"Nothing like a little judicious levity." (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Judicious Consequences, November 17–20, 2016, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset

Will That Be All?

In the last years of a country house, the servants gather for dinner. We meet them three times, in 1928, 1931 and 1935, as their feelings for each other grow and change.

"Will That Be All?" is a game about love and relationships between servants, set against the backdrop of gathering war. It starts in the affluent 1920s and ends with the threat of war in the 1930s. We play in three acts, each lasting about an hour, in which you'll try to find romance.

There's a short amount of talking at the start of the game and between acts, in which we choose and change relationships. We'll keep this to a minimum, so we can start playing quickly. (The game isn't particularly "Nordic" and there isn't a full workshop or anything like that.)

This is an emotional and bittersweet game. Come prepared to have your heart filled with love or broken.

Author(s):Graham Walmsley
Game EMail:grahamcwalmsley AT gmail DOT com
Graham Walmsley   
Lead GM:Graham Walmsley
Information for Players:Costume is welcome. If you don't want to go for full authentic costume, then a suggestion is fine: for example, a smart shirt for a footman.

You'll get a character sheet before the game, which will be very short and evocative. We'll then choose relationships in the game itself.

The characters aren't written as specifically gay, straight or anything else: you can choose who your character is attracted to. That said, you can't always choose who's attracted to you. It's a game that can embrace all kinds of relationships, so come prepared for that.

Players of any gender are welcome.

And here's a complex but important point about gender, which I know will matter to some people. The roles in the country house are strictly divided by gender: so, for example, the butler is seen as a male role. However, that doesn't mean that a character's gender must match the job role: for example, the butler could be played by a character who is, in fact, a woman or who doesn't identify definitively as male and female. If this is important to you, talk to me and I'm happy to accommodate.

Will That Be All? is set in the run-up to World War II. Towards the end of the game, there's some mention of the possibility that characters will die. The game mentions fascism briefly. It doesn't deal explicitly with anti- semitism, although two characters have Jewish names, so the subject may come up: again, if this matters to you, talk to me and we can accommodate.

Male Players:Min: 4 / Max: 6
Female Players:Min: 4 / Max: 8
Neutral Players:Min: 0 / Max: 2
Total Players: Min: 8 / Max: 16
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Walmsley, Graham

Graham started designing freeforms back in 2005. His first game was a Paranoia-Cthulhu crossover, followed shortly by a An American Werewolf In London - All Creatures Great And Small crossover, followed by a Meatloaf LARP. He cowrote 4, which ran at Consequences 2014, and Mars Attracts.

He has also designed various tabletop games, including A Taste For Murder and Cthulhu Dark. And he's written for other roleplaying games, including Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, The Laundry and Trail of Cthulhu.