Mayfair

Time: October 12, 2018 at 07:30 PM
Length: about 5 hours
Location: Carnegie 113

Event Staff

Blurb

“These are the times that try men's souls" -Thomas Paine

In the spring of the 1770s, rumors swirl of recent deaths in Boston and the good people of Massachusetts Bay Colony gather to celebrate May Day. Dances around the maypole distract from popular unrest and plots form in secret as all watch the crowning of the new May Queen. Enmity brews among the mixed crowd of royalists, freemasons, Tories, and those hoping to stir the pot of liberty. With the call of revolution echoing in the wind and with tensions growing on each side, the time may be coming for the people of the Colonies to finally decide who they are.

Players can expect heavy plot filled with war, love, politics, daring capers, questionable rituals, satirical writings, crackpot Freemason conspiracies, spy networks, and new critical missions emerging throughout a colonial faire.

Description

“These are the times that try men's souls" -Thomas Paine

In the spring of the 1770s, rumors swirl of recent deaths in Boston and the good people of Massachusetts Bay Colony gather to celebrate May Day. Dances around the maypole distract from popular unrest and plots form in secret as all watch the crowning of the new May Queen. Enmity brews among the mixed crowd of royalists, freemasons, Tories, and those hoping to stir the pot of liberty. With the call of revolution echoing in the wind and with tensions growing on each side, the time may be coming for the people of the Colonies to finally decide who they are.

Written by Alison Joy Schafer and Brian Richburg (Lovers & Madmen Larps)

Notes:
*Time will abstractly take place over a several day period of revelry in order to allow player actions to have in-game effects. There may be crisis events triggered, such as the Boston Tea Party or the battle at Lexington and Concord, which will play out in game with both social and military order, and will result in a win for either the Crown or the Revolutionists. Newspapers will be released detailing player-created choices and outcomes.

*Players will be cast as mostly historical personages during the early revolution, such as Paul Revere, Sam Adams, Abigail Adams, John Adams, Betsy Ross, Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, Thomas Hutchinson, and others.

*Although inspired by an historical time setting, exploring the historical plots of the revolution, and with historical characters, significant liberties and variations have been taken. Some light supernatural elements are referenced, such as the witch history of Salem and rumors of the origins of the Headless Horseman. However, no monsters will actively be in game.

*Character sheets will have (periodically graphic) depictions of violence, romance, and torture/ war. They will not, however, include unwanted sexual violence. Sheets are around 10-14 pages.

*A dance with ribbons around the Maypole is included (if building space permits), but not required of everyone.

*Players can expect heavy plot filled with war, love, politics, daring capers, questionable rituals, satirical writings, crackpot Freemason conspiracies, spy networks, and new critical missions emerging throughout a colonial faire.

Attendees

25 attendees total: 15 male,10 female
1 open slot: 0/15 M, 1/11 F

Name
Alison Joy "Batman" Schafer
Melanie "Tyrwll" Saunders
Will Fergus
David "Pickle" Kotsonis
Sean Almon
MacKenzie "Kenzie" Graham
Craig Fox
Nunzio "NoT" Thron
Willis "The Most Responsible Hedon" Schiftner
Melanie Campozano
Asche Whelsky
Jillian "Jillian" Wexler
Kevin Munn
Robert Wensley
Elizabeth "Betsy" Isaacson
Jack "Jack" Hulton
Luke Meunier
Clinton Rickards
Matthew "Matthew" Christoff
Douglas Hoover
Theodore "Theo" Kroeger
Sara Juliana "SJ" Myers
Rain Wiegartner
Maren "Maren MacLeod" MacLeod
Niko "Niko" Kovatsis
Justin "Justin Attai" Attai
Cadence Schwartz
Jamie "Jamie" Laks
Seamus Curran
Peter Flade