IDW bringing Poe's Masque of the Red Death to Kickstarter next year:
Horror fans lend us your ears, one of the greatest tales of gothic fiction ever written is headed to board gaming.
Edgar Allen Poe’s chilling tale, Masque of the Red Death is set to hit Kickstarter on January 10th 2018.
Masque of the Red Death features distinctive art and is fully illustrated by Gris Grimly. Game design by Adam Wyse, this game of deduction places you as nobles at a party looking to gain popularity before the Red Death arrives.
Yes, the art in the game is by Gris Grimly, his first foray into tabletop gaming. Grimly is a well known artist / illustrator who has worked on numerous Poe stories, as well as many other projects.
Masque of the Red Death pits you and 4 to 7 players against each other as you hobnob with the Prince. But disaster strikes at midnight! Players have to balance their actions carefully between currying the Prince’s favor and discovering what rooms the Red Death will visit. After all, the highest social standing only matters if you survive.
Well in the original story, you don't survive, so it will be interesting to see how the story weaves its heavy spell into the mechanics of the game itself.