A super unique one-shot that prompts players to do a lot of creative and deep thinking about both human motivations and the injustices perpetuated on a daily basis by the criminal justice system. The randomization and countless possible game trajectories mean I would definitely play this game again. Very helpful playbook/player safety parameters as well.
A downloadable game
The year is 2019. Bruce Orson, a twenty-three-year-old Black man, is on trial for the murder of Abigail Burke, a thirty-year-old white woman. Ms. Burke was last seen with Mr. Orson at The Yellowjacket Lounge on the evening of Friday, April 26th. Her body was found the following morning at 7:42 a.m.
TRIAL is a narrative tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) for 3-5 players and a gamemaster (GM). This game requires a six-sided die, a four-sided die, a twelve-sided die, a calculator or phone, and a paper and pen to take notes and track points.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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This game was so much fun to play! The interactions between the GM and player allowed for a lot of interesting improvisation, and the player-player questioning was really helpful in understanding player motivations. The mechanics for objections and introducing evidence were well thought out and worked well in forwarding the game. The layout, design, and art are also amazing!
This is an incredible game!! So much fun and really interesting and interactive. Players got a role in shaping the story in very unique ways for an RPG.
This is an incredible game, Dominique. There is so much emotion and careful thought put into this game and it’s done in a highly effective way. The layout design and art are evocative and the questions presented are thought provoking. I especially liked the designer’s statement at the end. Thank you for creating this excellent game!
I'd like to hear a little more about what sort of game this is before shelling out 5 dollars for it. It's not clear how there can be interactive roles for 4-6 players.