Burning Orchid

Author(s):Ben Allen, Nickey Barnard, Martin Jones, Heidi Kaye and Alison Rider Hill.
Game EMail:queenortart AT gmail DOT com
GM(s):
Jeff "The Vortex of Chaos" Diewald    diewald AT comcast DOT net
Sue "Queenortart" L.    queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Organization:Peaky Games
Male Characters:Min: 5 / Max: 5
Female Characters:Min: 5 / Max: 5
Neutral Characters:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Total Characters: Min: 10 / Max: 10
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Set in 1932 at the party celebrating the wrap of location filming for a Hollywood movie. Burning Orchid is an immense blockbuster, detailing the passionate heart of a claustrophobic forbidden love story set in the jungle villages of Guatemala, against a background of a country riven by political turmoil. And that’s not just the movie! Glamorous cast, intense emotions, a steamy situation, secrets past and present – who knows what might happen, but fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

Character sheets and background will be about 6 pages long. 1930s costuming suitable for an evening event is encouraged for atmosphere. The game is very much character focused rather than event focused, with roleplaying being the focus rather than problem solving or politicking. The theme is intensely emotional, centring on romance and the game includes adult themes. It is not suitable for under-18s. Players need to be willing to play characters in romantic situations and with various sexualities, as all characters have romance. The game deals with adult themes like illegitimacy and sexual orientation. Character backgrounds may include references to murder, war trauma, romantic liaisons with disastrous consequences (e.g unwanted children or miscarriage) and prostitution. One of the characters is a Catholic priest. We strongly recommend you consider how these issues might affect you before signing up for the game.


Diewald, Jeff

"30 years, 20 LARPs written, One Survivor" Jeff Probst

"It was 30 years ago today,
Diewald wrote a LARP to play
They've been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The LARPers you've known for years
LARPer Diewald's TNT LARP Band. (The Rutles)

"December 13, 1986 - a date which will live in infamy" Robert "Bob" Enfield

"Don't ever trust Alison Joy Schafer in a LARP." The Secret LARP Cabal's Book of Inner Truths

Once again, Jeff will be organizing and running more LARPs for Intercon than he's actually playing. Once again, Jeff will probably have decades of port with him - to celebrate 30 years of LARPing, to celebrate his birthday, to celebrate great personal moments in LARPs old and new, and to celebrate the players and partners in crime who make it fun to run LARPs and conventions for. Details, incriminating evidence, and known collaborators can be found on www.vortexofchaos.net/home.html.

L., Sue

Back across the pond, Team Brit (or almost all of us) missed you all last year! So glad to be back. We're bringing you lovely British Games, and i'm teaming up with two American chums for Burning Orchid (oh the Guatalmalan angst!) and Miss Maypole (oh the Scottish angst!) And GMed by two people with no surnames.

If you're there Thursday night late, you can see what sleep deprivation and time shifts can do when I bring you the follow up to Tony's "Players are Scum", and my "GMs are Bastards" and "Writers are Total Cocks".This year Mechanics, they really **** your game up.

Come and share your best and worst experiences of mechanics. It'll be 4 am UK time. What can possibly go wrong?