The Designers

unnamedSo who are these Nefarious Menacing Tea Cups anyway?

Nefarious Menacing Tea Cup is what happens when your writers, not unlike vampires left alone backstage with all the couture at Paris Fashion Week, can’t decide on what they want.

So who are we? We are Cass, Jen and David; three close friends with an over-abundant love of corsets, contraptions, comedy and gin.



Cass has been roleplaying since her terrible teens, and has been kicking around Pheno since 2006. So far there seems to be an annual consensus that she’s allowed to come back. Having spent several years gleefully indulging herself as a player (which is unsurprising given the calibre of the writers and GMs at Pheno), The Curious Case of the Corpsified Contact in collaboration with David James and Jenny Mason, follows up on 2017’s Deathless Freeform.
Jenny occasionally writes things and has been playing in various RPG campaigns for a number of years. This is the second time that she’s combing the two into something larger and she hopes you enjoy it.
David thought he was perfectly placed for the Phenomenon theme of “Silver” about ten years ago. Since then his hair has gone stark white but what can you do? He’s been writing for cons since 1987, which may give you a clue as to reason for the colour, or lack thereof, of his hair. This year he is co-writing for Phenomenon the Triptych game “The Curious Case of the Corpsefied Contact” with Cass Williams and Jenny Mason. And no, most think he probably will never learn.