Tomb of the Mad Goddess

run by sophie melchior

England, 1839. It is the beginning of an exciting new era. A new Queen has been crowned and Britain is on the brink of her most prosperous time.

Queen Victoria has been gifted with a great discovery, the Column of Cleopatra, by the most pre-eminent explorers of the Age; the Society of Exceptional Discovery. This grand obelisk was unveiled to great pomp and ceremony with members of society, Parliament and industry in attendance. However the Column was not all that it seemed.

More than being merely an object of remarkable history, it is in fact Cleopatra’s tomb. Rather than a dried up husk, the Last of the Pharaohs lay inside as beautiful as the day she died. Driven mad by these many centuries of captivity The Queen of the Nile burst forth, like a screaming banshee, and attempted to take Queen Victoria’s life.

Brave souls sacrificed themselves in order for the Queen to escape deeper into the Society buildings, where she is now trapped. The dread Cleopatra is now causing havoc through out London, while the Queen and the Society try to discover how to kill her once and for all.

Is this merely a coincidence or has some devilish plot been hatched from with in the Society itself? Can Cleopatra be stopped before she destroys London around them? Can the Society rise above it’s recent divisions in this darkest of hours?

Find out in The Tomb of the Mad Goddess.

Written by Sophie Melchior

Cast List

Her Majesty’s entourage

  • Queen Victoria - Monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Lady Maria Phipps, Marchioness of Normanby - Her Majesty’s Lady-in-Waiting
  • Alexandra/Alexander Bishop - Her Majesty's biographer
  • Mr. Benjamin Disraeli - MP for Maidstone
  • Herbert von Bernstorff, Count von Bernstorff - Prussian ambassador
  • Lieutenant Ferdinand von Konstanz - attache to Count von Bernstorff
  • Zayd adi Halwa - Egyptian ambassador
  • Akmad Pasha - Zayd adi Halwa’s aide

Members of Industry

  • Mr Montgomery Howell III - Noted industrialist
  • Miss Juliet Ward - Mr Howell’s assistant
  • Miss Amanda Prate - Reporter for The Times
  • Miss Olivia Howell - Heiress to the Howell Industries fortune and socialite
  • Lord Charles Babbage - Greatest mind of the Age and inventor of the analytical engine
  • Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace - Babbage’s associate and member of Court
  • Dr. Amelia Goodwin - Celebrated physician and inventor
  • Mr Paul Verne - Dr. Goodwin’s assistant and aspiring novelist

The Society of Exceptional Discovery

  • Lady Elisabeth Wentworth-Hall - Lady explorer and Patron of the Society
  • Ms. Marie Baker - Lady Wentworth-Hall’s lady’s maid
  • Captain Thomas Dawson - Zeppelin pilot and noted adventurer
  • Miss Eloise Dawson - Lady of independent means and interests
  • Miss Michelle Spencer - Miss Dawson’s companion
  • Professor Arnold Sharpe - Archaeologist and Member of the Society
  • Sir Francis Netterville - Pre-eminent explorer of the age
  • Ms. Charlotte Peacock - Egyptologist and Member of the Society


Game Details
Session: 1
Number of Players: 24 Players, 1-2 Crew
Genres: steampunk, victorian, historical
Costume: Steampunk, Victorian.