Explore The Murderous Tale Of Bluebeard’s Bride In An RPG Kickstarter

October 20, 2016 by deltagamegirl22

Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game by Magpie Games, for three to five players, written and designed by Whitney “Strix” Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson, and based on the Bluebeard fairy tale.

BB rule book

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.

BB book of rooms

The Bluebeard fairy tale is simple enough: A young bride is wed to an ugly, but powerful man with a blue beard. On their wedding night he must attend to other urgent matters. He gives her the keys to every room, inviting her to explore… but one room in his house is forbidden.

The bride eventually falls prey to her curiosity and opens it, discovering the gruesome sight of former brides who had been murdered… evidence that reveals her husband to be a killer.

BB deck of objects

How will more than one person role-play as the bride you ask? I wondered the same thing, but they have done a brilliant job of capturing the almost schizophrenic aspect of various angles of her psyche.

As each person takes their turn, they assume the role of the bride and bring forward their influence on her.

BB servent tarot

Perhaps she is outwardly good, but there is a small piece of her mind that is just plain tired of following the rules- well, that wickedly wonderful aspect of her can emerge on another person’s turn.

BB ring

This project is well funded already and continues to gather steam, adding more and more great material to assist The Groundskeeper in driving a creative and unique game each time it’s played.

Will you be brave (or foolish) enough to open the door?

"As each person takes their turn, they assume the role of the bride and bring forward their influence on her..."