A downloadable murder mystery

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“You have been cordially invited to join Ebenezer Stoneshire for cocktails and dinner at Stoneshire Manor on the night of October 13."

You received an invitation to dinner at Stoneshire Manor with your old friend, Ebenezer.

On the night, the guests arrive one by one. No one is familiar with each other, but all mutually know Ebenezer. After a short while of awkward conversation—and with no sign of the host—folks wanders off to explore the old house, alone.

It is not long before you find him, dead at his dining table, throat opened by a missing blade. As you stand there, the others wander in, and all cast suspicious glances at you.

A Murder at Stoneshire Manor is a haunted mystery journaling game where you play as a retired sleuth hoping to clear your name of murder and find the real culprit. 

As a storm cuts you off from the outside world, explore the old house and speak to the other guests to find clues and piece together what might actually happened. If the real murderer is not found soon, they could strike again before morning arrives.

Explore a haunted mansion, speaking to the other guests, and uncover the truth using your skills as a sleuth to eventually solve the mystery of Ebenezer's death. A Murder at Stoneshire Manor is a solo experience, using a notebook, dice, and deck of cards to generate a unique solution to the murder.

Needed materials: paper, pen, dice set (coin, d4, d6, d8, d10, d12), deck of cards.
Time to play: 30–90 minutes
Size: Digital, A5 (landscape), 16 pages
License: Released under CC-BY 4.0

This work is based on The Hints and Hijinks System, product of Pandion Games (https://pandiongames.com/), developed and authored by Andrew Boyd, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreCard Game
TagsDetective, Ghosts, Indie, journaling, murder-mystery, prompts, roleplaying-game, Solo RPG, Tabletop


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A-Murder-at-Stoneshire-Manor.pdf 14 MB
A-Murder-at-Stoneshire-Manor_PF.pdf 9 MB

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Hello there, Yuigaron! This looks really rather interesting, to say the least! Any plans to release more Community Copies? Many thanks!


Just added a few more.

Very much appreciated. Thank you!