I don’t need any more RPGs, and it’s odd to think I’m jealous of people who’ve roleplayed a curtain-twitching neighbour. And yet, I’m backing The Gauntlet Gaming Community’s Brindlewood Bay.
The Kickstarter asked for $10,000 and is now flying towards $150,000. I can’t be the only one leaping at the chance to battle cultists with my handbag. You can find out more or pledge, from the project page.
Brindlewood Bay is already a success. It’s popular, proven and unique. The Gauntlet has a generous free preview for download just in case you want some more proof.
The Kickstarter isn’t to fund an RPG about grannies taking on hooded horrors, and the crowdfunding is to make two hardbacks.
The first hardcover will be the core rules and six mysteries, and the second is the supplement Nephews in Peril. Nephews in Peril expands the game with new setting content and 10 new mysteries.
Both books with be A5, my prefered size, full colour and about 150 pages.
Brindlewood Bay is a tabletop roleplaying game that combines Murder, She Wrote with H.P. Lovecraft. In it, you play a group of elderly women, members of the local Murder Mavens Mystery Book Club, who help the authorities solve murder cases in a picturesque New England Town. Over the course of their investigations, they become aware of a dark occult conspiracy that connects the cases, and will eventually have to face that conspiracy in order to save their community. The game is low-prep and easy to play no matter your experience with tabletop roleplaying games.
As with most Kickstarters, you can support the creators by sharing on social media and offering any dollar amount. However, backers at $20 get all the digital stretch goals, the Brindlewood Bay PDF and Nephews in Peril expansion.
The core Brindlewood Bay RPG in hardcover is added to that generous pile at $35, with shipping added later.
Both books are hardcover at $65. Then, at $90, there’s also a Kickstarter exclusive with a hardcover cookbook.
The top tier, limited to only one person, is $4,000, and it includes playing in a complete online campaign of about 12 sessions.
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