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Bluebeard's Bride $19.99 $13.99
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Bluebeard's Bride
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Gabe S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/07/2019 21:49:56

The rare (though increasingly less so!) tabletop RPG that deeply considers the experience of being female; specifically, it evokes the horror of being bound helplessly to monsters of the literal and societal kind. I can't recommend this weird, compelling, terrifying game enough, but take care to choose a Groundskeeper (GM) who you trust to respect your personal boundaries--because the game goes to pains to delve into personal horrors.



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Bluebeard's Bride
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Mathew D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/14/2018 04:15:42

A richly-textured and persuasively-rendered version of the works of fabulists and critics such as Charles Perrault, Angela Carter and Hélène Cixous.

The game marries the doom-laden exploration and threatening atmospherics of the gothic fairy-tale (a faint echo of the snares and traps and player ingenuity of old-school dungeoneering here) to a stripped-back version of the single shot-improv-playbook style of the Apocalypse World engine (a touch of the deterritorialization-through-collective-effort of indie gaming here).

Well-researched, well-designed and well worth a small portion of the filthy lucre Bluebeard and his landowning descendants have handed down to us.



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Bluebeard's Bride
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Nathan R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/01/2017 14:10:10

I desperately want to run this game, but I don't feel I should, as I'm a male and don't believe I would offer my friends, some of whom are women, quite the same experience. It asks you to get into a woman's complicated psyche (men's psyches are complicated too, just different, perhaps). I would rather my wife run the game and be a player. I'm terribly curious to see where her imagination would take us. All this being said, no game has intrigued me like this one in a very long time. I'd love to hear from someone who has played it!



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Bluebeard's Bride
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Joseph D. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/28/2017 22:26:11

Buy this game. Buy it right now. It is a work of art. It is complete, perfect beauty. When I teach children what RPG design can be about (this is my day job, amazingly), this is the kind of thing I point to. This is what it looks like when you consider every element of your game both individually and holistically. This is what it looks like when you pare it down to the bare essentials, so everything communicates theme and message in volumes. It can be a difficult game, emotionally and practically. But it is beautiful. Buy it.



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Bluebeard's Bride
Publisher: Magpie Games
by JR F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/26/2017 11:18:16

Simply beyond words. An exquisitely written and designed game-system. As with TRUE fairytales, this is not for the faint of heart, however; exploring some dark subject matter.



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