"It's amazing what one can do when one doesn't know what one can do" (Jim Davis)


Author(s):Tony Mitton
Game EMail:tony AT tonymitton DOT com
Steve "Steve" Bassett    stevebassett AT gmail DOT com
Sue "Queenortart" Lee    queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Tony Mitton    tony AT tonymitton DOT com
Andrew "AJ" Smith    ajathome AT supanet DOT com
Home Page:http://www.tonymitton.com/
Male Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Female Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Neutral Players:Min: 18 / Max: 24
Total Players: Min: 18 / Max: 24


The power of the Republic stretches throughout much of known space. Its mighty Legions guard its borders and stand poised to conquor further worlds. But on Roma, the Republic's capital, the picture is of corruption and decay. While the rich Senators and large landowners prosper the poorer citizens suffer. Perhaps bread and circuses will appease them. Or perhaps the weak rule of the Consuls has had its day and the need is for a single, strong leader. An Emperor...

SPQR is a Freeform for 24 people set in the last days of the Republic (*). Characters will be influential citizens of Roma, from Consuls, Senators and Rich landowners (or those who control them) down to Generals, Merchants, Procurers, Priests, Priestesses and even some highly resourceful slaves. It's a Space Opera setting, but technology will be irrelevant (see the note below).

The game has a wargaming element for those who like wargaming, but this can be avoided by those who don't like it. There will also be Orgies, Chariot Races and Gladiatorial Combat (all, by the way, strictly PG-13).

More details about the game, including a map, rules and a full cast list are available on my web site.

(*) Note: This game was going to be set in ancient Rome, but I've changed to to space for three reasons: i) I am largely ignorant of Roman history, ii) I wanted full sexual equality and iii) I thought costuming would be more fun this way (for those who like to dress up - it's not compulsory). However, the game will be technologically analogous to Ancient Rome and completely free of nasty Sci Fi gubbins.

Bassett, Steve

Voted: Most Likely to Smile while stabbing you in the front.

Lee, Sue

Bid Chair, Tiara Wearer and ultimate Cat Herder, procurer of frockage.

Product of a mixed marriage (Yorkshire Mother and Lancashire Father) She grew up in the land of red roses, chip butties, and e-by-gum mail. Her mother sent her to elocution lessons to stop her getting a Lancashire accent and it was probably this that fuelled her aspirations to be someone else.

Mitton, Tony

... is hoping to successfully miss the deadline for Bios.

Smith, Andrew

AJ is a Bid Committee muggins, GM-for-Hire and occasional Plot Doctor. (He doesn't usually refer to himself in the 3rd person).