Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror roleplaying game based on the Bluebeard fairy tale, written and designed by Whitney "Strix" Beltrán, Marissa Kelly, and Sarah Richardson.
In this game you and your friends explore Bluebeard’s home as the Bride, creating your own beautifully tragic version of the dark fairy tale. Investigate rooms, discover the truth of what happened, experience the nightmarish phantasmagoria of this broken place, and decide whether or not you are a faithful or disloyal bride.
- Five playbooks, each representing a different aspect of the Brides personality
- Detailed instructions for running the game and playing to find out what happens
- Tools for creating your own custom servants, rooms, and horrors for Bluebeard's Bride
- Tips and tricks for managing horror at your table, including safety mechanisms
Bluebeard’s Bride is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used in Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, Masks, and more. It’s a simple system; when your character takes an action that fits a move, the move tells you what happens, or you roll two six-sided dice to find out. Since this is a horror game, we have modified it so that the majority of moves use no dice; harkening back to telling ghost stories around the fire.
Bluebeard’s Bride produces adult feminine horror fiction like Crimson Peak, American Horror Story, or The Company of Wolves, making it fun for horror fans and dark fairy tale fans alike. And the Powered by the Apocalypse system gives Bluebeard’s Bride the strong, yet flexible system necessary to tell your own flavor of horror.