Death for Auction: a steampunk murder mystery

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Up until recently, Cleverly-Steelworks was the biggest name in modern Victorian technology. Eleanor Cleverly used her considerable genius to invent new technologies, and Julius Steel found ways to turn those inventions into cold, hard cash.

But when Julius decided to sell some of Eleanor’s inventions to the military, Eleanor felt that was a step too far. She wanted to change the world, not destroy it. Eleanor deconstructed her inventions, turning them into jewelry in the hopes that she could make something beautiful out of something so terrible.

Julius, forced to confront the fact that he was simply not capable of the leaps of genius of his former partner, took some of Eleanor’s old blueprints and constructed a genius automaton to help him with the brainstorming. His work on the automaton drained his coffers, leaving him in debt and forcing him to auction off Eleanor’s old prototypes to make ends meet.

Eleanor doesn’t intend to let Julius auction off such dangerous technology, but she’s not the only person with a score to settle. One way or another, someone is going to make sure that death is for auction…and Julius Steel is the highest bidder.

POSTPONED On Friday, July 21st at Patterson Creations in Attleboro, you will have front row seats at the explosive resolution to this bitter feud. Over the course of the evening, you’ll witness a view key events in the drama that will give you clues. In between scenes, you can spend time interrogating witnesses, coming up with a list of suspects, and, finally, helping the inspector make their case. But don’t worry—it’s not all going to be hard work! Enjoy an evening of in-character mingling with the Jewelry City elite while snacking on hors d’oeuvres and listening to a live performance by the Dirge Carolers. Take advantage of the cash bar while you come to your decision, and cast your vote for who you believe the killer to be. If you’re correct, you may walk away with a prize.

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Want to get even more into the action? A VIP ticket to the event will get you a pre-made persona to play for the evening, as well as access to light costuming and a free drink of your choice. Are you an art collector yourself, here to add Eleanor’s work to your growing collection? Does Julius owe you money? Have you been getting anonymous telegrams from someone you suspect may be involved in the murder? Your character has a clue to solving the mystery.

We have good news for you! We’ve slashed prices on our tickets. Regular tickets to the event are $30 per person. A VIP ticket is $50, which includes a free drink ticket, a pre-auction cocktail hour with the actors, and entry into a raffle for a bottle of Gancia Moscato Rosé.

Steampunk costumes are optional, but highly encouraged.

We hope to see you there!

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