Suggestions urgently needed!
Ideally I'd like something almost as easy to learn and nerd-friendly as Werewolf, but a bit more narratively structured, and flexible as to number of participants (there could be anywhere from half a dozen to maybe fifteen). The crowd is a mixture of game-shy but suggestible academics and game-savvy college students. Asking folks to do a little advance preparation would be OK, but preferably maybe a bit less than your standard How To Host A Murder-type mystery games. We had some success a couple of years ago with a Parlor Larp
, but it was perhaps just a wee bit too intense.