Other than cleaning up the format of the bolds in a few spots, a great post. It is has a different "voice" than most of our descriptions. I am not sure if I like it as much as other "voices", but it is certainly captivating (bonus for novelty and artistic execution). The setting has interest to it. Nice dramatic potential.
The tomes of Strolen's - check
The tomes of various Neo Tolkein, Psuedo European para feudal fantasy -check
The annuals of gaming (in anything other than a modern game (western on), future game, or some fantasy enfusion of a historical), after checking a eighty seven books (everything I can currently get my hands on, the rest are in storage), there are various mentions of pipes but no mentions of Zettelette or their real world counterparts. There are still two possibles, which are in storage: Maelstrom Storytelling (Dacartha Prime specifically) and Tales of Gargentihr. I do not have a direct memory of either one mentioning them, but if any two fantasy games do.. they do. Go to Comment
Cleaned up the formatting uglies, and I would like to thank Moon for checking his sources on the matter. The zettelette was an important application of the new paper industry, and I thought it would give Vandy a more progressive/modern feel without sacrificing the essence of the genre setting. Go to Comment
Scras- I kind of thought it was blaise when we spoke about it earlier, but then you went and introduced cigarretes, for what I believe, (Moon will tell me if I'm wrong) the first time in the annals of pseudo-medieval fantasy city lore, or at least Strolens annals. GGGGgggreat!
sorry- Its St. Patty's day and I'm mildly trashed :D and I can use a Zettelette Go to Comment
1) Competition: Another group, inspired by their success, takes to the road. They are simply not as good and are doing nothing but tarnishing the idea of the Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare. What to do and not be a hypocrite about it?
2) In comes the revolution: The troop is in an area when a small coup occurs. The new lord is actually the head of the local Trinitine Church. The troupe is in the wrong place at the wrong time. (A good scenario to do after the adventurers are already familiar with/ friendly with the troupe)>
3) Noble Infatuation: This one goes too far. One of the troupe is snatched in a somewhat public place in the immediate presence of the characters. Or you can make it extended, as they are too late to do more than see her dragged away. Now they need to assault the castle (or sneak in anyways). Go to Comment
The main inspiration was looking in the Societies section and seeing that there was not one society entry for Artistic/Performance and decided that there needed to be at least one entry. As for the Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare, no idea where that came from. Go to Comment
Pussycat Dolls doing Shakespeare! That says it all!
This adds a lot of color and realism to any world or campaign. No combat, no mystery (necessarily) as you mention, which is great! An additional plot hook might be a bard character trying to get Chardonne and Jonquille to agree to stage one of his or her original plays. Or how about one of the chracters falling in love with one the ladies or vice versa. Finally, the characters attend a play during some down time, only to be mocked when the Filles D'Rame put on a parody performance of the pc's last adventure (the ladies have heard of group's exploits through the grapevine), with some improvisational bawdry romance thrown in for laughs, or some inaccurate tragedy involving one of the characters which didn't really occur! Go to Comment