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Online RedEveTopic starter

Godless inspired series
« on: November 24, 2017, 04:01:36 PM »
Would anyone be interested in a western game loosely inspired by "Godless", the new Netflix series?



The aspect that I find intriguing about the show's setting is the idea of a town almost entirely devoid of adult men, due to a mining disaster that took almost all of the able-bodied men.
So the town is left with the women and just the men too young or too old to have been working in the silver mine.

This does not necessarily mean that I would totally ban male characters of course, but they would have to fit into the setting.

This is also a fertile setting for anyone looking to explore FF relationships in a western setting (the show has one lesbian couple but there is no reason why there couldn't be more of course).



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[b]Age:[/b] 28
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Missy La Croix
Age: 28
Background: One of the wealthiest citizens in La Belle prior to the mining disaster, Missy had started out as a prostitute at ‘Claudette’s’, the resident brothel. As a sought-after lady of leisure, she was able to charge a good fee for her services and due to richness of the silver mine, much of her pay came in ore. As such, she was able to buy a share of Claudette’s business by the time she was 22 and she was able to buy out Claudette entirely when she was just 26, upon the former Madam’s decision to go back East to try and repair her relationship with her estranged son. Now in charge of her own place, Missy redecorated ‘Claudette’s’ and with the mine yielding more and more riches, a lot of the money made by the miners went directly from their pockets to her coffers. Even though the mining disaster was not the personal tragedy it was for the countless women who lost relatives in the calamity, it was a professional catastrophe for her. In the space of a few disastrous minutes, she lost almost her entire clientele, leaving only the handful of men in La Belle who didn’t earn their wages down in the pit. The smart thing would have been to sell her place, take her earnings elsewhere and start over again, but by that point, La Belle had been her home for ten years and she found it hard to leave. The majority of her stable of girls has left for greener pastures though, which means she herself now occasionally entertains men again, though the customers are so few and far between that she primarily has been living off her substantial savings for the past two years.
Other: I’m open to existing relationships and even one or two brothel girls if anyone is interested in that role.

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« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 12:52:42 PM by RedEve »

Offline AndyZ

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 10:08:14 PM »
Going to keep an eye on this.

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 06:39:26 AM »


Offline Captain Whitebread

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 07:39:26 PM »
Would a former cavalry doctor who lost a leg below the knee fit your premise or were you looking for an all female cast?

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 03:54:21 AM »
Not at all.

In the series there are a handful of men left in the town, those that did not work in the mine, like the Sheriff, the Sheriff's deputy, the saloon keeper, the shopkeeper, the undertaker, ...

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 06:34:41 AM »
Now I know I need to binge this series even more!

Gonna be watching but sadly may be too full up to play...

Offline Florence

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 09:41:33 AM »
I've been considering watching this, and I do like the idea. Too tired to give a solid full commitment right now, but I'll put myself down with tentative interest to see if I can come up with any decent character ideas. And maybe binge the show.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 12:43:03 PM »
I haven't watched the show, but I've been thinking about trying to play the Sheriff.  How closely will events of the show mirror the game; will it be necessary to watch the show to get into it?

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 02:45:31 PM »
I haven't watched the show, but I've been thinking about trying to play the Sheriff.  How closely will events of the show mirror the game; will it be necessary to watch the show to get into it?

The aspect I most want to keep intact is that this is now a town of women, even if there are still a handful of men left.
e.g. in the show the wives of the former prominent citizens now more or less are in charge.

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 02:46:53 PM »
How long ago was the accident, by the way?

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 02:48:54 PM »
How long ago was the accident, by the way?

Within my game, I haven't really thought about it yet.
I think in the show it happens about a year prior to the events of the show.

Offline AndyZ

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 02:51:34 PM »
Just curious if it's long enough for the wives to show that they know what they're doing.  Sounds like it will be ^_^

Offline Captain Whitebread

Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 03:44:43 PM »
In the old west, it would take about an hour for the wives to show they knew what they were doing.  They were tougher than the men.

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 04:39:22 PM »
In the old west, it would take about an hour for the wives to show they knew what they were doing.  They were tougher than the men.

I think "The Homesman" is an interesting glimpse into what frontier life might have been like for the more unfortunate among the frontier women.

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2017, 08:32:33 AM »
The more I think about this, the more I am interested... Curse you Red!  ;)

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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 12:06:22 PM »
The more I think about this, the more I am interested... Curse you Red!  ;)



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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2017, 05:22:53 PM »
In the old west, it would take about an hour for the wives to show they knew what they were doing.  They were tougher than the men.

This seems pertinent to that line of thought



That said, I'd be happy to play the undertaker or the barman, if they're free

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 05:40:46 PM »
Are we sticking with canon characters?

I much prefer creating my own.

Also, much love to Adam Ruins Everything!

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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2017, 05:45:28 PM »
I'm with you. I hate playing anything other than an OC. I tend to feel like I'm violating the intent of the creator otherwise

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017, 06:28:43 PM »
Agreed.  There is one person on here who seems to have the ability to talk me into playing canon characters.  I try to pick ones that are close to my own personality, after doing a disastrous Bruce Wayne.

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2017, 01:15:37 AM »
Are we sticking with canon characters?

I much prefer creating my own.

Also, much love to Adam Ruins Everything!

No, I am only using the setting. The town doesn't even have to be La Belle.
I just thought the premise of a western frontier town almost entirely inhabited by women is a fertile starting point for a roleplay.

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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2017, 08:01:26 AM »
No, I am only using the setting. The town doesn't even have to be La Belle.
I just thought the premise of a western frontier town almost entirely inhabited by women is a fertile starting point for a roleplay.

It really is a great starting point.

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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 08:52:24 AM »
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Re: Godless inspired series
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2017, 06:20:16 AM »
I just binged the series the other night, and I loved it!

I'll see what I can come up with in regards to a character. I've got some ideas.