All your life you’ve been an orphan… Well, at least as long as you can remember. Getting shoved around from orphanage to orphanage, getting bullied, getting ignored. You had trouble making friends. You had trouble getting adopted. There was something off about you. Something… Creepy. That sort of upbringing causes cynicism to grow, a healthy shell to protect you from the cruelty of the world…
Then the man in the black car came. He spoke to your home’s director, showed him something in a briefcase, and with an enthusiastic nod dragged you out of your room and into the car.
He said you were being taken to a new home. You would get your own room, hot meals, new friends. It would be just wonderful. He seemed more happy to get you out of his hands.
As the car crested over the hill, you found yourself looking out over the beautiful vale. It seemed strange, like it was stuck out of time. For a brief moment, even as you noticed that the mountains around the valley seemed like the jaws of a giant venus fly trap, you felt hope for the first time in a long time.
Is hope what the fly feels before the trap’s jaws slam shut?
The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor is a story inspired by the RPG of the same name, and it in turn was inspired by Twin Peaks and A Series of Unfortunate Events.
This is a darkly comic game that follows a group of orphans as they arrive at an orphanage near a small town. They go on various misadventures, discovering the secrets of the town, all while something tingles in the back of their skull… Something in this town is familiar.
Imagine, if you will, the Addams Family children being orphaned and sent to the town from Hot Fuzz, all while solving mysteries and conspiracies with maybe a bit of supernatural flair, and you’ve got the tone for this game.
Hosted and narrated by:
Tyler Smith (eliasswift)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License