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Arsenic & Lies

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 5-10 players


✏️Karolina Soltys
✏️Laura Wood


It is 31 Dec 1919 and the party at Weatherby Manor is in full swing. The guests exchange furtive whispers of intrigue, blackmail and forbidden love. At midnight, a glass of poisoned champagne shatters, dropped from a dying hand. The family has to find ­ – or frame – the killer before the police start looking too closely into their secrets.

But does the murder even matter in the scheme of things? How important is it compared to pursuing your clandestine affairs, extracting revenge on people who let you down during the War, arranging marriages of convenience or saving your beloved sisters from going to jail?

Arsenic and Lies is a 3 hour larp for 5-10 players inspired by Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie novels. Rather than being a classical whodunnit, it focuses on the emotions, relationships and secrets of the characters involved. The characters and relationships between them are created in the pre-game workshop, which makes the game replayable.

Played at

The Smoke (2018)
The Smoke (2019)

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