So I dusted off a copy of Oregon Trail 5th I had for a couple years ago. Been playing it on and off this past two weeks. As I'm going through, I find myself partially attracted to the game, as in preparing for a journey and partaking in it. And laughing and not sometimes so laughing at the events that would happen to the party members and wagon. Oh, the dismays of a snake bite, or a thief stealing something, or someone getting a sickness...
So I had this idea of doing a small group RP of some people on the Oregon Trail. I was thinking of having a humorous somewhat light-hearted side to the story, but would be willing to get into adult situations with the cast. We can get serious and gritty with it if we like, however.
I had three ideas to go about this story. One, was just to do something authentic and just show a group of people going to Oregon. Two, have like one character or a group of people from modern times trying to fuss and bumble their way through this strange time to go to the Oregon Trail. Like someone fell asleep at their book in class and dreaming their friends or in a group of strangers in this scenario. Or 3rd, someone playing Oregon Trail and the characters are subjected to the whims of what the almighty player tells them to do (grueling pace, 12 hours a day, meager meals? Would cause quite a fuss).
Was looking for 4 to 5 people. ideally two guys/two girls, three girls/two guys or three guys/two girls. Characters they play can be any age. Please have some knowledge or an inkling of how people acted and dressed in the era, perhaps a splash of history on hand, and you should do just fine. Please be able to post once a week at least; I myself can only post a few times a week, but can put aside a bit more time to post more often. If you do decide to lose interest or not post for more than a week, please let me know.
I'd appreciate any feedback.