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A Murder Mystery

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 10-20 players

Organized by

North Shore LARPers Association (NSLA)


✏️Mark Dobson


As a family member, friend, or business associate of Jonathan Dough you have been invited to his remote island mansion to help celebrate his latest birthday. All the guests have gathered, but John remains secluded in his study. Just like that selfish bastard. You wouldn't even be here if you didn't have to keep up appearances to keep in John's good graces. Knowing his "lovable" personality, you wonder if anyone here doesn't secretly wish him dead. Finally someone works up enough courage to disturb John and tell him his party is waiting on him to begin, when suddenly the light go out! They come back on almost immediately, followed by a scream from the study, shouting voices, and a stampede of curious party goers! John's been murdered!

"A Murder Mystery" is a game for 10-20 players who take the roles of clichéd murder mystery characters involved in a cliché-filled murder mystery. Play tested by the North Shore LARP'ers Association, the game is tongue-in-cheek fun, while everyone tries to solve the murder mystery before the police can arrive and dig too deeply into secrets they would rather weren't revealed. The game is rules-lite, emphasizing role-playing and wit over conflict. Even so, perhaps John's murder won't be the last this evening...

Played at

Intercon D (2004)

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