The notorious murderer Bolten Scarrsdale, also known as ‘The Finger Eater’, has escaped incarceration in Great Lunden Gaol. As officers of The Peekers, the Great Lunden city watch, you’ve been charged with searching your ward in case “The Finger Eater” is hiding there. You’re hoping he isn’t – you’re fond of your fingers and would like to keep them! Surely he will have fled the city. But then nothing is quite as you would expect about him. Why, for example, wasn’t he executed like other murderers? And there are tales of him regularly receiving a strange masked visitor at the Gaol.
Best Left Buried is a rules light grim and perilous fantasy game. The Midderlands setting and its capital city, Great Lunden, are a fantasy version of medieval Britain with a dash of horror and dark humour.