The Golden Age of Piracy. Think Pirates of the Caribbean, but less Johnny Depp (you'd think he was the only pirate in the whole sea). The exact year is a bit tricky, but assume sometime between the 1670s-1740s. We'll narrow it down. Though I don't expect 100% accuracy, I'd like it to be grounded somewhat in reality. So no magic curses that turn you into skeletons under the moonlight or anything. Beyond that, anything else goes. Treasure! Wenches! Booze! Mutiny! And though not firmly rooted in history, treasure maps!
I'd love to get a group game going. Maybe a few different ships, some military, some merchants, some pirates from different areas - I definitely want to include some Barbary pirates (who captured white prisoners to sell to Muslim slavers), maybe set up a couple of pirate towns.
People who know me and my friends know this is probably going to stray heavily into M/M territory, but I have no problem with everyone joining in. There are historical accounts of women pirates, both openly female and disguised as men, and there's prostitutes galore in the pirate towns, so everyone can find something to have fun with. Pirates are a debauched group however, so it'll probably end up in either NC or Extreme, so be prepared for that.
I shall toss a couple of links towards you all, and let you decide if you want in or out. http://www.thepirateking.com/index.htmhttp://www.pirateglossary.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_age_of_piracyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_tradehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_corsairshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_code
I'd love to get enough interest to get several ships going. Remember, not everyone can be a captain! And even if you do become captain, you might not STAY captain.
Code for character sheets:
[floatleft][img height=300 padding=10][/img][/floatleft][b]Player:[/b][url=*link to ons/offs*]Player Name[/url]OOC ThreadCharacter Sheet Thread
[b]Orientation:[/b] Gay/Straight/Bi/Other (Feel free to note dom/sub/switch if you like also)
[b]Nationality:[/b] What country your character was born in, whether or not their allegiance lies there any longer.
[b]Allegiance:[/b] Are they pirates? Navy? Neutral?
[b]Ship:[/b] You can leave this blank until we sort everyone into ships
[b]Rank/Occupation:[/b] This can also be left blank until we settle everything else.
[b]Equipment:[/b] What kinds of things (non-weapon) do they carry on their person?
[b]Weapons:[/b] Keep it to things available around 1680-1700-ish. I won't be super strict and check every single thing, but no modern weapons. Mostly there were single-shot muskets and flintlock pistols around - and they were rather inaccurate. A pirate generally relied on his sword.
[b]Description:[/b] Physical description, anything that might not be obvious in your picture if you have one.
Saerra is Co-GM'ing this game with me.