Murder at the Magnolia Avenue Block Party
Godley Grove was once a peaceful town. Recently, the town has been forced to deal with a rising crime wave. The police have been working diligently to keep peace in the streets, but the growing number of scandals among the citizens is proving to make it impossible to maintain law and order.
Nevertheless, the town’s famous for its social scene. There’s a party lurking around every corner, and it’s time for the folks on Magnolia Avenue to host their yearly block party. Peyton Crownly, a local comic with many enemies, has decided to claim the honor as the host of this year’s block party. Peyton has planned a night of good food, fun games, and great spirits. You get along with most of the guests on the invite list, but there are some you’d rather not be around. Nevertheless, you’ve been invited to the party. This is where your story begins.
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Fiona Frost is a young criminal investigator who works closely with a team of investigators to sleuth crimes with the Godley Grove Police Department. The townspeople of Godley Grove are a close-knit community and often host events throughout the neighborhoods to encourage kinship between neighbors – especially since the crime wave began last summer. Fiona attends as many block parties as she can to stay tuned in to the town’s happenings and brewing scandals. Good investigators must have people to turn to when they are in need of information.
Ashton Harvey is a dedicated friend and hardworking magician. There is no doubt that Ashton is a top performer for events in the town of Godley Grove and has been for many years. The townspeople book Ashton for birthday parties, family reunions, corporate events, and more. Ashton lives with Reese Harvey, and these siblings spend most of their free time testing Reese’s video game creations.
Magician’s attire. Cape, top hat and a wand as an optional accessory. Optional to have a stuffed bunny to pull out of your hat.
Peyton Crownly is the peculiar stand-up comedian. A constant whistler, Peyton Crownly will deliver uncomfortable stares and periods of awkward silence during a conversation. Peyton roasts the town’s residents during comedy routines, and many consider Peyton to be an archenemy. Peyton’s recently picked up a paintbrush and is trying to make a name as an artist.
Find something funny and a toy microphone as an optional prop. Optional to purchase a comedy t-shirt (one that says something funny, a joke, etc.)
Video Game Designer
Reese Harvey is the muscled video game designer. Reese loves to talk about one thing and one thing only – Reese Harvey. Reese spends an extraordinary amount of time testing video games with Ashton Harvey – Reese’s sibling and roommate. Unfortunately, Reese was a notorious high school bully. Old habits are hard to break, and some people have witnessed this behavior manifest when Reese doesn’t get his/her way.
Video game-inspired attire.Optional to bring any video game accessories to ‘show and tell’ during the party.
Toy Factory Worker
Logan Anthony is the bossy toy factory worker at the Godley Grove Toy Factory. A former tyrant that bullied other kids at school with Reese Harvey, Logan’s reputation hasn’t improved much, as Logan pitches mean-spirited toys to the company’s executives.
Wear a factory uniform of any kind. Make a name tag or pocket patch that says ‘Godley Grove Toy Company.’ Have optional toys as accessories so you can ‘show and tell’ during the party.
Social Media Consultant
Drew Adel is the highly intellectual social media consultant. A dependable hard worker, Drew is a loyal friend. Drew’s known as social media royalty’ because Drew can turn your business’s social media accounts to a million followers nearly overnight! Drew is relatively new to town and has acquired many new clients in a short time.
Casual attire. Smart phone with access to social media sites (i.e. Facebook. Twitter, etc.) as an optional prop.
Retired Angler, Owner of Silver Springs Marina
Riley Corals is the aggressive owner of the only marina in town, the Silver Springs Marina. Riley infuriates the townsfolk, as the marina’s prices are unreasonable to lease boats or rent boat slips from there. Riley owns a huge mansion on the hill, and the curious townspeople often wonder what Riley is hiding and how Riley came into the large sum of money to live there.
Casual attire with a fisherman’s vest (with pockets for lures, etc.) Optional to wear a captain’s hat and have fishing lures (no hooks) as props.
Omari Shady is the creative and eccentric artist. At times, this paintbrush-toting sculptor can be meticulous and impatient. However, Omari’s portraits and sculptures hang in most homes and businesses across Godley Grove and the surrounding cities.
Trendy clothing with a paint-splattered apron. Hair should be eclectic and messy. Optional to have markers or charcoal pencils and a sketchpad as an optional prop.
Blush Frenz is the rude cosmetologist at the Godley Grove Hair Tavern. Blush Frenz is also a notorious party crasher. To the other guests’ dismay, Blush landed an invite to the Magnolia Avenue block party - even though Blush lives far away in the Southfork Hills. Most of the townspeople would prefer Blush to stay over there.
Casual clothing with a smock / apron. Outrageous hair and makeup (for a female character). Optional to have a makeup kit, brushes and combs as optional props.
Pizzy Tankus is the antisocial guitarist for the band Armpit Anguish. Pizzy suffers from anger management issues and is judgmental of others. These nasty qualities tend to anger not only Pizzy’s bandmates but everyone else. Armpit Anguish is a popular band even though their lyrics are nonsensical and their melodies sound like banshees shrieking.
Glam Rock hair, makeup, and it is optional to have a guitar (real or fake) as a prop. A bottle of hand sanitizer is an additional optional prop.
Wolfe Nero is a legendary criminal profiler and has worked closely with Fiona on criminal cases in the past. Lately, he has been more interested in touring with his band, Godley Gray. However, Fiona still calls upon Wolfe for help, as he is the best at determining the underlying cause of criminal behavior. He seems to creep inside criminal minds!
Madison Christie is the longtime best friend of Fiona Frost. She is a talented soccer player and a technology guru. From computers to cell phones, Madison knows her way around technology like a spelunker in a cave. When she’s not assembling computers, building an application, or solving riddles and crimes, she spends her free time studying historical criminal cases.
Athletic attire. A cellular phone, post it notes and a pen as optional props.
Originally hailing from the UK, Lauren Hope is the reigning champion of the National Mathematics League. Lauren can crack any numeric code! She loves anything involving the paranormal and often tries to inject it into criminal investigations. This is a sore subject with Fiona, who definitely doesn’t believe in ghosts.
Detective or forensic scientist attire. A calculator, ‘chewed’ straw and a military-inspired cap as optional props. Lauren has very large, bushy hair – so wear a wig as an optional accessory.
WILLOW ‘DOC’ WALKER
Willow Walker, otherwise known as Doc, has aspired to become a physician since the age of three. She comes from a long line of family physicians and currently volunteers to shadow doctors at the local family clinic. Doc is Lauren Hope’s best friend and is known for her high-pitched, squeaky voice. Willow is an old soul and has the dialect of a sixty-year-old.
Business suit or non-casual teen attire. Willow tends to dress as if she were already a physician. As an alternative, a lab coat and examination gloves as optional props.
Life is one party at a time.
Now, it's time to have fun with your party. Always stay in character and make the experience your own. Get ready for a memorable time with your friends!