A downloadable game
AS A REPORTER for the independent magazine Strange Places, you've covered paranormal events and mysterious figures from small towns across the country. Few things surprise you anymore. But as the end of November draws near, you feel the deadline for your next article closing in.
Desperate for leads, you and your colleague decide to split up and look for stories in different regions of the country. You agree to stay in contact through letters, keeping each other updated on your respective progress as you travel, explore, and investigate the unknown.
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Designed specifically to be played through the mail, Strange Places has two players using regular playing cards as prompts as they write and send correspondences as journalists for a paranormal investigative magazine, keeping each other updated on their respective progress as they explore the unknown. However they do not draw their own prompts. Instead, with each letter players send, they'll enclose a playing card to inspire their partner's reply. No GM needed.
Download includes a two-sided 8 1/2x11 trifold guide to play the game. Both you and your partner will need a copy of the rules (no need to purchase twice, just send the pdf to the other player), a six-sided die, a deck of regular playing cards, paper, postage, and envelopes.
For a single player solo variant, simply create the deck as instructed, follow directions for the opening entries and play as though keeping a journal as your character. Add in additional cards for longer games if desired.
Created by Daniel Tozier
Check out my other letter writing games here: adventurebymail.itch.io
(Inspired by The Machine)
Photo by Felix Mittermeier via Unsplash
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