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Eol Fefalas
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Wanna get Shanghaied?

After much thought, deliberation, pondering, and (ahem) coercion, I've decided it's more than time to knock of some rust and take a shot at throwing a game out there.

My idea, here, is sort of a moderated free-form romp that, if successful, could lead from the single adventure I've got in the works into a series of adventures following the crew of a pirate/freebooter/privateer ship known as the Smuggler's Moon. It was born of the "prologue" that you can find posted in the game thread, actually - and that prologue started as yet another collaborative writing effort between Meri and myself a while back. Even as we were writing up those first few pages of "The Witch's Wake" we were tossing around the idea of opening this up to other Innmates and, now, since she and I both are finally starting to show up more frequently around here, we figured why not give it a shot?

So... read the Prologue posts in the Smuggler's Moon game thread to get a general "feel" for the thing and either PM me or post here if this at all looks like something you might have an interest in. We're looking for crew (all those crew members mentioned in the prologue are available should any of them strike your fancy - but you're free to conceptualize one of your own, as well) or even passengers/swellswords/etc... Got a character concept? Let me know...

If there's enough interest, I'll post more regarding what's expected... although I'll likely do that anyway since this post doesn't tell you much, at all, does it?

Note: This game will be taking place in a setting based on "The World of Freeport" by Green Ronin Games. More information on the setting and history is available (and will continue to be added to and/or updated) in the Q&A thread .

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 15:21:02.
Edited on 2011-08-26 at 19:36:18 by Eol Fefalas

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Not again!

Shanghaied? Are you slipping coins into people's mugs of Good 'Ol Froth 'n' Slosh again?

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 15:38:32.

Eol Fefalas
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Are ya coming along? *grins*

For the record this game is what we've come to call "moderated freeform," hereabouts... (Much like our many Trek games that ran on these boards - although I don't think that this one will be quite so expansive as trek.)

What is moderated freeform, you ask? Well, it's freeform... sort of...

I will assume the role of Captain Hawkes, and will lay the most basic foundations for the plot and guide the adventure along. However, it will largely be the cast and crew as a whole that determine the outcome of the various missions/adventures/whathaveyou. You will be given almost free reign to form the story, within reason. However, "god moding", plot hijacking, and controlling of other people's characters (without permission, of course) are all strictly prohibited, and will be cause for dismissal from the game.

If you are interested in joining, you will first need a concept for your primary character. I say primary due to the fact that on a ship the size of the Smuggler’s Moon the crew contingent is, on average, 30 to 40 bodies counting all of the “officers”, “swabs and salts”, and passengers on board. Naturally, our gaming group will be MUCH smaller than this! In order to tell the story, it often becomes necessary to introduce minor characters or NPCs - you will have the freedom to create these, as long as it makes sense for you to do so.

For instance, let's say that you are playing the role of our gunner. You will be responsible for all of the Moon’s cannon, powder, etc. and, as such, will have gunner’s mates, etc that might be under your control. Naturally, you'll need several bodies to manage this “department”, so you will be encouraged and expected to give some of these names and (at the very least) cursory descriptions.

Pretty much freeform, you see, just with some stipulations.

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 15:44:07.

Eol Fefalas
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Cast and Crew, so far!

Confirmed/Approved Players
  • Jericho Hawkes; Captain of the Smuggler's Moon (Eol Fefalas)

  • Davian Passat; Currently a somewhat reluctant and mysterious passenger (Merideth)

  • Saercyn Willow; a half-elven bard/shanty-singer. Long time friend and confidant of Jericho's (Celeste)

  • Vleryn the Rope Runner; a cocky, knife wielding lad, more than adept at fighting in the rigging. (Steelight)

  • Lyriandel Evermoon; a young, somewhat unprepared half-elf in search of adventure. (Lady Dark)

  • Khashnagob "Khash" Hawkes; A half-orc, First Mate of the Smuggler's Moon, Jericho's half-brother. (Tuned_Out)

  • Jean Gusto; an Azhari swab recruited in Freeport. (The_Haruspex)

  • Askurt Maaast; The Smuggler's Moon's Dwarven Master Gunner. (Chessicfayth)

  • Kismet; A gypsy ribbon-dancer. Stows away aboard the Smuggler's Moon when it harbors in Freeport. (Skye)

  • Marlow; a bare-knuckle boxing healer type. (Dragonblood)

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 15:53:08.
Edited on 2011-08-31 at 21:38:47 by Eol Fefalas

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Well, I'm taken with the idea.

...Unfortunately, I don't think I have the time to commit myself to this game at this time, sorry. But I can't wait to see where it goes.

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:12:19.

Eol Fefalas
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Darn, indeed!

Sorry to hear that, Celtia... I'm hoping that this thing might take off and continue running for a good while, though, so if you ever find yourself looking for something to jump into and feel like joining us in the future (even if you just want to carve out a smallish role, somehow), just let me know.

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:25:44.

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I have just read part one and will finish the rest off tomorrow and I am utterly besotted with the idea. I have a few concepts in my mind.

If you'll have me, I will join by the weeks end.

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:27:45.

Eol Fefalas
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Come aboard, then...

...looking forward to your concept, Haru!

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:29:02.

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Me Me! Pick Me!

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:38:53.

Eol Fefalas
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Welcome, Skye!

See my PM... we'll get you charactered up.

Once we get some concepts/descriptions going, I'll add both you and Haru to the list of players...

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 16:55:07.
Edited on 2011-08-26 at 16:56:19 by Eol Fefalas

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*fades in*

what would you say to an idealistic, naive, but skilled young sellsword?


Posted on 2011-08-26 at 18:59:42.

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Well Bloody 'Ell Eol!

I thought this might be a good idea, I didn't mean for you to go out and write up another novel for me to have to read Or reread as it twere

I'm very excited though! Can't wait to see you all onboard. Just don't expect me to talk much. I be very mysterious... ohhhhh... *mysterious finger wiggling here*


Posted on 2011-08-26 at 19:09:28.

Eol Fefalas
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I would say...

...write me up a bit of detail on the chap and welcome aboard.

Additional Recruitment Note: I've been adding oodles and oodles of info to the Q&A... plenty of fodder there to feed backgrounds, homelands, etc, if you need such a thing for character creation/inspiration.

Keep an eye peeled on that thread for soooo much more.

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 19:11:00.

Eol Fefalas
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But...but...but...Meri... else was I gonna drag you back into posting?

Posted on 2011-08-26 at 19:28:23.
Edited on 2011-08-26 at 19:28:35 by Eol Fefalas

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Yes yes yes

My good Eol, perhaps this is finally our chance to game together?? If you'll have me I'm in... and I haven't even read your intro yet! Hrmmm... Now off to do that.


Posted on 2011-08-26 at 21:17:32.

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