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Alice Is Missing: A Silent Roleplaying Game

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From the creative mind behind Icarus: A Storytelling Game About How Great Civilizations Fall, comes Spenser Starke’s next project Alice is Missing, a silent role-playing game about the disappearance of Alice Briarwood, a high school junior in the small town of Silent Falls. 

Developed by Hunters Entertainment and published & distributed by Renegade Game Studios, Alice Is Missing is a unique kind of roleplaying game in which players only communicate using their phones, sending text messages to each other as they unearth clues about what happened to Alice.

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The game is played live and without verbal communication. Players inhabit their character for the entirety of the 90-minute play session, and instead of speaking, send text messages back and forth to the other characters in a group chat, as well as individually, as though they aren’t in the same place together. 

Haunting beautiful, deeply personal, and highly innovative Alice is Missing puts a strong focus on the emotional engagement between players, immersing them in a tense, dramatic mystery that unfolds organically through the text messages they send to one another. Right at home with games like Life Is Strange, Gone Home, Oxenfree, and Firewatch, it’s designed to feel as much like an event-style experience as it does a role-playing game.

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Alice Is Missing runs over a single session of 2-3 hours, with 3-5 players. In the first 45 minutes, players create their characters, their relationships to Alice, and their ties with each other. The next 90 minutes are spent uncovering secrets and unearthing clues in an attempt to discover where Alice is, and who is behind her disappearance.

Though text messages seem to be the most common mode of communication in our modern era, they are rarely utilized as a storytelling medium.

The integration of texting into the gameplay unlocks a brand new way to play RPGs that is unlike anything you’ve likely experienced before. It’s personal, immersive, and perfect for remote play.


 
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Rae C May 22, 2021 2:50 pm UTC
I was Wondering about being able to use the pdf for a remote discord game? How could I use it? Or would it be better to buy the Roll20?
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Bryan K March 04, 2021 4:36 am UTC
How is the replayability of this game? say if I wanted to be the facilitator for a few different groups of people, or even just rotate the facilitator roll? I'm strongly considering the roll 20 version of the game.
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Morgan J March 04, 2021 6:51 am UTC
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Oh, it's incredibly high. I've run it over a dozen times, and it's almost always fantastic.
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Jim B January 18, 2021 5:11 pm UTC
I received this as a gift. It turns out that the product description is misleading in a couple of ways and my gift-giver now regrets making the purchase. First, you don't find out until after you make the purchase that the game can "get into heavy or difficult content" such as "violence, sexual violence, date rape, teenager-adult relationships, partner abuse, problems at home, victim blaming, and death." The instruction booklet says that, but the product description doesn't. X-cards and Lines & Veils are better than nothing, but they're opt-out mechanisms instead of opt-in mechanisms (informed prior consent). That is, someone has to raise the topics before anyone can say they don't want those topics raised. If my gift-giver had seen that description before she bought the game, she would have gotten something else.

Second, it calls itself a silent RPG, and yet it includes a playlist and voicemail. I've lost most of my hearing, but my old gaming group hasn't. A "silent"...See more
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Jade M December 21, 2020 5:42 am UTC
Is this PDF used for online or in person games?
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Ivan V December 28, 2020 4:44 am UTC
PUBLISHER
The PDF is just the digital version of what is provided in the Box. You can still use it for Discord games however. The Roll20 Edition of the game can be found on the Roll20 marketplace, and facilitates online play remotely with folks.
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Adrian H December 05, 2020 12:27 pm UTC
Does this have an age range recommendation?
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Meredith G December 16, 2020 6:22 pm UTC
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16+ according to Hunter's website :)
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Brandon V October 21, 2020 9:19 pm UTC
Is it possible to play this in-person without using the resources on Roll20? I know the physical box will have cards, but how do you play with just this PDF?
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Rheannon M November 18, 2020 4:02 pm UTC
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The PDF includes printable pages for print-and-play in person.
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Anthony W October 21, 2020 8:46 pm UTC
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I bought this with the intent to use it with FoundryVTT, which is kind of like Roll20. I noticed that the Character and Motive cards are available as single images from your website, but the Location and Suspect cards are only available as a print-and-play PDF. Would you consider uploading the Location and Suspect cards as individual images to DriveThruRPG so that purchasers can more easily play online in non-Roll20 VTTs?
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Jacob H September 30, 2020 8:43 am UTC
Is there any practical way to play this at distance other than roll20? Like if a webcam was pointed down at the cards and an online voice recorder was used for the messages, would that be enough? I realize an app is coming but ideally I would like to play this for Halloween which is kind of soon.

Side question, when the app does come out, is there an estimate on cost?
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Ivan V September 30, 2020 3:39 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Online voice record would be fine. But cards need to be 'issued' to players at time intervals, which makes a 'cloud-based card assigning' system pretty vital. We're continuing to work on ways to bring the game to people who are not interested in Roll20, however, it just takes some time and careful development to make sure we do it right.

I encourage you to join us on our discord as there is a lot of great discussion on ways to play the game that don't involved Roll20, and use elements like Discord Bots and Templates to enable remote play.
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Alex G September 27, 2020 1:17 pm UTC
Was wondering the same as Henrik below. Any way to play online besides using Roll20 please? Thanks
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Ivan V September 28, 2020 6:21 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We are currently developing an App for the game, which will allow for both local optimized play - as well as remote play.
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Alex G October 14, 2020 5:42 pm UTC
Great, thanks!
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Henrik B September 20, 2020 7:36 am UTC
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Bought the PDF. Is there any way (beside Roll20) to play this online? How can I distribute the cards?
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Szymon S September 27, 2020 7:50 pm UTC
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You could try to put the cards into TableTop Simulator.
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Ivan V September 28, 2020 6:21 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We are currently developing an App for the game, which will allow for both local optimized play - as well as remote play.
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Henrik B September 28, 2020 7:37 am UTC
PURCHASER
Sound great! Thanks for the info and thanks for a great game!
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anna P September 03, 2020 7:37 pm UTC
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I've been playing this on Roll 20, but wanted to get this game for my little sister who plays games in person with her friends. What is included in this DriveThruRPG purchase? Are all the printables available to her? How easy is it to create your own cards etc?
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anna P September 03, 2020 8:23 pm UTC
PURCHASER
nvm I just decided to just go ahead and get it, I like the concept so much I don't mind double supporting the creators.
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Martina R September 01, 2020 5:59 am UTC
So I'm really intrigued by this game, but I was wondering how the mechanics of it change when it is played online instead of in person? Do I need to come up with something to be able to circumvent the usage of physical cards, or are there specific tweaks for this already available?
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anna P September 01, 2020 5:43 pm UTC
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There is a Roll20 version with everything you need, as well as tutorials on youtube on exactly what you need to do on Roll20 to make everything work. I highly suggest it! It's been very simple to use.
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Millo F September 02, 2020 4:40 pm UTC
I played the Roll20 version, and it worked really well. Thumb up!
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