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Old Friends is a freeform live-action ghost story by Jason Morningstar and Ole Peder Giæver designed for 4-6 players, with no GM. Playtime 3-4 hours.

Back in the ‘90’s you hunted ghosts together. You used an ancient technique that reliably bridged two worlds, and you put a lot of souls to rest. Like any team you were a mess of individual flaws, contradictions and rivalry, but it worked.

It worked until Sara died.

And now, here you are, 20 years later. The past has brought you back together. Together for that one last job.

Old Friends was nominated for 3 Otto’s at Fastaval 2016, in the following categories:

Best Presentation: “Not a single word is wasted in neither the tight scenario text nor the crisp cards. The game master is impressively equipped to introduce the players to the form and then put the scenario away and participate.”

Best Roles: “A character with complexity and everything at stake is created by using chance and minimal amounts of text. The players have ownership before the scenario even starts and are dealt a strong hand to get the ghost story under their skin.”

Best Effects: “Rituals, a mask and possession cards lets the participants create a harrowing experience, when the class room gets haunted and the ghosts ... compel the roles to reveal the truth about their past and darkest secrets.”

Fastaval players wrote:

“The Mask. A brilliant mechanic that let us create the illusion that there was an extra person (player or ghost) in the room.”

“I loved the idea of a condensed ‘nørdic’ game, by game designers I trust to deliver. (...) Character creation and the possession mechanic somehow make the impro work, which is impressive.”

“I was blown away the second time [I played], it was so intense. (...) [The players] were fearless.”

“As I read ‘ghosthunters’, I thought it would be a comedy. I was surprised how much emotion/drama there was.”

This is a charity project

The profits from this PDF version are donated to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) charity.

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November 1st, 2016
A very well-written game. The rules are brief and concise, containing everything you need to play. The only thing that prevents you from running this game in ten minutes from printing is that it takes a while to cut the cards. I've now run the game fiv [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 16, 2016.