This RPG item was a submission to the #Threeforged RPG Design Challenge. It was developed by three different designers in a randomized, anonymous fashion. For details, and for information on how the versions are structured, see the series RPGGeek entry here: #Threeforged RPG Design Challenge 2015. All of the entries are available here: #Threeforged RPG Design Challenge Winners and Everything Entry #1530; Stage One: Samuel Briggson; Stage Two: Josh Crowe; Stage Three: Michael Wenman Stage One Title: A Bard's Tale Stage Two Title: Quiet Night
From the Introduction:
“Gather round and let us tell the stories of the heroes of the previous
world. Your parents, your uncles and in some cases, your older siblings.
They fought and died so that we might live.”
“Let us set the stage: Monsters poured from the darkness, literally killing
sound as they went. We tried to sound the alarm, the bell moved but no
sound came. Our shouts made us hoarse, but little else. The monsters came
and destroyed the world that was. But we were not defeated yet. People
banded together and learned to fight the monsters. And they may yet succeed
in destroying all the monsters.”
In “Quiet Night” you play as the children of heroes. Listening and pitching
in to the tale woven by the village bard. The Bard leads a series of tales,
while the audience contribute by describing the actions of survivors who
were related to them.