Hooray For Captain Spaulding

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Amanda Robinson

[This game ran previously at ACUS 2014. The details of each run are player-driven, so if you played in the 2014 version, do not expect the same ending for this game.]

It's the height of the Roaring Twenties, and Mrs. Rittenhouse has invited you to a gala weekend-long party at her mansion, to honor Captain Geoffrey T. Spaulding's recent return from his exploration of Africa. If that sounds familiar, it's the premise of Animal Crackers. Don't worry, we'll deviate from the Marx Brothers about five minutes into the game, when Captain Spaulding is found murdered. All of you have secrets to hide, so it's up to you to figure out who killed him and why, before the detectives show up and start digging into everyone's secrets. [While the setting is the same as the HfCS games run at other cons, the players make the plot. If you've played this before, you can still safely play it here and not know Whodunnit. Until characters are submitted, even the GM doesn't know what the secrets are or who actually murdered Spaulding.]

Shadow Earth, in the 1920s. While the base setting is taken from a slapstick movie, you do not have to be familiar with the movie, and the game itself is not slapstick so you may play a serious character if you wish.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact alrobins@gmail.com with character information. We'll be using the paragraph system, in which you tell me a paragraph (or more, if you wish) about your character. You must have at least one secret that would ruin you if it were publicly revealed, and you should have run into Captain Spaulding at some point in the past. Your secret can involve the Captain, but it doesn't have to. Players are encouraged to create back-stories with each other, preferably back-stories that provide motives or opportunities for blackmail.
Convention
2020
Slot
Slot 6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Game Book Player Status
Canceled by GM with the Con (had Open Spaces)
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
7