External Containment Bureau, an rpg zine of paranormal investigation and weird bureaucracy
For 2-6 players over 2-4 hours
External Containment Bureau is a game of paranormal investigation and bureaucracy using a lightweight, hackable version of the Forged in the Dark design framework. You play as trained agents of the External Containment Bureau, an organization tasked with the study, identification, and containment of paranormal phenomena. The Bureau authorizes agents to make use of these phenomena to give yourself incredible powers (so long as the proper forms are in order). But take care: using paranormal energies inches you ever closer to joining the ranks of the paranormal yourself. Will you transcend humanity in the line of duty? Play to find out.
If you enjoy media like Control, Fringe, The Magnus Archives, Men in Black, SCP Foundation, or X-Files... you'll love External Containment Bureau!
Written by Eric Brunsell and Michael Elliott
Edited by Lexi Antoku
Art Direction by Justin Ford
Art by Julianne Griepp
52 pages, A5 zine, color cover, b&w interior, staple-bound zine. PDF included.