The Carmen Sandiego Opera House
Welcome to the Carmen Sandiego Opera House
…the largest and most prestigious theatre ever set adrift in Reality. All of your characters have just joined the company of the C.S.O.H. in one of several potential roles. You might be an actor, dancer or musician, but you might also work backstage on the crew, in wardrobe, lighting or sound or even as a stage manager.
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Your contract had an extra section asking if you would be happy to do ‘additional duties’ for a very small bump in salary. You thought that might be just putting out chairs before a rehearsal, or having to help tidy the auditorium or suchlike. Unfortunately, it turns out to be much more.
Other theatres send spies and saboteurs in to try and ruin the show, and you have to stop them. But that’s not all, ghosts haunt the theatre looking to suck the life out of the audience. Horrors are often drawn up from the impossibly deep basement levels by the sounds of the show. Then there are the cursed props that need to be handled exceptionally carefully. The rats in the building are also intelligent, so watch out for that.
You and the other poor souls who agreed to additional duties have to solve all these problems. No one cares how, as long as the audience never knows. However, you also have a job in the show to do, and if you miss a cue because you were fighting a ghost, chasing a saboteur or trying to intimidate a morlock that’s no excuse.
The game can be played in a single session, ‘one night only’ mode where events occur in real time during the performance of a show.
If you are reading this
Congratulations, you have joined the Company
You can start reading about Character Creation here
Opera House RPG is a creation of Andrew Peregrine of Corone Design
Background image courtesy of the Wikimedia Commons.