So, I had fallen in love with the website recently, you people here are the best. So I decided to try arranging my own meetup, in a slightly unusual genre of RPGs - murder mystery ones. I have made a total of 4 meetups back in 2017, and they were all successful with the local crowd, so I thought - might as well try here, its after all a lot of fun to GM them and a lot of fun to play.
But I would first like to know several factors from the veterans of the site and the players.
- How many people are actually interested to come? For a good game we need at least 5 players. And on which day it will be possible and convinient for you, cause Thurthday and Friday are already occupied.
- Should you book places in Spielbar in advance? I just have no idea, maybe some of the DMs will help me with that.
- What are your thoughts and maybe wishes for the whole ordeal. One session usually takes around 3-4 hours providing the mystery is on par. This time ill be using my old one, that was quite successful and precreated characters.
So I’ll now proceed to explain the rules and gameplay.
Basically 45 minutes would take to discuss the setting, have the preliminary roleplay and investigation, basically murder has not yet happened,
After the murder around 45 minutes would be taken to investigate, to find all the necessary clues throughout the place. Basically like in DnD by interracting with stuff but without dice rolls on success.
After that you will have a discussion, where you will have to interpret all the clues and uncover the villian of the story, who will be one of you, with whom I’ll contact beforehand, the villian will in turn try to spur your converstation in the wrong direction, by wrongfully interpreting the clues. With a sprinkle of Roleplaying you will get a suspensful atmosphere where you would not know who is the perpetrator. The GM will also assume the role of one of the characters, and might be the villian all along! Though do not assume that its always that easy. The only thing that is advised to be brought are pens/pencils and some paper sheets for your observations. Character biographies and specific knowledge will be given at start.
So I would like to read your oppinions, and maybe suggestions. I know that it would be a lot of fun if people will actually gather.