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Changing minds

So, I watched that Regency show on ABC last night ("Regency House Party" or what ever it was called), and was hit by inspiration. I know I promised I wouldn't write a con game for at least a year, but...

So my idea is that I run a Regency-ish freeform. I know romance isn't everyone's thing, so my plan is to include political scandal and a Sherlock Holmes styed mystery to keep things lively. I have no plans to keep it historically accurate, rather to give it the flavour of the Regency era.

(Some of you may remember Caitlin May's regency freeform a few years ago at Arcanacon. I found it quite enjoyable, but I was left with the feeling that perhaps too much emphasis may have been placed on the setting given the limited time avaliable for a con game... Bear in mind, though, that I see Caitlin as something of a gaming role-model, and I say this out of respect rather than 'dissing' her game.)

To prove my commitment, I'm even going to attempt to read Pride and Prejudice for the first time.

Anyone want to act as consultants? You know, to make sure I don't put spaceships in the game or something? I'm looking at you, steam_punk.


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Sep. 5th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
doh - knew i forgot something last night - how was the show

me and fi are writing a regency romance freeform for unicon - come and play :)
Sep. 5th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
I may just do that. :)
Sep. 6th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
I've been reading an awful lot of georgette hyer over the last few weeks

its even affecting the way i talk :)
Sep. 5th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
The final episode was really quite lovely. I missed out on most of the series, but I still enjoyed it. I found it rather captivating to see modern day folk falling so easily into place in regency romance plots without even realising it was happening. I mean, there was real emotion. It was fantastic!
Sep. 5th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
Do you know 17catherines? She's just written a regency romnce (novel, rather than freeform). At very least, she may be able to help point out with reference material.
Sep. 5th, 2004 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'd recommend watching the Pride and Prejudice BBC series from a few years ago, you can get it easily on DVD and it is grand. Makes reading the book easier (at least for me as I struggle with Bronte and Austin, though I've dutifully read them). Try watching Gosford House - it's not the right era but it is a weekend hunting party (turn of the century) with a mystery and is generally just grand. Whilst you are at it "Madness of King George" is the right era and quite grand. If you are feeling virtuous "Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire" is quite good - about a scandalous Duchess from the Regency era, involved in a Menage a Tois and had at least one illegitimate child. Don't forget it is around the French Revolution time (almost) and there are such interesting people as Mary Wollstonecraft (and her parents who were anarchists and feminists) and Percy Shelley around.
Sep. 5th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Why, thankyou.

And, by the by, are you coming back to Aus for an extended time in the forseeable future?
Sep. 7th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
yes, soon, not soon enough
Sep. 6th, 2004 05:06 am (UTC)
Stop looking and Steam punk. You'll only encourage him.
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