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.

Raised in Kickstarter
$23,182.00 / 631 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$1,102.00 / 647 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Concerning 28 Lost Souls and the Sinister Company We Keep
about 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 08:34:12 PM

Hello again, my lovelies...

So many of you have been delightfully prompt in providing your survey information, allowing us ample time to send you such delights in the post - 94% of you as a matter of fact. To those of you who have taken the proper steps in completing this task, we offer our sincerest thanks in making our terrible existence a little easier in such a manner. 

But 28 of you. Ohhhh you naughty, naughty 28. We see your puckish antics, waiting until the last moments to complete your survey. However, perhaps your e-mail invitation was lost amongst your other correspondence, which we choose to believe to be the situation. After all, we strive to see the good in all men's hearts even if we have to go through the entire rib cage to do so. It shan't come to that. We know you better.

We will be sending a reminder survey to those of you still outstanding, and in the event you do not receive it, you may always find the survey recovery page at

Of Dangerous Men

For those of you who are familiar with our more lighthearted product about 1970's pop culture, Spirit of 77, you may be familiar with some of our recurring associates that we enlist in our efforts. One name in particular is of special concern for those of a gentle disposition - The World's Most Dangerous Editor, Bryan Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock has been our editor for quite some time, an expert in rather unsavory wordsmith details we best not describe for those you of a delicate nature. Best be said that Mr. Whitlock is considered a specialist in rather particular skills, one we have enlisted with great care and caution. Simply put, Mr. Whitlock will do things on behalf of the English language. Terrible things. We felt it best to forewarn you that Mr. Whitlock is about to be engaged with the Bedlam Hall draft, and once Mr. Whitlock has finished his grim work... well it's best not to dwell on the aftermath. Best to realize that there are nefarious forces at work to provide your entertainment and diversions. We do this because we care.

Ta darlings!

~The Monkeyfun Gang

Concerning Surveys and One Too Many Terrible Tales
over 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 11:07:03 PM

Hello my lovelies - 

We are proud to announce that Professor Backerkit’s illustrious crowdfunding device has begun to do its work, with a minimum of serious injury to those surrounding it. As such, backer surveys are currently on their way via electronic post to all, with the intention of gathering personal and intrusive information about you that will be in no way used against you at a later time. Hooray for science!  

Many of you have already filled out the pertinent details, for which we thank you with knowing grins and a subtle head nod. However if you have not seen your backer survey in your inbox, we recommend checking your bulk mail folder just to be certain. It may have fallen amongst your missives about vitality supplements and requests from Nigerian princes. However, if you still have not received it, we will be sending out a second round of the surveys later this month to those who have not received it.

As another item regarding the good professor’s crowdfunding device, we noted a trend where people have accidentally pre-ordered additional electronic copies of the Terrible Tales in addition to what their backer level already entails. Never fear, we are reviewing our orders to make sure you get exactly what you deserve. Does that sound ominous? We didn’t mean it as such. Probably. However, we have yet to close the surveys so you are still free to make changes within Backerkit if needed.

In addition to this probing and highly intimate questioning, we have also utilized the good professor’s additional storefront transmogrifier to enable pre-orders for those of you wish to expand upon your previous orders. This is also open to those who unfortunately missed out on our initial campaign and want to atone for their shameful tardiness through the use of cash and credit. Our love and forgiveness can be purchased at very reasonable rates so act now. - Visit the Pre-Order Store.

As always, we thank you all for your support and wish you nothing but delight. 

Except for you, Sharon.  

Ta, darlings!  

~The Monkeyfun Gang

Concerning Electrical Burns and Fulfillment Surveys
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:16:37 PM

Dear Friends -

Once again, we thank you for sharing the terrible burden of Bedlam Hall with us, it is so comforting to know we won't be shouldering the blame alone.

We have spoken with Professor Backerkit regarding the execution of his crowdfunding device and he has recommended a few precautions to be considered prior to turning on power to the contraption. Although we will be bearing the brunt of possible electrocution and other maladies, there are certain items you should be aware of in regards to the process:

Those rapscallions at Kickstarter will first need to transfer over the funds, in order to produce these terrible items (this can take up to a fortnight, or two weeks for those of you that don't believe in "fortnights").  

Second, there are certain questions that will need to be addressed, including where your items should be shipped. Professor Backerkit's device will send an electronic survey to collect this information, which we assure you will not be used against you whatsoever. Rest assured, we will give you proper warning before it is sent, in careful respect of those you who are easily startled by too many personal questions. You will not need to create a Backerkit account to answer your survey, mind you. The invitation email will contain a link to your personal survey. 

It is important to submit your responses as quickly as humanly (or inhumanly) possible in order to process your rewards. If you need to change your survey responses, add or remove add-ons, or update your shipping information, you can click on the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our Backerkit project page. (This page will only start working after we send the surveys out.) 

For those of youwho question whether the smoke and heavy fumes generated by the good professor's contraption is safe for your delicate condition, you can also message us to provide the information, but answering your survey will help us get your rewards to you more expeditiously.  

If you used Facebook to log into your Kickstarter account, the Backerkit survey link will be sent to the email you used for that account. Feel free to verify the e-mail address, among your interesting cat photographs and shouted opinions about political events next time you visit there.

If you have another email address that you'd prefer to use however, please message us. We're more than happy to make this as painless a process as possible, however once you have received the items... we're no longer responsible for the pain or sadness they may inflict. One must draw the line somewhere.

Again, thank you for never speaking about where we hid the... our apologies, wrong correspondence. Thank you again for your support. 

Ta darlings!

~The Monkeyfun Gang

Considering The Inevitable Finality of All Things
over 1 year ago – Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:09:04 PM

It’s quite the sobering thought, knowing the specific timing of one’s end. We like to think we go on forever, invulnerable to the passage of time while the moments slowly have their way with us. They drag us down, slow our step, weaken our constitutions, until finally we are merely a husk of what we once were, our high hopes slowly withering into painful regrets of what could have been, opportunities hopelessly squandered. And then, that horrid, dreadful moment we realize things have come to their unavoidable conclusion with no other options available.


Dear friends, that time is upon us.  


For you poor souls who have contributed, you will be receiving an email via BackerKit that will instruct you on how to finalize your pledge information, select your add-ons, collect your mailing address (if necessary) tell us the name you want printed in the book's credits, and any other pledge level specific information. You'll also have the option to upgrade or add items to your pledge.  

For those who might wallow in disappointment due to missing our Kickstarter campaign, be comforted. Just a bit. The books will be available for preorder through BackerKit. Once our dreadful artwork has been completed and horrendous text reviewed for proper use of the Queen’s English, we'll be preparing items for printing as soon as possible. Once a final approval for print version is completed, we'll make the electronic PDF’s available to backers.

We thank you sincerely for making Bedlam Hall a success. If you have any questions, feedback or comments please feel free to post them here on the Kickstarter project page, Facebook, Twitter, or on our website. You managed to show us there is indeed happiness and good hearts out there in a cold, dismal existence. 

It’s depressing. 

Ta, darlings!

~The Monkeyfun Gang

Considering Horrible Bloody Endings
over 1 year ago – Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 08:19:38 PM

The Ides of March is permanently carved into our collective consciousness, whether it stems from a scholarly interest in the history of ancient civilizations or a knowledge of humanities and the more colorful plot developments from William Shakespeare. But regardless of the source, we should always remember that March 15th is attributed to a moment in time where people came together in unison, bonded by a common purpose and forming a community of peers with one goal in mind.  

Admittedly, that goal was stabbing someone to death. But let’s focus on the positive.

As we wind down toward the inevitable conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign (not unlike a grandfather clock riddled with gunfire), we are delighted to have reached our final Stretch Goal of the GRUEL TRUCK! mini-RPG being available to the appropriate backer levels. For those of you who selected the Continually Disturbing reward and above, this will mean you shall receive both a physical copy of the game as well as actual GRUEL TRUCK! paper hats. We believe tabletop games need more hats. And stabbings. But again, let's focus on the positive.

For those of you who have only selected the Physically Depressing reward, you will be receiving an electronic version of GRUEL TRUCK! (in addition to the electronic stretch goals, and the physical copy of Bedlam Hall). However, you still have a sliver of opportunity to increase your pledge to the Continually Depressing Reward and receive the physical copy of GRUEL TRUCK! and accompanying paper hats (along with the Not Cursed at All Challenge Coin). 

Remember, time is quickly running out and we will be closing our campaign tomorrow morning once the rays of a warming sun part the dark clouds and murky morning air. However, once we have concluded the campaign, we will indeed have additional add-ons available for purchase through the wonders of Professor Backerkit's incredible crowdfunding device. Frankly we aren't sure how it works either. We suspect witchery.

So let us await the morrow and come together with a sense of accomplishment, one that does not involve stabbings. Yet.

Ta, darlings!

The Monkeyfun Gang