A downloadable game
Queer intimate horror in a haunted Gothic city.
Invent your own story of Victorian horror and queer intimacy.
Content warnings: this game includes topics of poverty, oppression, unjust institutions, violence, queer sexuality, and possession. It may also include manipulation, toxic families, homelessness, drug and alcohol use, body horror, and blasphemy.
For 3-5 players across 3-4 hours.
Grand Guignol gives us crooked alleys and foggy canals, charged touches and words left unsaid, extravagant masquerades and faceless crowds, bloody hands and dangerous smiles, and always the darkness without and within whispering "what are you going to do now?"
It is a GMless game of queers and monsters trying to slay their demons and live their lives. They flirt and bicker, investigate and unwind, tremble and embrace, and hurt and heal one another in turn. And if they're lucky, somewhere between the misty laneways and society's demands they may learn who they truly are.
It is a game of belonging outside belonging using the "No Dice, No Masters" engine for 3-5 players, and should take between 3 and 4 hours per session. To play, you will need a printed copy of the game, scrap paper, pens and pencils, and coins to use as tokens.
This game is brought to you by the generosity of my Patrons, and especially Cassandra. Thank you all so much.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Grand Guignol is about queerness, and it's important to me that all queer people who want access to it can have that access, regardless of financial means.
If your budget doesn't have room for games, these free copies are for the community and that means they're for you. Please claim one.
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