Game Chef 2012 Finalist
Subtitle: A Game of Letters and Monsters
First of all, thanks for your attention. This is Epistolary, a game meant to create a playing experience that mimics an epistolary novel… that is to say, a story which is told entirely in the form of letters, newspaper articles, and other found documents. The most obvious comparison is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, of which this is an obvious pastiche. If you haven’t read it, you probably should.
A few notes before I begin; this game is set a hundred years in the past, and the gamebook is written in character, as an epistolary guide which posits to come from the same general time. Being epistolary, it’s not necessarily written in the most coherent or chronological fashion… please, give it a chance and read it through before you dismiss it as incomprehensible.