What that means to characters
This is a sandbox game that mainly plays on board the MS Euphoria
a fictional mega yacht that's pretty much a swimming paradise when it comes to creature comforts. If you need it, it's pretty much sure it is on board. Jet skis? Got it! Water skis in all shapes and forms? Got it! Small motorboats to cruise or pull water skis? Check! All kinds of rafts and floats to have fun with and on? Yup. Condoms? Within reach pretty much everywhere. Sunscreen? From tanning lotion to sunblock all there and of course all waterproof! Lube? Anywhere... right next to the condoms! Just don't confuse it with the sunscreen.
Most ends to needs in-terms of equipment, toys and such are sure to be found on-board. Just contact the GM(s) first to check if there's something you think that might be "hard to get".
In addition to playing on board of the ship, the game will shift to field trips to the most beautiful (secluded) islands and beaches the Caribbean has to offer. Here the game will move onto land for some time, usually with specific settings - explorers finding ancient ruins of a fertility cult (that are really not that ancient, but it's so stimulating to discover all these paintings and possible applications for some of these relics...
), campfire BBQ on the beach (nothing could be more romantic), or bathing fun in hidden pools under waterfalls in a tropical rain forest (that's pretty easy to get too, but the scenery looks like you are miles and miles inland) are just a few of the off-shore activities planned. Of course these trips are optional and your character may stay on board to pursue some enjoyment there... but due to the nature of pampering the guests they can still join a game on land late - you only need to stick their late arrival into the rp.
The entire time a strict no-clothes-allowed rule is enforced. Anybody violating it by wearing a towel around their waist/chest or in other ways willfully hiding their body, will receive a warning and repeat offenders will be ejected in the next port - without a refund. Only time this rule is lifted is when passengers use the tenders to get ashore in a "regular" town. The passengers may change on the tender which has a small cabin holding up to 8 people comfortably so that outsiders won't see them. The ship itself usually stays at anchor well offshore.
In addition aboard and on shore activities (basically anytime there's no-clothes-rule) there is an "anyone-with-anyone" rule among the guests. Crew has special rules detailed below. Though naturally a swingers etiquette (like "first ask then enter") is strongly encouraged, it's not impossible to play non-consent scenes. However make sure you have the expressed written consent of the other player AND the GM before doing a non-con scene. We might set up a special thread for non-con if this is wanted by the majority of players.
As mentioned before the cruise is meant to be for the guests to indulge in all their carnal desires. The crew is there to make the trip as pleasant as possible but first and foremost to keep the passengers safe. To keep the picture aboard this vessel homogeneous, the crew is also not allowed to wear clothes unless required for their duties - like the technicians need to wear protective gear to not end up with their manhood in a gear or such... Yikes! Most of them need to be able to go unmolested about their duties and therefore all crew that's on duty is required to wear a red choker. This is a sign to all guests that this member of the crew is off limits. Anybody engaging in sexual interactions with a "choked" crew member will be ejected from at the nearest port - without refund. No warning! Crew members are allowed to take off the choker and engage in sexual activities with the guests or each other, when they are off duty or if their tasks do not matters to safety - like the cruise director and the cleaning crew. This means crew members are the only ones that can effectively refuse sexual intercourse if they simply not take off their choker. The crew has been briefed on details about this.
The cruise is not really planned, but more to the pleasure of the guests. So if anyone has an wish for anything, just mention it to the Cruise Director (an NPC played by a GM) and she'll try to make it happen. There are however some restrictions as the ship does need to take on supplies every now and then or guests leave or enter. As the ship is constantly reachable by satellite, new passengers can be taken on with rather short notice (meaning the game will be open to new players even after the game started).
Each day there will be a schedule that's posted in a central location. Usually this includes the opening and closing times for the kitchen (though snacks can be gotten 24/7) and maybe some function that is optional to attend. There may also be trips ashore - either "private" which means no-clothes-allowed and meant for having "fun" in exotic locations or "public" which are regular sightseeing tours in popular tourist spots (mainly handled as off-time but can be used for a scene that is more risky since it's in regular society). These activities will be hosted by the Cruise Director or entertainer (NPCs).
To spice things up room assignments will be randomly drawn each afternoon. That means anyone may end up having to share a bed with anyone... kind of fun to consider the no-clothes rule. Just imagine the homophobic stud sharing a bed (and blanket) with a gay guy. Fortunately (for the homophobic) it is allowed to trade room assignments. Of course both sides have to agree and the trade doesn't have to be on equal terms. Just imagine what you might be able to get in return for your spot next to that hot, bisexual teenager...
Speaking of homophobia: Adult Pleasure Cruises INC does not differentiate at all between sexual preferences. So this cruise is SLGBTI friendly - actually due to the room lottery it tends to encourage more diverse experiences.
To allow for cleaning and restocking of the bedrooms, there will be a bell each day about two to three (ingame) hours before the next assignment lottery. At that time guests are requested to finish their play and leave to rooms to allow the cleaning crew to get the rooms ready for the next assignment. So ultimately there will be a few hours each day when your character has to mingle in the public areas.
In case somebody is absolutely not OK with being approached by a certain gender, then their preference can be expressed through clearly identifiable, color coded accessories. For this purpose special ankle bracelets are made available upon request (that charge up during the day and glow in the dark all night) and it is highly encouraged to use these.
- None - free to experience all genders and styles
- Pink - interested in males only
- Blue - interested in females only
- Green - interested in "others" only
- White - interested in light play
- Cyan - interested in light and rough play
- Yellow - interested in very rough stuff... like visiting the brig (the ship's dungeon)
- Red - Crew! Off limits!
Refreshment of these anklets are assumed during off time. So or the purpose of this game it is assumed that the color always shows - unless the character's player expressly stated differently in a previous post during the same scene.
This trip is very expensive to keep the clientele exclusive. The price tag is somewhere around USD 40,000 (36.000€) per week.