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Arsenic and Old Mills

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1898, New York City. Workers take to the streets to fight for their rights. Gangs vie for territory while corruption runs rampant among police and politicians. Newspapers indulge in yellow journalism as the Spanish-American War rages on in the Caribbean. Blair Sheridan, owner of Elmwood Cotton Mill, holds a public meeting to ease concerns after part of the Mill collapsed unexpectedly, nearly shutting down business. Some come to take advantage of the tragedy. Some to fix past mistakes or bring the truth to light. Others just want a decent job. Whatever happened, it’s not over yet.
Accommodates 8-16 players and 1 NPC GM, runs 2 hours, suggested ages 18+

What is Espionage Party?

In Espionage Party, a live action role-playing game, players gather in one place to take on unique roles in a scenario brimming with intrigue and mystery. Talk to other players and figure out who your friends and enemies are. Keep your secrets to yourself or confide in an ally to gain their trust. Make and execute plans to complete your secret objectives but be prepared for the other players to complicate things. Even if you die, you just might keep on playing as a new character. Only the starting conditions are set in stone. What happens next and how it all turns out is entirely up to you.

Product Details

  • General Handbook (11 pages)
  • Scenarios Handbook (22 pages)
  • Character Profiles (41 pages)
  • Player Guide (4 pages)
  • Resource Booklet (9 pages)
  • Casting Questionnaire doc
  • Handouts and supplements
Cast of Characters
  • Blair Sheridan: Owner of Elmwood Cotton Mill
  • Glen Arany: A consultant for Elmwood
  • Avery Attwater: An employee at Elmwood
  • Mack Attwater: Reporter for a local paper
  • Quinn Breen: A government health inspector
  • Desi Breen: A newsie
  • Madison Crawford: Owner of Crawford Apothecary
  • Cecilia Sheridan: Blair's sister
  • Sidney Hoffman: An herbalist
  • Jackie Bellerose: An orphan
  • Casey Stone: A local clerk of the court
  • Jean Weathervane: A therapist at Weathervane Therapy
  • Izzy Miller: Fact-checker for a local newspaper
  • Ale Gallo: Representative for a narcotics company
  • Kat Crouse: A spiritual guide
  • Mel Thompson: One of Kat’s patients

With minor exceptions, all player characters are ungendered.

Content warning: This LARP includes in-game sex (represented with a mechanic), violence, and drug use as well as themes of mental health, alcoholism, abandonment, and murder.
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September 25, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on February 01, 2017.