The Always Waltz
|Author(s):||Caroline Murphy, Alex Brune
|Game EMail:||ms DOT caroline DOT murphy AT gmail DOT com
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|Male Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0
|Female Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0
|Neutral Characters:||Min: 15 / Max: 15
||Min: 15 / Max: 15
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You are at a decadent masquerade,
drinking the sweet wine. Your companion
to your left
smiles devilishly and bows courteously,
your companion to your right tilts her
curtseys delicately. Never before have
you remembered feeling so happy, so
You start to remember something...
A child crying?
Why is she crying?
She's calling to you… Calling you,
Why would you leave your child?
Your pulse quickens and panic rises in
your throat, the bile of sweet wine
You go to take off your mask… NO! You
MUSTN'T TAKE OFF YOUR MASK.
The music flares, and the bells toll.
Places, everyone. Places.
You will dance, and rejoice, and you
cannot sleep until the bells strike
twelve. You will
gather the rosemary and dahlias from the
moon garden this night to nestle under
pillow. As you do every night. As you
The Always Waltz is a game about
intrigue and mystery. It is a
horror/romance game set
in the Napoleonic era. Rococo or
victorian fashions are appropriate for
This game is inspired by tales like
Labyrinth, Midsummer Night's Dream, and
Strange & Mr. Norrell. You will start the
game thinking you know who you are… but
may discover dark things as the evening
goes on. You will have every opportunity
down the rabbit hole to discover more,
but at what cost?
Costuming Requirements: As close to
decadent masquerade as you can get-- mask
Rules: This game will use a custom rules
set. Discovery in-game is a major part of
the fun. Players 8 and older may play
Caroline has been writing and designing live action games since 2001. She enjoys games
of all types and likes experiment with where games intersect technology and education.
You can read more of her thoughts on game design at carolineamurphy.com.
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