Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

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Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

#1 Post by DiamondDust132 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:22 pm

An idea I suddenly got after drinking too much coffee. Would anyone here be interested in such a game?

You are a writer of mystery novels that has sold millions of copies. You are considered one of the best authors in the world and know your way around a murder better than most serial killers. However, you have never seen anything you've written about in the flesh. You've gained notoriety thanks to your steadfast research and resources. All that is about to change.

Your fiance is Ken Maxwell, one of the world's biggest stars in the world of movies. You two have a loving relationship and hoped to start a big family one day.

All that changes when you are visiting the set of an adaptation of one of your novels "Secrets In The Shade." Ken was ironically tasked with playing the lead character, and you go to the set to see the progress of the movie. That's when disaster strikes. You and the film crew discover Ken murdered in his trailer with the knife still through his ribcage.

It's like one of your novels come to life.

Distraught, you set to solve the murder yourself using your expertise as an author. You quickly identify four suspects:

The overbearing director.

The female lead that was going to star opposite of Ken and a person you have some bad blood with.

The quiet but strangely twitchy cameraman.

And...you.

Although you would never dream of doing something so horrible, all the clues seem to point to you as the killer. The police believe so as well and are intent on nailing you for the crime. And...they're closing in fast. You estimate you don't have even more than a day to clear your name. Someone is obviously framing you, but who?

In order to avoid going to jail, avenging Ken's death, and finding the real killer, you must work quickly. Can you find enough evidence to save your skin?

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Re: Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

#2 Post by Zelan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:13 pm

The "mystery novelist turned detective" is an awful lot like the premise of the show Castle. Otherwise, though, it's a pretty interesting idea. I'd probably play it if I liked the art and characters and such.

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Re: Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

#3 Post by DiamondDust132 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:17 pm

Never seen Castle so that's an interesting coincidence. Thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

#4 Post by sorabokki » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:55 am

I, too, thought of Castle read when I read your premise. I am a *HUGE* fan of Castle. One of my favorite TV shows. That said, if you made the personalities and characteristics of the cast unique and very "real," I'm sure this idea would be quite the hit! I love mystery/thriller. ^ ^
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Re: Would You Play This? [Murder/Mystery]

#5 Post by Kinjo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:45 pm

Sounds like a solid setup for a murder mystery. Go for it!

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