I'm beginning to understand why Britain's Navy resorted to press gangs ....
England Expects Every Man (and Boy!) Will Do His Duty
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I have recently inherited a game that takes place during the era of the Napoleonic Wars. It will be based extremely loosely on the "Bloody Jack", "Horatio Hornblower" and "Jack Aubrey" stories and will focus on the adventures of the members of a ship's crew who are often overlooked: the children, the lads who signed on to England's ships of the line and fought alongside men and officers ... and whose names rarely appear in the pages of history in any other way than as single entries on lists of crewmen. Yet they were important. And in this game, they will be the stars of the story.
The characters are all young men and boys who will be joining the crew of HMS Rose, a fictional sixth rate frigate in His Majesty's Royal Navy. The system I'm using is a house-rule-ified version of
7th Sea, but instead of Theah, the setting is our world during the Napoleonic Era.
And we've only just gotten started. I'm looking for 1 to 3 more boys to round out the crew and add some steam to the current posting rate (which has slowed ridiculously since the site shutdown and upgrade).
The game is here: http://www.myth-weavers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12703. Feel free to have a look around.
If you are interested, post here with a brief description of your young man (in private text if necessary). Please only post interest if you are a reliable, at least 4X weekly poster, have a firm grasp of writing conventions, and are enough of a man-jack to do your duty for King and Country!
The year is 1803 and Britain and France are at an uneasy peace. Word has passed throughout London, though, that war is again looming on the horizon. The shipyards at Woolwich and Deptford swarm with workers, and ships are being repaired, refitted, and turned out like there is no tomorrow.
Current status: 130 sixth grade personal narratives to grade. Report card grades due Friday. Suddenly teaching ELA in a middle school setting has lost its magic.
Last edited by Isannah; Mar 23 '09 at 5:38am..
|Here's a link with some basic crunchy stuff if you are interested, but you won't need it until we start stat-ing your character, and I can even do that for you if you like. It's not a totally accurate representation of 7th Sea, but I'm house-ruling a lot anyway, so it won't matter. For now, if you are interested in signing on, can you send me a character background, or at least a summary thereof as a starting point? I'm eager to meet your lad and HMS Rose is eager to round out her crew and set sail.|