Hello everyone, I am looking to see how many would be interested in playing a group role play centered on a Renaissance Faire company. This game would center on the lives of the people who work the faire (although people are welcome to play faire goers as well) not only how they perform in character but also out of character both before, during and after the gates close. Of course there will be some shenanigans with so many people running around in tight breeches and low cut corsets after all. But there is also the joy of performing, the anxiety when something goes wrong, the struggle of being in a performance and the realities faced when the patrons have gone home.
I am in the early stages of brainstorming and many of my ideas will depend upon how much interest there is. A few basic ideas are that the company is riding the line of being unable to continue, a rival company, or just being a new stage with an eccentric owner that is financing it out of his own pocket. Other story lines can develop whether they be fun, serious, chaste, sensual, as long as they are fun I am eager to see them grow.
As for the setting of the faire, I would prefer to make it set in the Elizabethan era (although if there is enough interest in a different period we can certainly change it or we could do a rotation where the age shifts between seasons) Again I want feedback on opinions about what the setting should be. Beginning the game will start with the cast and crew meeting with the owner.
Roles that we will need:
Actors in the troupe (i.e. Nobles, Commoners of the Town, Gypsies, Pirates, Royalty, Knights)
Production and crew (i.e. Costumers, Stage hands, Special Effects, Fight Choreographers. Management)
Performers (i.e. Acrobats, Musicians, Dancers, Magicians)
Merchants (i.e. Weapons smiths, Clothing, Food vendors)
Visitors to the Fair
Not at all a complete listing so feel free to add to it with any ideas. When submitting characters please include the following information:
Character's Real Name:
Character's Faire Name (If Applicable):
Role Desired in the Troupe: (Specific or general)
Skills: Both faire and non-faire
Additional Information: PM me with anything that I should know but not the players…yet.
I look forward to hearing from you all and thank you for your interest in this venture.