Published by Bully Pulpit Games
Distributed by Deernicorn Distro
The Skeletons flips the script on the classic dungeon crawl— here you play not the intruders, but the guardians, cursed to spend all of eternity defending a tomb. As time passes, both the tomb and its guardians will change. Ferocious battles are fought and won, and the skeletons slowly remember who and what they once were. Melancholy, introspective and spanning epochs, The Skeletons is unlike anything you’ve ever played.
As the game progresses, players will discover more about their former existences and fill out a map with details of the crypt. Time will pass with longer and longer stretches of silence — these pauses give the feeling of time stretching on for the untiring guardians of the tomb.
The Skeletons is a meditative structured freeform game for 1-6 players. You’ll need a few hours and a private space.
Components & Details
- 60 page booklet (digital edition included with purchase)
Number of players: 1-6 players over a few hours.
Style: GM, structured freeform storytelling.
Creator: Jason Morningstar and Sara Williamson