"Gothic… hidden… behind the veneer of virtue." (Edgar Allan Poe)

Gothic Consequences, November 21–24, 2013, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset
Gothic Consequences starts in -2068 days, -5 hours and -20 minutes!

Hope Springs Eternal

It's December 1952, and the country is celebrating the start of a brand new era. The young Queen Elizabeth is to be crowned next year and Hope Brothers, Brighton's premier department store, is celebrating its centenary! Originally founded as a curio shop by George and Reginald Hope when they brought back many exotic artefacts from their travels in South America, Hope Brothers has grown into the impressive establishment seen today. To mark the Centenary, an extra special Staff Christmas Party is being held in the brand new Daisy Fresh Milk Bar and the prize for Employee of the Year is a fabulous World Cruise!

Rumours abound of new developments and old feuds. Is the store expanding or on the verge of financial ruin? Will Young Mr. Hope be taking the store's helm this year, in line with family tradition, or will Old Mr. Hope hang on even longer? Will traditional values triumph over new-fangled fads and fashions? Have the staff all done very well, or have some of them been slacking?

The store has closed its doors for the Christmas break, and the party is about to begin....

This is a light-hearted game with a slight flavour of 'Are You Being Served' hidden amongst milkshakes, muffins and mistletoe.

Author(s):Helen Jones, Alli Mawhinney, Nickey Barnard, Traci Whitehead, Tym Norris, Su Jolly
Game EMail:allison AT freki DOT co DOT uk
GM(s):
Nickey Barnard    nickeyb AT gmail DOT com
Helen "Oh Exalted One" Jones    hct AT sabreit DOT co DOT uk
Alli "Alli" Mawhinney    allison AT freki DOT co DOT uk
Lead GM:Alli Mawhinney
Information for Players:suitable for most ages though a lot of innuendo is written in/expected
Male Players:Min: 5 / Max: 5
Female Players:Min: 4 / Max: 4
Neutral Players:Min: 1 / Max: 1
Total Players: Min: 10 / Max: 10
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Barnard, Nickey

Played my first freeform 16 years ago and have been writing them ever since the Peaky writing weekend first began, which was... a while ago now. I like a nice solid traditional freeform but my fellow writers keep making me experiment against my will - they're tricksy like that :) I am neither fish nor fowl nor good red herring, but I do know that Vikings go with everything!

Jones, Helen

Mawhinney, Alli

I've been freeforming for a hmmmm ... few years now and recently dipped my toe into writing through the Peaky weekend! Happy to chat to anyone in and out of game!