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Bedlam Hall - A Macabre Victorian Role-Playing Game

Created by Monkeyfun Studios, LLC

Bedlam Hall - A Macabre Victorian Role-Playing Game
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631 backers pledged $23,182.00 on Kickstarter

A dreadpunk tabletop rpg combining Downton Abbey with the Addams Family, including backstabbing politics and horrible secrets.

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$23,182.00 / 631 backers
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$628.00 / 596 backers
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Bedlam Hall - Physical Copy
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Bedlam Hall - Electronic Copy (PDF)
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A Perfectly Pestilent Private Event
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Absolutely Terrible Tales

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A Terrible Tale of An Unsettling Tradition - Electronic PDF
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A Terrible Tale of Pride and Prescience - Electronic PDF
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Gruel Truck!

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GRUEL TRUCK! mini-RPG - Physical Copy
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GRUEL TRUCK! mini-RPG - Electronic PDF
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Gruel Truck! - Additional Hats (5)
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Horrible Merchandise

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(Not Cursed At All) Challenge Coin
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Sticker Pack (3)
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Vile Gratuities

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Miss Bluntmore dutifully cleans up from last night's unfortunate cotillion incident.
Miss Bluntmore dutifully cleans up from last night's unfortunate cotillion incident.

Bedlam Hall is a macabre role-playing game set in the Victorian age, where the players become the hapless servant staff of the Blackwood Family, tasked with maintaining a semblance of order within the House while vying for prestige and privilege among their fellow staff members. 

Mr. Tuckle harbors doubts on Lord Blackwood's newest hobby.
Mr. Tuckle harbors doubts on Lord Blackwood's newest hobby.

Each character strives to learn each other's Secrets while protecting their own, as the Blackwoods' unique peculiarities complicate the players' goals and daily routine. Solving the dark and horrible mysteries is less important, when compared to just surviving them for another day without losing one's sanity or position.

Powered by the Apocalypse  

 

Sample Playbook - The Butler
Sample Playbook - The Butler

 

 

Sample Playbook - The Butler (Inside)
Sample Playbook - The Butler (Inside)

 

 

 Bedlam Hall uses the Apocalypse World engine created by D. Vincent Baker, with a few dreadful modifications. The basic mechanics consist of rolling two six sided dice, adding any modifiers and then narrating the success or failure. Both end poorly, to be honest. One will only prolong the inevitable. Perhaps you should be playing something like whist. No one has died from whist.

If you simply must, there is an Actual Play Recording with Openly Gamer Theatre on Youtube. We cannot guarantee your safety.

In the event of reaching our initial goal, we will be providing you with subsequent stretch goals that will continue to pull you deeper into the lurking dread of Bedlam Hall. Things will just start appearing to you, things you didn't initially expect. And it will just...keep...coming... 

There are terrible tales that occur within the household, and with the achievement of reaching $7,500 everyone at the $15 pledge level and greater will receive a complimentary electronic copy of the first Terrible Tale game adventure for the system. God help you.

The visions will only trouble you further at this point. The achievement of reaching $10,000 shall add greater and more unsettling artwork to what you will receive. No good can come of this, the eyes! The eyes see too much!

Things continue to worsen in the household. With the achievement of reaching $13,000 everyone at the $15 pledge level and greater will receive a complimentary electronic copy of the second Terrible Tale game adventure for Bedlam Hall. Perhaps these stories are merely rumors, who can say. But those scratches on the door, nothing normal could make... well best not to speak of it.

At $16,000, we will provide the (Not Cursed At All) Bedlam Hall challenge coin to those at the $40 pledge level and up. This limited edition keepsake is the first of its kind from Monkeyfun Studios, not unlike the time Uncle Fenimore came back with that inappropriate tattoo on his face from the West Indies.

Frankly this is embarrassing. We don't know why the creator of our games feels the need to create such things, we try to coax him back to more worthwhile pursuits. However, we were forced to accommodate his wishes and offer a copy of this mini-RPG about running a food truck in a swords and sorcery setting to all $15 pledge backers and above, should we reach the $20,000 mark. This almost makes us wish we aren't this successful, because it will only encourage him.

We are Monkeyfun Studios, creators of the 1970's action RPG, Spirit of 77. Our last Kickstarter not only funded well above its initial ask, but all products shipped within the month we had initially promised them. And now the voices demands we release this. We must obey. We must.

 "David Kizzia" is of course the writing pseudonym of Mrs. Agatha Lountry of Coventry (1855-1920). Mrs. Lountry had written approximately fourteen novellas, including the Bedlam Hall game during her incarceration at the Ashbrooke Asylum for her murderous acts. We are glad to provide this material as part of her memorial.

With the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign, we will be providing additional copies for acquisition through the remarkable efforts of Professor BackerKit and his incredible crowdfunding device.