All aboard! It's our first monthly round-up 🚂🚀

What a month it's been!

We've had such an exciting month! We've launched our website and our Patreon and have officially released our games into the world.

We started the month by releasing Ghost Ship, our first micro-setting, to our Patrons and we've loved seeing the reactions to it so far. It's now available for free at www.macguffinandcompany-com/ghost-ship in both standard and accessible PDF versions - we're sure you'll love it!

If you want even more free stuff, you can find our new crime-set, as well as the rules for Murder Express, at It's a Christie-esque mystery featuring a train, a duchess, thrilling secrets and even more train!

Finally, we released our Patreon content for April. Our goodybag features a spooksome horror adventure perfect for any high-fantasy setting and a light-hearted miscellany of strange diseases. Sasha's written a companion blog post about role-playing illness and disability, which is open posted publicly on our Patreon page. And we're super excited that patrons get to enjoy this month's micro-setting, Twisted Rails, a surreal ride through an altered and ever-shifting world with the hunt for a lost city at the heart of its mini-campaign. Get your copy by becoming one of our beloved patrons at

Thank you so much to everyone who's supported us so far - whether you've supported us on Patreon, shared our games, let us know your thoughts or just wished us well! We've had an incredible April, and we can't wait to show you what we have coming up in May!

A First Class Murder!

Our first free crimeset for Murder Express is now available to download through our website!

A First Class Ticket…to Murder! is a classic detective mystery that emulates the style of some of Agatha Christie’s best loved stories. Set on the first class section of the Caledonian Sleeper, your investigators solve a calculated and sinister murder from within the train. Family intrigue, secret affairs and a cunning plan wait to be unravelled!

Along with our new crimeset, we’ve also released an updated edition of Murder Express. The update clarifies the rules about investigator interaction so, if you’ve already downloaded the original rules, you might want to download the new version before playing A First Class Ticket…to Murder!

Welcome to our new website!

We’re so excited to launch our new website! Here, you can find information about who we are and the work we do, and you can download some of our free games to get started with.

Free Games

  • If you’re interested in testing out our roleplaying games with a quick, no-prep-needed one shot, check out Zero Void

  • For a fun social game to play with friends, give Happy Birthday, Dracula! a try.

  • Murder Express is a rules-light, investigation heavy mystery game, which draws on design elements from different tabletop gaming forms to create a classic whodunnit experience.

Work With Us

We can help identify, extract and craft the story at the heart of your game. Whether you’re interested in a simple ‘workshop’ style consultancy with us, or looking for more bespoke and in-depth approach throughout a project, we’d love to help bring your game to life.

Support Us

Our Patreon is coming very soon, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on. Check back here, join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter (@macguffinandco) to be the first to hear more.