Murder on the Cocoanut Express

Hotel de Cocoanut is a quaint little hotel in Florida, if by "quaint" one means "makes up for its terrible service with lax bookkeeping and limited oversight." Also, it's filled with thieves, con men, and one giant mark... uh, I mean, wealthy patron.

If that sounds familiar, it's the premise of _The Cocoanuts_. Don't worry, we'll deviate from the Marx Brothers about five minutes into the game, when the wealthy patron is found murdered. All of you have secrets to hide, so it's up to you to figure out who killed her and why, before the coppers start digging into _everyone's_ secrets.

Set in 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. Despite mixing the name with a familiar mystery novel, I do not expect to use the novel's motives for characters in this game.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
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 reason to dislike Henrietta Potter, the hotel's wealthy guest. Your secret may involve Mrs. Potter and/or her daughter Polly, but it doesn't have to.

Plot will be written around the characters, so please get your character concept to me as soon as possible.
Slot 1
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
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Maximum number of players