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Gin Lane

January 6th, 2006 (01:44 pm)

One year ago, I was bemoaning the total lack of roleplaying in 2004. Well, 2005 hasn't been all that busy either, but things are looking up.

In August, I was involved in a couple of games of Psionic Dwarves in Space (more commonly known as Dwarves, and featuring little in the way of either Dwarves or Psionics, though it is set in Space). My super-hero character, The Welder, didn't especially distinguish himself but did get the first chance to use his lift-wood surfboard - purchased at the end of a game two years earlier - and we dispatched several Cthulhoid monstrosities.

Much more recently, flybynightpress ran a game on Monday the 2nd, his first local game in a couple of years, and the beginning of a new campaign, called Gin Lane. It's set in the 18th century, in the same alternate reality as New Jerusalem, though at least fifty years later on and set in England (London) rather than Germany/Poland.

The concerns are different from those of NJ; society has changed, and where the godly citizens of NJ were threatened by demons and hobgoblins in the wilderness around the town, the citizens of London are more endangered by their fellow man (and his meddlings in philosophical matters). Players are members of the Society for Effectual Redress, a coffee-house society dedicated to identifying and righting wrongs that King and Parliament are as yet unable to address.

Read more about it at flybynightpress's web site, including the report of our first adventure, or find out more about the olden days in NJ and how the world changed. There is an RSS feed for notification of updates.

The new icon was created at Caricature Zone, a site mentioned in a recent post by ffutures.

Comments

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 6th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Louise

This looks highly promising! I may sign up... Does the game run in St As or Kingsbarns?

(Icon is a photo of Louise Michel. Being labelled an "incendiary appealed to my Communarde tendencies...)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: January 6th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Caricature

Does the game run in St As or Kingsbarns?

Kingsbarns - more space.

Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: January 6th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Boromir

Ah. Would have to consider transport when next over in St As.

Posted by: Tomm (hobbitomm)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)

*mutter mutter mutter*

I leave the district, and you start running a NJ-set game!

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
Caricature

'Tis the way of things. Sorry!

Posted by: Tomm (hobbitomm)
Posted at: January 9th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)

Sokay- as you say, it's the way it goes. Sounds fun tho'. Although I think I'd have preferred the earlier time frame of NJ.

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