Bloody Slippers

Time: October 13, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Length: about 2 hours
Location: Carnegie 113

Event Staff


Once upon a time, in the far-off land of Iresine, which lay dreaming at the center of a deep dark wood...

...a curse fell over the daughters of the king.

While the sun shone the twelve princesses of Iresine went about their lives as they always had, and only an unaccustomed languor in their speech and slowness in their smiles betrayed that anything was wrong. Nor did their nights give pause, for they laid down to bed in guarded rooms, and woke in them as well...

...yet every morning their dancing-slippers were in tatters, and stained with blood.

The king demanded explanations, but none were forthcoming. He set a closer and closer watch on his daughters, but no one could see them slip away, or discover how every night they contrived to each ruin another pair of shoes. Frantic, the king promised that whoever could free his children might claim one of their hands in marriage. Fifty young heroes tried, and failed, and the dancing curse went on.

But no story lasts forever, and eventually a new hero came from a great empire across the sea. And being used to intrigue and connivance, he succeeded where the other young men had failed, and followed the princesses down and down to where they danced in a palace under the earth. After three nights watching them he told the court what he had found, and the curse, dragged into light, evaporated like morning dew.

Tonight there will be another ball to celebrate the wedding of this hero and the eldest princess of Iresine, who holds the kingdom's future in her hands. The princesses will dance again, and the court with them, in joy and not in fear, for the dread evil that plagued the land is gone...

...and all will live happily ever after.


Bloody Slippers is a two-hour dark fairy tale game. Pregame reading is approximately fifteen pages, including rules and background. Mechanics are extremely light.

This game is set at a ball and includes dancing. All players will be scheduled to dance eight waltzes over the course of the game (with breaks in between). Players for whom this presents a problem are asked to speak with the GM about appropriate accommodations before signing up.

Bloody Slippers does not contain any content the GM believes to resemble common sensitivities, or any explicit content. Nevertheless players should be advised that this is a serious game with potentially intense emotional interactions.

Game written by Kristen Hendricks.

Bubble Staff: This game contains content that may be unsuitable for younger players, and is restricted to ages 18 and up.


7 attendees total: 3 male,4 female
0 open slots: 0/2 M, 0/3 F, 0/2 N