A Stormy Night at Boddy Manor (Interactive Story) (Finished)

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A Stormy Night at Boddy Manor (Interactive Story) (Finished)

Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 pm

This will be an interactive story, where you choose an option from a list of choices which will determine the outcome of the story.

You are Mr. Boddy, handsome inheriter to your father's grand manor estate. You are also known for your fine charitable work and are considered a generous man among the community. To celebrate a successful charity launch, you are hosting a lavish dinner party with ten of your finest friends. There will be games, dinner, a dance or two, and even a seance if the eccentric Madame Rose comes.

However, below all this fine exterior lies an evil. One, or maybe more, of your guests is trying to kill you! You have to avoid catastrophe at every turn and be constantly alert. Infact, you may have to hunt yourself to keep from being the hunted. Yes, you will have to kill your own so-called friends if you want to survive the stormy night and come out victorious.

AIM: To survive a night of manic murder and to avoid being killed. You will have to kill your other guests if you truly wish to survive. You must be the single survivor by the time morning comes to win.

Be careful what you do and what you don't do. It would be wise to stay on friendly terms with everyone, despite your strong suspiscions. Never let your guard down! Let someone else take the fall if you have to. It is indeed survival of the fittest!

That is to say, you do not have to be the one to kill them. You could convince someone else to do it, for example.

To do this, though, you must have a strong positive relationship with them. Achieve this by being friendly to them. If you have a strong negative relationship with a suspect, they will have a stronger and more frequent urge to kill you. Your relationship points are added or subtracted everytime an outcome is chosen. Remember, that you cannot please everybody. To start the game, every character has 0 points.

Your fellow guests are:

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Below is the current status of the guests. This will be edited when needed.

CURRENT STATUS:
Colonel Mustard - DEAD. Blasted with blunderbuss (by you, in the conservatory)
Mrs. Peacock - DEAD. Poison; strychnine in merlot (by Colonel Mustard in the dining room)
Monsieur Brunette - DEAD. Strangled with noose of rope (by Colonel Mustard in the lounge)
Miss Peach - DEAD. Dagger thrown into chest (by you, in the library)
Professor Plum - DEAD. Strangled with cord (by you, in the study)
Miss Scarlet - DEAD. Bludgeoned to death with lamp (by Mrs. White, in the study)
Mr. Green - DEAD. Stabbed to death with kitchen knife (by you, in the toilet)
Madame Rose - DEAD. Bludgeoned with horseshoe (by you, in the carriage house)
Sergeant Grey - DEAD. Stabbed in back with kitchen knife (by you, in the toilet)
Mrs. White - DEAD. Beheaded with axe (by you, in the hall)

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:10 pm

In the study of your mansion, you are just checking over some last minute cheques that you wish to post tomorrow. After all, you are a respected philthropist. You sign your name with your fountain pen on the couple of cheques, put them in a drawer and lock it. You pocket the key.

The front door to manor chimes it's catchy melody. "Shall I get it, sir?" cries Mrs. White, hear footsteps audible from the hall.

Choices:
- "No, I'll do it." You answer the front door instead of Mrs. White.
- "Yes, please. I'm busy at the moment." You allow Mrs. White to open the front door.
- Ignore the question and treat yourself to five minutes relaxation on the lounger.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:32 pm

"Yes, please. I'm busy at the moment."

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:51 pm

Mrs. White mumbles something about "lazy" as you hear he open the door. There is chatter in the hall. Mrs. White suddenly pokes her through the study door. "It's Colonel Mustard, sir."
"Coming," you respond, jumping up and running into the hall.

You arrive just in time to see him remove his coat and drop his umbrella by the coat stand. "Nasty weather," he said gruffly.
"Indeed," you reply. "Did you have a safe drive up here?"
"No. I nearly hit this pink car. The oddball woman inside couldn't drive for the life of her."
"Oh, that'll be Madame Rose. I'm glad she's coming. She always livens up the party."
"Madame? Oh, so she's French, is she?"
"Russian, actually."
"Right," he said, awkwardly.

The pair of you enter the lounge. Mustard sits on a couch. You are just about to join him when a cry is heard from down the hall. Mrs. White?!

Choices:
- Run into the kitchen.
- Ask Colonel Mustard to go to the kitchen.
- Ignore the scream.

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Post by Black » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:54 pm

Ask the Colonel to go.

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:00 pm

"Oh, for God's sake, she's off again. Would you mind going to see what's up with her now?" you moan.

"If I must," he says with a prompt nod. He leaves the room. You relax on the lounger, having a quiet moment to yourself.

BANG! A gunshot fires straight through one of the windows and the bullet goes straight through your forehead. Blood trickles down it as you lay dead on the couch. Comfy, now?

Try again?
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The pair of you enter the lounge. Mustard sits on a couch. You are just about to join him when a cry is heard from down the hall. Mrs. White?!

Choices:
- Run into the kitchen.
- Ask Colonel Mustard to go to the kitchen.
- Ignore the scream.

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Post by Black » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:06 pm

Run to the kitchen.

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:12 pm

You leave Colonel Mustard alone and run into the kitchen where you find Mrs. White shivering uncontrollably.

"What is it now, woman?" you exclaim.
"Somebody just ran past the window!" she shrieks.
"Huh? What?"
"Somebody just--"
"I know, I know!"
"I didn't see who it was. Not clearly under the rainfall."
"What are they doing out in the courtyard in this weather, anyway?"
"I have no idea, sir."

The doorbell suddenly rings again. "I'm going to answer that. Would you like to come with me?"
"Oh, please, sir."
"Come on, then."

The two of you walk down the hall carefully, Mrs. White still shaking. You open the door and are greeted by Monsieur Brunette.

"Bonjour, Monsieur Boddy! Bonjour, Madame White!"

You frown.

Choices:
- Welcome Monsieur Brunette in.
- Ask if he was in the courtyard just now.
- Ask if he saw anyone in the courtyard just now.

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Post by Black » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:14 pm

Ask if he saw anyone.

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:27 pm

"Did you see anyone in the courtyard just now?" you inquire.
"Non. Why?"

Just then, you notice the gorgeous Miss Peach and Mr. Green behind him.

"Oh, I didn't notice you two there!"
"We just arrived. Mr. Green here arrived about two seconds after me. He walked up me up the drive," Miss Peach explains.
"I see. Well, you'd better all come in."

The trio of suspects enter the hall. "Who else is here?" asks Mr. Green, in his thick Brooklyn accent.
"Just Colonel Mustard."
"Ugh. I don't like him!" he groans.

Excellent. So what do you do with these trio now?

Choices:
- Put them in the lounge with Colonel Mustard anyway.
- Offer them to sit in the Dining Room ready for dinner.
- Put them in the billiard room where they can entertain themselves.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:30 pm

"Would you mind waiting in the Lounge with the Colonel. Help your self to some drinks."

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:37 pm

"Darn it!" grunts Green. He doesn't look too pleased. Miss Peach and Monsieur Brunette seem emotionless. You escort them all into the lounge.

"Colonel, Monsieur Brunette, Miss Peach and Mr. Green are here to keep you company. Dinner will be ready as soon as everyone arrives."

The Colonel eyes up Miss Peach. He whispers in your ear, "Nice one for bringing that lovely creature in here. Perfectly delectable lady." He chuckles and pats you on the shoulder before sitting down next to Miss Peach.

"Is everyone comfortable?"
They all nodded half-interestedly. "Good."

Now what?

Choices:
- Converse with Monsieur Brunette.
- Converse with Mr. Green.
- Converse with Colonel Mustard and Miss Peach.
- See how Mrs. White is doing back in the kitchen.
- Return to your study.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:39 pm

"Mr. Green, is something wrong?"

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:45 pm

"That darn Colonel keeps staring at me through that obnauxious monocle of his. I don't like him." He lights a big cigar.
"How come you don't like him?" you ask.
"No reason. Just a British stiff. Guys like annoy me, what 'canna I say?"
"Hm."
"Why did you have to put me in the same room as him? I specifically told ya I didn't like him!"
"I'm a born tormenter," you chuckle.
"Hey, you betta' watch yaself, Boddy. I got contacts."
"No doubt."

Mr. Green's face begins to turn red.

Choices:
- Annoy Mr. Green.
- Converse with Monsieur Brunette.
- Converse with Colonel Mustard and Miss Peach.
- See how Mrs. White is doing back in the kitchen.
- Return to your study.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:50 pm

Let's check on Mrs. White..

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:59 pm

"Would you excuse me a moment? I need to make sure my housekeeper isn't traumatised." You depart and head into hall and then into the kitchen. You find Mrs. salting a pan of a soup. You looks better. You notice a kitchen knife on the side board. Hmm...

Suddenly, Mrs. White speaks. "It's very kind of you to come and see me, sir. I'm fine now. Just the sudden shock, you know. Anyhow, dinner shall be ready soon." She smiles.

Choices:
- Continue to converse with Mrs. White.
- Take the kitchen knife from the sideboard.
- Return to the lounge.
- Return to the study.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:05 pm

"Thank you Mrs. White. After dinner, feel free to take the night off."

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:08 pm

Mrs. White blushes. "Oh, goodness! Thank you ever so much, sir."
You feel as though you and Mrs. White's relationship is definitely improving.

Choices:
- Take the kitchen knife from the sideboard.
- Return to the lounge.
- Return to the study.

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Post by cacums » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:15 pm

While a smile, I return to the Lounge.

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Post by Adam106 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:20 pm

You return to the lounge and hear raised voices. Oh dear! Mr. Green and Colonel Mustard are fighting! Mustard has Green pinned down on the floor with his hands around his bulbous neck.

Miss Peach is screaming, "Something do something!" whilst Monsieur Brunette shoddily tries to pull Mustard off him, to no avail.

What do we do?!

Choices:
- Help Monsieur Brunette pull Colonel Mustard off.
- Pick up either the fire poker or ashtray and hit Colonel Mustard with it.
- Try to talk some sense into Colonel Mustard.

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