Problem with amount of people - Final Curtain

by Rebecca
(United States)

I'm doing The Final Curtain and a couple people have dropped out. I have all the needed characters and Brian Booth and Errol Blackstone are also attending. My problem is that after all those characters have been taken I have only one more guest and since the rest of the characters have to be used all together or can't be used at all, I have a dilemma. I was wondering if it was absolutely necessary for the characters that have to be grouped together, have to be used together or is it possible if I can just pick one character from the group to use without murder mystery chaos happening. I hope you understand my question. And your advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

my response:

Hi Rebecca. Ideally, with 10 players (including you) you would use the core 7 characters, plus either:

- Sandy, Pip and Errol, or
- Sandy, Pip and Brian, or
- Bert, Spangles and Madge. (In fact, I think that's what we did when I hosted it.)

However, if you want to use Errol and Brian - then you have a bit of a dilemma.

You won't have a complete murder mystery disaster, but that last player will feel a little isolated as their main plots feature characters that aren't present. They might not enjoy the party as much as the others.

Personally, I would explain to either Errol or Brian that, because you've had some late cancellations, you've got to change the casting and therefore would they mind playing a different character instead. And then use Pip, Sandy and either Errol or Brian.

I hope that helps,

Click here to learn more about The Final Curtain."

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your murder mystery party questions.

Don't know where to start?

Here's my suggested quick route through the site:

Step 1 - Go to Choosing a Game to choose the game that suits your party best.

Step 2 - Review the Tips for Hosts for helpful advice.

Step 3 - If you want to keep up to date with the latest murder mystery game news, click on my What's New page.

Step 4 - Once you've had your party - tell me how it went! Click here to tell me your murder mystery party story.

Recent Articles

  1. Christmas/Holiday murder mystery story line

    Dec 07, 17 02:22 PM

    I will have a holiday party on the 16th and would love to play murder mystery. Since it's the holidays i wanted to do a Christmas or holiday theme. It

    Read More

  2. No host

    Dec 02, 17 12:51 PM

    I am really interested in planning a murder mystery theme for NYE for 11 of us but can see that most of these mean I would have to be the host. I have

    Read More

  3. Choosing game for 13 year olds

    Nov 21, 17 04:02 PM

    My daughter wants a murder mystery party for her 13th birthday. Planning on no more than 8 girls. Suggestions? My response: Hmmm. Eight 13 year old girls

    Read More