A downloadable RPG mystery

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Good Buy, Cruel World is a mystery written for use with Brindlewood Bay, a roleplaying game about a group of elderly women—members of the local Murder Mavens mystery book club—who frequently find themselves investigating (and solving!) real-life murder mysteries.  

(Don't have a copy of Brindlewood Bay yet?  You can grab it over on DriveThruRPG!)

The Mavens have taken up mall-walking to stay fit, walking the perimeter of the Ambergris Galleria as their schedules allow, ending each circuit with a visit to Speaks Volumes—a bookstore—to browse the paperbacks.

But today's mall-walking is interrupted by the discovery of a body!

Can the Mavens figure out what happened to the owner of Big Laffs—an adult novelty, magic & joke shop—who was found dead in the Galleria's central fountain? Was it a suicide... or something more sinister?

Oh, and in case you need a soundtrack, there's a playlist:

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorMichael Van Vleet
GenreRole Playing
Tagsbrindlewood-bay, mysteries, Mystery, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this RPG mystery you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

GoodBuyCruelWorld-printready.pdf 2 MB
GoodBuyCruelWorld-singles.pdf 2 MB
GoodBuyCruelWorld-spreads.pdf 2 MB

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This is a top tier mystery for Brindlewood Bay! I've been thoroughly enjoying the art design and varied clues! My mavens are having a blast!