Set in 1932 at the party celebrating the wrap of location filming for a Hollywood movie. Burning Orchid is an immense blockbuster, detailing the passionate heart of a claustrophobic forbidden love story set in the jungle villages of Guatemala, against a background of a country riven by political turmoil. And that’s not just the movie! Glamorous cast, intense emotions, a steamy situation, secrets past and present – who knows what might happen, but fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night.
Character sheets and background will be about 6 pages long. 1930s costuming suitable for an evening event is encouraged for atmosphere. The game is very much character focused rather than event focused, with roleplaying being the focus rather than problem solving or politicking. The theme is intensely emotional, centering on romance. The game includes adult themes. It is not suitable for under-18s.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Players need to be willing to play characters in romantic situations and with various sexualities, as all characters have romance. The game deals with adult themes like illegitimacy and sexual orientation. Character backgrounds may include references to murder, war trauma, romantic liaisons with disastrous consequences (e.g. unwanted children or miscarriage) and prostitution. One of the characters is a Catholic priest.
We strongly recommend you consider how these issues might affect you before signing up for the game. If you have any doubt, please speak with us first.