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Old 08 February 2018, 11:51 PM
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Read This! The Good Society, a Jane Austen RPG

You've heard about Dungeons and Dragons, but what about Pride and Prejudice? Sense and Sensibility?

That's right... after 200 years we're FINALLY getting the alliteratively-named RPG we've really wanted!


The Good Society, a Jane Austen, Bronte Sisters-inspired pen and paper RPG... I mean really, who here hasn't wanted to do Wuthering Heights instead of Tomb of Horrors?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...leplaying-game

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Should he acquire one, he shall receive 100 xp.
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Old 09 February 2018, 12:15 AM
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Sounds like playing World of Darkness with less vampires.
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Old 09 February 2018, 01:19 PM
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Sounds like playing World of Darkness with less vampires.
I'm sure if it's successful, there will be a module with vampires - and zombies.
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Old 09 February 2018, 01:25 PM
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I hope that one of the skills you can have your character learn is semaphore.
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Old 09 February 2018, 01:47 PM
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I'm sure if it's successful, there will be a module with vampires - and zombies.
I maintain that there is no RPG setting that can't be improved with the addition of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Sense and Sensibility and Sanity.
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Old 09 February 2018, 05:15 PM
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I maintain that there is no RPG setting that can't be improved with the addition of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Sense and Sensibility and Sanity.
Ia!

The folks at the HPLHS used to do LARP Cthulhu games - props, costumes, etc. I understand they once did desert drawings like the Nazca lines and flew the players over them in a helicopter.

Perhaps the creators of The Good Society would consider bringing their game to this level of reality.
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Old 09 February 2018, 10:39 PM
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I'm stuck on Level 3. The vicar promised me an Uzi but won't tell me where to find it.
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Old 10 February 2018, 02:38 AM
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I shouldn’t have picked dowager. My gout has me homebound and none of my grandchildren visit.
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Old 10 February 2018, 02:41 AM
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I have died of dysentery.
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Old 10 February 2018, 02:42 AM
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I hope that one of the skills you can have your character learn is semaphore.
They should also allow learning to use an Aldis lamp, a telegraph and smoke signals.
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Old 10 February 2018, 03:48 PM
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I have died of dysentery.
GenYus, I think you detoured on the way to Pemberley and wound up on the Oregon Trail.
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Old 10 February 2018, 04:09 PM
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Maybe he was a younger son who refuse a military career. They run out of options fast.
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Old 11 February 2018, 01:09 AM
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I wasn't that fond of Austen but recently read Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. Glamourist sounds more my speed.
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Old 14 February 2018, 03:41 PM
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GenYus, I think you detoured on the way to Pemberley and wound up on the Oregon Trail.
Yeah…he forgot that you take the second right turn after Rosings.
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Old 14 February 2018, 08:14 PM
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Maybe he was a younger son who refuse a military career.
Right. We like to play the "Primogeniture" expansion pack.
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Old 15 February 2018, 06:46 AM
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I was told there was a potion in that pack that forces a dowager to permit her grandchildren to marry for love. Can you imagine? I’ve encrypted my will and cast protection spells on my lawyers from London, but if one of those little ingrates tries to pull that on me I’ll threaten to betroth him to a Hapsburg jaw. One dinner with her, peas I should think, maybe rice, several courses of soup, should do it.
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