You are a group of college students EXPLORING / FILM-MAKING / THROWING A PARTY in THE WOODS / AN OLD FARMHOUSE / AN ABANDONED HOSPITAL. Create a character with a REASON TO LIVE, a MINOR VICE, and a DARK SECRET -*- Sit in a circle. Discuss how you got here. Who is everybody? What is the group dynamic? Reveal REASONS TO LIVE and MINOR VICES. Place a bottle in the center. -*- Spin. Whoever it lands on has been found by the KILLER. The KILLER is not a player. Flip a coin. Tails: They survive. The VICTIM describes their encounter with the KILLER. Was it a glimpse in a mirror? A struggle? Heads: They are killed. The VICTIM describes their death in gory detail. Their death must have an element of irony regarding their REASON TO LIVE / MINOR VICE / DARK SECRET. Regroup and discuss. How is everyone feeling now? Dead players may reveal their DARK SECRET to living players at any time. Repeat. -*- Last two VICTIMS alive reveal their DARK SECRETS to each other. One may now choose to sacrifice themselves. Say goodbye. Last person alive, if they survive their encounter with the KILLER, escapes as a SURVIVOR. They try to return to a normal life.
TERROR AT THE TABLE! is an RPG where you and your friends live through a slasher film. It can be played as a goofy B-movie with over the top deaths or with deeper character interactions and heartbreaking reveals.
Thank you to Liz (@Doc_Saturn) & r25th (@r25th) for their help in proofreading and offering feedback.