A Deadly Misadventure – April 12th & 13th!

It has been a great murder mystery season! Our detectives have tackled a variety of settings and themes, both new and old, from Vikings to wizards and fairy tales to Sherlock Holmes. We’ve even seen the return of our beloved zombie themed mysteries after a four year hiatus. But all good things must ultimately come to a close, and today’s announcement is of the final mystery for the 2023-2024 season. We’re going out with a bang, as we revisit this season’s most popular new mystery theme, role playing games! Please join us as Chief Detectives Michelle and Ryan and the Ravenwood Detective Agency take on A Deadly Misadventure…

In the dimly lit pub at Ravenwood Castle flickering torches cast eerie shadows upon ancient stone walls as a group of adventurers gathered for a night of Dungeons and Dragons. The air was thick with anticipation as they prepared to delve into a realm of magic, monsters, and mystery. The party was blissfully unaware that the lines between fantasy and reality would soon blur, plunging them into a real-life quest with deadly consequences.

Mere months prior, the castle had been the stage for an unsolved murder, a grisly event which had interrupted a similar group of players as they had set out on their own daring adventure. On this night, as on that one, a foreboding tension hung in the air, a palpable foreshadowing of the dark secrets that the castle concealed.

As the players assumed their roles in the game, their characters navigating treacherous dungeons and facing mythical beasts, a blood-curdling scream pierced the air and the adventurers found themselves ripped back into a grim reality. Another murder had occurred, echoing the previous event and hinting at an ongoing malevolent force at play.

With suspicion and paranoia gripping the remaining party members, they must unravel the twisted threads of both fantasy and reality to unveil the identity of the murderer amongst them. The castle’s ancient halls bear witness to a deadly game – one where the stakes are far from imaginary, with consequences all too real.

Are these two similar murders coincidence, or are they connected? Is someone, or something, targeting Dungeons & Dragons players? Or is there a more mundane explanation? The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all agents, novice and veteran alike, to answer these questions and more. Join us April 12th & 13th to tackle A Deadly Misadventure!

Tickets for A Deadly Misadventure are $100. As with all of our mysteries, the event starts after dinner on Friday. Late arrivals will be accommodated as best as possible, but to enjoy the full experience please attempt to arrive early Friday evening.

Though A Deadly Misadventure is the final murder mystery of our 2023-2024 event season, there are still a few non-mystery events to be announced, so stay tuned. And of course keep your web browser pointed here to Quoth the Raven in the next few months for the imminent announcement of our 2024-2025 murder mystery season!

SPECIAL NOTE: Please be aware that while the theme of this mystery involves a game of Dungeons and Dragons gone wrong, the event itself is a murder mystery weekend with all of the usual activities, and is not in fact a game of Dungeons & Dragons.

If you haven’t been to one of our mystery weekends and are wondering what they are all about, check out our Anatomy of a Murder Mystery page for all of the details.

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.