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Author Topic: Rouler sur Eclaircir et Chanter:Les Mis-inspired RtD:Act I:One Day More:Turn 0  (Read 829 times)

GreatWyrmGold

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Yes, I'm doing this. Funny, huh?



Most relevant song, even if they do cut off the last chord.
One day more to Révolution! The month is February, the year 1848. It is just over half a century since France abolished its monarchy and just under that since it got a new one. Eighteen years ago, the king was deposed and replaced with one no better than the last. And here we are again, with the French people unwilling to be slaves again (any more). And worst of all, General Lamarc is dead, the spark which set off the powder-keg of France. There is one day more to revolution, and everyone in Paris knows it, from the revolutionaries and army to the beggars and cons in the streets. However, just because tomorrow is the judgement day doesn't mean that nothing happens today!

This will be a three-act Roll to Dodge. The first act ("One Day More") will consist of everything up until the final days of this monarch begin and the barricades are begun. The second act ("Night of Anguish") will consist of the time spent either in battle or waiting for the enemy to arrive--basically, from the barricades being built to when they are no longer needed. The final act (Empty Chairs at Empty Tables) will essentially consist of cleanup and coping, and will go until no one is interested in it or nothing interesting is going on.

Bear in mind, this is a pretty serious and quite realistic Roll to Dodge game; if you want to be a wizard, you'd better have a darn good reason for one being here. (Hint: Not happening.) That said, "cinematic" characters (such as the unusually strong Jean Valjean) are perfectly acceptable.

Signups are essentially unlimited until Act III, as long as you can justify your arrival ("He was always there and just not important" is probably acceptable).
Spoiler: Signup Sheet (click to show/hide)
Please try to show some creativity; I don't want half a dozen Johnn Valjohns running around Paris. On the other hand, characters based on or similar to book characters are perfectly fine.
As for factions, the Revolutionary and Official labels mean fairly specific things. While a great many people participated in the rebellion early on, many of them fled once the going got tough and the coast got clear. Revolutionaries are not these--they are people like Marius and Enjolras who are willing to die for the cause. Similarly, while a large number of soldiers fought, the Official players are those who are devoted to serving France and typically in positions of power. However, this does NOT mean you can't play such a character; it just means that a Revolutionary or an Official will be assumed to be as described above unless otherwise noted. (And, of course, you can play such folks as random bystanders in unlucky positions or primarily unaffiliated people like the Thénardiers, but you need to either explain how they managed to get into positions where they do relevant stuff or leave a door open for me to do so.)






P.S. French and music are not going to be required on your part (although if you show some work you might get little bonuses), but they may be added later. Warning: the French may be atrocious.
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This...wasn't here the first time I looked. Locked.
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