hour, affected targets will do things they otherwise wouldn’t have done, inspired by Fear. They will not necessarily display their emotions in an obvious way.

Actions they take will be in keeping with their character and the way they tend to deal with strong emotions. They will be unlikely to change their mind about any actions taken or decisions made until after the Effect ends.

Both attacking someone and being attacked will end the Effect.

Your target passes this Effect on to the next person they interact with, so long as that person is a valid target. That person passes it on as well, and so on, with the remaining duration decreasing by half until the chain stops.

  • If you succeed, the target MUST take at least one Action they otherwise would not have. Hey, GM who is reading this, I'm talking to you. You have to enforce this. Remember: Gifts must feel powerful.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.

Community Trap Gifts

You can see that the User holds a drawing utensil in their hand, be it a paint brush with no ink on it, or a Pencil. They appear to be drawing a Rune or some kind of line art on the object. But after half a minute, it becomes some piece of generic art.


Exert your Mind and spend 30 seconds to place a trap at your current location. This trap lasts one day or until triggered or disarmed. You must actively and obviously use Any kind of drawing instrument to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Crafts at Difficulty 6. Choose one of the following symptoms:

  • Psychotic Episodes: The target’s neural pathways begin to decay. At any time, the GM may call for a Mind roll from the target, with the Difficulty equal to 5 + 1 for each day they have been sick (rounded up). Failure causes them to undergo a break from reality. A botch will also grant a new Trauma.

The trap looks like A Piece Of Art. It can only be spotted as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any Living target that enters within arm’s reach will trigger the trap. Your target may resist by rolling Body at Difficulty 8.

When the trap is triggered, the target is afflicted with a Condition that causes the chosen symptoms. Symptoms begin to appear immediately, and will remain and continue to worsen until the affliction is cured. The affliction is not contagious and will not spread to others.

The affliction is not treatable by modern medicine. It may be diagnosed by rolling Charisma + Crafts at Difficulty 6, and can be cured by Saying "Are We Cool Yet?".

  • Successfully diagnosing an affliction also includes information about the treatment method.
  • The chosen method of treatment must be something that you could obtain in a small town given an afternoon.
  • Curing an affliction removes the Condition, but does not automatically heal any Injuries, Battle Scars, or Traumas which may have been caused by that condition.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.

As the web breaks, both ends lash out, entangling and spinning a cocoon around the person, pulling them to a nearby wall, ceiling, or floor.

By “using” the webs, you must break them


Exert your Mind and spend 30 seconds to turn thin, fragile spider webs* into a trap. This trap lasts one day or until triggered or disarmed. Roll Brawn + Crafts at Difficulty 6.

The trap looks like thin, fragile spider webs* and can only be discovered as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any target within within arm's reach that uses the trap as thin, fragile spider webs* will trigger it. The target] may contest by Defending or Dodging.

When the trap is triggered, your target will be pushed or pulled towards a surface within arm's reach and is restricted at that location by a physical, tangible binding. They can still move their arms and use Effects, but cannot move to a new location.

The binding around a target must be destroyed in order for them to break free. Breaking the binding requires a total amount of damage equal to twice the contested Outcome from the Effect activation. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly.

  • Triggering the trap requires an Action from the target, not merely an incidental glance.
  • For entities whose movement could be considered an attack (e.g. a kaiju), the GM may rule that they are merely slowed instead of fully restricted.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.

Edgar stores this vile fluid in his throat, which is naturally produced by his body. Those exposed risk degenerative madness, typically involving hallucinations of the dead (see ghosts, dead people call them on the phone) or experience parasitism (maggots or other insects crawling under their skin). The only cure is to eat at least a pound of cadaver flesh, a corpse at least 24 hours old. If confronted with such a corpse they are likely to have an episode, believing it smells (& tastes) like the most delicious food they've ever imagined...at least, until they finish eating it.


Use up this transparent ichor and spend an Action to turn a sticky fluid coating a surface into a trap. This trap lasts until triggered or disarmed. This Effect cannot be used unless skin contact is made. Roll Brawn + Occult at Difficulty 6. Choose one of the following symptoms:

  • Psychotic Episodes: The target’s neural pathways begin to decay. At any time, the GM may call for a Mind roll from the target, with the Difficulty equal to 5 + 1 for each day they have been sick (rounded up). Failure causes them to undergo a break from reality. A botch will also grant a new Trauma.

The trap looks like a sticky fluid coating a surface and can only be discovered as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any Living target within within arm’s reach that uses the trap as a sticky fluid coating a surface will trigger it. Your target may resist by rolling Body at Difficulty 7.

When the trap is triggered, the target is afflicted with a Condition that causes the chosen symptoms. Symptoms begin to appear immediately, and will remain and continue to worsen until the affliction is cured. The affliction is contagious and will spread to new targets. Anyone who comes into direct contact an afflicted individual of the same species must roll Body, Difficulty 8. If they fail, they become afflicted. Otherwise, they are immune to the spread.

The affliction is not treatable by modern medicine. It may be diagnosed by rolling Intellect + Occult at Difficulty 6, and can be cured by consuming at least a pound of flesh from a cadaver more than 24 hours old.

  • Triggering the trap requires an Action from the target, not merely an incidental glance.
  • This consumable is destroyed when used and cannot be used again.
  • Successfully diagnosing an affliction also includes information about the treatment method.
  • The chosen method of treatment must be something that you could obtain in a small town given an afternoon.
  • Curing an affliction removes the Condition, but does not automatically heal any Injuries, Battle Scars, or Traumas which may have been caused by that condition.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.

a metallic disk about an inch in diameter, that pulsed electromagnetic waves when any target that enters within arm's reach of the disk, slowing it tremendously, and it has a limitless battery, allowing it to last a limitless time


Exert your Mind and spend 30 seconds to place a trap at your current location. This trap lasts until triggered or disarmed. Roll Brawn + Alertness at Difficulty 6.

The trap looks like ________. It can only be spotted as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any target that enters within arm's reach will trigger the trap. The target] may contest by Defending or Dodging.

When the trap is triggered, your target will be restricted at their location by a physical, tangible binding. They can still move their arms and use Effects, but are reduced to ¼ of their movement speed.

The binding around a target must be destroyed in order for them to break free. Breaking the binding requires a total amount of damage equal to twice the contested Outcome from the Effect activation. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly.

  • For entities whose movement could be considered an attack (e.g. a kaiju), the GM may rule that they are merely slowed instead of fully restricted.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.

Stock Trap Gifts

The Witch may prepare a poisoned apple. Anyone who takes a bite will grow drowsy and then fall into a deep sleep. While unconscious, the victim dreams of The Witch and learns a secret about them.


Use up this apple and spend an Action to arm this consumable as a trap. This trap lasts until triggered or disarmed. Roll Intellect + Occult at Difficulty 6.

The trap looks like a shiny red apple and can only be discovered as a trap by those with preexisting knowledge of such traps. Anyone who is aware of the trap may intuitively avoid, trigger, or destroy it.

Any Living target within within arm's reach that uses the trap as a shiny red apple will trigger it. Affected targets may resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.

When the trap is triggered, your target becomes drowsy for the next 30 seconds, during which time they suffer an additional -3 dice Penalty to all Actions. After this, they fall asleep for Outcome x 3 hours.

Your target) will not prematurely wake up on their own, and can only be awoken by taking Damage or nearing death from hunger, thirst, or suffocation.

An affected target's dreams while they are asleep will involve you in some way, and will reveal you as the source of their sleep as well as reveal secret information about yourself to them.

  • Triggering the trap requires an Action from the target, not merely an incidental glance.
  • The target is aware than the secret information about you which was revealed in their dream is true, even if the rest of the dream may be written off as just a dream.
  • This consumable is destroyed when used and cannot be used again.
  • For targets where "sleep" does not make any sense in terms of flavor, they will power down, freeze, etc, whatever state they can be in which is analogous to sleep.
  • Multiple traps cannot be placed in the exact same location or be triggered by the same single Action. Nor can one trap triggering cause another to trigger.
  • Trap can only be spotted by someone who has witnessed this particular trap before, has been informed, or possesses relevant supernatural abilities.