A while ago I wrote and ran a one-shot mystery titled "Brine, Blood, and Oil" for my currently favorite pen-and-paper RPG, Monster of the Week, at a local con, and subsequently liked it enough to publish it online. Although originally played in German, I translated it to English to reach more players and posted it to RPGGeek. I have recently realized, however, that only registered users can download files from RPGGeek and while I really like that site, I am ideologically opposed to such restrictions placed on my own works, so I am reuploading it to my site.

Since then I have, unsurprisingly written and GMed several more one-shot mysteries, and have decided to repurpose this post to list them, in a vague hope that someone, somewhere will play them someday. Here they are:

  • "Brine, Blood, and Oil" (EN.PDF, DE.PDF) pits a team of monster hunters against an Old Norse monstrosity terrorizing a Norwegian oil platform in the middle of a fierce winter storm.
  • "Wrath of the Pumpkin King" (PDF) is a Halloween-themed mystery with emphasis on horror over action and a set of custom moves to incorporate the hunters' own fears and phobias into the plot.
  • "Spuk im Haus auf dem Berg" (DE.PDF) is set in remote haunted house located in the Black Forest, southwestern Germany.

All mysteries are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.