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From the introduction:
A Living on the Edge Interactive Drama for Ten Players
Sad Mary's Bar and Girl. Located off the Plaza of Flowers, this is a popular hang-out on The Edge. The stone building has two stories and overlooks the plaza. Above the door is a statue of Mary, pregnant and weeping into her hands. Only the words "Bar and Girl" appear on the face of the building. Most nights this seedy dive is crammed with cutthroats, scumbags and lowlifes - drinking, dealing and jostling for the best place to view the fights. The venue features a stage on which the management hosts fights, exotic dancers and performance art (such as Francesca and her Leather Friends, Volt-Eater, the Masked Maniac, Antonio and the Power Drill of Love and Cooking with Hans and Ivan - only for those with the strongest of stomachs). Tonight, however, it is New Year's Eve and the majority of the Al Amarjan citizens are on the streets, celebrating, thieving or cutting throats. The bar is quiet with just ten customers, enjoying the quiet away from the carnival.
Bitter Tears at Sad Mary's was co-authored by Scott Beattie and Tonia Walden and published in Virtualities: Journal of Virtual Realities, Interactive Dramas, and Literary Constructs (Vol. 8, No. 1 - Feb 2015). The scenario is a semi-LARP adaptation of a (very) simplified Over the Edge (1st & 2nd Editions) system.
An earlier version of the game was published in DOC format in 2010.