Optional Players Are Fully Integrated into the Script
We have now changed all of our murder mystery party and dinner party scripts to ensure that the two optional characters are fully integrated.
Optional players are indicated in light-grey italics in the left-hand column of the party booklets of all players.
If one or both of the optional characters are present, they have dialogue that they can say and the whole party or dinner party can see when they are meant to speak. To make life easier for the optional players, the important parts of the dialogue are given in bold.
If an optional player is not present, the party can easily skip over their input and the game will play just fine.
The example, taken from our Murder at Horror Castle game, shows part of the Party Booklet for one optional character (Bo GeyMan). Bo's name is in light grey italics - as is the name of the other optional character: Shady.