It’s the mid-1930s in the American Midwest and you are going to a funeral.
Jake Tuttle lived a long and full life. He was a polymath and world-traveler who acquired wealth somewhere along the way (where and how he did not say). He had several ex-wives and many relatives but no children of his own. When he finally tired of travel, he settled here in the town of Fairview. Although he lived in a large and distinctive house on one of the most desirable streets, he rarely mixed with the people of Fairview. Those few who had been inside, spoke of the large collection of antiques, native crafts, books, and general curiosities that filled the rooms.
Jake had few visitors and gave the impression he did not get along with his relatives. It came as a surprise to learn that prior to his death he arranged for a funeral service in his home to be followed by a reading of the will. Notices were sent to a list he had provided and, by car and train, guests arrived in town. And what an unusual group of people it was.
This will be a fairly short game, maybe 8-10 scenes, covering the funeral and the reading of the will. I’ve tried to set a humorous tone with the deck but there can be darker elements as well. There is no predetermined outcome; we’ll go where you want to go. Some of the supporting cast will have their own agendas to help move the game forward but those objectives may change during play. My strong preference is for text to be in the third person, past tense.
Generally small groups seem to work better here but I’m willing to allow a larger group for this game. It’s a big funeral, after all. But I have one cautionary note: If you do not communicate for several days and you are holding up the action, I reserve the right to retire you from play and do horrible things to your character. I’ve already brought one game to a conclusion and I intend to see this game finish as well.
Hosted and narrated by:
Maurice Forrester (mforrester)
Scenes played: 14
License: Community License