from the introduction:
Midnight Vigil is an experimental roleplaying story game where players recall the life of someone they’ve lost. The game is played in character and is not an attempt to replicate an actual vigil for real people. It is played over the course of one hour and each person takes on the role of someone at a candlelight
vigil remembering someone special. It can be exceptionally useful for writing backgrounds for characters or give players a chance to explore villains they have just slain.