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Bluebeard's Bride: Book of Mirrors
 
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Bluebeard's Bride: Book of Mirrors
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Cannibal H. G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/04/2022 13:48:04

"While it’s not a universally applicable supplement, the Book of Mirrors remains a strong one. In a genre that’s already difficult for tabletop roleplaying games to parse, the Book of Mirrors takes the unique approach of Bluebeard’s Bride and manages to spin it six more unique and fascinatingly horrible ways. For a game like BB that is very focused, a supplement like the Book of Mirrors can only broaden its audience." You can read the full Cannibal Halfling Gaming review here: https://cannibalhalflinggaming.com/2019/01/24/bluebeards-bride-the-book-of-mirrors-review/



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Bluebeard's Bride: Book of Mirrors
Publisher: Magpie Games
by Björn L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/15/2020 13:34:16

Modern settings for a dark fairy tale - a Mephisto review

# Book of Mirrors Actually, I hadn't expected that a unique roleplaying game like Bluebeard's Bride would get many sourcebooks, but the Book of Mirrors proves that this assessment was wrong for the third time. The Book of Mirrors is a book for changing the scenery of the game and offers five new scenarios. Instead of letting players play different personality aspects of Bluebeard's Bride and guide her through his castle of horror, the Book of Mirrors leaves the background setting of the original fairy tale. Only the first scenario, based on Bluebeard's son, continues the original story. The other settings are about a teacher in an almost empty 19th-century boarding school during the winter holidays, a mentally ill patient in a 1910 sanatorium, a showgirl within a circus troupe of freaks in the 1950s and a correctional officer in the 1980s.

As before, the players guide the protagonist, playing aspects of her personality. They work their way through specified rooms confronting her with strange situations and horror – often related to the image and role of women. In the end, the players have to decide whether to trust or oppose Bluebeard – sometimes presented in the form of the school principal, sometimes in that of the circus owner – which leads to different, defined endings.

The Book of Mirrors presents some exciting setting ideas, although the mechanism of the game and the personality aspects are not changed, with a few exceptions. Especially the inspiration for themes, images, and horror is a bit thin, and the illustrations that have so impressively shaped the core book are also rare. From my point of view, this book, therefore, looses potential, even if the setting ideas themselves are, in my opinion, much more accessible and concise than the original fairy tale setting.

(Björn Lippold



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