You’re at a fancy party. The Shostakovich is playing. You’re having a wonderful time, enjoying the food and dancing. But something seems… off. With every chime of the clock, everyone looks around nervously, unsure of what will happen. As the clock strikes midnight, the spectre of the Red Death arrives to kill. Will you make it out alive? That’s what you’ll have to try and do in IDW’s Masque of the Red Death game. It’s up on Kickstarter now.
*goes to listen to more of that Shostakovich*
From the campaign:
Masque of the Red Death is a deduction and movement programming game for 4 -7 players set in the grim world of the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Players are nobles attending an extravagant masked ball while a plague ravages the country. Players are trying to do what nobles do – feast, dance, celebrate –become as popular as they can. But rumors swirl as the night goes on, and everyone feels oddly nervous each time the clock chimes. The nobles might be wise to spend some time listening to these rumors. It is becoming increasingly clear as midnight approaches that something sinister awaits. At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night.
The campaign’s up over its main goal already, so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 15 days.