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

Railways and Respectability

Author(s):See game description
Game EMail:queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Sue "Queenortart" Lee    queenortart AT gmail DOT com
Alison Rider Hill    ibarhis AT gmail DOT com
Andrew "AJ" Smith    ajathome AT supanet DOT com
Anonymised User    anonymised AT ishtari DOT co DOT uk
Organization:UK Freeforms (Peaky)
Home Page:http://www.ishtari.co.uk/railways/
Male Players:Min: 19 / Max: 19
Female Players:Min: 13 / Max: 13
Neutral Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Total Players: Min: 32 / Max: 32

From the team that brought you Farewell Father Ted, and Daze of Empire, Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer meet 18XX.

London, 1817

"I have seen the future and it is the railways!"

It is the Prince Regent's Birthday and celebrations are underway. In honour of the royal event Lady Sybil Ffolkes-Porter is hosting a dance at her extensive London home.

It is clear to everyone that railways are the future and Parliament has declared that new routes are needed between London and Bristol, and London and Brighton. Initial surveys have identified two possible new routes for each of the towns. A third route to Bristol is possible, but only if the Kennet and Avon Canal is closed to navigation.

An act of Act of Parliament is required to set up new companies to build and operate the routes, but further capital is still required.

The party gives an opportunity for interested parties to assemble and offers an excellent opportunity to discuss the building of Railways across the English countryside. However some members of society consider Romance and Respectability to be considerably more important.

Present at the dance are a number of eligible young ladies and potential suitors. Lady Sybil is hoping that the evening will result in a number of satisfactory "understandings". There should be ample opportunity for discussing both Romance and Railways.

This game was written at Peaky by N Barnard, P Dall, J Elsmore, S Hatherley, S Lee, T Mitton, D Oddy, AJ Smith, M Snowden, J Winnard, Additional development by S Lee, AJ Smith and J Winter

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.

Rider Hill, Alison

Hi y'all... I hate these things... You either know who I am or you have yet to find out.

As for what I do... well at Consequences anyway, I'm allocating accommodation and I'm co-GMing R&R with a fine selection of social arbitors.

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).

User, Anonymised

Oh, I hate these. I'm the short, round one - postponing my usual Winter state of hibernation to help out with Railways & Respectability and The Man In Black .