Mythic Consequences, November 21–24, 2019, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
It's Everybody's War
"We in this quiet corner of England have suffered the loss of friends very dear to us. The homes of many of us have been destroyed, and the lives of young and old have been taken. There's scarcely a household that hasn't been struck to the heart."
"...This is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is the war of the people, of all the people. And it must be fought not only on the battlefield but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home and in the heart of every man, woman and child who loves freedom. This is the People's War. It is our war."
Quote from Mrs Miniver, a British film made in 1942.
September 1940, the village hall in Cropstone, Leicestershire. In the midst of the Blitz, England endures. The Ministry of Information Film Unit has sent a cast and crew to the heart of the countryside to make a wartime propaganda movie to keep up peopleís spirits on the home front. Even in this quiet corner of England, we are all very much aware that no one is untouched by the current crisis, because Itís Everybodyís War.
The characters will be either residents of the village, evacuees, or newly arrived with the film crew. Expect intrigue, passion, petty rivalries, secrets and lies as the war rumbles on.
This is an alternate timeline game and does not follow real history. There are no however Cthuloid monsters.
|Author(s):||Michela Aschan, Natalie Curd, Kevin Jacklin, Heidi Kaye, Sue Lee, Alison Rider-Hill,|
|Game EMail:||queenortart AT gmail DOT com|
|Lead GM:||Sue Lee|
|Game System:||messing with player's heads|
|Information for Players:||Character sheets around 8 pages. There will be written information handed out in game, short telegrams. Costuming for 1940s Britain. Could be a white shirt and dark trousers or skirt, something which does not jar the other character's immersion. Equally feel free to run up a full outfit. We will be using sound effects.|
|Male Players:||Min: 8 / Max: 8|
|Female Players:||Min: 7 / Max: 7|
|Neutral Players:||Min: 1 / Max: 1|
|Total Players:||Min: 16 / Max: 16|
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Kevin has been playing in, writing, producing and promoting freeform games for more than 20 years. A successful trilogy of co-written games, beginning with Home of the Bold in 1992 were the mainstay of the Convulsion convention, and introduced many stalwarts of the UK Freeforms group to the genre. Kevin produced the first UK weekend-long game of Cafe Casablanca under the Convivium banner in 1995. Kevin also enjoys boardgames, and it is through his association with designer Reiner Knizia that he has devised Hollywood Lives, which aims to meld together the constructive anarchy of freeforms with the world of high-pressure movie production and finance in an entertaining way.
I get to go shopping! Just running 4 games this year, delighted to also be playing
Ooops call it five games
Rider Hill, Alison
Alison lost count years ago of the number of games she has played; has co- organised some cons and co-written a few games (including Winning the Peace which is running this year)
She may also have written to you about your accommodation here at Consequences.
Alison doesn't often bite so please say hello if you encounter her particularly if you haven't met her in the flesh before.