England Expects Every Man (and Boy!) Will Do His Duty

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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
It says GURPS at the moment, but that's because the old GM started it that way, and I converted it to the only system I know well enough to run.
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!

Game Description:

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.

HMS Rose has recently put out to sea, and aboard her, in addition to a full complement of men and marines are a handful of ship's boys who are quickly learning what it is like to be a member of His Majesty's Navy. The Rose is not without her thorns, though, it seems -- and a ship's boy's life is far from an easy one ....

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Last edited by Isannah; Mar 23 '09 at 4:38am..
Background sent via private message, sir! I very much look forward to giving those imperialist French bastards a taste of his Majesty's righteous wrath!

Originally Posted by Mordae View Post
I very much look forward to giving those imperialist French bastards a taste of his Majesty's righteous wrath!
Serve his Majesty well while you can; he is burning Washington D.C. down in 1812.

Can I be a French spy onboard the ship, and try to stop this madness? I would go by the discrete name of Jean Dupont.

Er ... what's 'glomp'? I'm not sure if I should be flattered or offended.

It's an expression of love and admiration. I think you should be flattered unless you've an aversion to bodily contact. In which case you should be both.

@ Absent Wizard: Ah. Thanks, then.

@Mordae: Ive read the background. It's beyond perfect. We'll work on character generation even as we get you started in the game. so ... get you down to the docks, sir! Read the first chapter, of which there isn't much, and work Jules into the group of boys however you like. Do you want to generate the character, or do you want me to get it started and hand it over to you for tweaking?

Originally Posted by Isannah View Post
Typical Mordae. He's going to play a French Royalist, eh?

--> bangs head against the wall.

You shut your mouth, Leo I'm free to modify and recycle names as long as I don't do it in the same game!

Issanah, if you let Leo in, I'll pay any amount of drama dice to be the boy that discovers his secret and hands him over to the captain for flogging!

Oooh! Really?

Lemme think on that ....

Edit: You DO realize that any drama dice paid to the GM go into a pool to be used by the NPC's, right?

Originally Posted by Mordae View Post
You shut your mouth, Leo
Typical Royalist... Oppressor of liberty and free expression.

Issanah, if you let Mordae in, I'll... Nah, let me put this in a pm instead. Hey, secrets are an integral part of democracy; after all, dictatorships are the ones that open envelopes.


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