Dust storms came suddenly and hit hard. You couldn’t see more than three feet in front of you. The chaos created enough static electricity to power cities. Blue flames licked off of barbed wire. People dragged chains behind them to help offset the electricity and touching someone could give enough of a shock to knock full grown men off their feet.
The phrase “if it rains” became permanently etched on the lips of farmers.
It was the end of times.
It was a good time to be in the entertainment business.
Beneath the midway lights of the Crossroads Carnival, you and your fellow performers are drawn into an aged battle between light and dark. You wander from one desperate town to the next, struggling to keep your humanity and save the souls of the rubes. But the cost is high, and personal deals with the darkness itself may be the only way to save others.
Crossroads Carnival is a tabletop roleplaying game that makes use of the same rules-light engine as Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Bluebeard’s Bride to create stories of outcast souls similar to Penny Dreadful, The Night Circus, and Carnivale.