The latest Kickstarter project from Magpie Games (the folks behind the RPGs such as Our Last Best Hope and Masks) has already destroyed its initial funding goal of $5,000 by a staggering $78k. Bluebeard’s Bride looks to be not only an interesting twist on the original French fairytale but also the horror roleplaying genre itself; the players don’t represent individual characters but different personality aspects of the Bride as she explores her new husband’s château.
Bluebeard’s Bride is scheduled for a May 2017 delivery date and you still have time to back the project through November 20th.
From Magpie Games:
Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game, written and designed by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson, and based on the Bluebeard fairy tale.
In this game you and your friends explore Bluebeard’s home as the Bride, creating your own beautifully tragic version of the dark fairy tale. Investigate rooms, discover the truth of what happened, experience the nightmarish phantasmagoria of this broken place, and decide whether or not you are a faithful or disloyal bride.
Bluebeard’s Bride is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used in Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Masks, and more. It’s a simple system; when your character takes an action that fits a move, the move tells you what happens, or you roll two six-sided dice to find out. Since this is a horror game, we have modified it so that the majority of moves use no dice; this harkens back to telling ghost stories around the fire.
Bluebeard’s Bride produces adult feminine horror fiction like Crimson Peak, American Horror Story, or The Company of Wolves, making it fun for horror fans and dark fairy tale fans alike. And the Powered by the Apocalypse system gives Bluebeard’s Bride the strong, yet flexible system necessary to tell your own flavor of horror.
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