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This product is a complete printed card deck for the Wicked Lies & Alibis whodunit roleplaying game PLUS the full PDF of the core rules.

The 121-card deck is US Poker Sized, full colour, double sided and UV coated and delivered to your door.

GameplayWicked Lies & ALibis Cover

Players generate characters at the table from a selection of cards developing a cast of complex characters who all have a motive to kill the victim. They then play through several establishing scenes in the lead-up to a murder. The remainder of the game is played as a series of structured flashback rounds where each player, in turn, assumes a degree of narrative control to frame a flashback which incriminates another character.

The Game Master has a dual role, both as facilitator of scenes, and as the Great Detective, a Non-Player Character summoned to solve the murder, who summarises the evidence revealed by the characters, and reveals the motives of the characters one-by-one before finally disclosing the identity of the murderer.

This game allows you to recreate murder mystery stories in the finest tradition of the golden-age of detective fiction. It’s also a perfect low-prep, one-shot, filler for that session where you are missing a key player, or when you want to try something different between regular games.

Inside the PDF volume you’ll find:2015 Judges Spotlight Award Winner

  • Simple card-based mechanics that deliver a complete murder mystery experience in a single session of play. The unique approach to character creation supported by structured opening scenes is perfect for RPG beginners and veterans alike, allowing simple concepts to rapidly develop into complex characters who will weave a web of wicked lies and alibis.
  • Detailed facilitation notes containing advice and suggestions to support the GM in running the game.
  • Nine pre-generated murder mysteries detailing the identity of murder victims and the means of their demise, as well as suggestions for the Great Detectives who might solve the case.
  • Details about the era of Art Deco with suggestions of how to introduce several key themes to enrich and add to the realism of your game.
  • All the cards needed to play, laid-out and ready to print.

There are three recommended options to purchase Wicked Lies & Alibis and unmask the murderer at your table:

  1. Purchase the full PDF version which contains everything you need to play including high-resolution digital layouts of the cards.
  2. If you prefer to read from a printed page then pick the PDF + Softcover B&W Book and receive an attractive 6"x9" book delivered to your door plus the full PDF version for no extra cost. 
  3. If you want to save time printing and cutting out cards then pick the Card Deck + Core Rules PDF option and receive all 121 UV coated cards, printed in high quality and delivered to your door PLUS the full PDF version (above).

Winner of a 2015 ENnie Judges Spotlight Award

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August 22, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on March 31, 2015.