The year is 1935. The place is Woodperry Hall.
Woodperry Hall is the ancestral home of the Buckshaw family, who have lived in these parts since the English civil wars. It is set in the hilly idyllic countryside between the tiny hamlets of Beckley and Stanton-St-John near Oxford, England.
It has however, in the words of Aunt Victoria, seen better days.
The narrator for this story is the aging, though still remarkably vigorous Lord James Edward Buckshaw, CBE, the house’s current owner. Your character will be one of the residents or guests of this 1930s English country manor house.
This is a game about murder.
One of you will die. All of you will uncover secrets. And, at the end, one of you will be exposed as the murderer by the intrepid Inspector Albert Swinton, of the Oxford Police.
An experiment, and (hopefully) the first in a series of Inspector Swinton mysteries set in the late 1930s around Oxford, England. The character that dies in Act I will get to describe their demise, then take the role of Inspector Swinton in Act II, and in the final scene reveal the murderer and their motive.
Players should feel free to create their own, unique Subplot cards based on the examples provided that fit into the era and genre of the story. Also, feel free to suggest new Natures as well during your character creation.
[I’m hoping for five players, however I’ll start at four players, because the doors are always open for later guests to make an appearance at Woodperry Hall.]
[I had one character disappear for weeks, playing Franklin Buckshaw, Lord Buckshaw’s eldest son, so am looking for someone to arrive at the door as we move into Saturday evening after dinner, or perhaps Sunday at the church flower fair. The day a murder will take place. Please use the previous story as a reference for your character. Thank you.]
Hosted and narrated by:
David Janik-Jones (DaveyJJ)
Scenes played: 8
License: Community License