Dressed to Kill

System: Brindlewood Bay   (Tabletop RPG)
GM: darrenledwards
Where & When: Room: Dunwich, Slot: 1. Friday afternoon
Players: 2-4
Mature Themes: Yes
Player Led: Yes


Content Warning: This mystery deals with the disappearance (and potential death) of a child.

The village of Nemesley is one of many villages in the Peak District, penned in by a valley through which fast-flowing streams run. It is the summer solstice, and well-dressing season is in full swing. This is an old Derbyshire tradition of decorating the village well or spring with flowers, including a large mural made with flower petals as a centerpiece. Some trace its origins as far back as celtic worship of river goddesses, though these days it is closely tied to the parish churches. This year, while Nemesley is experiencing a small influx of tourists to see the decoration, a child has disappeared: twelve-year-old Ash Thurcroft has been reported missing, and a search for her has begun.

In Brindlewood Bay you play elderly women solving mysteries in the style of shows such as Murder She Wrote and Rosemary and Thyme. The game uses a player led mystery system in which there is no canonical solution.