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It's opening night at the Westlake Theatre, and you are woefully unprepared to go on.

Due to a ludicrous level of mismanagement by the director and producer alike, you have neglected to hold a single rehearsal. In fact, you haven't even bothered to pick up a script. Frankly, you don't even remember what show you're supposed to be putting on. All you know for sure is that it's meant to be a comedy by the master of the Victorian farce, Oscar Wilde. With only that to go on, you're just going to have to improvise. 

By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan is a story game with two parts. On the one hand, you're putting on a comedy of manners in the style of The Importance of Being Earnest or An Ideal Husband, which that means a gaggle of self-absorbed characters weaving increasingly complex webs of deception to make themselves look good, punctuated by as many witty one-liners as you can think up, as they careen wildly toward a happy ending they have absolutely not earned.

At the same time, you're actors doing everything in their power to keep the show from grinding to a halt. That means thinking quickly, dashing on-and-off stage to change characters, and never EVER stopping for breath while the audience's eyes are on you.

  • Cobble together a plot out of whatever sets you have on hand. 
  • Lie, cheat, and steal the spotlight through three breathless acts of quick changes, missed cues, and bon mots. 
  • Do whatever you must to keep the audience's attention until the final curtain.
  • Bask in the thunderous applause you so richly deserve.

By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan is a role-playing story game for three to five players, meant to be played over three to for hours, with no GM and no advanced preparation required. 

If you are interested in a physical edition of By the Author of Lady Windermere's Fan, it can be purchased as a Print on Demand title from DriveThruRPG.


Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this theatrical experience you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Windermere Digital Edition.pdf 29 MB
Character Sheet (8.5x11) 275 kB
Character Sheet (a4) 270 kB

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