Bluebeard’s Bride: Vacant Hotel (Mariam Ahmad – March 11)
You’ve exchanged many messages over time with Bluebeard on True Love, a dating app. You feel confident meeting him in person and plan to rendezvous at his hotel, wearing a blue rose and a smile.
Bluebeard messages you before you leave for your date, telling you that he will be late. But don’t worry: the valet will take care of your car, and you’ll have free reign of the hotel. However, please wait till he returns before you enter his Suite so that he may carry you over its threshold himself.
Play as the Date as you meet your online boyfriend, Bluebeard, for the first time and enjoy a romantic getaway at his remote hotel. How will you interpret the rooms of your lover’s hotel? Will you purposefully ignore the rumors that haunt him and his hotel and embrace that he is ‘the one’? Or will you reject his advances and try to escape the lure of his hotel? Or perhaps love and terror will consume you as you fall to madness?
Explore your date’s hotel and create your own beautifully tragic version of the dark fairy tale with Bluebeard’s Bride. Experience the horrific memories that haunt the hallways and discover the truth of what happened here.
In this game you and your friends explore your date’s hotel as the Date, creating your own beautifully tragic version of the dark fairy tale. Investigate the different hotel rooms, discover the truth of what came before, experience the nightmarish terror of this broken place, and decide whether or not you will succumb to your date, Bluebeard.
This curated play event is a one-shot session with GM Mariam Ahmad. The Magpie Games Curated Play Program connects gamers with awesome, paid GMs who receive training and support from our staff. You can read more about the Curated Play Program here, including our Customer Service Agreement, and register for this event through the links below!
Mature Audiences: Bluebeard’s Bride explores mature themes concerning abuse, domestic violence, and sexism.
Content Warnings: Gaslighting, patriarchy, sexism, mental health, death, date/intimate violence, online dating
Medium: Voice and video
Platform: Zoom, Roll20