- Wed Oct 9, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- Bluebeard's Bride (PbtA)
- Adult Themes
- Beauty standards, disability, eating disorders, gender, illness, abuse, estrangement, family, grief, sacrifice, instruction, possession, punishment, rituals, underworld, abortion, humiliation, nymphomania, perversion and sexual violence
- 5 of 5
- Created at the table
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. In your story, each player takes the role of a distinct part of the Bride’s mind—a Sister—who guides the Bride through Bluebeard’s house, armed with little more than a set of keys. Whichever Sister holds the Wedding Ring is the main guide of the Bride’s actions.
Bluebeard’s Bride is Powered by the Apocalypse. 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, the majority of moves use no dice; this harkens back to telling ghost stories around the fire.
And along the way, questions arise…
What will you find in your new husband’s house?
What horrors will haunt you?
What darkness will you find within yourself?
But in the end, there is only one question for a new Bride: will you open the final door?
IMPORTANT: This game has several triggers relating to one’s body, one’s sense of motherhood, one’s religion, spirituality, morals and sexuality. This includes disabilities, illnesses, abuse, punishment, and sexual violence. There is a method called the “X-Card” we will use to allow anyone in the game to edit out any content anyone is uncomfortable with as we play. Anything X-Carded during play can be replaced by something else that does not push the group to bad places.
If you do not want to expose yourself to these topics, this game is unfortunately not for you.Tags: Collaborative, Dark, Drama, Emotional, Exploration, Fantasy, Freeform, Gore, Graphic Violence, Horror, Intrigue, Investigation, Melancholy, Play to find out, Potentially triggering*, Provocative, Rotating authority, Serious, Sex and Sexuality, Suspenseful