by The Gauntlet

A Game of Cozy Murder and Darkness

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. 

Get Brindlewood Bay (pdf) at Drive Thru RPG.

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, Character Sheet, Reference Sheet (including Maven Moves), Dark Conspiracy Sheet, and five ready to play Mysteries:

  • Dad Overboard
  • All Hallow’s Scream
  • The GBBBO (The Great Brindlewood Bay Bake-Off)
  • Jingle Bell Shock
  • A Murder Most Mucky

Publishers Website: The Gauntlet

PublishedMarch 23, 2020.
CategoryPowered By the Apocalypse
AuthorJason Cordova
GenreRole Playing
TagsMultiplayerPbtATabletop, brindlewoodbrindlewood-bayCozyHorrorLovecraftian HorrormurderMysterypamphletTabletop role-playing game
Average session2-4 hours

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