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You have heard of the house for many years, but never sought it out, assuming the endeavor wouldn’t be worth your time. Or worse yet that you would find exactly what you always feared.

Yet, something drew you towards its estate—a power, a thread dangling from the unwinding hem of a shirt, longing to be pulled. Reason and history warned you not to make the journey, not to cave to those newly-formed, yet eons-old, desires to seek out the house. However, now you are here...

The Portal at Hill House is a solitaire journaling game of cosmic horror that only requires the zine, paper, a six-sided die, and a deck of standard playing cards to play. On kickstarter in October of 2020, The Portal at Hill House is a 20-page RPG zine of cosmic horror.

Co-designed with Lindi Farris-Hill.

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The Portal at Hill House v2.pdf 3 MB
The Portal at Hill House v1.pdf 10 MB

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On my first play through, I managed to get out with my 3 items without getting sucked up into the portal. Will I be so lucky on my second try? I don't know, but I recommend this adventure!

Hi Travis,

I recently picked up a copy of this and played it.

I posted a few questions on RPGG (BGG - but for role players) in the forums here:


Would you mind answering them please?

I also posted a favourable review that should be up soon.



Is there a way to get a print copy if you missed the Kickstarter?

You can order one a presspot.games!

This game is fantastic. It does a great job hitting the "cosmic horror" mood. All of the prompts give you just enough information to inspire you, while being vague enough to let you put your own creative twists on them. I'll absolutely play this game again!


Just played a game of this today. Very much enjoyed it!


A neat little game, I enjoyed journaling this one. Doing the place description was fun.


Thanks so much!