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Brindlewood Bay is a roleplaying game about a group of elderly women—members of the local Murder Mavens mystery book club—who frequently find themselves investigating (and solving!) real-life murder mysteries. They become increasingly aware that there are supernatural forces that connect the cases they are working on and, in particular, a cult dedicated to the dark, monstrous aspect of the goddess Persephone will come to vex them. 

The game is directly inspired by the television show Murder, She Wrote, but also takes inspiration from the works of H.P. Lovecraft, “cozy” crime dramas, and American TV shows from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.

Included in the download:

Brindlewood Bay Rules

Brindlewood Bay Rules (booklet printing)

Character Sheet

Reference Sheet

Maven Moves Sheet

Dark Conspiracy Sheet

Mysteries (5)

  • Dad Overboard
  • All Hallow's Scream
  • The GBBBO (The Great Brindlewood Bay Bake-Off)
  • Jingle Bell Shock
  • A Murder Most Mucky
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Zach B March 24, 2020 2:31 pm UTC
I got this through a Gauntlet membership (Patreon reward), so I can't leave a rating. But, I just wanted to say that it is worth the $10. My favorite mystery game I've ever run. Very sweet, very low prep, and has a nice dark lining/underbelly that gives it teeth. It has a low page count which is great for folks already comfortable with PbtA, but you might be a little confused if you've never run a PbtA game before.

Works very well for a short series / campaign (think 6 to 8 sessions), as there is a very cool system that let's you collect clues for your active mystery, as well as clues for the "Void Mystery." After you collect enough "void clues" you'll be able to attempt to discover the dark corruption that is threatening your cozy seaside town of Brindlewood Bay.

Please note, these mysteries do not have a SINGLE correct answer. The game is more Genre-Emulation (Story Game) than Mystery Simulation (Trad Game). Each group will *probably* find a different suspect; this...See more
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Michael L March 24, 2020 11:34 am UTC
Any chance this will go POD?
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