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May 3, 2009

Summer Swashbuckling Extravaganza

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Summer movie season has started, and you know what that means: we all play swashbuckling rpgs on the mud. Well, ok, it doesn’t mean that, but it should, and it’s starting with me. Starting in a couple weeks, probably the weekend of May 16th or 23rd, I’m going to run a 3-4 session swashbuckling-type game: you can expect duels, jewels and fools; swinging and singing; drinking and thinking; broochies and smoochies. System-wise it’s going to be my Spirit of the Century/7th Sea conversion or some variant thereof — if you are familiar with either system you should have no problem.

If you’re interested, please let me know your preference for scenario and time. I’ve got the following slots available:

  • Saturday afternoon: noon to five, eastern
  • Saturday evening: three to eight, eastern
  • Sunday afternoon: noon to five, eastern
  • Sunday evening: three to eight, eastern

(Note that the Saturday ones overlap with ClubFloyd, which is lame, but the swashbuckling must go on)

And here are some scenarios, though I am open to other proposals:

  • In Search of the Golden Parrot: The PCs are crew or passengers on a ship, which might be explore-y or pirate-y. They come into possession of a treasure map and race to track down the treasure before their rivals do.
  • For the Honor of the Queen: The PCs are guards in Montaigne, and find themselves involved in politics, war, and romance (probably a similar vibe to the game I ran way back when)
  • Balls and Back Alleys: The PCs are members of the court of one of the Vodacce princes, and have to move between high and low society to carry out the prince’s affairs.
  • The Big Score: Some kind of heist game, swashbuckling-style. Probably set in Vesten or Montaigne.
  • Who Was That Masked Man?: Zorro-type action in Castille. Probably involving raids on horseback. (lpsmith has dibs on El Vago but I figure there’s room for more without stepping on toes.)

So let’s hear it! (And if you’re not convinced, watch this.)


  1. I just MUD-mailed to inky, but it occurs to me that it might be useful to mention it here as well: “I am interested. My time preference is (in order) Sunday 12-5, Saturday 12-5, Saturday 3-8, Sunday 3-8. As for scenarios, the Montaigne and Vodacce ones seem kinda similar to our past Montaigne and Vodacce games, so I would vote for one of the other three. Probably the Golden Parrot or the Big Score. (Although a merger of the two might also be cool.)”

    Comment by Jota — May 4, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

  2. There aren’t enough swashbuckling heist adventures if you ask me.

    Comment by Rob — May 5, 2009 @ 5:52 am

  3. I’m interested! My time preferences are the exact opposite of Jota’s. But I can most likely manage any of them.

    Comment by Iain — May 6, 2009 @ 4:29 am

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