On The High Seas -- Hearts of Oak
The High Seas - Forum
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Due to player attrition, our game, The High Seas, is seeking new characters. The story is based extremely loosely on the "Bloody Jack", "Horatio Hornblower" and "Jack Aubrey" stories and focuses on the adventures of the members of a ship's crew who are often overlooked: the youngsters who 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. They were important, even so, and in this game, they will be the stars of the story. The characters are all young men and boys who are (or will soon become) members of the crew of HMS Rose, a fictional sixth rate frigate in His Majesty's Royal Navy.
I am looking for up to two new faces to add to the cast. Both characters will be young men between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. One will be a member of the ship's crew, but his relationship with the ship's boys who are the current PC's will begin when he enters the game IC. The other? Well, the ship is currently at sea, and England's stand on impressment was that sailors from any captured ship could be taken on as crew, so that's an option, too. Or .... If you pitch me something believable, creativity will get you everywhere. I'm open to suggestions on that one. Initially, I had thought against a stowaway, but a really, really good story might even change my mind on that.
The system is technically 7th Sea with some house rules, and the world is ours during the Napoleonic Era. You don't need to be familiar with the system; it's fairly simple and I can walk you through it if you need help.
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.
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