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Preorders and Preview for a Game of Disco & Cosmic Horror

Head west on Rose Island and you get to the pricey summertime communities like Saltwinne, Destiny Bay, or Dunewood. Head east and you’ll find exclusive resort towns like Pinewood Harbor, Charmington, and Sunken Oak. But those city kids and artists looking to get away for a long weekend, they’re heading right out to the middle of the island for that old gaycation getaway: Roseville Beach.

Moonlight on Roseville Beach is a rules-light and setting-rich tabletop roleplaying game. Set in 1979 in the fictional and predominately LGBTQ+ town of Roseville Beach, player characters spend the summer holding down jobs and protecting their community from the supernatural world around them. To play you just need a game master, 2-5 players, and some six-sided dice.

If you've read the free Quickstart, you can now preorder the full book! Just like Kickstarter backers, anyone who preorders gets the draft previews of several of the full chapters as they go through editing and layout. Purchasing at the basic level gets you access to the Preview and a discount code for the digital project when it comes out. If you'd like to preorder the final project, use one of the buttons below.

Welcome to Roseville Beach


The first part of the book includes an introduction to the town of Roseville Beach and character creation. If you read the free Quickstart, you're already familiar with the core origin stories of Witch, Scandalous, Fresh Face, Shifter, and the full game adds two more options: the familiar, a magical being in animal form, and the stranger, a person from another reality or world.

Magic

Sample words of power in Roseville Beach

A listing of the words of power witches can choose from at character creation.

The witch, familiar, and stranger all have access to Words of Power, a simple magic system that other characters can also learn. Magic-wielding characters can weave these together into a variety of spells and rituals. Check out the witch in the free Quickstart.

Guest Stars

If you ever have drop-in players in your home games, you know it can be a challenge to help them create a character and get them into the action quickly. That's why we added a whole chapter of 23 guest stars! While the main PCs in your game live and work in Roseville Beach throughout the summer, Guest Stars are people who are visiting for a day, a weekend, or maybe a week. Written by Alison Cybe, Ezakur, and Sharang Biswas, they include high school teachers, occultists, reanimated statues, and monster suit actors (between jobs).

Investigation and Action


Inspired by games such as Psi*Run and Goblinville Gazette, Roseville Beach uses a simple d6 pool system that allows players to choose whether they succeed, when they face consequences, and if they find clues. If rolls go poorly, there's even an option for bringing in a bonus die.

GM's Book of Secrets

GMs get a lot of tools for running Roseville Beach as well! There's a full chapter on running the game; another with deep dives into the town and the other denizens of Rose Island from Bethany Harvey, Rick Chia, and Rob Abrazado; and mysteries and mystery starters from Maxwell Lander, Catherine Ramen, Sean F. Smith, Anne Toole, and Noora Rose.

Inspirations & Team Members

Inspired by classic weird tales of cosmic horror and the queer pulp and genre stories of authors like Ann Bannon and Joseph Hanson, R. Rook originally published Roseville Beach in 2019 as a setting for Diogo Nogueira’s Dark Streets & Darker Secrets. Moonlight on Roseville Beach has been a popular offering at conventions, including Gen Con Online, Pax Unplugged, Dex Con, Gauntlet Con, Virtual Horror Con, and Games on Demand Online.

The new edition of Moonlight on Roseville Beach is a stand-alone game. Dai Shugars of GMDK designed the cover for Moonlight Roseville Beach and is providing art direction and layout for the book.

Read about the full team on the original Kickstarter page!

And Fiction Too?

Yep! The preview includes six flash fiction pieces by writers like Sharang Biswas, Bendi Barrett, Ennis Rook Bashe, and Erin Roberts.


Previews, Preorders & What You Get Now

Getting the preview (at the base price) grants you access to the full-text preview, so you'll see the whole text of the game (and you'll get a discount code for the digital book when it comes out).

Preordering means you'll get the book as soon as it releases while physical copies are shipping to stores and zine shops.


Bonus Content

Since space and time are limited, we weren't able to test every option we came up with and get them into the full book. Preview backers get some bonus character creation options to download and try at home.

Updated 1 day ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
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AuthorR. Rook Studio
Tagsdnd, Dungeons & Dragons, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Queer, Tabletop role-playing game

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In order to download this Tabletop RPG Preorder you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.60 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Moonlight on Roseville Beach (Final Preview - Google Docs)
Moonlight on Roseville Beach Quickstart & Demo Kit (PDF) 2 MB
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Preorders

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Digital Preorders


With your digital preorder of the full book, you'll get the following:

  • PDF and ePub copies of Moonlight on Roseville Beach when it releases in Fall 2022
  • The Preview Package of additional Moonlight on Roseville Beach material , including new character options, setting information, and more ready-to-run mysteries. These materials will be released before they head into reading and editing, and will be updated until the full book is released.
  • Add 1 Community Copy of the final book to the pool of community copies available.

Physical Book Preorder

With your physical preorder of the full book, you'll get the following:

  • Physical copy of the book (US Shipping included, physical collected later)
  • PDF and ePub copies of Moonlight on Roseville Beach when it releases in Fall 2022
  • The Preview Package of additional Moonlight on Roseville Beach material , including new character options, setting information, and more ready-to-run mysteries. These materials will be released before they head into reading and editing, and will be updated until the full book is released.
  • Add 1 Community Copy of the final digital book to the pool of community copies available.

International shipping outside the US will be billed separately before the books are ready to ship toward the end of 2022. 

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Moonlight on Roseville Beach: Character Keeper and Consent Worksheet
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This is so weird. Is this only me?

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Hey there - are you a Kickstarter backer or have already preordered the book?

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yes, I am a kickstarter backer.

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Thanks! That helped me track it down. I think it's fixed now. I'm going to send a new set of links to backers in just a few minutes. I really appreciate the heads up!