"Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?" (Jean Anouilh)

Fabulous Consequences, November 22–25, 2012, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
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A Turn on the Radiance Rose
by Doug Freedman, Sue Lee, Kristen Pierson, Eva Schiffer, Steve Vig
You are cordially invited to a Séance held by Rudolpho the Great and Powerful and the Famed Spiritualist Eleanor Van Klief. The Gates Between the Worlds will open in the Radiance Rose Pullman dining car of the Union Pacific train, New York to Chicago at 7pm sharp. Boarding is at Grand Central disembark at Union Station.

A Will to Murder
by Mo Holkar
A Will to Murder is set in the 1930s in Albion House, a stately dwelling in the small English village of Highthorpe. Albion House belonged to Roy O'Leary – who was murdered yesterday afternoon. Roy O'Leary was an elderly and wealthy man, and there are several family members who may benefit from his last will and testament. O'Leary's lawyer has asked the family to gather together at Albion House, the day after the murder, to hear the reading of the will. The police are also present – because the O'Leary family are the prime suspects in the murder case. Everyone listens respectfully, as the Lawyer reads out the will. The main clause is very simple, as O'Leary must have had a premonition or warning of his dreadful end. The whole of Roy O'Leary's splendid fortune is left to whoever identifies his murderer!

Absalom's Reach
by Alex Helm, Rich Wood
A group of Rogue Traders (merchant princes) have returned after a ten year mission to explore a newly rediscovered area of space and must now report back on their findings to the officials of the Imperium. Freeform based in the Warhammer 40K setting.

All Rite on the Night
by Graham Harper, Mel Dymond Harper, Mo Holkar
The venerable Bassethwaite Occult Society is preparing to hold its traditional combination Annual General Meeting and Winter Solstice Rite. If previous years are any indication, this promises to be a good excuse for drinking, genteel theological debate and maybe some giggling over the intended usage of certain suggestive arcane objects. However, perhaps this year will be a little different what with the influx of new members, the recent curious weather and a lunar eclipse predicted to coincide with the rite?

Collision Imminent!!!!!!!!!!!
by John Corrado Jr., Anne Cross, Jeff Diewald, Philip Goetz, David Lichtenstein, Michael McAfee, Don Ross, Alex Thorn, Mark Waks
COLLISION IMMINENT! Can someone turn that alarm off? Please report to your assigned lifepod station immediately... Have you seen Fifi? Why does that engineer look worried? ...where a trained and friendly Imagineerium� starship cruise line crewmember will help you... Did you hear that thump? COLLISION IMMINENT! What do you mean I can't get another Rigellian Core Meltdown to go? What am I supposed to drink while I wait? Is the air getting thin in here? ...to safely board a lifepod that will carry you to rescue in the unlikely event of an actual evacuation... COLLISION IMMINENT! Will an officer please report to the Leo Deck? Daddy? Do you know where my Daddy is? Please do not panic! COLLISION IMMINENT!

Come Hel or Hiawatha
by Nickey Barnard, Mike Snowden, Tym Norris et al.
Vikings have made their way over the seas to the west and discovered Vinland. But Vinland already has its own native peoples - tensions and feuds abound, but there is also the tantalising possibility of peace here at the final Pow-Wow.

Council of Fennas Drunin
by Brian Williams, AJ Smith
The thief and murderer, Yasmin The Foreigner, has been returned to Fennas Drúnin. The Mayor, Ostomir, has convened the Town Council to judge her for her crimes. However, not everyone is convinced of Yasmin's guilt and there are still many unanswered questions. Where is the Mayor's Chain of Office? Is the maid, Hescen, really dead? And what were Forak's Violators really doing? Will the truth ever come out? Council of Fennas Drúnin: a 16-player, 4-hour game, set in Fennas Drúnin, a small town in Tolkien's Middle-earth. Play a member of the Town Council, a concerned citizen or the accused herself and see if you can discover the truth! Prior knowledge of Middle-earth is not required to play this game. If you are expecting Elves, Hobbits, Magic or anything like that, this is not the game for you. It’s just people, politics, prejudice and the lies we tell…

Dulce et decorum est...
by Alison Rider Hill
It is late September 1938. You are family or close friends of the Atherton family who have gathered for a dinner party the night before Bertram celebrates his 21st birthday with the customary Ball.

Hollywood Lives: Date Night Double-Bill
by Kevin Jacklin & Reiner Knizia
The Hollywood Lives: Date Night Double-Bill gives you the chance to make and star in your very own movie-trailer. From the scary House of Whacks to the dashing romance of The Blue Dahlia; from the bizarre Brains, BRAINS, BRAINS!! to the chortlesome Keep Calm and Carry On!. Whether it's fame or riches that you want, don't forget to prectice your academy award acceptance speech!

Hope Springs Eternal
by Nickey Barnard, Sue Jolly, Helen Jones, Alli Mawhinney, Tym Norris, Traci Whitehead,
It's December 1952, and the country is celebrating the start of a brand new era. The young Queen Elizabeth is to be crowned next year and Hope Brothers, Brighton's premier department store, is celebrating its centenary! Originally founded as a curio shop by George and Reginald Hope when they brought back many exotic artefacts from their travels in South America, Hope Brothers has grown into the impressive establishment seen today. To mark the Centenary, an extra special Staff Christmas Party is being held in the brand new Daisy Fresh Milk Bar and the prize for Employee of the Year is a fabulous World Cruise! n

nRumours abound of new developments and old feuds. Is the store expanding or on the verge of financial ruin? Will Young Mr. Hope be taking the store's helm this year, in line with family tradition, or will Old Mr. Hope hang on even longer? Will traditional values triumph over new-fangled fads and fashions? Have the staff all done very well, or have some of them been slacking?n

nThe store has closed its doors for the Christmas break, and the party is about to begin....

Marlowe 2020
by Kirt Dankmyer and Jon Lemich
There are some who say that Christopher Marlowe actually wrote Shakespeare's plays. By the year 2020, everyone is too busy backstabbing each other for pocket change to care.

Midsummer Mischief
by Nathan Gribble, Steve Hatherley, Heidi Kaye and Paul Snow
A tale of pigs, aunts, romance, Drones and imposters set in the world of the leisured upper class as immortalised by PG Wodehouse. Come to Blandings for the Shropshire Midsummer Fete!

Needful Things
by Dream Cloutman-Green, Jon Cloutman-Green, Steve Bassett
Christmas Eve 2012. The Blythe Corporation are celebrating their centennial along with their annual Christmas Party. The Blythe family has roots dating back to the 17th century with the Blythe Corporation having been in acquisitions and loans since 1912. It is a family company with a reputation for family values, even though it now employs over 50000 employees. They have a tradition of throwing amazing Christmas parties and if you're lucky in the draw, for one night as a member of staff you'll feel like the aristocracy the family still claim to be. Come share the Christmas cheer whether you’re an employee, guest or member of the family.

Needful Things is a game set in the modern day where everyone has a plan, a future and an end game, except for those that don't, and nothing is what it appears to be.

This game has very dark adult content and may therefore not be suitable for all players. Please bear this in mind when signing up.

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Reading Between the Lines
by Cat Tobin and Mo Holkar
It's World Book Night at Casterham branch library, and there's a gala party. Locals and dignitaries are celebrating the joy of reading: although some are uneasily aware that the future of the library itself hangs in the balance.
Meanwhile, in the fabled Booklands, beloved characters have been weakening, thinning, even dissipating out of existence. What's causing this curse? And why does stopping it depend upon the events of tonight in one small, impoverished branch library?

Small Town Folks
by Tracy Bose, Rob Harris, Mo Holkar, Tony Mitton, Mike Snowden and Cat Tobin
Macy, Nebraska, 1963 ­ a small town like any other. But when the hurricane approaches, twelve people are trapped in an underground bunker. As the storm rages overhead, tensions rise, secrets spill, and long-buried rivalries erupt. If they survive the tempest, the lives of these small-town folks will never be the same again…

Starship Ares
by Hanbury and Rei Hampden-Turner
Join the crew of the Starship Ares on their maiden voyage in this Trekesque science fiction adventure, complete with consoles, aliens, redshirts, spatial anomalies, transporters, interstellar diplomacy and space battles.

The game is a semi-horde game in which half the players take on the role of the ship's crew, and the others play the aliens, ambassadors and crews of other ships they encounter, changing characters several times during the game.

Sword Day
by Mike Cule, Nick Curd, Adrienne Gammons, John Kammer and Charlie Paul
A gritty game of political intrigue and backstabbing inspired by the world of Game of Thrones.

The Deliverance
by Clare Gardner, Martin Jones, Allison Mawhinney and Richard Perry
The year is 1805; imagine an alternate history where space travel was discovered nearlier than ever thought possible.

You are aboard the Deliverance returning to Earth after the successful rescue of nsurvivors of the Vanguard from one of the moons of Mars.

Your metallic sails crackle with energy as you are propelled forward riding the ncurrents of space. but is everything as it appears?

The Gallery of Shades
by Richard Wood, Alex Helm
You have received an invitation to view one of the most promising young artists in the last 10 years. Hildred Castaigne is only 20 years old and is already being compared to the great masters. His initial collection is being shown at the Gallery of Shades and the opportunity to own one of earliest works should not go amiss. It is rumoured that Hildred’s inspiration came from the banned French play, The King in Yellow and that the Gallery is part of a larger whole, one that transcends both time and space….

The Koenig Dead
by Tony Mitton and AJ Smith

The Koenig Dead is a dark, fairly hard science fiction game loosely inspired by an increasingly distant Joss Whedon TV show. It is a semi-sequel to The Linfarn Run with some characters from that game. It won't suit everybody. Really, it won't.

The Maid, the Pickpocket, the Assassin and her Lover
by Dave C, Ben Harvey and Liz Hayward
Oberon is dead, the post mortem is complete, the will is yet to be read, a casket yet to be picked and if needs must a crown is yet to be seized. Families always have the best of secrets and the worst of relationships.

The Omega Delivery
by Tony Mitton & A J Smith

Having recently lost some crew members, and in need of business, the light freighter Kestrel takes on a routine delivery to an isolated monitoring station. Unfortunately the situation at Omega Station is far from routine.

The Unicorn in Winter
by Dave Collis and Ben Harvey
Amber has been ruled since time immemorial by Oberon. His children have been both his bane and his love. All things though must come to an end and as Oberon slides into his dotage he calls his family together for dinner. Will Oberon survive the tender mercies of his children? It is for the players to decide through plotting, politicking and if needs be duelling, claim a throne, defend a throne or just stir things up.

Time for Tea!
by Dream Cloutman-Green, Jon Cloutman-Green
In a future where the British Empire reigns supreme, tea provides moral fibre and gives the Empire it's stiff upper lip that enables it to bring civilisation to the far flung corners of the galaxy regardless of whether Johnny Foreigner aliens want it or not.

The war on the edges of the Empire has been running for over 5 years now and the tea supply has been streached to breaking point. This has caused the price of tea within the rest of the empire to rise to the point where the possibility of riots have been politely suggested if extra tea is not provided soon. Imagine the horror when news reaches the government that the Empires largest tea freighter had been 'tea napped'!

It is essential for the future of the Empire that the tea is returned quickly and so a negotiation team has been sent to the nearest space station in order to ensure its return before the course of war turns irrevocably against the British! However is a Universe where foreigners, aliens, radical Beanists threaten to destroy the true leaf and infusiantistas have started to refute the benefits of the blessed caffine can the negotiations succeed and proper civilised luncheon carry on?

Join Evil Twin Inc for a game of Victorians in space with tea! Muffins to be provided.

Winter of Discontent
by Mel Dymond Harper, Mo Holkar
Journey back to the Middle Ages, when superstition, ignorance and a robust approach to hygiene hold sway over the isolated community of Bassethwaite, gripped in unnatural winter and civil strife. In Winter of Discontent, the Age of Reason is far in the future, and the Renaissance a mere glimmer in a visionary eye. Nobles, tradesfolk, guildsmen and of course the omnipresent peasants throng the streets in protest or cower within, fearing the end of the world may be at hand. Will the deathly chill ever end? Will St Kevin intercede to protect his beloved people? Will Sir Humphrey return from the Crusades to depose the wicked Sheriff of Basset? Will the lake thaw in time for the villagers' annual Ferret Rolling? Find out all this and more, as you take the role of a character in Winter of Discontent. And may God have mercy on your soul…

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