Crafting a Mystery with Matthew Mercer | Candela Obscura

Join Matthew Mercer for an in-depth interview on being the inaugural Gamemaster for Candela Obscura: Chapter 1. Learn about his unique process and discover important factors for how to run a mystery, how to collaborate with players, and how to incorporate the world of Candela Obscura using the Illuminated Worlds System.

Get tickets now for the premiere of Candela Obscura Chapter 2 in Cinemark Theatres:
Chapter 2 will begin Thursday, August 31st and will continue on the last Thursday of each month.

Download and play the Quickstart Guide for Candela Obscura at

Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.

Matthew Mercer as Gamemaster
Directed by Steve Failows
Edited by Will Lamborn
Produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows
Game Design and Writing by Rowan Hall and Spenser Starke

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