Characters in the 6 player game:
Koffey the Clown – Typical circus clown.
Flamboyant makeup with a painted smile, brightly coloured uniform and bowler hat and a large bow tie. He has a bandaged right hand.
Xavier Fallin – Trapeze artiste par excellence.
Of Russian descent. Speaks with a strong accent. Wears a leotard covered with a large flowing cloak.
Angel Wings – Trapeze artist, partner to Xavier Fallin.
Dressed in a spangled costume and white sparkly tights.
Dirk Hurlitt – Knife-thrower.
A full-blood Romany wearing a red bandana, wide-sleeved shirt cinched in at the waist with a red sash, silk neckerchief and black breeches fastened at the ankles.
Ella Vated – High Wire-walker.
Wears a black catsuit and soft shoes. Her hair is slicked back to give her a streamlined but severe appearance.
Amy Strate – Knife-thrower’s assistant.
Dressed in a gypsy blouse and bandana, coloured leggings or tights with hot pants and low heeled shoes.
Additional characters in the 8 player game:
Molly Coddler – Matron/nurse.
The resident “medic”, attending to all the first aid and palliative treatment of the performers and staff. Dressed as a nursing sister complete with hat, belt and black tights.
Bernie Le Bouche – Fire-eater.
Long-haired but clean shaven. Dressed in medieval jester-style tunic, tights and hat. He has a bandage on his right hand.
Additional characters in the 10 player game:
Phil Mabiceps – The circus strongman.
Big and very strong. Dressed in a leopard skin leotard and boxer boots. Often carries a hand weight to exercise his muscles.
Hi Lee Supple – Chinese acrobat and contortionist.
Fit, slim and very able, she wears a one piece catsuit or leotard decorated with sequins and beads. She has a dragon tattoo (actually a transfer) on her back and silk ribbon streamers attached to her wrists.
Additional characters in the 12 player game:
Hairy Mary – Bearded lady.
As her name suggests she sports a full beard and moustache but she is obviously a large-busted woman wearing a floral dress and high-heeled shoes. She wears a gardenia in her smartly styled hair.
Orson Ryder – Bareback rider.
French by birth but has spent so many years in the circus that most of his accent has faded, although it is still just discernible. He wears a cowboy shirt, trousers, chaps, boots and a stetson hat.