The Grand Faery Ball - A Murder Mystery Event
The Grand Faery Ball is an event that happens twice a year with the turning of the seasons, as the Winter gives way to Summer and Summer to winter, and the Great Rulers of the courts of the fae who rule the hidden world come together to celebrate and curry favor with all the realm's inhabitants. This year, for the first time, those from the mortal realm have been invited to join this time honored celebration and event, and of course, there will be blood.
If you have never played in a murder mystery before, or know what it is, read on.
A murder mystery is a game/event that is played out over the course of several hours where a group of players assume character roles, one player 'dies' and its up to the other players to figure out "whodunit" by the end of the night.
The game play is a combination of LARP, improv, and acting, as players are given a character to play through 2 "acts". Act 1 is prior to the murder, act 2 begins after the murder. Players are given a set of goals, secrets, and tasks to perform through their character role through the night, and must discover from other players the clues and motives to solve the mystery without getting into a sticky situation themselves!
There are three levels of of participation. The intensity is determined by how much your character will need to accomplish, how social you will need to be, how many secrets you have to protect and give out, and how many people will need to interact with you. Be sure to select the level of play you are comfortable with in the signup form.
Players are encouraged to come in costume, fitting for your faction and character. The murder mystery is themed after greek/athenian dress of A Midsummer Night's dream, so things like a toga, or long belted tunic and sandals would be appropriate but players are encouraged to be creative! Especially for the fae. Characters will be assigned over email from the signup, so you will have time to prepare and ask questions. At the door you will get a game package that has all your character's instructions and needed items for the night. Further instructions will be provided before the game begins. There will be prizes for various things, including best costume, best performance, who solved the mystery (drawn from all correct answers), and most coins collected.
The Murder mystery will be on Thursday, March 7th. Murder Mystery Event Doors open at 6:30pm. The game begins at 7PM sharp! Be sure to arrive early to pick up your convention badge at registration BEFORE heading to the event room.
Space is limited so sign up now!